Project ADAPT is an adult outpatient program that provides culturally competent substance use and mental health services in English and Chinese. Our program offers a strengths-based, trauma-informed, harm reduction approach. Services include individual, group and case management services as well as acupuncture and access to free cultural/recreational events. We also have free community lunches and encourage developing supportive relationships and community. Our goals are to provide a safe and respectful counseling space for people from all walks of life and to reduce the impact of substance use and mental health conditions that lead to healthy, meaningful lives.
The Clinical Team Leader/Therapist at Project ADAPT works collaboratively with a team consisting of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors to provide clinical direction and oversight of Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) services. Under the DMC model, they are qualified to establish medical necessity, diagnosis and approve SUD treatment plans. The Clinical Team Leader/Therapist also maintains a caseload of clients seeking substance use and mental health treatment. This position conducts assessments, individual, group counseling sessions, progress reviews with each client, crisis management and discharge planning. The Clinical Team Lead/Therapist acts as a liaison between the agency and outside organizations, collaborating with program staff to link clients with appropriate resources in the community (e.g. vocational, housing, and medical services).