Why do I need an assessment?
In order to determine what services would be most beneficial for you to live your own best life, we need to get a snapshot of who you are. A clinician will help you to identify how to get to where you want to be. Maybe your goal is to have less anxiety or maybe you experience depression, or maybe you are struggling with addiction.
How do I get an assessment?
The whole assessment process can take up to 3 hours, so please plan to come on a day when you can be available for that length of time. Walk-in hours for assessments are 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday. You will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.
- Please have available your photo ID and any insurance cards, and a list of medications if you are currently taking any.
- Please know that childcare is not available during your assessment. If you have any questions please contact reception, 907-463-3303.
- If you need a more focused assessment to get into treatment for addiction we have a substance use assessment.
What kind of services can I receive once I have an assessment?
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- EMDR Therapy
- Moral Reconation Therapy
- Addiction Treatment
- Case Management
Wellness coordinators at JAMHI are certified fitness trainers who meet clients “where they are” with regard to nutrition and physical/mental health. Wellness staff invite clients to share exercise and health related histories to establish how they can best serve as instructors and advocates for self-care. Participants are also guided through ways in which to establish personalized health goals while considering injuries and preferences for activity engagement.
Participants in the Wellness program can engage in a range of activities including seated body weight exercises, breathing practices to promote calming of the nervous system, cross-lateral movements to encourage neuroplasticity, “forest bathing” through nature walks, water walking/aerobics/swimming at the local pool, developing gym routines at Pavitts Health and Fitness, cross-country skiing, biking, and cultural submersion through fishing, berry picking, and drumming. Group activities transition with the season and can include photography, nutritional classes, movement/meditation classes, skiing, and biking all with the goal of strengthening a sense of community.
Through regular movement and mindful engagement with one’s breath and body, studies show that general pain, fatigue, and depression can be reduced. Wellness coordinators strive to empower clients to implement self-care activities as a medicine to increase agency and self-confidence. As JAMHI’s mission states: “Helping People Live their Own Best Lives”, Wellness coordinators partner with clients to refine the journey into health and wellness.
JAMHI Family, an expansion of JAMHI Health and Wellness, offers a continuum of behavioral health services dedicated to serving the needs of children, adolescents, and families. JAMHI Family has a dedicated staff of trained professionals who are compassionate and committed to supporting children and families throughout Juneau and outlying communities. All services are strengths-based and client-centered, supporting individuals and families as they create healthy changes and work towards living their own best lives. At this time, services at JAMHI Family include: Comprehensive integrated behavioral health assessments, pediatric medical and psychiatric services, individual and group counseling and skill development, family and parent counseling and support, treatment planning/coordination, wellness services including physical activity, and case management services for children, adolescents, and families with social, emotional, and behavioral issues. Looking ahead, we plan to further expand our variety of services to include, but not limited to: parenting classes, social skills groups, home-based services, and adolescent skill groups.
The JAMHI Family program is in the process of adopting an evidence-informed model of treatment called Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) as an organizational framework to support trauma-informed care. The ARC model is an individually-centered, family-focused, strength-based and culturally competent program designed to treat complex childhood trauma while fostering resilience within the child and their caregiver. ARC targets and treats important childhood and youth skills and competencies which are shown to be negatively affected by traumatic stress and attachment disruptions.
JAMHI Family is open and located on 8251 B Glacier Highway (near Fred Meyer) next to American Title Company.
You and your family can learn more about services by calling JAMHI Family at 907-463-6877 or by talking to JAMHI staff at any of our other locations.
Ready to get started? JAMHI FAMILY ASSESSMENT INFORMATION SHEET
Ready to refer? JAMHI FAMILY REFERRAL FORM
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Assertive community treatment (ACT) is a team-based treatment model that provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with mental illness 24/7. ACT is based around the idea that people receive better care when their mental health care providers work together. ACT team members help the person address every aspect of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment or housing.
ACT is mostly used for people who have transferred out of an inpatient setting but would benefit from a similar level of care and having the comfort of living a more independent life than would be possible with inpatient care.
Are you a provider interested in referring a client to the ACT Team?
Please review our brochure with the potential client, complete the referral form, and also complete an ROI with you/your agency so that we can discuss the referral.
- Assertive Community Treatment Brochure (pdf)
- Referral Form (pdf)
- General Use ROI (pdf)
Community Housing & Support Services (CH&SS)
Community Housing is more than just a home.
It is a place where you can strive to live our best life by gaining friendship, stability and independence. JAMHI community housing can be a source of support, community and unity.
We offer services unique to each individual’s strengths and needs, and support in most areas of life. JAMHI community housing provides structure and safety for everyone’s well-being, while offering recreational opportunities for growth and creative expression.
We do not have locked facilities and work within the least restrictive methods while managing the health and safety of everyone in order to promote independent, healthy Alaskans who live meaningful lives in communities of their choosing.
Peer Support Program
Peer support specialists at JAMHI provide recovery support to clients who are in early recovery or have made a decision that they would like to be in recovery. All peer support specialists at JAMHI have lived with addiction and/or alcoholism and have maintained sobriety for a minimum of three years. Peer support specialists apply what they have learned in their own recovery to provide support to others experiencing similar challenges.
This support takes several forms and is always non-clinical and strengths-based. Peer support specialists at JAMHI often support clients with immediate needs such as housing, food, and employment. Additionally, peer support specialists engage clients in a wide range of sober activities such as fishing, hiking, and cross country skiing. The peer support program creates the space for a community of sober people through mutual aid groups such as SMART Recovery.
Peer support offers a level of acceptance, understanding, and validation not found in many other professional relationships. By sharing their own lived experience and practical guidance, peer support workers help people to develop their own goals, create strategies for self-empowerment, and take concrete steps toward building fulfilling, self-determined lives for themselves.
Are you interested in meeting with someone who is in recovery about your substance use issues?
Call 907-463-3303 and make an appointment to meet with a peer specialist today.
JAMHI Health & Wellness is committed to “helping people live their own best lives.” This is especially true with individuals who are releasing from prison. Being released from prison without supportive services is one of the reasons people continue to go back through the revolving door of the correctional facilities. We are committed to helping this vulnerable population to get the help they need and not only survive but to thrive and grow. learn more