About

Evolved Outpatient Program

Philosophy

It is the philosophy at Evolved Outpatient Program to assist persons with developing and enhancing current skills that facilitate adjustment and integration within their living environment and community. Members are empowered and encouraged to make decisions about their care to increase their quality of life. 

About Evolved Outpatient Program

Description

Evolved is a fee-for-service Outpatient Clinic. Outpatient programs are provided in a clinic setting. A wide range of services are scheduled and organized within a comprehensive therapeutic environment which includes screening and assessment, individual counseling as needed, group counseling sessions, educational programming, member advocacy, as well as participation in community resources. A licensed clinician is available on site to assist with individual planning and care as needed. The Day Program is coordinated and facilitated by professional care providers, such as experience behavioral health technicians and other consultation Professional Care providers. 

Population Served / Admission Criteria 

Participants in Evolved Outpatient Program are adults ages 18-99 years of age. Intakes are provided by appointment only. All individuals meeting admission criteria receive services. Members who wish to return for additional services may do so as long as they meet admission criteria. Members for whom there are no funding mechanisms and those who refuse to participate in the treatment program after 30 days of no contact will be discharged from Evolved Outpatient Program. Documentation needed for program referral includes: referral from funding agency, treatment plan to include evolved services listed frequency 3-5 days per week, residential treatment plan to include evolved services listed frequency 3-5 days per week if applicable.

Goals

The overall goal of Evolved Outpatient Program is to increase the quality of life for our members through the provision of mental health services. Specific areas of focus may include:

  • Recovery Support Services
  • Building Healthy Coping Skills
  • Socialization Support
  • Interpersonal Communication Development
  • Anger Management
  • Reaching Therapy Goals
  • Vocation/Education support

Objective

Evolved Outpatient Program seeks to achieve the follow specific objectives:

  • Improve member mood regulation
  • Improve member socialization skills
  • Reduce the need for higher levels of care
  • Support members as they work towards independence

Team

Ryan Olson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#LCSW13725) graduated with his Masters in Social Work from Arizona State in 2009. Ryan completed his clinical internship at the VA where he worked with Veterans experiencing mental health issues. His early clinical experience focused on therapy with children, youths, and families in an outpatient clinic in South Tucson. Ryan has trained and worked in the substance abuse recovery arena and has worked with both children and adults in in-patient and outpatient settings. In addition to his clinical work, Ryan teaches at ASU in the school of social work as a facility associate and loves teaching the foundations of the profession. Ryan Olson has provided clinical supervision for associate licensed social workers seeking their advanced licenses, has been a trainer for the Arizona chapter of NASW, and been practicing in Tucson for 23 years. Populations of special interest for Ryan include Transitional Age Youth (16-22 years old), substance use treatment, and SMI Native populations. Ryan's hobbies include scuba diving with his family while on vacation and video gaming in his spare time.