Social Services

Open Arms Healthcare Center offers a full range of outpatient behavioral health services in a safe and welcoming environment for people of all cultures, ethnicities and sexual orientations. Our services are provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists who have worked throughout the United States with the LGBTQI community, as well as specializing in crisis counseling, individual and couples counseling, and other mental health conditions.

Mental Health

Open Arms Healthcare Center believes that caring for one’s mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health. We also recognize that quality mental health care should be accessible to people from all income brackets. For this reason, Open Arms Healthcare Center accepts most insurances as well as offer sliding scale fees for our services for those with no insurance.

Services offered include:

  • Solution Focused Therapy and Brief Therapy – An approach which focus on the resolution of the presented issues.
  • Marriage/Couples Family Therapeutic Approach-A technique which primarily involves an historical exploration of the client’s issues.
  • Stress Management-Techniques in managing daily stress and assisting clients in creating personal balance.
  • Identity Issues-Support clients in resolving personal issues.
  • LGBTQI Issues-Support clients whom are struggling with LGBT issues including relationships, community, health, personal and family struggles.

Mental Health Fee Scale
50-90 minutes intake/initial assessment – $100
50 minute session (individual, family, or couple) – $75

Mental Health Sliding scale fees
50-90 minutes intake/initial assessment-$40-60
50 minute session (individual, family, or couple)-$20-50

Case Management

Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes. Social work case management is a method of providing services whereby a professional social worker collaboratively assesses the needs of the client and family when appropriate, and arranges, coordinates, monitors, evaluates, and advocates for a package of multiple services to meet the specific client’s needs. As for clinical case management, within the mental health area, case managers help clients with psychiatric disorders obtain entitlements or link them to need services. Mental health case management is the coordination of a variety of community services, monitoring the services, and advocating for individuals suffering from mental health issues. Case management also can provide support for the families and friends of these particular clients.

Food Pantry

Open Arms operates a food pantry on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon for clients who have missed appointments. The food pantry is an important source of emergency food, and eligible recipients are also connected to critical resources such as nutrition education, health screenings, cooking demonstrations, seasonal food baskets, and the like. Our community food pantry’s mission is to directly serve local residents who suffer from hunger and food insecurity within a specified area. Individuals must complete an income eligibility application on an annual basis before receiving food supplies, under the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).


Open Arms provides transportation to patients and clients lacking reliable methods of transportation to and from their appointments. If you need assistance with transportation, tell the receptionist when scheduling an appointment or during appointment reminder calls.

Patient Navigation

The Patient Navigator navigates the patient through the healthcare system to ensure appropriate and timely care. The PN works with the patient at the first visit to initiate prevention messages, identify barriers to healthcare, and connect the patient to resources such as drug, food and financial assistance, counseling, or transportation to appointments within their network. In addition, the PN provides health coaching to help patients meet their goals, improve their health, develop strategies to manage their conditions, assist loved ones with long-term care planning if applicable, and partner with other agencies to coordinate care.

Support Groups

Our support groups are open to anyone, regardless of their insurance coverage. We currently have the following peer-facilitated support groups:

Men’s HIV Support Group – For men recently diagnosed with HIV, typically within a year or men who need additional support with disclosure.
Women’s HIV Support Group – For women living with HIV who would like to get back on track in life.
Gay Men Support Group– Skills training group that focuses on learning to survive times of crisis without making them worse.
Transgender Men and Women Support Groups – For transgender women and transgender men to share stories that encourage and uplift during life’s challenges. These support groups are facilitated by psychiatrist Dr. Kerry Johnson and mental health intern Nuha Farah. Call the clinic at (601) 500-7660 for more information on meeting schedules.



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