Behavioral Health

Health & Human Services

The reasons for seeking Behavioral Health Services vary, but may include relationship struggles, addictions, depression or anxiety, mental health diagnoses, parenting concerns, past or current traumatic experiences or situational stressors.
Whatever the reason, the HHSD understands that Native culture is an important factor in how an individual lives their life, the decisions they make and their treatment goals.

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
  • Acudetox
  • Crisis intervention
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Brief and solution focused therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • 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:

Additional Programs

Traditional Health

Traditional healers provide traditional healing services for requests such as but not limited to:

  • 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.

NHBP Crafting and Talking Group

NHBP Behavioral Health Services offers the NHBP Crafting Group and Talking Circle. This is a crafting and talking circle for Native people in recovery. The craft group is held on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Health Facility.

Jonathan Rinehart
Behavioral Health Case Manager
616.514.3646 or

NHBP Drum Group and Talking Circle

NHBP Behavioral Health Services also offers the NHBP Drum Group and Talking Circle. This is a Drum group for Native men working on recovery. A talking circle is included. The Drum Group occurs on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Health Facility.

Jonathan Rinehart
Behavioral Health Case Manager
616.514.3646 or

Batterer Intervention Program

NHBP offers a Batterer Intervention Program, which is a 26 to 52 week program for perpetrators of domestic violence. This program is available to all Native and non-Native men who are involved in the court system due to charges related to domestic violence. There is a cost to this group, $15 per week. A one-on-one intake appointment is required.

Jonathan Rinehart
Behavioral Health Case Manager
616.514.3646 or

In order to benefit from these services, the individual must be an American Indian or their descendant, who qualifies for services through NHBP, mothers of unborn American Indian or Native American children or an NHBP employee. The individual must complete a Behavioral Health Screening that can be scheduled by an NHBP provider or calling the front desk at either health facility.

Rosalind Johnston

Health and Human Services Director