EBCI Health and Medical Program Highlight: Analenisgi

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Analenisgi is the Cherokee word for “they are beginning” or “they are starting out.”

59 Echota Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719

Patty Grant, Program Manager


Monday – Friday
7:45 am – 4:30 pm

Drop-in Clinics
Monday – Friday
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

After hours: on call

Court-ordered Assessments
Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – First come, first served basis


People of all ages coping with substance abuse or other emotional issues are welcome at Analenisgi. We strive to promote and encourage wellness in families and individuals in our community utilizing one-on-one counseling and support group meetings.


Individual, group & family therapy for children, adolescents & adults

Drop-in clinics 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Intensive Outpatient Program for people recovering from addiction. Individuals may live at home, but have the intensity of inpatient services

Court-ordered evaluations & treatment

—   DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)

—   DV (Domestic Violence)

Wellness Court evaluations & treatment

Psychiatric evaluations

Medication management

Adolescent Recover Group 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays at Beloved Women’s & Children’s Health and Wellness Center

Parenting classes

On-call services


Our clients are enrolled members and their families on the Qualla Boundary, in Cherokee County and Snowbird; and enrolled members of other federally recognized tribes.

We believe there are multiple effective methods of treatment and no one method should be used with Native American clients to the exclusion of others. We therefore offer a blend of conventional and traditional Native interventions.

You begin your steps to recovery with a rigorous screening and assessment process. We present the facts to you and your family (when appropriate); and we work with you to make a self-determined plan that leads to wellness, beyond sobriety/stability.

While you are utilizing our services, you do not enter a residential treatment center; rather, you are able to live and work in your community. You are ultimately responsible for your choices and whether or not you are open to a new way of living.

We also provide community outreach and program consultation.


The Analenisgi child and family team provides outpatient behavioral  health services for Cherokee tribal members.  Intake and assessment services are available at the main Analenisgi office.  The team provides school based behavioral health services at Cherokee Central Schools, Dora Reed Head Start and  special services at the Beloved Women’s Health Clinic.

The following special services

  • TRAUMATIC FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY – designed to assist children cope with the emotional effects of personal trauma.
  • CHILD PARENT PSYCHOTHERAPY – this service is targeted for children 0-3 years old that have experienced family disruption or trauma. Referrals to this service come primarily from the Juvenile Safe Babies program (formerly Zero To Three). The focus of this service is to support natural mothers in strengthening the parental bond and regaining custody of their children.
  • PARENT CHILD INTERACTIVE THERAPY –  this service is available for parents of children 4-7 years old that are experiencing disruptive behavior at home or at school. Parents learn and practice positive parenting skills in a clinical coaching setting.
  • ANGER REPLACEMENT THERAPY – school based group therapy to support high school students in developing an anger management strategy.

– EBCI Health and Medical