Behavioral Health

Your emotional health is a critical component of your overall well-being. At Adams Behavioral Health, our mental health specialists understand that caring for your mind is just as important as caring for your body. We offer outpatient treatment and medication management personalized for your needs.

Behavioral Health

Finding the right help in a time of need can be difficult and confusing. Adams Behavioral Health aims to make that search comfortable and easy by offering a comprehensive range of services as part of a coordinated health program. All our behavioral health team’s services follow the patient privacy policies of Adams Memorial Hospital. We developed our services with your privacy in mind and provide professional care with respect to your needs and feelings.

Our behavioral health services are accredited by HFAP and licensed by Indiana’s Division of Mental Health. Our behavioral health department is Medicare/Medicaid-certified and a preferred provider for many managed care and other insurance plans.

To schedule an appointment, call 260-728-3906.

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Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life.

No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. 988 offers a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health-related or substance use crisis, hope and help is available. Please call or text 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and speak with a trained crisis specialist 24/7.

About Our Programming

Adams Behavioral Health offers services both telehealth and in person for those who struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 3 and older. We offer medication management for ages 12 and over. The department offers counseling and medication management. Adams Behavioral Health offers both on-site and offsite services collaborating with North Adams Community School, Adams Correctional Center, Department of Child Services, and Bi-County. We have a multi-disciplinary team, including but not limited to 12 licensed mastered level providers, nurse practitioners, case managers, administrative staff, crisis management, and nursing.

Adams Behavioral Health works with individuals to address their specific needs. A few benefits of engaging in services include enhancing an individual’s ability to cope with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, life changes, stress and wellness. Individuals can also improve their ability to make productive life choices. Individuals work with their providers to choose the frequency of appointments and ensure a treatment plan that meets their needs. Convenient hours allow freedom and flexibility to meet difficult schedules. We have crisis case managers that assist with triaging individuals who are in distress, either requiring placement or other resources.

Adams Behavioral Health provides support and education for our local Diabetes and Alzheimer’s support group. We offer a future focus program that services ages 14-26, that promotes emotional well-being, health and wellness skills, and mental health support. Adams Behavioral Health provides community engagement, education, and training for future mental health providers.

Treatments We Provide

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of behavioral treatment. It helps people problem solve. CBT also reveals the relationship between beliefs, thoughts and feelings and the behaviors that follow. Through CBT, people learn that their perceptions directly influence how they respond to specific situations. In other words, a person’s thought process informs their behaviors and actions.

Play Therapy can help individuals communicate, explore repressed thoughts and emotions, address unresolved trauma and experience personal growth. Play therapy is widely viewed as an important, effective, and developmentally appropriate mental health treatment.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) sessions follow a specific sequence of phases. Practitioners use bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help the client process unresolved memories from adverse experiences. EMDR can be used to address any number of concerns, and it is compatible with other types of therapy.

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is a short-term, gentle, respectful, holistic and compassionate treatment that works without subjecting individuals to needless pain and possible re-traumatization; because of this, sessions don’t tend to be as emotionally draining. RRT can be applied to treat a wide range of struggles. RRT is a trauma-informed approach that targets the limbic brain, where emotional responses are activated. Unlike traditional cognitive therapy, which only targets the cognitive functioning of the brain, RRT instead addresses the emotional brain and limbic system. Individuals can reprocess and reorganize traumatic events or overwhelming interfering emotions without having to fully relive the experience. RRT uses concepts from evidence-based treatment. Though not traditional therapy, RRT is effective for many individuals.

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Referral and Scheduling

Individuals seeking Behavioral Health services do not require a referral. To schedule an initial appointment for counseling and medication management please call 260-728-3906, we can begin to assess your needs and identify the best ways to help you reclaim your life.

Contact Information & Business Hours

Adams Behavioral Health
1401 N 13th Street
Decatur, IN 46733

Telephone number: 260-728-3906

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meet The Team

Thank you for choosing Adams Behavioral Health. We employ some of the best counselors and therapists in our service area. We will do our best to match you with a counselor whose expertise is tailored to your specific needs.

The treatment team has years of experience working with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, fearfulness, stress, trauma, anger management, substance abuse, attention-deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), relationship struggles, family disruptions, mood disorders, eating disorders, child and adolescent issues, school difficulties and parenting troubles.


“Leah shows that she cares and has helped me decrease my anxiety.”

“I find myself more focused on life since I began with Chelsi.”

“Baldemar is realistic and has helped me with things I did not even know I needed help with. He has helped me with my future.”

“After just two months with Carrie, I know I have a purpose and know that what I am going through is not permanent. Carrie gives unbiased advice to me through my situations.”

“Coming to therapy with Paige is an outlet for me to get my frustrations out!”

“I have been seeing Sarah for three months, I always leave feeling 10x better!”

“John always allows it to be a safe place to talk. I am less anxious than I used to be 1 year ago when I started seeing him!”

“With Megan, I have been able to learn coping skills with the situations in my life and I am able to go through them with ease.”

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