Outpatient Treatment

Parkside’s Outpatient Counseling Programs are designed to provide necessary treatment services while also allowing them to continue with their daily home lives. Our programs serve ages 6 years and over who are struggling with life’s difficulties and find them hard to manage alone.   Parkside can also provide case management services for Medicaid recipients.

Parkside’s Counselors are licensed professionals dedicated to helping patients.

Typical problems, symptoms, behaviors and/or diagnoses may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse/dependence
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Childhood problems including ADHD
  • Family issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Gambling addiction
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Anger management
  • School and workplace issues
  • Thought disorders

Outpatient services include:

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Case management
  • Adult chemical dependency intensive outpatient program (CD IOP)
  • Medication management

Group Counseling Programs including the following are also offered:

  • Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP)
  • Dual Diagnosis Group
  • Trauma Recovery Group

Group Counseling Programs- Descriptions for Adults

Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP)

The Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program provides a supportive group for individuals with a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence and who may also have a mental health diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on the effects of alcohol and other mood-altering drugs on one’s life, including mental health. The program also includes the development of relapse prevention skills and a related plan.

Those who participate:

  • May have been unsuccessful in maintaining abstinence with the support of individual therapy and/or support groups.
  • May be required to attend an intensive substance abuse treatment program by the court DHS, their employer, or other entity.
  • May have been discharged from an inpatient program or who, if left untreated could require hospitalization.

The program meets on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:15pm and is effective treatment for alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, including problem use of prescription drugs.

Dual Diagnosis Group

Meeting Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm, this group provides a supportive process group for individuals who have both a substance abuse or dependence diagnosis and a psychiatric diagnosis. Participants have also demonstrated a period of recovery even though their clinical history might include a recent relapse. We address the processing of stressors, the development of symptom recognition and redirection and stress management skills. Participants work toward demonstrating and understanding the co-occurring concept of addiction and involved symptoms, and build relapse prevention skills with a related plan. They also learn the importance of intra-group and community based support.

Trauma Recovery Group

This group meets each Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm and provides those who have experienced trauma, a safe environment and opportunity to process their trauma and correct cognitive distortions that are affecting their present self-esteem and coping skills.

Participants can:

  • identify methods to manage flashbacks and nightmares.
  • learn to cope with difficult feelings by changing self talk, correcting distortions and using empowering affirmations.
  • learn to use creative outlets for hurtful emotions and how to make social contact when needing support.
  • learn to identify negative choice patterns and develop anxiety coping skills.

Group Counseling Programs for Youth

Preparation for Adulthood (Adolescent Group)

The Preparation for Adulthood group assists adolescents ages 13-17, who have a mental health diagnosis and/or severe behavioral problems, with developing the skills necessary to successfully handle themselves in the adult world.  

Those who participate:

May have experienced some form of abuse, neglect or similar events and may have learned to cope with this through alcohol and/or drug use, fighting, cursing and disrespecting others or other oppositional behaviors.

Participants will be provided the opportunity to:

  • Learn assertiveness without aggression
  • Build self-esteem and improve self-image
  • Gain skills to manage anger properly
  • Learn to cope with difficult feelings by changing self-talk, correcting negative thinking and using empowering affirmantions
  • Learn to identify negative choice patterns and how to make positive changes
  • Develop communication skills to express thoughts, feelings and emotions maturely

The program meets on Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at Parkside's outpatient clinic.

Parkside’s outpatient counseling team consists of dedicated and skilled professionals with many years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. The outpatient team is made up of Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Psychologists (PhD), Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors (LADC), Licensed Marital & Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Psychiatrists (MD or DO), Physician Assistants (PA) and a certified case manager.

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