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Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Services

Helen  Newberry Joy Hospital’s Behavioral Health Program is a team-based health services program for patients with Mental health concerns.

We work with individual patients and families to
provide coordinated mental health care services through collaboration with the care team members.

Our Team

Susan Nelson, RN, LMSW 

Susan is a behavioral health therapist at HNJH Hospital in Newberry. She is a part of the new Behavioral Health Platform that will meet the therapeutic needs in and around Luce County. As a Psychiatric/Substance Abuse RN for 30 years and a Mental Health therapist for 20 years, she had the pleasure of working with many patients of all ages with very diverse backgrounds. Take the first step – Ask your medical provider for a referral to the Behavioral Health Platform, or call the clinic to make an appointment;  it is life-changing.

“Everyone has the right to become a better version of themselves”

Heather Thornton, LLMSW

Heather was born and raised in Newberry, MI., and is an NMU graduate with a Masters in Clinical Social Work. As a Clinical Therapist, she works with her patients to improve their emotional skills, address mental illness, and cope with life's challenges. She is dedicated to helping her patients live happier, healthier lives. Heather is proud to be a mental health resource for her community's children, teens, adults, and families.

Sara Neeb, CPSS Certified Peer Support Specialist,

Sara was born in Lansing and raised in Newberry, MI. As a Certified Peer Support Specialist Sara will use her lived experience in recovery and 4.5 years of sobriety from substance use disorder, in addition to skills learned in formal training, to deliver services promoting recovery. Her role is essential to the Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, providing real-world experience to those who are in recovery and active addiction. Sara is honored to be a Certified Peer Support Specialist for her community's teens, adults, and families


How do I become a better version of myself?

Ask your provider for a referral to Behavioral Heath.



Services provided include but not

limited to :


· Individual psychotherapy/counseling

· Support Medical Assisted Therapy

· Outpatient medical management

· Behavioral Care Coordination

· Court ordered assessments

· Behavioral Care Planning

· Personality Assessments

· Behavioral Assessments

· Intensive outpatient care

· Psychiatric medications

· Behavioral analysis

· Family education

· Tele-psychiatry

· Dual-diagnosis

· Family therapy


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