What We Do

Achara Consulting Inc. helps state and county leaders transform crisis-driven, behavioral health systems into effective, recovery-oriented systems of care. These systems move beyond promoting biopsychosocial stabilization. Instead, they provide a full range of clinical and nonclinical services and supports that individuals need to initiate their wellness and recovery journey, sustain their recovery, and build full and meaningful lives for themselves in their communities.

We equip leaders with the knowledge, tools, and assistance they need to plan for and implement sustainable system-wide change in the way behavioral health services and supports are conceptualized and delivered. In addition to working with system administrators, we also provide consultation, training and technical assistance to behavioral health agency leaders, clinicians, peer support staff, and community partners.

Our Services

Recovery-Focused System Transformation

A recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) is a network of clinical and nonclinical services and supports that sustain long-term, community-based recovery.

Leadership Institute

The Achara Consulting Leadership Institute prepares leaders to successfully spearhead and manage transformational change in their systems.

Our Approach

Promote Conceptual Clarity

Lay the foundation and develop a shared vision for change

Promote Practice Alignment

Broaden and deepen recovery-oriented practices across the system

Promote Policy, Fiscal, and Regulatory Alignment

Sustain and anchor new practices in a recovery-oriented culture

Why Choose Achara?

Everyone benefits when behavioral health systems become recovery oriented. But even positive change introduces risks. When accountability, the public’s confidence, and provider buy-in are critical to your success, you need a seasoned consultant on your side. When it comes to behavioral health system transformation, no one comes to the table with more experience than Achara Consulting.

Hands-On Experience

The idea of recovery orientation has been around for more than a decade, yet few behavioral health systems have implemented transformative change. When systems have undertaken transformation, Ijeoma Achara has been there.

Many can talk about the elements and processes needed to lead a successful, comprehensive, recovery-focused system change effort, but few have actually done it. Dr. Achara has worked at the forefront of the ROSC movement for more than a decade, accumulating experience, delivering quality, and inspiring passion for person-centered, recovery-oriented treatment and services. Dr. Achara and her team have worked led the transformation of Philadelphia’s behavioral health system which is now internationally recognized as one of the most effective and innovative behavioral health systems in the world. The Achara team has worked closely with other acclaimed ROSC leaders, such as William L. White and Dr. Arthur C. Evans. Achara Consulting is uniquely positioned to offer rare expertise to your system change efforts.

With proven strategies for initiating, implementing, integrating, and sustaining large-scale transformation, Achara Consulting has become a nationally recognized expert in areas such as:

  • Provision of recovery-oriented mental health and substance use disorder recovery services
  • Development of recovery-oriented and culturally competent systems of care
  • System Assessments
  • Large systems change management
  • Recovery management products
  • Technical writing and behavioral health communications

Selected Clients

Achara Consulting provides valued consultation services to federal, state, and local government entities as well as provider organizations around the country, including:

  • Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Human Services District
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
  • State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Substance and Mental Heath Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Texas Department of State Health Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division

If you want to see your system change yet have a lot at stake, trust Achara Consulting.