Outpatient Mental Health


Skills is licensed through The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to provide outpatient mental health and substance use treatment services. Individuals will be invited to engage in our program through a no-wrong door approach.

Anyone in need of services can access them through the walk-in process of evaluation to gain assessment by a clinician to identify services that best meet their need.

If external programming is needed, the clinician will provide a warm handoff (with appropriate consent) to the most
appropriate location to meet individual needs. Individual’s needs are met by providing a combination of individual and group therapy. Treatment plans will be developed collaboratively by the clinician and individual to address treatment and support goals.

Duration and frequency of the sessions will be identified on a case by case basis and dependent on the necessary level of care.

Service Overview:

  • Assessment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Management

Specializing In:

  • Substance Use
  • Mental Health including mood disorders (depressions, anxiety, bipolar)
  • Grief Loss and Bereavement
  • Recovery from Trauma
  • Problem Gambling

Walk-in Process:


Principles of best practice treatment dictate that treatment is most effective when it is easily accessible and available immediately.

For that reason, Skills offers walk-in assessments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Any individual in need of a mental health and/or substance use assessment can walk in our doors during those times and receive an assessment on a first come first serve basis.

Clinical Competencies:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Problem Gambling
  • 12-Step Facilitation
  • LGBTQI
  • Person Centered
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Co-Occurring
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Choice Theory

Eligibility:

Skills accepts individuals of all ages to attend our outpatient substance use
treatment services and individuals 14 years of age and older in our outpatient mental health treatment services. No referral is necessary for treatment.

Payment Options:

  • Medical Assistance (Cambria & Blair)
  • Cambria County Funding
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • UPMC for Kids (CHIP)
  • ESI – Employee Assistance Program
  • Highmark
  • Self-pay