Solutions Behavioral Health

(formerly known as Special Care Clinic)

Hamilton Healthcare System's Solutions Behavioral Health, SBH, (formerly known as Special Care Clinic) has expanded their counseling services.  In addition to quality group and individual counseling for senior adult population, the SBH now offers comprehensive and effective group and individual counseling for adolescents, adults and families.  Our highly trained and caring team of professionals is dedicated to changing lives and working to provide behavioral health services tailored to meet the needs of each patient and our community.

After you are referred by your physician, feel free to call or come by our facility. You will be greeted by our caring staff and provided personalized information.  We will schedule and provide a prompt assessment to determine the most appropriate level of counseling and care.  From there, we will work with you and your primary physician, to provide a professional care plan that works for you or your loved ones.

For additional information, or to schedule a confidential appointment please call 254-386-1800.

Meet Our Team

Mistee Jefferies, APRN, PHMNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Mistee Jefferies was raised in Ohio but moved to Texas in the late 1990’s.  She has taught and practiced numerous skills to generations of student nurses and is now a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed by the state of Texas in psychiatry and mental health.

She attended the University of Akron earning a Master’s degree in Communication. After teaching public speaking and speech writing at Texas A&M University, she returned to school to become a registered nurse, practicing in Kentucky and Texas. As a nursing professor, Ms. Jefferies taught new generations of nurses at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and at Central Texas College.  In 2014, Mistee returned to school to pursue an advanced practice degree in psychiatry and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.  At each step, she earned honors and is a member of the National Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau. Now board certified in psychiatry, she brings her skills of medicine management and psychotherapy to the population of Hamilton county. She treats adults, as well as children as young as 6, ADHD, and child and adolescent mood and behavior disorders.

Cathy Kolodziej, M.Ed, LPC, CSC, LCDC, NCC
Clinical Director – Solutions Behavioral Health

Cathy Kolodziej received her Masters degree in counseling from Tarleton State University in 2011. She is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Her work experience includes 30+ years as a teacher and counselor in public schools and three years working with incarcerated men in the Texas Department of Corrections. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and the Clinical Director at Solutions Behavioral Health. Cathy joined the team in August of 2014 as a therapist and became the Clinical Director in 2016. She is passionate about helping others discover their inner strength in order to achieve a better quality of life.

 

Elizabeth Bays, MS, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor
Elizabeth completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University in May, 2015. She is a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society and Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. During graduate school, her passion involved working with the geriatric population.  She gained experience with group and individual counseling at nursing facilities in her area. Elizabeth currently serves adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups in the following areas:

• Depression
• Mood Disorders
• Anxiety Disorders
•Trauma and Abuse
•Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Stress Management
• Dual Diagnoses
• Military adjustments and struggles
• Teen Issues; Peer Pressure, Self Esteem
• Parent/Child or Partner Relational Problems
• Dating Violence/Abuse
• Grief and Loss
• Family and Relationship Issues
• Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction
• Group Psychotherapy
• Chronic Mental Illness
• Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues
Elizabeth uses an eclectic approach to therapy and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psycho-education. She has also been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She continues to seek ongoing updates to her skills and knowledge base. Elizabeth is invested in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health. She is particularly concerned with the impact of trauma and improving intervention to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical and relationship health.

Kayelen Helton M.eD, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Kayelen Helton lives in Stephenville, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Master’s of Education in Counseling from Tarleton State University. She works primarily with children and adolescents and focuses on behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, and stress. She uses play therapy as one of her main techniques. She currently serves adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups in the following areas:

 

• Depression
• Mood Disorders
• Anxiety Disorders
•Trauma and Abuse
• Stress Management
• Dual Diagnoses
• Teen Issues; Peer Pressure, Self Esteem
• Parent/Child or Partner Relational Problems
• Dating Violence/Abuse
• Grief and Loss
• Family and Relationship Issues
• Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction
• Group Psychotherapy
• Chronic Mental Illness
• Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues
Kayelen uses primarily a Solution Focused approach with a broad spectrum of combined theories and techniques. She is goal oriented and client centered. Kayelen is invested in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health. She is particularly interested in play
therapy. Her passion is for helping others achieve better mental health and a brighter future. She has office hours in Hamilton, and Goldthwaite.

Angela Bush, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Angela Bush is a licensed Clinical Social Worker from Stephenville, Texas. She considers herself a country girl having grown up on a dairy farm in Huckabay, 10 miles north of Stephenville. Angela graduated from Stephenville High School in 1987. She received a Bachelors of Social Work from Tarleton in 2003.  In 2006, she received her Long Term Care Administration Certificate from MCC in Waco. In 2014 she received a Masters of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She has spent most of her career working with aging or disabled populations in nursing facilities, group homes, or home health environments. Therapy techniques include insight and supportive therapy as well as CBT and mindfulness. She has four grown children and two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, being with family, and watching baseball and football. She lives in Hamilton.

Randy Crockett
Psych Tech
Randy is originally from San Saba, Texas. Moved to Hamilton in 1989. He enjoys golf in his free time, also the company of his great nephews and pets. Randy brings joy to our group members in our clinic.

 

John Villarreal
Business Office Clerk

 

Noreen Gray
Business Office Clerk

 

Katherine Stubbs
Referral Clerk