IMPOWER providing counseling services

LaBELLE — A nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services that’s well-established farther up the Florida peninsula has come to Hendry, Glades and Highlands counties. Its representatives are making the rounds of public meetings to make local elected officials aware of its availability and to help get the word out.

But IMPOWER is going about its important work in an innovative new way that will be available to residents of southwest-central Florida. The organization’s executives believe their methods of providing treatment inside people’s homes, in schools and in various community-based settings — more widely enabled now through live teleconferencing via the internet — will encourage people in need of help but who are deterred by the stigma of seeing a psychiatrist or the cost of seeking treatment.

Read the full article here: