Leaving the land upon which you were born and raised can be a daunting experience. Nothing can prepare you for what you may have to endure during your transition. That is why Sebastian Family Psychology Practice, LLC is proud to specialize in providing behavioral health care to not only the general public, but also to refugees and immigrants. We have a team of ethnically and culturally diverse professionals that speaks refugee and immigrant languages and understands your story. We know that newly arrived refugees and immigrants come with anticipation of new lives, however, adjusting to the resettlement experience can be very challenging.
Refugee Mental Health Program (RMHP)
The Refugee Mental Health Program is funded through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF). Under DCF - Refugee Assistance Program, Sebastian Family Psychology Practice, LLC provides comprehensive, bilingual & bicultural services that includes mental health, AODA, case management, and supportive services. The clinic utilizes a variety of trauma-informed intervention modalities, along with supportive services that includes psycho-education, outreach, assessments, referral and triages, case management, interpretation, and consultations.
Servicing Refugees Through Resettlement
We have developed a matrix of services and community resources that enable refugees to better negotiate the resettlement process. Many times, refugees come burdened with the traumas of war, torture, persecution, and conflicts that have torn the fabrics of their lives. Through the collaborative partnership with the State, the Milwaukee Area Refugee Resettlement Consortium (MARC), the African and Asian Refugee Consortium (AARC), and ethnic communities and leaders, we are able to deliver an array of services to refugee communities.
Our Refugee Clients Include
Southeast Asians (Hmong, Burmese), Middle Eastern (Iraqis, Pakistani, Iranians, Palestinians), Africans (East Africans - Sudanese, Eritreans, Ethiopians; West Africans - Congolese, Liberians), Yugoslavians (Bosnians, Croatians, Serbians), and Caribbean.
Eligibility for Refugee Services
Individuals must have refugee status and have been living in the USA for 60 months or less. The 60 month eligibility requirement is exempt for refugees, who are seeking citizenship services.