This past month, The Steven Center for Behavioral Health officially opened on our Greece campus. This clinic is our second integrated outpatient clinic and is an extension of the continuum of care that Villa of Hope offers.
The Steven Center will provide treatment uniquely customized to the individual client by Villa’s licensed therapists, assisting patients and families with understanding and managing issues such as PTSD, ADHD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use, and disruptive disorders. At the clinic, the Villa will offer evaluation and treatment for children, individuals, and families, which include medication management, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychological testing. Additionally, they will provide family, individual, and group therapy for substance use disorders, as well as Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) and relapse prevention, in an outpatient setting.
The Steven Center is named in honor of Steven Messina, who was a shining light and faced challenges, including addiction and mental health disorders. But Steven found that he was not unique and not alone. With the help of peers and professionals like those at The Steven Center for Behavioral Health, he and his family came to understand and manage the problems that addiction and mental health challenges can cause.
Harry and Linda Messina, Steven’s parents explain the importance of our new clinic. “This clinic will be able to provide treatment uniquely for each individual client. Steven’s love for life blossomed through the music he performed, the adventures he enjoyed, and the friendships he embraced. We are grateful that he shared his life with us and still inspires us all to live life fully. He taught us that with courage and love, there is always hope. The Steven Center for Behavioral Health is named in honor of Steven, his gracious ways, and the hope the clinic will provide.”