I am very happy to announce that Enlighten Counseling is available to offer counseling for persons with developmental disabilities with qualifying diagnoses for the OPWDD Waiver. This service is offered via contract with Presence Developmental and Counseling Services. Following a 2016 change in state policy to address service gaps for persons in the OPWDD system, Presence was founded in 2018. As a result, individuals with developmental disabilities are no longer limited to a clinic setting for counseling and therapeutic services. They can now receive these services in a private office, in the community, or in their community residence and/or home. Furthermore, there is more flexibility regarding when appointments can be scheduled. We can also offer full 60-minute sessions instead of the typical 45-minute session offered in most clinics.
If you are interested in these services for yourself, family member, or a client, please contact Presence to make a referral. I have posted the link to their website for referral information. I look forward to working with you.
Isaac Jacobs, LCSW, is a counselor serving individuals, families, and adolescents. He specializes in improving communication between couples, working through life crises and transitions, and working on overcoming barriers to growth.