Deaf Counseling Services
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is pleased to offer this highly specialized program to Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and late-deafened adults and children throughout the state of Maine. This program also offers services to hearing children, siblings, parents and family members of Deaf individuals.
Services are provided by mental health clinicians and case managers who are skilled in American Sign Language (ASL) and familiar with Deaf culture. Our staff is aware of the unique needs of members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and the diversity that exists within that community.
Services are offered for:
- Identification of hearing loss
- Depression and anxiety
- Acute and chronic mental illness
- Relationship, couple and family problems
- Parenting and child rearing challenges
- Behavioral and emotional problems in children
- Abusive or destructive relationships
- Sexual and/or physical abuse
- Family crises, including separation, divorce and death
We also provide adult community integration services to Deaf and hard of hearing adults who have a mental health diagnosis. Like children’s case managers, community integration clinicians conduct assessments of an adult’s strengths and weaknesses, work with the adult to create an effective service plan to address their needs in the community, locate and develop resources, and monitor progress and effectiveness of established services.