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News Release
April 26, 2007
Media Contact:  Tina Clark, APR
Director of Development & Community Relations
207-784-4110 x 158
tclark@tcmhs.org


Tri-County Mental Health Opens New Office in Windham

AUBURN/NORTH WINDHAM: Access to psychiatric and counseling services was recently expanded for people in the Lakes Region with the opening of Tri-County Mental Health Services at Windham Crossing. The office represents an extension of services into the area by one of Maine's most trusted agencies, which has served many local people for years from offices in Bridgton, Oxford and Lewiston, as well as from schools, hospitals, homes and community sites. The new location will offer greater convenience and improved access, with flexible evening and weekend scheduling

Located at Windham Crossing (the corner of Routes 302 and 35), the office offers a variety of innovative individual and group therapies for children, teens, families, adults, and couples, including: Adult and Child Outpatient Counseling, Relationship Counseling, Employee Assistance Programs, and some of the latest group services.

Richard Chammings, LCSW, will be the site leader. Rich has more than 20 years of experience working in the mental health field including inpatient, outpatient, residential and crisis settings. "We believe in removing barriers to care for people looking for help. A convenient location and flexible hours is one small part of expanding access," says Rich.

For information and referrals, call 1-888-304-HOPE (4673). Visit Tri-County on-line at www.tcmhs.org . The agency welcomes private insurance as well as MaineCare and Medicare.

Tri-County Mental Health Services is Maine's most comprehensive agency dealing with the psychological and social well-being of children, adults, and elders. TCMHS serves over 10,000 individuals each year in Androscoggin, Northern Cumberland, Franklin and Oxford counties with innovative programs and services addressing mental health, substance abuse, mental retardation/developmental disabilities, autism, and more. The agency is a state, regional and national leader in trauma-informed and recovery-based service delivery, and strives to offer hope to individuals, families, and communities.