Mobile therapy provides one-on-one therapy to a child or adolescent, and their family outside of an office setting. This is a mode of Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), which is a more intensive therapy appropriate for children or adolescents diagnosed with a DSM-V mental health disorder. These children typically display severe behaviors within either their home, school and community environments and in certain cases, in jeopardy of being placed into a more restrictive environment. This could mean that the child’s behaviors are unmanageable by the parents, teachers, daycare workers, or other adults in the child’s life.
The Mobile Therapist (MT) is a Master’s level clinician who will design and direct the implementation of a treatment plan and coordination of care with other service providers and treatment team members. The MT may require a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) who provides one-on-one direct support and interventions from the treatment plan under the supervision of the MT.