OnTrackTN is an innovative treatment for adolescents and young adults who recently have had unusual thoughts and behaviors or who started hearing or seeing things that others don’t. OnTrackTN helps people achieve their goals for school, work, and relationships.

OnTrackTN is a service available through Carey Counseling Center, Inc. to the following counties in West TN: Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley.

Have you or someone you know:

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    Started withdrawing from family and friends?

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    Recently had thoughts that seem strange to you or others?

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    Become fearful or suspicious of others?

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    Started hearing or seeing things that others don’t?

OnTrackTN is for people who:

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    Are between the ages of 15 and 30

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    Are experiencing symptoms such as unusual thoughts and behaviors, hearing or seeing things that others do not, and/or disorganized thinking for over a week but less than 24 months

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    Are willing to work with a diverse team of healthcare professionals

simple steps to identify and share your experiences with others.

Beginning to hear or see things that aren’t there, or becoming really suspicious of others, can be a confusing and scary experience. For youth and young adults, they may not admit these things are happening unless asked. Talking openly about these experiences with a trusted adult and mental health team can help you in the treatment process, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Learn some simple steps to identify and share your experiences with others.

After First Episode (English)

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After First Episode (Subtítulos en Español)

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Nurturing Parenting Classes

Have you discovered that parenting is harder than you expected? We offer FREE virtual Nurturing Parenting classes every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. via the Google Meet App.

Google Meet Code: wah-doip-izu

Topics we cover during class:

  • The Philosophy of Nurturing Parenting

  • Ages and Stages

  • Brain Development

  • Communicating with Respect

  • Building Self-Worth

  • Understanding Feelings and Emotions

  • Family Morals and Values

  • Praising Children

  • Alternatives to Spanking

  • Dealing with Stress

Juvenile Justice Reform

Juvenile Justice Reform (JJR) is offered in Benton, Carroll and Henry County. JJR provides preventative support to youth in the justice system and their families. JJR seeks to expand community-based resources, reduce out of home placement and reduce recidivism. Support is tailored to the youth’s preferences and needs after the youth and their guardian participate in a validated risk-and-needs assessment. Support includes individual therapy, care coordination and resource linkage, peer support, substance use services, crisis planning, school-based monitoring, and supported employment/education. The program accepts referrals from juvenile court judges, juvenile court staff, school resource officers, and the Department of Children’s Services.

Individualized Placement and Support

Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based supported employment model offered in Benton, Henry, Obion and Weakley County. This supported employment model believes in “zero exclusion”, meaning any adult that wants to work will be eligible for referral. Program participants receive unlimited, individualized support from their employment specialist to help them obtain and keep meaningful competitive employment. Additional employment support includes partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation, benefits planning, integrated services, systematic job development and rapid job search.

School-Based Behavioral Health Liaison

The School-Based Behavioral Health Liaison (SBBHL) program is funded through an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. School-Based Behavioral Health Liaisons are Masters level clinicians, assisting schools in implementing trauma informed practices. The liaisons are strategically placed and co-located in identified schools in coordination with local school district leadership.

Services provided by School-Based Behavioral Health Liaisons with parental/caretaker consent include:

  • Individual counseling sessions

  • Mental health assessments and referrals for services and supports

  • Group interventions and psychoeducation to students to develop positive coping and de-escalation strategies

  • Liaison services to foster positive relationships between the school, families, and other critical resources such as the Children’s Behavioral Health Safety Net for uninsured children

  • Support and consultation to teachers and school personnel in implementing schoolwide trauma-informed practices

  • Training and education to school personnel in behavioral health topics (including mental health issues and substance abuse prevention) and trauma-informed approaches

  • Currently, we have liaisons at ten schools in the northwest region

Project BASIC: Better Attitudes and Skills in Children

  • BASIC is an award-winning school-based mental health prevention and early intervention program for children.

  • BASIC promotes mental health by identifying children at risk of serious emotional disorders and referring them to treatment.

  • BASIC is for children, K-3rd grade who attend Margaret Newton/Lara Kendall, Lakewood or Camden Elementary Schools.

  • BASIC offers mental health education through direct classroom interaction with children and through work with teachers, coaching them on strategies to promote social emotional development of children.

  • BASIC staff operate full time in selected elementary schools. BASIC staff aim to improve the school environment and to provide mental health education through classroom interaction.

  • If your child’s school has the BASIC program, a letter will be sent home at the beginning of the school year with information about the program.

Student Assistance Program

Students who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, family or alcohol and drug problems have access to the Student Assistance Program (SAP). The SAP primarily offers assessments, limited brief therapy sessions and referrals to other services as indicated. The goal is to assist a student in achieving maximum functioning within the school setting.

SAP is available to students in Gibson County Special School District, Humphreys County Special School District, Huntingdon Special School District, South Carroll Special School District, Henry County Schools, and Weakley County Schools.

Behavioral Health Safety Net for Children

The Behavioral Health Safety Net (BHSN) for Children is a grant-funded program through the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and helps provide access to outpatient behavioral health services to TN children who are uninsured or underinsured.

All services are available to those without insurance or those who have exhausted their outpatient behavioral health coverage.


  • Age 3-17

  • Tennessee Resident

  • US Citizen or Qualified Alien

  • Mental Health Diagnosis (can be obtained at intake)

  • Not in long-term Inpatient or Residential Facility

  • Not in state legal custody

  • No family income limits


  • Assessment and Evaluation

  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy*

  • Case Management*

  • Family Support Services*

  • Psychiatric Medication Management

  • Pharmacy Assistance and Coordination*

  • Help with Transportation*

  • Services also available to those who have CoverKids or commercial insurance.

Criminal Justice Behavioral Health Liaison Program

The services provided under this program are designed to support those with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and substance abuse disorders through a variety of interventions and services while incarcerated, in the community or at risk of incarceration.

Carey’s CJBHL program covers the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley.

The core services provided or coordinated are:

  • Psychiatric Services

  • Substance Abuse Placement

  • Crisis Intervention/Risk Management

  • Medication Monitoring

  • Assessment Services

  • Advocacy & Community Linkage (Housing, Aftercare, etc.)

  • Case Management Activities

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training provides the skills needed to provide initial help and support when someone begins to show symptoms of a mental illness, a substance use problem, or are in a mental health crisis.

Participants will learn the potential warning signs of addictions and mental illness and will gain an understanding of the prevalence and impact of mental and substance use disorders. Participants will also receive a five-step action plan to assess a situation and learn how to connect an individual in crisis to local resources.

Mental Health First Aid is available for those who work with both children and adults in crisis. More information is available on the official program website. If you are interested in having your group trained, contact an outpatient office for more information.

Alcohol and Drug Services

CAREY offers Outpatient Individual and Group Counseling to address substance use disorders and related problems. Family involvement is an important component of the recovery process and at CAREY, we welcome your support persons with your permission. Treatment of substance use disorders and related problems are designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

DUI School

The Carey Counseling Center, Inc. DUI School is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It is a certified Prime for Life course. The goal is to respond to the needs of those charged and/or convicted of DUI in the state of Tennessee in so far as reinstatement of their driver’s license is concerned.

The educational component is a minimum of 12 hours of classroom instruction of the Prime For Life state mandated curriculum. The DUI School is offered quarterly in our Paris location, but can receive participants from anyone who needs to complete the TN Prime For Life course. Advanced registration is required.

These projects are funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.