The Behavioral Health Resource Center (BHRC) of Adams Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 2004, offering counseling services to residents throughout the northeast Indiana counties of Adams, Jay, Wells, and neighboring Van Wert and Mercer Ohio counties. BHRC operates from two locations, one in Berne and Decatur, in order to provide close-to-home convenience. Respecting privacy and offering comfort to our clients is of utmost importance for our team of staff which includes a program director, licensed mental health and addictions counselors and licensed clinical social workers, as well as a professional office management staff.
The goal of Adams Memorial Hospital’s counseling offices is to provide professional and confidential services to our clients, helping them to live productive lives in the community. All services provided by BHRC of AMH will follow the patient privacy policies of the hospital. Professional and personalized care will be given in a private atmosphere that respects your feelings and needs.
BHRC offers counseling services for persons of all ages, including small children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Treatment options include individual, couples, family, and group therapy, depending on the client’s specific needs. The therapy staff has many years of experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, substance abuse, attention-deficit disorders, relationship issues, trauma, eating disorders, child and adolescent issues, grief and loss work, and parenting troubles.
Adams Memorial Hospital is excited to announce the new Child and Adolescent Programs that are
being offered through the Behavioral Health Resource Center, in Berne, Indiana. The child and
adolescent programs were developed in an attempted to meet the needs of the individuals (ages
3-18) who are experiencing emotional, social, or family related issues that interfere with their ability
to function at home, school, or in the community.
There are two levels of group services offered, depending on the need of the individual. One service
is the intensive outpatient program (IOP), which addresses issues that require a more intense level
of participation from the client. The other service is the education program, which is less intense,
meeting one-hour, one time per week. Both groups are designed to provide a safe, supportive, and
confidential learning environment for all who participate.
Our child and adolescent programs address many issues, including the following:
If you like more information regarding the child and adolescent programs please call John Gibson at
260-724-2145 x 3404.
John Gibson RN, MSN, PhD Director of Behavioral Health Services of AMH since 2002.
Carrie Binegar, MA, LMHC therapist with BHRC since 2003
Dee Diehl MSW, LCSW therapist with BHRC since 2008
Vicki Gaskill support staff with AMH since 1998
Tim Hirschy MSW, LCSW,LCAC therapist with BHRC since 2005
Sandy Hoehn MSW, LCSW therapist with AMH since 1984
Jill Moore support staff with AMH since 2007
Emily Porter RN, MS Ed therapist with BHRC since 2010
Mary Lou Scheumann MSW, LCSW therapist with BHRC since 2004
Baldemar Silva BA case manager with BHRC since 2005
The Decatur office is located at 805 High Street. An appointment for Decatur can be made by calling 260-728-3906.
The BHRC office in Berne is located inside the Swiss City Medical Center at 1521 W Main Street. To make an appointment in our Berne office, call 260-589-2442 or 724-2145 ext 3823.
Behavioral Health Resource Center is accredited by HFAP and licensed by the State of Indiana and is covered by many managed care and insurance plans.
Finding the right help in a time of need can be difficult and confusing. Behavioral Health at Adams
Memorial Hospital has made that search easier by offering a comprehensive range of services as
part of a coordinated health program. The Behavioral Health Center can make getting the help and
support you need easy and comfortable. By calling or scheduling a consultation, we can begin to
assess your needs and identify the best ways to help reclaim your life.
Our programs are flexible. The Behavioral Health Center can structure a program so that you and
your treatment team can select treatment options, determine a course of care and set goals that are
attainable as quickly and as safely as possible.
All services provided by Behavioral Health at AMH will follow the patient privacy policies of the
hospital. Professional care will be given in a private atmosphere that respects your feelings and needs.
Inpatient Care Hospitalization is available to adults and senior adults. Treatment is provided in an
intensive structure that provides psychological and medical stabilization to patients who are admitted
with critical symptoms.
Adults attend intensive therapy during the day and return home each evening. ACMH Behavioral Health sees psychiatric, emotional and addictive problems as treatable medical issues.
AMH Behavioral Health provides a holistic team approach to treatment. The empathic and experienced
staff works together to provide each individual the care they need in a safe, secure and supportive
environment. The AMH behavioral health team of professionals consists of psychiatrists, social
workers, nurses and mental health technicians.
AMH Behavioral Health offers free confidential assessments 24 hours a day. If you or a loved one
could benefit from our services, please call 260.724.4303 or toll free at 800.736.4303. Behavioral
Health accepts physician referrals and will send a member of our trained staff to your physician’s
office for a consultation for your privacy and convenience. Home consultations are also available.
AMH Behavioral Health is accredited by HFAP and licensed by the State of Indiana, Department of
Mental Health. Behavioral Health is Medicare/ Medicaid certified and a preferred provider for many
managed care and insurance plans.
For more information about the Behavioral Health programs or to schedule a program of interest,
please contact Dr. John Gibson @ 724-2145 ext. 3404. Dr. Gibson’s programs are provided FREE
OF CHARGE to the organization and those who attend.