Behavioral Health Services for Youth, Families, and Communities.

Building better communities, one person at a time, is not just a slogan, but the guiding principle at Options for Independence. Our goal is to help people live and work in the community of their choice.

Options for Independence is proud to be an active services provider for all 5 Louisiana Health Plans (Medicaid), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Humana, United, Gilsbar, and Medicare.

Behavioral Health

We are proud to offer a wide array of Behavioral Health services for youth, families, and communities. Options for Independence is a nationally recognized provider of  Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW). These programs focus on at-risk youth specifically by working intensively in the family, home, and community setting.

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Affordable Housing

We created Options for Affordable Housing as a new service area in order to address the community’s need for affordable and suitable housing for families.  We believe that an individual’s living environment plays an active role in their overall mental, physical and spiritual health and we are excited to provide individuals and families with beautiful homes in which they can safely reside and improve their overall quality of life.

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Options for Independence is proud to offer medication evaluation and medication management services to its members through a collaborative agreement with psychiatric nurse practitioner, Richard “Richie” Bergeron II, PMHNP-BC. Every participant who sees Richie will also have a trained therapist to follow the family through the program. Therefore, the participant not only receives medication but also therapy.

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