Health & Human Services
The HHSD strives to provide culturally specific treatment with the ultimate goal of promoting the highest level of overall well-being for each individual. NHBP Behavioral Health Clinicians are licensed to practice in Michigan and carry specialties such as certificates in the treatment of addictions, trauma informed practice and alternative treatment methods. They also have experience serving the diverse Native Community.
The NHBP Behavioral Health Services team takes a trauma informed, resiliency-focused and person-centered approach in the provision of many individual, family and group treatment modalities, such as:
- Addiction support, referral or treatment
- Parent-child, family or relationship counseling
- Case management
- Coping skills
- Crisis intervention
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Brief and solution focused therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Safety planning
- Mind body skills
- Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP)
Some examples of services the HHSD cannot provide at this time are:
- Advanced psychiatric care
- The control, prescribing, dispensing or administering of medications
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- In-patient addiction services
- Intensive outpatient programming (IOP)
- Homebased child and family treatment
New patients will need to complete the following forms:
- Anishinabe names, colors, Clans
- Doctoring for illness
- Natural medicines for treatment of illness
- Dreams and spiritual guidance
Contact: Pine Creek Health Facility 269.729.4422
Traditional healers may offer sweat lodges, shaking tents, sun Dances, fasting and vision quests. In addition sacred items such as the pipe, Drum, Eagle Feather and eagle whistle help make the connection with the Creator to aid in the healing of the individual. Traditional Healers often gather and prepare their own natural Medicines to offer individuals. Traditional Healers also use counseling and teachings – group or individual to guide each on the path to Mno Bmadzewen.
There are no out-of-pocket fees for Traditional Services provided at the Health Facilities for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. However, offering a full pipe bowl of natural Séma (Tobacco) to the Traditional Healer is the normal protocol.
This is open to any individual who qualifies for services through the NHBP Health Clinic. Services are offered monthly and by appointment only.