Integrated Care

What is Integrated Care?

Integrated healthcare is the systematic coordination of general and mental healthcare. This model focuses on whole-person care to address each patient’s mental health needs in collaboration with their primary care provider. Integrating mental health and primary care services improves access and quality of care for people with multiple healthcare needs.

Services include:

  • Diagnoistic assessments
  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Care coordination
  • Linkage to services

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Meet Our Team!

Stephanie Baverso, LCSW

Stephanie has been a social worker in health care for 11 years. She received her masters in social work from San Jose State University in 2007 and her LCSW in 2015. Stephanie started her career working in hospice care, moved to a hospital setting, and is now excited to be joining Metro’s Integrated Care Services team. Stephanie has a specialty in working with LGBTQ+ mental wellness, chronic illness, grief, caregiving, and crisis management. She is generalist practitioner meaning that she utilizes many different modalities including: solutions focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal psychotherapy, problem solving therapy, and exposure therapy. Stephanie works from a strengths and empowerment based model. Stephanie moved to Pittsburgh in 2016 and in her spare time enjoys exploring the city with her wife and pets.

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Kimberly Mapstone, LPC

Kim has been working in mental healthcare for just under 30 years and is still passionate about her work. She received her Master’s in Human Services from Lincoln University which has provided her with the opportunity to integrate her valuable life experience with psychological and social therapy in the counseling setting. She is a warm and caring counselor who works with all mental health issues to help others achieve inner healing through connecting with their feelings and their true selves.  She provides an eclectic approach in order to meet others where they are and grow from there. She specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, LGBTQ+, drug and alcohol, and teenagers.  Kim spends time hanging out with friends, walking her four dogs, dancing, kayaking and especially enjoys her wife and other family member.

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Monique Smith, Program Coordinator

Monique Smith is the Program Coordinator for the Integrated Care Services team. She will be the one coordinating services, setting up patients with resources, referrals, registration/intake, and scheduling appointments to see Stephanie, LCSW and/or Dr. T, the psychiatrist. If you are a Metro patient and are interested in ICS, please stop in and see Monique! During her personal time, Monique enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and learning about diversity/culture of others.