ADMHA provides behavioral and mental health services which address the unique, culturally-specific stressors which affect African-American and others of the African Diaspora. The founders of ADMHA culturally identify with the African Diaspora and recognize that there is an unconscious presence of mental health issues within The African Diaspora which manifests itself through maladaptive behaviors like substance abuse, gun violence, incarcerations, homelessness, and unemployment.
Therefore, ADMHA has made it our focus and mission to provide high quality, culturally effective mental health assessment and interventions using a modality that incorporates Afrocentricity and the concepts of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) within the core of our client’s treatment plans. Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) is the severe psychological and social shock to the minds of Africans which was so destructive to natural life processes that the current generation of Africans, though we are 5-6 generations removed continue to suffer from the ills of slavery with little or no clue as to the causes.
Delivered by seasoned, compassionate mental health professionals with over 50 years of combined experience in the industry, our services include:
Adults, Children, Adolescents, and Seniors
We serve people of all ages who need quality behavioral and mental health services. Our services are open to children as young as 5 years old and we serve adults of all ages.
Treatment starts with a psychiatric assessment. An assessment allows our therapists to better understand the individual’s and/or family’s needs, helping us develop an accurate treatment plan.
Individual therapy provides a safe, confidential environment where clients can explore issues of personal concern, learn more about themselves, gain new life skills, work through challenging memories and get support from a trained mental health professional.
Couples therapy aims to improve romantic relationships, improve communication, and resolve interpersonal conflicts. It can also be used to address infidelity, to gain a better understanding of each other, or to prepare for marriage. We help couples in all types of intimate relationships.
Group therapy is a type of therapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. Typically, people in the group share a common struggle, such as grief, substance use issues, PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. Sessions are done in a safe, private place.
Family therapy aims to address and solve issues affecting the functioning, relationship, and health of a family. It can be used to help a family through a major transition, a difficult period of time, step and blended families, or behavioral or mental health problems in family members.
Co-Occurring Disorder Services
Individuals who have mental health disorders, as well as substance use disorders are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders. Our mental health professionals are trained to handle people struggling with overlapping mental health and substance use issues.
We offer home-based therapy services to individuals and families who may be unable to participate in traditional, office-based services. This is particularly helpful for families who are hard to schedule together, seniors who may feel safer at home, and those who cannot drive themselves to appointments.
Medications can be a critical aspect in the management of behavioral and mental health issues, whether for the short-term or for the ongoing stabilization of symptoms. Through our medication management service, we ensure that patients are adhering to their medication therapy and that their medications are safe and effective.
Language and cultural barriers can hinder a person from receiving the behavioral and mental health services that they need. To avoid this issue, we have bilingual professionals on staff who are able to communicate with clients in English and Spanish. [English Brochure] [Spanish Brochure]
ADMHA is the only mental health organization in Springfield, MA and surrounding towns with the expertise, experience, identification of the African Diaspora and the psychological effect it has on the mental health of its members.
If you need help, know that we are here for you. Call us at 413-266-2207 to learn more about our services or to find out how we can help in your unique circumstances.
If you are experiencing a mental health or substance-related crisis, or if you are concerned for someone you know, call the MA Samaritans Statewide Helpline at +1-877-870-4673. You may also visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/crisis-hotlines for more crisis resources in Massachusetts.