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Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health Services from Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging can enhance the life of a loved one with mental illness by providing holistic mental health care, which will enable them to continue living in their homes or in the most comfortable environment to them. Our services are also available to caregivers of older adults in need of support and counseling.

With our assistance, you or your loved one will be empowered to manage mental or emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and hoarding disorder.

Our trained intake specialist will provide a comprehensive assessment to help you and your loved one determine the most appropriate behavioral health treatment, or other services from Benjamin Rose, that address their individual needs. During the intake process, payment options will be discussed, including approved insurance providers, such as Medicare and Medicaid plans. To be eligible to receive our Behavioral Health Services, you or your loved one must be aged 55 or older.

We are a member of the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC) and The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers, both of which support advocacy for your loved one’s mental health needs on a local and state level. We are also a member and co-chair of the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County, and are a contract agency of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County.

We have received accreditation through CARF and are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to provide the following behavioral health services and activities:

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

These intensive short-term services help enable a loved one with mental illness to continue to live in their home or in a comfortable environment to them.

Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST)

Our CPST services support a partnership between your loved one and their caseworker, helping to develop a person-centered treatment plan which will assist your loved one in managing their mental health conditions. The case manager can support your loved one in making connections to psychiatric and medical care, housing and other entitlements which will help improve their quality of life and independence. As a part of the treatment plan, a case manager will determine the number of sessions that are needed to address your loved one’s specific needs.


Our one-on-one counseling sessions provide support from licensed social workers to loved ones who are experiencing issues due to concerns such as chronic illness, trauma, grief, loss, relationship problems or ongoing mental health issues.

Mental Health Day Treatment

This program is designed to provide intensive three-hour group therapy for a loved one living with a severe mental illness, or one who has been discharged from a psychiatric hospital but is still in need of intensive therapy. Group sessions run five days a week, Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

The program consists of face-to-face group therapy provided by licensed mental health professionals who can address the individualized needs of your loved one such as:

  • Mental health concerns
  • Coping skills
  • Medication management
  • Relationship and social skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotion/behavior management

The Mental Health Day Treatment Program is located at Margaret Wagner House.

For more information, call (216) 791-8000 or e-mail



We are proud partners with the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, which works with us on programs and projects. We are also proud to partner with the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Greater Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services, both of which are vital resources for community referrals. We also partner with Frontline Services for 24-hour crisis support, and the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County to provide helpful resources and workshops.





Tamar Cooper, LISW-S, MICDC-CS

Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services

Contact: | (216) 373-1784

Tamar Cooper is the Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. In this role, she oversees Mental Health Case Management, Mental Health Day Treatment and Social Work Counseling services. Cooper has worked in the social work and addictions field more than 29 years, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, both with supervisory certification.

Cooper graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Social Service Administration with a concentration in addictions. She has extensive experience in direct service and program administration, and has held a variety of clinical director positions in behavioral health and addiction treatment facilities in both Kentucky and Ohio.