At LeChris, our philosophy is that each individual we serve be afforded the right to maintain dignity, respect, and the highest quality of life.

Our programs are based on the needs of our consumers and their families. We have the experience, knowledge and personal commitment to create services that are respectful, empowering, and effective. One of the greatest misconceptions is that a person suffering a mental illness should be removed from their community and placed in a mental institution. The fact is, today most people can lead productive lives due to a variety of supports, programs, and/or medications.

Most of the services offered by LeChris are covered by Medicaid; however, some offices accept Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield for therapy and physician services. LeChris can also help those with no insurance apply for limited state funding for some services. Please call your local office for additional information.

I-DD/NC Innovation Services

I-DD/NC Innovation Services is a resource for funding services and supports for Medicaid beneficiaries with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. This service allows these individuals the opportunity to be served in their homes as well as in the community. I-DD Innovation Services include: Community Networking, Community Living and Supports, Respite, and Developmental Therapy.

I-DD/NC Innovation Services are provided out of the following offices. To receive more information, contact one of our IDD Coordinators:
Greenville, NC: 252-353-8452 Jessica Hendrix
Morehead City, NC: 252-726-9006 Relaine Reels
New Bern, NC: 252-514-6741 Angie Williamson
Rocky Mount: 252-443-0480 Deborah Jordan

Intensive In-Home

The Intensive In-Home program is a family-focused, team-based approach designed to address the needs of children and their families. Our aim is to keep children and adolescents in their home community through improving behaviors and family interactions. LeChris believes that families have the ability to grow and overcome difficulties, and we see the family as a partner in important issues such as decision making and goal setting.

The Intensive In-Home teams use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a foundation for the services that are provided. This model incorporates the concept that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors all influence one another. Coping skills, relaxation techniques, effective parenting strategies, and working with the entire family are part of what makes this model effective in reducing distress and problematic symptoms.

Intensive In-Home services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

If you would like more information on the Intensive In-Home services offered by LeChris, please contact one of the following:
Morehead City, NC: 252-726-9006
Greenville, NC: 252-353-8452

Outpatient Services

LeChris provides Diagnostic/Clinical Assessments; Individual, Family and Group Therapy; and, Psychological Testing services in most of our offices. Medication Management is provided through the Morehead City office.
A clinical or diagnostic assessment is a thorough screening of an individual’s mental health, substance abuse or developmental disability history. This assessment is completed by one, and sometimes two, licensed therapists and usually takes about two hours to complete.

The following information is gathered: Symptoms and current stressors, Past and current mental health and medication treatment, Client’s family background and current family situation, Current living situation, General health history, Trauma history, Educational and vocational history, Current functioning, Strengths and problems.

The clinician can diagnose whether or not the client has a mental health or substance abuse disorder (for example, Depression or Bipolar Disorder). Additional testing is required prior to giving a diagnosis of a developmental disorder. The therapist will also recommend a course of treatment during this assessment and will review their findings with the individual.

In individual therapy, the client has a schedule face-to-face visit with a supportive therapist. The therapist builds on the client’s strengths to help them learn how to cope differently and better with life’s challenges, how to deal with past traumas and how to increase the quality of their day-to-day life. In family therapy, the therapist may bring in different members of the client’s immediate family in order to enhance communication and family life skills. In group therapy, these same issues may be addressed but will be done with other recipients who are facing the same challenges. Some of our offices have therapists trained especially to deal with younger children and may use play therapy, art therapy or other interactive approaches in working with children.

For more information on any of our outpatient services, please call one of the following offices:
Greenville, NC: 252-353-8452
Morehead City, NC: 252-726-9006
Rocky Mount, NC: 252-443-0480
New Bern, NC: 252-636-6105

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) is a Recovery Model designed to equip adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SMPI) in the following areas: Recovery strategies, Education regarding their illness, Building social support, Reducing relapses, Using medications effectively, Strategies on coping with stress, Coping with problems and symptoms, Getting needs met in the mental health system.

Recovery in the PSR means “a return to normalcy” and is a program of wellness developed by Mary Ellen Copeland. Our program provides support and education that helps attendees learn to make good decisions and sound choices; develop natural support systems; develop skills in educational and vocational areas; and, learn ways to better live independently within their community.
We’re doing exciting things! If you have any questions about our program, feel free to contact one of the numbers below.

The Pirates House
2050 Eastgate Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858

Carolina Blue Waters
130 Jones Rd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

The Beach House
301 Maple Lane
Morehead City, NC 28557

Care Management

Tailored Care Management provides extra support to help you rate your needs and set up a plan to
meet your health goals. If you are eligible for Tailored Care Management, you will have 1 care
manager who will:
• Organize services for physical health, behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities
(I/DD), pharmacy, long-term services and supports and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
• Connect you to local programs and community resources to help with health-related needs
(such as housing, food, transportation, personal safety and employment).
• Make plans that focus on your needs and goals.
Examples of help a Tailored Care manager can give:
• A full review of your care management needs.
• Help schedule your appointments and transportation to and from Medicaid-covered providers.
• Help get answers to your questions about medicines and how to take them.
• Follow-up with doctors or specialists about your care needs.
• Help you and your family find local assistance and resources.
For More information about Care management contact our office at
252.353.8532 ask for Thomas Langeley

Peer Support and Individual Support Services

Peer and Individual Support services are community based mental health services designed to enhance independence and wellness in your community.
Peer and Individual Support Services can assist with skill building in areas such as:
Education on mental illness
Wellness self-mgmt. for mental health and physical health diagnoses
Assistance with medication compliance
Assistance with arranging/remembering/getting to appointments
Household maintenance (budgeting, bill paying, housekeeping skills, safety)
Healthy Living—nutritious/healthy meal planning/cooking, healthy sleep habits, exercise, hygiene
Coping Skills for depression, anxiety, anger, etc.
Relapse prevention and crisis support
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Referral to community resources
Assistance in building natural supports
Building self-advocacy skills
Educational and Vocational support

New Bern/ Morehead City
Tracy K Wells
Frankie Neal
Rocky Mount
Shonda Vaughn