Mental health center receives award

| 21 Feb 2012 | 07:11

    NEWTON — Newton Memorial Hospital’s Center for Mental Health recently received recognition for its ongoing work with Project Self Sufficiency and its participants. Project Self Sufficiency honored the center recently with its 2008 Mosaic Award at its annual Mosaic Award open house and awards ceremony. The center provides immediate evaluations and/or risk assessments to project participants on an as-needed basis. The center also provides group therapy at free of charge to project clients. Specifically, Jeffrey Belgrave, Ph.D., LCADC, provides group therapy sessions that address anger management issues. His next course will be held at in March. Kimberly DeBoer, Psy. D., provides group therapy that address issues related to problems women may face. Her next group therapy session will be held in January. Both Belgrave and DeBoer are on-staff clinicians at the center. “We’re very proud of this award because it demonstrates our ongoing relationship with this community and its residents,” said Maureen Strelzik, clinical manager for the center’s outpatient services who accepted the award. “As the only community provider of behavioral health services in the region, it is part of our mission to identify people in need and help them in any way we can. Project Self Sufficiency gives us the ability to do that effectively.”