- Last Updated on 08:03 AM 09/09/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Mental Health care is often underserved and undersupported although the demands for services steadily increase. Destini Therapeutic Services, Inc. (DTS, Inc.) understands the challenges of those in search of quality therapy, and the social stigmas related to mental health.
As a new mental health agency in the area, Destini plans to use its experienced professionals along with evidenced-based practices to provide quality therapeutic care in the community, according to owner Jennifer Mangum.
Destini Therapeutic Services, Inc.’s core values are respect, diversity and integrity. The organization believes that a person’s core values should be exemplified throughout every aspect of the business, Mangum said.
The DTS, Inc. executive and management teams combined have over 25 years of mental health experience. This experience will be used to design therapeutic treatments and program structure.
Destini Therapeutic Services, Inc. is currently open to provide adult mental health community support services to clients in Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Pittsylvania counties.
This service is for adults 21 and older who have a DSM V diagnosis and are in need of daily living activities oversight, social supports or behavioral therapy.
According to Mangum, DTS, Inc. will use a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) model as a guide for therapeutic treatments and programs along with activities based on the clients’ diagnosis.
DTS, Inc. also has a CARF surveyor (www.carf.org) as an employee to assist with mental health provider accreditation and quality assurance. DTS, Inc. embraces diversity and is proud to have a diverse staff in age, gender and ethnicity, the owner added.
In addition to mental health community support services, the agency has an on-site therapist who will provide individual and family therapy for clients who do not qualify for the support program.
The agency plans to expand by providing additional adult and child/adolescent services in January 2014. DTS, Inc. is currently taking referrals (referral forms can be found on the agency website), Mangum said.
As a new organization in South Boston, Destini Therapeutic Services, Inc. is excited about being a part of the community among other talented professionals and supporters of mental health services.
The organization will continue networking within the community to assist with persons in need beyond the scope of the services the agency provides, the owner said.
Destini Therapeutic Services, Inc. is located at 3152 Halifax Road, Ste. E in South Boston.