Integrated Behavioral Health Staff and Scope of Services

 

Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) is a team-based approach to primary care.   IBH Clinicians assist patients when habits, behaviors, disease progression, stress, worry, or emotional concerns interfere with daily life and/or overall health. Services may be delivered one-to-one, in a family unit or shared medical group and always in collaboration with the patient's primary care provider.

Integrated Behavioral Health Clinicians are master and doctorate level clinicians who work with the patient and his/her Primary Care Provider to evaluate the mind-body-behavior connection.  These clinicians provide brief, solution-focused interventions to help patients improve their health status and address other issues affecting quality of life.

Many communities have been affected by the 'Opiod Epidemic'.  Carolina Family medical providers and behavioral health clinicians work in tandum to help patients regain control over these and other addictive substances.

Integrated Behavioral Health is different than Mental Health.  Integrated Behavioral Health focuses on the patient's overall health and well-being with the end goal of improving health outcomes through brief interventions that the patient can use in his or her daily life. Mental health care, such as traditional psychotherapy, focuses on chronic mental illness and, sometimes, substance abuse. The Integrated Behavioral Health team will help coordinate referral for mental health services to appropriate specialty care providers in the community.

The Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician may be instrumental in helping patients improve coping skills to reduce the effect of symptoms associated with chronic medical conditions.  Person-centered interventions benefit patients as they learn to effectively manage emotional or behavioral difficulties through behavioral change plans, lifestyle modifications and resource building.

 

 

 

 

Behavior Health Staff


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Hope Stephens, LCSW
Integrated Behavioral Health Program Manager
Serving Carolina Family since 2015
Practice Locations:  Wilson Community Health Center, Harvest Family Health Center
Education:  East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina -Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Social Work - Advanced Standing
Languages:  English
Contact Information:  252-243-9800

 

 

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Irmak Sherrod
Integrated Behavioral Health Care Coordinator
Serving Carolina Family since 2016
Practice Location:  Wilson Community Health Center
Education:  East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Languages:  English
Contact Information:  252-243-9800

 

 

 

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David Peterson, LCSW
Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician
Serving Carolina Family since 2016
Practice Locations:  Freedom Hill Community Health Center, Harvest Family Health Center
Education: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC - Masters in Social Work University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon – Bachelors in Psychology
Languages:  English
Contact Information:  252-641-0514

 

 

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Melissa Williamson, LCSW-A
Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician
Serving Carolina Family since 2016
Practice Location:  Wilson Community Health Center
Education:  Appalachian State, Boone, North Carolina -Masters in Social Work East Carolina University, Greenville, NC –Bachelors in Rehabilitation Studies
Languages:  English
Contact Information:  252-243-9800

 

 

 

 

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Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc.

Corporate Offices
303 Green Street East  
Wilson, NC  27893
Phone:  252-293-0013
Fax:  252-243-2576

 

Carolina Family Dental Center

Located near Nashville
Serving Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson and surrounding counties
8282 NC Highway 58 South
Elm City, NC 27822
Phone: 252-443-7764
Fax:  252-972-4390
Non-Emergency After Hours/Después de horas No Emergencias: 888-648-7229

 

Freedom Hill Community
Health Center

Located near Princeville
Serving Edgecombe and surrounding counties
162 NC Highway 33 East
Tarboro, NC  27886
Phone:  252-641-0514
Fax:  252-641-1668
Non-Emergency After Hours/Después de horas No-Emergencias: 888-648-7229

 

Harvest Family Health Center

Located near Nashville
Serving Nash and surrounding counties
8282 NC Highway 58 South
Elm City, NC  27822
Phone:  252-443-7744
Fax:  252-443-7611
Non-Emergency After Hours/Después de horas No-Emergencias: 888-648-7229

 

Wilson Community Health Center

Located in Wilson
Serving Wilson and surrounding counties
303 Green Street East
Wilson, NC  27893
Phone: 252-243-9800
Fax:  252-243-9888
Non-Emergency After Hours/Después de horas No Emergencias: 888-648-7229