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August 8th, Healthcare for the Homeless Day

by Ariana Schneider, MSW, LCSWA, CTP Imagine yourself 27 years from now. What have you accomplished? How many experiences have you gained? 27 years seems like a long time, right? Now with this perspective, think about the fact that homeless individuals live 27 years less than housed individuals (Centers for Disease Control, 2019; Stasha, 2022). This large difference […]

Update: Self-Pay Rates

At Three Oaks, quality care is of the utmost importance. As a client, we want you to feel welcome, well supported and confident that you are being provided with the most up-to-date, evidence based treatment. In order to uphold this desire, our clinical team participates in extensive training throughout the year in topics ranging from […]

Self-Care and Collective Healing

by Jay Jayaraman, MSW, LCSWA International Self Care Day is on July 24th. Odds are, you haven’t heard of this commemorative day – the concept was started by the International Self Care Foundation and meant to “provide a focus and opportunity to… promote self-care as a vital foundation of health” (CITE). This vague description begs the question – […]

Real Men Don’t Cry

by Elyssa Lee, MSW, LCSWA Although it has decreased in recent years, there is still a negative stigma attached to mental health that is all too prevalent in society. An outdated viewpoint based on misunderstanding, mental health concerns are often still viewed as personal weakness or character flaws of those who are experiencing them. There is a common […]

Do Words Really Hurt?

by Elyssa Lee, MSW, LCSWA You may be familiar with the old adage: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Although widely popular and commonly used as a defense against insulting words, this phrase is not necessarily true. The truth is, words DO hurt. Many scientific studies have shown […]

Mental Health House

by Katie Bounds, MSW, LCSWA Growing up, I always had a love and fascination with home design and HGTV, and that admiration for the art of home improvement has not disappeared. To this day, I love watching people remodel their spaces- whether it’s one room or the whole house- to perfect whatever the look they’re […]

Glossary of Insurance Terms & Definitions

Allowed Amount:  The allowed / maximum amount that your insurance company determines is reasonable for covered services. The allowed amount includes any payments to a provider, plus any deductible, coinsurance or copayment. For in-network providers, the allowed amount is usually the amount the provider has agreed to accept as payment in full. If a healthcare […]