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In an effort to communicate information among the team and prepare for our 'Go-Live' date with PIMSY EHR, I will be posting and updating PCC's blog as we work toward our Go-Live date. Please check back for important events, updates, training, and deadlines coming up in the next several weeks. For more information about PIMSY, scroll down for a brief overview or click here to go the PIMSY website

PIMSY UPDATE 4/30/17: 

Current / Recent Activities

  • Data Entry for all PCC Insurance Payer Information - checkmarkCompleted
  • Submission of PCC Intake Forms / Merge w/ Client Portal - In Progress
  • Submission of PCC Clinical Forms - In Progress
  • Physician Management (Preferred and/or Referring) - Working On / In Progress
  • Picklist Management - Go through picklist items to make sure we have the items we need / want for our system (Administration - Picklist Management)
 Changes to PCC Forms:
  • [DRAFT] Palmetto Counseling Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
    • Added interventions to Initial Treatment Plan
    • Added Goals to Goals / Objective section
    • Added Key Words to CAGE assessment for quick recall
    • Added after hours # to Initial Treatment Plan section
  • [DRAFT] PCC Discharge Summary 
    • Deleted DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis section
    • Deleted Axis information
    • Deleted Strengths, Employment, Living Arrangement sections
  • [DRAFT] PCC SOAP Template 
    • No Changes
  • [DRAFT] PCC Substance Abuse Assessment 
    • Added Key Words to CAGE for quick recall
    • Added after hours # to Treatment Plan section
  • [DRAFT] PCC Marital / Couples Assessment 
    • No Changes
    • We will no longer require clients to complete 'Couples Intake Form' before first appointment
  • [DRAFT] PCC DRS Tx Summary 
  • [DRAFT] PCC DRS ADHD Tx Summary 
    • Deleted Axis information
  • [DRAFT] PCC DRS Admin Review  
    • Error correction(s) to Progress, Prognosis, Functional Status sections

 Upcoming Dates / Deadlines:

Wednesday, 4/5/17 - Review and Comment about revisions to several of PCC's clinical forms [e.g., CCA, SOAP note, Substance Abuse Assessment, Marital / Couples Assessment, x3 versions of DRS template]. Email with attachments was sent to everyone on 3.26.17

 Overview of PIMSY:

  • Fully Customized Features for Clinical Documents / Assessments / Treatment Plans
    • Time-saving features such as auto pop fields, drop down menus, auto type functions
    • To quickly complete progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and access clinical information
  •  Fully Integrated System
    • Track Authorizations
    • Verify Insurance Benefits
    • Follow Up on Insurance Denials / Rejections
    • Integration with Navicure Clearing House system
  •  Simplify Client Intake / Referral Process
    • Client Portal to help expedite intake process
    • Decrease amount of intake paperwork / use of electronic documents and electronic signatures
    • Paperless charts / minimize amount of scanning client intake forms
  • Paperless Charts
    • We no longer will need to create or print Billing Tickets
    • Client Intake Forms
    • Forms will be available electronically within PIMSY system
  • Automated Appointment Reminders
    • Options of Phone, Text or Email reminders
  • Internal Communication System
    • HIPAA compliant internal communication system
    • Clinicians and administrative staff can easily communicate internally without email
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Update from Palmetto Counseling June 16, 2016

Welcome to the Team

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Kathleen Farrell-Perrini, MSW, LISW-CP - Specialties include Christian counseling, bullying, trauma resolution, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, grief / loss, anger, self-esteem, military related issues, couples / marriage / relationship counseling, and addictions. Kathleen enjoys working with adolescents through the wisdom years. 

 

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Jacquelyn Grier, MEd, LPC, NCC, Specializes in the treatment of anxiety, ADD / ADHD, anger management, addiction, depression, working with children and adolescents, family conflict, parenting, grief and loss, couples / marriage counseling, PTSD, military issues and working with military families. 

PALMETTO COUNSELING NOW OFFERING SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS

In an effort to offer more availability and convenience to our clients, Palmetto Counseling is now 

offering Saturday appointments. For more information or to schedule an appointment

call (803) 329-9639

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Palmetto Counseling Has Moved!

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Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC has moved to.....

Village Oaks Professional Park(Behind Hardees & Rite Aid on Herlong Avenue)

1721 Ebenezer Road, Suite 225

Rock Hill, SC  29732

(803) 329-9639 

Dear Clients and Colleagues:

After careful thought, consideration, and months of planning, we are very excited to announce that we have relocated Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC. We recently moved our practice to one of the medical suites located in Village Oaks Professional Park. Our practice is now located on 1721 Ebenezer Road, Suite #225, Rock Hill, SC 29732 [the former Speech and Hearing Center]; which is conveniently located near Piedmont Hospital, Rite Aid, and Hardees off Herlong Avenue.

In addition to renovations for the practice, our new space is much larger; which will allow us to expand our waiting and reception areas, plans to bring on additional clinicians, offer group therapy sessions, expanded office hours, play therapy for pediatric clients, and continue to improve ways to serve you.

We look forward to continuing our relationships with each and every one of our clients and fellow providers, and we will strive to make this transition as seamless as possible. For your convenience, we have included a Google map to our new office. During the transition, please feel free to contact us at (803) 329-9639 if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Yours in Health,

Palmetto Counseling

1721 Ebenezer Road

Suite #225

Rock Hill, SC 29732

Phone: (803) 329-9639

Fax: (803) 329-5830.

Meet the newest Team Members at Palmetto Counseling

Please Welcome Mr. Robert Johnson, III, MA, LPC, GCDF

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"Always wake up in prayer, positivity and persistence to change your life and others." These are the words that Robert A. Johnson, III, MA, LPC, GCDF, lives by in his life. Mr. Johnson completed his Bachelor's degree at West Virginia State College and finished his Master's Degree in Counseling at West Virginia State College and finished his Master's Degree in Counseling from Marshall University. Robert is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina.

He specializes in the treatment of Psychotic Disorders such as Schizophrenia, Delusional Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Disorders, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Christian Counseling and Vocational and Occupational Problems. As a seasoned professional in the field of Human Services, Mr. Johnson has over 17 years of experience working with diverse populations and holds certifications as a Global Career Development Facilitator [GCDF] as well as his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. He enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and seniors.

As a spiritually driven person, Robert is very active in his church and enjoys several activities including running, playing ball and travel. Robert works part-time at Palmetto Counseling and is currently accepting new client referrals. 

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         If you put your wheel on your car – how smooth of a ride would it be?

 

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Tips on Goal Achievement for 2014

Crush Your Goals

 

Tips On Goal Achievement for 2014

 

Happy 2014!!! Instead of making a New Year's Resolution this year [they always seem to get broken somehow]...maybe it's time for a new strategy??

 

Tips on Goal Achievement for 2014:

 

Passion

 

1). Care: Set a realistic goal that is important to you. If you don't care enough about it or possess the desire and passion to achieve it.....you will more than likely abandon, give up, or engage in self-sabotage when things get tough and you experience challenges along the way.

 

Visualize

 

2). Visualize: Start with the End [of your Goal] in Mind....Try to visualize yourself achieving your goal. What does it look like? How will it make you feel? How will it impact you or others in your life?

 

Action

 

3). Action: Start by writing down your goal...take your idea out of your head and make it real. Don't over-think, don't over-analyze....just begin with some reasonable objectives that will help get you started and write them down. Transform your wish or desire and make it a reality...push aside barriers like negative thinking [e.g., What if I try it and can't achieve it? What if I fail? What if it's too hard? Etc.]......If your goal is important enough to you [see Step #1] - then it is worthy enough to begin your journey. Don't be afraid to try!!!!  

 

Permission

 

4). Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes: It's ok if you make mistakes as you work on your goal. Nobody is perfect. Think of any mistakes or setbacks you encounter as 'learning opportunities' and 'teachable moments' that reveal both your Strengths and Weaknesses.....Again, the purpose of your goal is to help push yourself, grow, and develop. Although testing your own limits can be challenging - it can also be very freeing and rewarding as you push and challenge yourself in ways you haven't thought possible.

 

Prepare

 

5). Prepare: How will you prepare yourself when you encounter difficulties, challenges, or obstacles? Prepare a list [again, Write These Down] of ways to gain support [e.g., share your goal with a family member, friend, or someone you trust]....who can encourage you, give you support, provide positive feedback, and help you be accountable as you work towards your goal.

 

Crush It

 

6). Crush It!!!!!  Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back and be proud of what you accomplish!!!!

 

Wishing Everyone the Best for the New Year,

 

Rich Schlauch, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW

Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC

 

Good Habits = Good Outcomes; Bad Habits = Bad Outcomes

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Take Time To Pause, Think, & Deeply Reflect Before Acting On That First Impulse!

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Justine Sacco - A PR executive fired after tweeting a racist message about Aids in Africa

 

Take Time To Pause, Think, & Deeply Reflect Before Acting On That First Impulse!

 

"With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" - Stan Lee

 

The Internet Is NOT A TOY...Be Careful What You Post or Tweet!

 

I was reminded of Stan Lee's memorable quote, "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" after reading trending on-line articles about 30 year-old Justine Sacco, a former PR executive with IAC Media Company who literally tweeted herself out of a job after igniting a storm of controversy on Twitter from her "needless and careless tweet" about AIDS in Africa.

 

What makes the debacle Sacco created so shocking, is the fact that she was head of corporate communications for IAC, a media company that operates websites such as The Daily Beast, About.com, CollegeHumor and Match.com along with many others. Sacco's job duties were to communicate with reporters from the media; which made her Twitter comment about the AIDS epidemic in Africa even more shocking and disturbing. You would expect that in her position as a Public Relations Executive, Sacco should have known better and exercised some impulse control. Once you post or tweet your inner thoughts or beliefs into cyberspace - they become available for the entire world to not only see, and in Sacco's case - the potential to cause a significant and swift reaction if these thoughts are offensive to others. 

 

While waiting to board a flight from London to Cape Town, South Africa, Sacco tweeted the following from her personal Twitter account:

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During the course of an 11-hour flight and without access to Internet Wi-Fi, Sacco had no idea that her highly offensive and racist remarks had been re-tweeted nearly 3,000 times - which demonstrates the amazing power and speed of how quickly information can be shared over the Internet. Her comment was eventually picked up by Buzzfeed and literally went viral on Twitterwith the hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet; and turned the former Public Relations Executive into an unknowing and infamous Twitter superstar before she even landed in Cape Town. 

 

After Sacco landed and discovered that her offensive comments about AIDS had gone viral, she deleted the tweet as well as disabling her Twitter and FaceBook accounts - but by then, it was too late. Sacco was swiftly sacked by her employer. 

IAC, the parent company for over 100 websites including a dating site for African-Americans, released a statement regarding the offensive tweet:

It read: "The offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC. We take this issue very seriously, and we have parted ways with the employee in question."  

Think                  

Take Time to Pause, Think, and Deeply Reflect Before Acting on that First Impulse! 

While the power of the Internet can be used for many positive things [e.g., to promote inclusion, raise social consciousness and our awareness to address social challenges], it also can be used as a negative force as well. Bottom line - take time to pause, think, and deeply reflect on how your ideas may be received before blindly posting that tweet or responding to someone's post.... or be prepared to face the consequences. 

Wishing You All The Best For The Coming New Year,

Rich Schlauch, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW

'Good Habits = Good Outcomes; Bad Habits = Bad Outcomes'

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Update from Palmetto Counseling 8.9.13

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Welcome To Palmetto Counseling & Consulting's Blog!

Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC is an outpatient mental health practice located in Rock Hill, SC. As a general mental health services provider, we offer several services including:

Clinical Evaluation / Diagnostic Assessment: Evaluation for ADD/ADHD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Panic Attacks, Addiction and other mental health conditions.

Individual Counseling: Individual 1:1 counseling services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors.

Family Therapy: To bring positive change, development, understanding, and improve relationships within the family.

Christian Counseling: To help individuals find answers in biblical truth as they seek to enhance their day-to-day lives. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32)

Marriage/Couples Counseling: To help provide couples the tools necessary to improve communication, manage conflict, and enhance understanding to have a happier, more fulfilling relationship.

Group Therapy: Is a powerful method of treatment in which individuals with similar problems, issues, or treatment needs meet face-to-face in a group setting with a therapist to improve their functioning. 

Life Coaching: A modern and rapidly growing method for helping others to improve, develop, learn new skills, find personal success, achieve goals, and manage life change and personal challenges.

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All of our counselors are licensed and have over 40 years of combined experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our therapists include:

Rich Schlauch, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW: Specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, anger management, ADHD, relationship problems, marriage counseling, life coaching, self-esteem and bereavement counseling.

Donna Faile, MA, LPC: Specialties include depression, anxiety, women’s issues, co-dependency, self-esteem and LGBT issues. 

Lisa Fowler, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW: Specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger issues, adolescent issues, and family issues.

Sarah D. Myers, MSW, LISW-CP: Specialties include crisis intervention, addiction, co-dependency, families affected by addiction, and behavioral issues that complicate one’s quality of life.

Our services are intensive, short-term, and designed to maximize the personal and professional well-being of our patients Sessions are available Monday through Friday.

As an added convenience to our patients, we also offer evening appointments.

Palmetto Counseling accepts most major insurance plans. Patients may contact our office at (803) 329-9639 during regular business hours 8:30 am – 5 pm to verify insurance coverage.

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Rebrand, Remodel, and Renew!

As part of Palmetto's recent efforts in rebranding and remodeling the practice, we’ve been hard at work giving the practice a fresh, new look. Please feel free to share our blog with friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about our services. When you have a minute, visit our re-designed website andblog……..post a comment and let us know how we’re doing!

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Sarah D. Myers, MSW, LISW-CP

Clinician of the Month: 

Spotlight on Sarah Myers, MSW, LISW-CP

Sarah has worked in a number of areas which include hospital, nursing home, and hospice treatment settings. She is experienced in the skills of crisis intervention, addiction, and behavioral health issues that complicate one's quality of life.

Sarah's approach to counseling is eclectic and based upon a person's individual need. She primarily draws upon strengths based theory, systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused or brief therapy. Sarah also enjoys working with individuals and families affected by addiction. Her passion is to teach and guide individuals to improve their quality of life. As part of her treatment approach, Sarah believes in 'meeting the client where they are' as a starting point to help them achieve optimum results and maneuver through life in a rewarding and meaningful way.
Sarah is currently accepting new patient referrals. For more information call

(803) 329-9639 or visit us on the web

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Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC

  • 1721 Ebenezer Road
  • Suite #225
  • Rock Hill, SC 29732
  • phone (803) 329-9639