Supporting adolescents through outpatient services

For adolescents suffering from a substance abuse disorder or living with a mental illness, The Grove Counseling Center offers treatment at many levels. We pride ourselves on our easement of intake for outpatient counseling and residential treatment for adolescents. Counseling services can be scheduled within 48 hours of first inquiry and our Residential Treatment program has no waitlist.

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Why Outpatient?

The primary purpose of the Children’s Outpatient Treatment program is to determine the level of dysfunction in the adolescent’s life created by mental health issues. It is also intended to help facilitate clients in learning a set of principles and guidelines that will enable them to improve their behavior and emotional responses to life’s situations. Each prospective client is screened to determine appropriateness for treatment in an outpatient setting. Counselors provide services at the Longwood office and, on a limited basis, as an overlay service at sites approved by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office. Individualized treatment is provided to each client and personal goals are established to help him/her realize dysfunctional areas and create an attitude desirous of living a stress free and healthy lifestyle.

The focus of outpatient treatment is interruption and recovery from life’s challenges. To accomplish this purpose, the clinical approaches used incorporate a broad range of interven­tion strategies to educate the client about mental health disorders/issues and how it has impacted the client’s life.  Utilizing individual therapy as the basic regimen, Reality Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral therapy are the primary psychotherapy techniques utilized while the client’s skills and awareness are enhanced in life skill areas including coping, problem-solving, and communication skills. Family counseling is also utilized.  We believe the entire family will benefit from a concerted effort and willingness to support the client in the outpatient program The Grove views mental health disorders as impacting multiple areas of the client’s life.  These areas include, but are not limited to, social support, employment/school, mental health, medical, and legal.  As the client progress­es in these areas, more emphasis is then placed on personal growth.  Personal growth areas will include but are not limited to self-esteem, family roles, responsibili­ty, accountability, denial, acceptance and tolerance of self and others.

Medical services are also part of The Grove’s Outpatient services. If the primary therapist determines, along with the client that psychiatric evaluation to include possible medication management is necessary, then a referral to The Grove’s psychiatrist is made.

Other Adolescent Services


The Grove’s Outpatient Programs are available for adolescents 13 and above, with convenient scheduling and individualized treatment plans.

What kind of treatment can I expect to receive?

The Grove’s treatment programs encompass the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of recovery by offering professional excellence in a safe, confidential environment. For those suffering from substance use disorders, our therapists follow the Twelve Step program.

What are the Twelve Steps?

The Twelve Steps are the principles of recovery used by Alcoholics Anonymous for over 75 years. They begin with admission that life has become unmanageable and that the user feels powerless against drugs or alcohol.

Who will lead me through my treatment plan at The Grove?

Our staff are masters-level and licensed therapists.

How do you know what kind of treatment is right for me?

We recognize that each individual who visits The Grove has unique needs. Treatment begins with a bio-psychosocial assessment to determine the treatment plan that will give you the best chance for success.

How will my family be involved?

A network of support is an important part of treatment. Family sessions are encouraged and incorporated into your treatment plan.

I think I need something more intensive, but I’m not interested in residential treatment. What do you have for me?

The three-month Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for adults and adolescents who are in need of more comprehensive counseling services.

Do you accept insurance?

The Grove accepts most private insurance and Medicaid. Insurance List

What if I don’t have insurance?

We adjust our fees using a sliding scale based on income for those who qualify.

My primary language is Spanish. Can I get help at The Grove?

Yes, Spanish-speaking counseling services are available.



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