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Windwood Farm Services

Windwood Family Services Outpatient Clinic is a private outpatient behavioral health clinic located in Mt. Pleasant SC. The outpatient clinic is an appendage to the larger agency body known throughout the tricounty area as Windwood Farm Home for children. We provide an integrated treatment scope purposed towards effective and compassionate care to children and families within the greater Charleston and tricounty area to include Dorchester and Berkeley counties.

Individual and family outpatient counseling services for individuals aged 8-64.
Location and Contact info:
900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
Suite 110
Mt. Pleasant, SC

Office number: (843) 884-0025
Business hours:
M-Th: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 – 4PM
After 5 PM appointments are available.

Private Pay Rates:

$0
Diagnostic Assessment
$0
Individual Psychotherapy Session
$0
Family Psychotherapy Session

Family Services Team

Amy Mitchell-Washington, MA, LPC, LPCS
Amy Mitchell-Washington, MA, LPC, LPCSDirector of Clinical Services
(843) 884-0025 x222 (office)
(843) 991-8165 (mobile)

Amy has been a practicing therapist for 17 years. She has served as Clinical Director for the outpatient clinic (Mt. Pleasant), and residential programs (Awendaw), for 7 years. Ms. Mitchell-Washington received her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Webster University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-specializing in anxiety and depression in children and adults, and child trauma. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, specially trained in professional development of burgeoning clinicians. Ms. Mitchell-Washington is a committed gatekeeper for her profession with a focus on responsible provision of services, promotion of welfare and best interest of clients, refined skill building, and personal development.

Ms. Mitchell-Washington is solution focused in her approach to individual, family, and couple’s therapy. She has extensive training in CBT, and is specialty trained in TF-CBT. She maintains state rostering in the model, with a continued focus on provision and fidelity.

Ms. Mitchell-Washington accepts all South Carolina State Medicaid plans, BCBS, Value Options/Beacon, Aetna, and private pay referrals.

Chris Cosgrove, LMFT
Chris Cosgrove, LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(843) 817-7209 (mobile)
(843) 884-0025 (office)

Chris has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since August 2009. He received his degree as an Education Specialist from the University of South Carolina. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. Chris worked as an administrator for the Babcock Center in Columbia while attending graduate school. He was led to Charleston due to the beauty of the city and the encouragement from his wife. He worked as a therapeutic assistant at the Medical University and went on to complete his internship at the Medical University and served as a Marriage and Family Therapist for several years before venturing into private practice. He closed Cosgrove Behavioral Health in 2017 to explore working with a wonderful team and great clients within the Windwood family. Chris specializes in family therapy and marital counseling. He also infuses CBT tenets to work with individuals of all ages struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression. He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). He enjoys working with teenagers and embraces the challenge that young people face in today’s modern world.

Rachel Kepes, MS, LPC
Rachel Kepes, MS, LPC Professional Counselor
(843) 884-0025 to schedule an appointment

Rachel received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2011 from Western Carolina University and is currently licensed in the state of South Carolina. She offers services to children/adolescents ages 8 and up, families, and young adult women. She has experience and a passion for working with adolescents with anxiety/depression, young adult women with depression/anxiety, single parents, children with behavioral issues, and families struggling to understand and support their adopted or foster youth. She approaches cases from a cognitive-behavioral and client-centered approach supported by elements of solution-focused therapy, experiential activities, expressive therapies, and mindfulness skills/training. Rachel has specialized training in providing equine assisted psychotherapy and hopes to expand the equine therapy program for outpatient clients in 2018. She particularly enjoys working with young women on finding direction, building boundaries, and making choices that help them build the life they desire. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents and their families to build healthy attuned relationships and to find solutions to help move towards a healthier life at home, in the community, and in school. Rachel has received trauma-informed training and can help clients and their families address trauma and attachment related difficulties. She is confident in treating individuals with diagnoses such as Attention Deficit Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, adjustment disorders, and parent-child conflict. She accepts SC State Medicaid and Medicaid MCO’s, Cigna, and private pay referrals.

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Windwood Farm Outpatient Brochure
900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Suite 110
Pleasant SC 29464
(843) 884-0025

Service Array

  • Diagnostic Assessment and Evaluation
  • Behavior Modification
  • Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
  • Strengthening Family and Parenting Education
  • Trauma Specific Therapy
  • Our Independently Licensed therapists offer evidence-based and solution-focused interventions:
  • Cognitive behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Strengthening Families Program (SFP)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Referrals accepted: from individuals, Pediatricians, Primary Care Physicians, and child serving state agencies.

Court ordered Services are also accepted.

Therapy:

$0
Initial Assessment & Treatment Plan
$0
Individual Sessions (including PCIT)
$0
Family Therapy Sessions
$0
Per Person. Group Therapy and Parenting Groups: minimum of 3 participants is needed per session.

Behavior Modification: In-home or In School Initial Assessment & Treatment Plan: $150.00
Individual Sessions: Hourly $30.00 to $50.00 based on child’s needs and expertise and educational degree of staff.

Payment Options We Accept
Insurance:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tri-Care
  • State and Managed Care Medicaid: Advicare* Cenpatico* Molina* Select Health

Private Pay sessions can be paid for with cash of credit card
VISA* Discover* MasterCard
We do not accept American Express

Payment is expected at the Time of Service. If you cannot make your appointment please notify us 24 hours in advance.

For additional information on our out-patient services contact: Amy Mitchell Washington at (843) 884-0025 x222

Our staff provides emotional support through in-home interventions that teach techniques to decrease life stressors that may lead to criminal behaviors, domestic violence and substance abuse. Staff works to increase the parent’s capacity to offer a safe and nurturing home for their children. We help families to make positive changes in their lives. We are pleased to provide this service under the direction of our master contractor, SAFY.

This is accomplished by:

  • Assessing the entire family for safety and risk indicators, then working with them to determine a course of action
  • Connecting families with community service organizations and agencies that provide resources for self-sufficiency; educational and vocational opportunities, housing options, medical services, and job training
  • Developing a care plan and goals to lower the identified safety and risk factors
  • Educating primary caregivers using a strength based parenting model that teaches communication skills, that sets safety measures in place, that works to decrease stress, and that lowers the parent’s risk to abuse and neglect
  • Monitoring the family’s progress in achieving the goals they set

To learn more about this program contact:
Debra Hanna, M.Ed.
Director of Community-Based Prevention & School-Based Services
debra.hanna@windwoodfarm.org
(843) 737-3136

Parent Aides:

Amelia Anderson
Stacey Brown
Tiffany Doctor, LMSW
Misty Greene, MA
Polly McCann,MA

Diagnostic Assessment (DA): the diagnostic assessment identifies your child’s needs, concerns, strengths, and deficits and allows the child and his or her family to make informed decisions about treatment. Diagnostic Follow-ups can also be completed as needed.

Individual, Group, and Family Therapy (IT, GT, FT): Therapy services are face to face interventions intended to help achieve and maintain stability, improve physical, mental, and emotional health, and cope or gain control over the symptoms of illness and the effects of the disability.

Referrals are accepted: for children and adolescents with Medicaid benefits from either child caring state agencies ( DSS, DJJ, COC, or DMH) or from the legal guardians of the child needing the service. All legal guardian referrals require prior authorization from KEPRO prior to the initiation of services. **Diagnostic Assessments do not require prior authorization.

A Family Group Conference (FGC) is a mediated formal meeting between family members and other officials such as social workers and police in regards to the care and protection of the child who is being monitored by child protective services

The Family Group Conference (FGC) is where the whole family and extended family members can help make decisions about the best way to support the family and take care of their child. It is a formal meeting in which the family of the child and professional practitioners closely work together to make a decision that best meet the needs of the child. The process has four main stages, which includes a meeting where professionals inform the family of the concerns they have, followed by private family time, where the family alone develop a plan that addresses the concerns that have been raised. The plan is then presented to the professionals who should support it if the concerns have been addressed and it does not put the child at risk. The meetings are facilitated and coordinated by people independent of casework decisions in the agency working with the family.

The Model: A Family Group Conference is a structured decision making meeting made up of ‘family’ members. ‘Family’ is determined broadly, to include the children, parents, extended family and even significant friends and neighbors to the family who may not actually be blood related. This group of people are given ‘private’ time to reach a plan to facilitate the safe care and protection of a child or children in need. The professional is involved in information giving at the beginning of the process and in the assessment of the plan following a decision. All professionals are excluded from the private time, which is attended by family members only. There would appear to be no particular area of work where this process is unsuitable.

Principles: The principles that underpin the Family Group Conference process are:

  • The child’s interests are paramount.
  • The child should have the resources made available for his/her voice to be heard.
  • The child’s views, feelings and solutions are as valid as the adults participating in the process.
  • Children are generally best looked after within their families. Services should seek to promote this wherever possible.
  • Working in partnership with families is beneficial for children.
  • Families have the ability to make rational and sound decisions about their future and the future of the children involved.
  • Given the right environment and the correct information, families instinctively know what is best for the children.

Key Elements: There are five defining features of the Family Group Conference process:

  1. The Family Group Conference is the primary decision making forum for the child.
  2. The Family Group Conference is made up of as wide a network of family members as possible (including grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts, parents, child, family friends who may know the child but are not blood relations).
  3. An independent Coordinator facilitates the involvement of the child, family network and professionals in the Family Group Conference process.
  4. The family should always have private time at the Family Group Conference to produce their plans for the child or young person.
  5. The Family Group Conference plan should be agreed and resourced unless it places the child at risk of significant harm.

Target Population Services must be provided to any child and family referred to Windwood Family Services by services authorized by SCDSS. Clients are eligible for an FGC without regard to income and shall be provided to DSS clients whose children are in substitute care or have the potential of being placed in sub-care.

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