The Mental Health Center at Envision Unlimited utilizes a recovery-oriented model and support system to help persons with mental illness manage their conditions successfully. This is accomplished by program participants learning how they can transform their unhealthy thoughts, actions, and behaviors into healthy, adaptive ones.
PSR is a program that combines teaching in both group and community settings. Our Learning Specialists use a curriculum to support the four areas of wellness, home, purpose, and community.
- Wellness: This involves both mental and physical health. Participants learn about their illness, learn how to manage their health through exercise and diet, and learn how all of these are combined to promote wellness.
- Home: Participants learn how to manage symptoms at home in order to promote a healthy and secure place to live.
- Purpose: Participants learn goal setting in order to have meaningful daily activities and feel a sense of accomplishment.
- Community: Participants learn how to build natural support systems and maintain healthy relationships.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about our PSR services, please contact our intake phone number at 773-506-3161 or our main number at 773-769-4313 X 431.
Emma McDougal, LPC, ATR, QMHP
Emma is a licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist, who received the Envision Unlimited’s Employee of the Year award in 2019. Emma attained her Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy at Springfield College and her Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy, at Adler University. She has six years of experience working with individuals with chronic mental illness and I/DD. Emma utilizes art therapy to see clients from a unique perspective, helping them discover new therapeutic tools to process trauma, manage symptoms, and stress no matter the skill level or age. She believes that art therapy can be adapted to meet the needs of any client, regardless of the level of physical or communication ability.