Internal Behavioral Health Consultant (IBHC)
Works as a consultant to primary care managers and a health coach to active duty personnel. We assess goals and work with patients to customize a plan and track desired results. We use the biopsychosocial model to identify biological, psychological and social factors affecting well-being. We identify a key challenge impacting your health, as well as identify thoughts and behaviors used to address that challenge. We work with patients to strengthen thoughts and behaviors and develop healthier ones. We use short follow up appointments to revise or reevaluate the patient’s plan. We refer to specialty treatment, if necessary. The patient’s plan is documented in medical records and shared with the primary care manager. We offer group classes targeting specific skills and issues such as relaxation, health behavior change, sleep, and anger.