Youth Empowerment Services
We will be participating in the YES Program of Services very soon. More information to come.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality mental health services, to the community, as possible. Ability Health and Rehabilitation strives to assist individuals in learning to improve their quality of life through healthy management of symptoms, development of healthy social and communication skills, advancement of basic living skill knowledge and understanding of their self worth. Ability Health and Rehabilitation strives to assist individuals with setting and reaching maintainable recovery.
What We Offer
At Ability Health and Rehabilitation, we know how hard it can be to do anything when mental problems weigh heavily on your mind, affecting your mood, relationships and your ability to function in general. That’s why our experienced professionals are here for you with friendly, warm service that can’t be found anywhere. Come to us for all of your issues and, with care and comfort, we’ll help you work through them to make you whole again. Services We Can Provide for your or your loved one:
- Adult, Marriage and Family Counseling
- Military Veterans Free Counseling Program
- Low Cost/Free Counseling Program
- Medication Management Services
- Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS)
- Case Management Services (CM)
- Peer Support Services (PSS)
- Internal Medicaid Transport
- Anger Management/Groups/Classes
- Child and Adolescent Counseling Services
- Representative Payee Services
No matter what, we’ll be here for you; we provide emergency services so you’ll always have someone to hold your hand and walk with you. We are fully licensed and insured.
Frequently Asked Questions
See the questions to the right. If you do not see your question answered, please go to the Contact Us page and send us an email with all your questions.
Crisis Contact Phone Numbers
Please do not hesitate to use the following resources.
- Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- Optum Crisis: 1-855-202-0973
- Idaho Health and Welfare: 211 or 208-344-0800 or 208-344-0808
- Mobile Crisis: 1-800-600-6474
What is the mission of social work?
The Preamble to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers states: The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.
What is the Peer Support Code of Ethics?
Idaho Certified Peer Support Specialist Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct
Peer Support is a helping relationship between mental health clients and Certified Peer Support Specialists. The primary responsibility of Certified Peer Support Specialists is to help those they serve achieve self-directed recovery. They believe that every individual has strengths and the ability to learn and grow. As such, Certified Peer Support Specialists are committed to providing and advocating for effective recovery-based services for the people they serve in order for them to meet their own needs, desires, and goals.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists seek to role-model recovery.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists respect the rights and dignity of those they serve.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists respect the privacy and confidentiality of those they serve.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists openly share their personal recovery stories with colleagues and those they serve.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists maintain high standards of personal conduct and conduct themselves in a manner that fosters their own recovery.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists never intimidate, threaten, or harass those they serve; never use undue influence, physical force, or verbal abuse with those they serve; and never make unwarranted promises of benefits to those they serve.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists do not practice, condone, facilitate, or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, or mental or physical disability.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists never engage in sexual/intimate activities with colleagues or those they serve.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists do not accept gifts of significant value from those they serve. 10. Certified Peer Support Specialists do not enter into dual relationships or commitments that conflict with the interests of those they serve.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists do not abuse substances under any circumstances while they are employed as a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
Certified Peer Support Specialists work to equalize the power differentials that may occur in the peer support/client relationship.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists ensure that all information and documentation provided is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists keep current with emerging knowledge relevant to recovery, and openly share this knowledge with their colleagues and those they serve.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists remain aware of their skills and limitations, and do not provide services or represent themselves as expert in areas for which they do not have sufficient knowledge or expertise.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists do not hold a clinical role and do not offer primary treatment for mental health issues, prescribe medicine, act as a legal representative or provide legal advice, participate in the determination of competence, or provide counseling, therapy, social work, drug testing, or diagnosis of symptoms and disorders.
Certified Peer Support Specialists must complete ethics training approved by the certifying body at least once per year and maintain personal documentation of completed ethics training.
Certified Peer Support Specialists must understand and adhere to Idaho’s Certified Peer Support Specialist Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct. A Code of Ethics violation is the failure to do so. Individuals who have violated the Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct will follow the process for corrective action put forth by the certifying body approved by the Idaho Division of Behavioral Health.
Why choose a clinical social worker?
Clinical social workers are trained in individual couples, family and group therapy. They believe in drawing upon the strengths of the individual and are skilled at mobilizing family, friends and community resources to help solve problems.
When should you seek counseling?
From childhood through late adulthood, there are certain times when we may need help addressing problems and issues that cause us emotional distress or make us feel overwhelmed. When you are experiencing these types of difficulties, you may benefit from the assistance of an experienced, trained professional. Licensed clinical social workers offer the caring, expert assistance that we often need during these stressful times. A counselor can help you identify your problems and assist you in finding the best ways to cope with the situation by changing behaviors that contribute to the problem or by finding constructive ways to deal with a situation that is beyond your personal control. Clinical social workers offer help in addressing many situations that cause emotional stress. “Good indicators of when you should seek counseling are when you’re having difficulties at work [or home], your ability to concentrate is diminished or when your level of pain becomes uncomfortable,” says Dr. Gail Robinson, past president of the American Counseling Association. “However, you don’t want to wait until the pain becomes unbearable or you’re at the end of your rope.” “If someone is questioning if they should go into counseling that is probably the best indicator that they should,” says Dr. William King, a mental health counselor in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. “You should trust your instincts.”
What is professional counseling?
Licensed clinical social workers work with individuals, families, groups and organizations. Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Licensed clinical social workers help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health. Through counseling you examine the behaviors, thoughts and feelings that are causing difficulties in your life. You learn effective ways to deal with your problems by building upon personal strengths. A clinical social worker will encourage your personal growth and development in ways that foster your interest and welfare.
Will my health insurance cover counseling?
Many insurance and coverage plans cover mental health services by a licensed clinical social worker. If you do not have health insurance, or if your coverage does not include mental health care or the services of a licensed clinical social worker, many clinical social workers will work with clients on a sliding-fee scale or will offer a payment plan.
How long does counseling take?
Ideally, counseling is terminated when the problem that you pursued counseling for becomes more manageable or is resolved. However, some insurance companies and managed care plans may limit the number of sessions for which they pay. You should check with your health plan to find out more about any limitations in your coverage. During the first few counseling sessions it is also a good idea to discuss with your counselor the length of treatment that may be needed to achieve your goals.
Is everything I say confidential?
All members of the National Association of Social Workers subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice which require counselors to protect the confidentiality of their communications with clients. Most state licensure laws also protect client confidentiality. As a client, you are guaranteed the protection of confidentiality within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship. Any disclosure will be made with your full written, informed consent and will be limited to a specific period of time. The only limitations to confidentiality occur when a counselor feels that there is clear and imminent danger to you or to others, or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be disclosed such as a court case. Whenever possible, you will be informed before confidential information is revealed.