Theresa Butler, LPPC-S, LSW joined Harbor April 2014. Ms. Butler brings extensive experience in various capacities of administration, management, and direct care in the provision of community mental health and substance abuse services.
As a Clinical Director for over 10 years, Ms. Butler developed several new programs to address treatment needs, and assumed responsibility to reorganize or revise struggling programs in a way that made programs viable, efficient, and effective. Ms. Butler was responsible for management and operation of a number of outpatient programs, including but not limited to: Community Psychiatric Support Services, Psychiatric Assertive Community Treatment, Dual Recovery, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, Adult alcohol and other drug programming, Hospital/Transition Care Management, Partial Hospitalization, Mental Health Outreach/Linkage programming for homeless persons, and Mental Health assessment, coordination, and linkage within a correction facility.
As Director of Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement for three years, Ms. Butler was responsible for overall OhioMHAS, Joint Commission, Medicaid, and HIPAA compliance, quality improvement, development and analysis of program outcomes, and the management and operations of the medical records department. She was tasked with responsibility for the development and implementation of the agency’s Electronic Health Record which became fully operational.
Ms. Butler obtained a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Vermont College University of Norwich. Ms. Butler went on to obtain a Master of Arts and Science in Public Administration and a Master of Education in Community Agency Counseling from the University of Toledo.
Ms. Butler is Harbor’s Regional Vice President of Behavioral Health Services. Her passion and desire remain unchanged as she welcomes opportunities to plan, adapt, and improve new and existing services using creative and innovative strategies within changing environments and can see projects through from the beginning visionary and marketing stage through funding, policy, certification, staff development, and program implementation. In the end, Theresa remains committed to wanting to be an active part in ensuring the provision of quality services.