Curtis L.Pleasant Jr., CEO and Brandi Pleasant, COO

Providing Pleasant Family Services, LLC

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Mental Health Skill-Building Services

Providing Pleasant Family Services, LLC in Henrico, VA encourages affected individuals from all walks of life to be part of the Mental Health Skill-Building Service (MHSS). This program will help you acquire functional skills and appropriate behavior related to health and safety. MHSS is also provided in the most appropriate and least restrictive environment.


A. The individual shall have one of the following as a primary Axis I DSM diagnosis: 1) Schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder as set out in the DSM, 2) Major Depressive Disorder – Recurrent; 3) Bipolar I; or Bipolar II; 4) Any other Axis I mental health disorder that a physician has documented specific to the identified individual within the past year to include all of the following: (i) that is a serious mental illness; (ii) that results in severe and recurrent disability; (iii) that produces functional limitations in the individual’s major life activities that are documented in the individual’s medical record, AND; (iv) that the individual requires individualized training in order to achieve or maintain independent living in the community. B. The individual shall require individualized training in acquiring basic living skills such as symptom management; adherence to psychiatric and medication treatment plans; development and appropriate use of social skills and personal support system; personal hygiene; food preparation; or money management. C. The individual shall have a prior history of any of the following: psychiatric hospitalization; residential crisis stabilization, ICT or Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) services; placement in a psychiatric residential treatment facility (RTC Level C); or TDO pursuant to the Code of Virginia §37.2- 809(B) evaluation as a result of decompensation related to serious mental illness. This criterion shall be met in order to be initially admitted to services, and not for subsequent authorizations of service. D. The individual shall have had a prescription for anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or antidepressant medications within the 12 months prior to the assessment date. If a physician or other practitioner who is authorized by his license to prescribe medications indicates that anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or antidepressant medications are medically contraindicated for the individual, the provider shall obtain medical records signed by the physician or other licensed prescriber detailing the contraindication. This documentation shall be maintained in the individual’s mental health skill-building services record, and the provider shall document and describe how the individual will be able to actively participate in and benefit from services without the assistance of medication. This criterion shall be met upon admission to services, and not for subsequent authorizations of service.

What We Do

Our main goal is to help each individual to achieve and maintain community stability and independence through a series of training. We mainly focus on their overall adaptive skills that include making smart decisions in terms of education and employment, as well as managing finances right when buying a house. This service includes:

  • Assistance with medication management
  • Monitoring Health Status and Physical Condition

  • Case Coordination
  • Using of Community Resources

Service Objectives:

  • Decrease State Hospitalization
  • Improve Problem Solving Skills
  • Increase Coping Skills

  • Increase Independent Living Skills
  • Stabilize Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues
  • Teach Conflict Resolution