Individual, Family and Group Counseling
Community Behavioral Health offers individual and group counseling services to adults and families as an extension of our Mental Health Services. Each of our clients participates in a customized program to meet their unique needs. Our individual, family, or group counseling programs will help to supplement and enhance the client’s personalized program.
- Group counseling offers clients an environment to participate in counseling with others who may be experiencing the same mental health issues. Examples Include:
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group with weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Middletown
- Grief Group with weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Hamilton
- Individual counseling offers clients success through one-on-one, personal counseling services.
- Family counseling offers coordinated programs for the entire family to encourage healing on multiple levels throughout the client’s course of treatment.
- We also offer individual home-based therapy for individuals who are unable to receive on-site services because of medical or mobility issues that make it difficult to leave their residence.
ACT Case Management
ACT, or Assertive Community Treatment, is an intensive, self-contained, multidisciplinary team approach to case management. This program provides daily monitoring of clients and teaches them to recognize stressors and situations that may trigger an event. The goal of the ACT program is to create a “hospital without walls.” We designate a team of nurses, doctors, client advocates, and case managers to the client to avoid the need for hospitalization. The ACT Team becomes a positive, supportive and caring role model providing guidance, counseling, treatment, and support toward a healthy lifestyle.
Connections Transitional Medication Support
The Connections program is designed for Butler County residents who have a diagnosed mental illness and have been prescribed psychotropic medication but are currently not connected with a mental health provider. We provide temporary medication and referral support for individuals as they transition to a more permanent mental health provider.
Probate Monitor and Forensic Monitor
The Chief Clinical Officer Designee, or CCOD, is responsible for the clinical oversight of Butler County mental health consumers residing in state or local hospitals, probate courts, or criminal courts. The CCOD ensures that clients are placed at the appropriate level of care and that funding is available. The CCOD is responsible for balancing the need of services with the expense of services to ensure the community is provided with the greatest level of outpatient treatment possible.
The Probate Monitor provides the clinical oversight of consumers probated to the Butler County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Service Board & the Butler County Probate Court.
The Forensic Monitor provides clinical oversight of clients court-ordered into the mental health service community as a result of their criminal conduct.
UPLIFT Older Adult Services
The UPLIFT program is designed to improve your mood and help you lead a more active, rewarding life. Increasing participation in social, physical, and other pleasant activities will also lead to an improved mood.
In spite of the changes people experience as they get older, depression is not a normal part of aging. While it is true that everyone experiences ups and downs, some people struggle to maintain a positive outlook as they grow older.
UPLIFT is funded by the Butler County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services Board and the Butler County Elderly Services Program, which is administered by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. Medicare and Medicaid also help cover costs.
The UPLIFT program helps you identify opportunities to create positive change that can improve your well-being. Participating in UPLIFT can help you reduce stress, get a good night’s sleep, stay active, improve your mood, reduce anxiety and enhance your overall quality of life.
Mental Health Housing
We offer two options for clients in our community who need assistance finding appropriate mental health housing. Whether the client is in need of a residential housing facility or an apartment, we will find a home that provides comprehensive case management support and assists clients in developing important life skills.
We will work with clients to find a home that is affordable. We accept Section 8, Shelter Plus Care, and HaP Vouchers, and will work with mental health residents who have income and a case manager.
Community Behavioral Health and the Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board work in partnership through the Adult Residential Wrap-Around Program to provide residential assistance for clients who are in need of a group home environment. Community Behavioral Health will work with case managers to assist in finding a residential facility that best suits the client’s needs. We will also work with the group home facility to help the client find the best way to pay for their stay.
For clients with a mental health diagnosis who can live independently, we manage apartment properties at locations throughout Butler County.
All of our apartments are equipped with a stove and refrigerator and many of our apartments include a washer and dryer. Electric, gas, water, sewage, and trash collection are also included in rent.
SAMI Substance Abuse/Mental Illness
SAMI, or Substance Abuse Mental Illness, provides integrated, dual-disorder treatment services. An individual who suffers from a Dual-Disorder or Dual-Diagnosis needs a specialized treatment program that can treat both the substance abuse and mental health disorder.
SAMI is a court ordered program created for the treatment of individuals who have been convicted of a felony and suffer from co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders. Together with the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Horizon Services, Butler County TASC and Community Behavioral Health, SAMI provides participants with ongoing psychiatric treatment, case management, necessary medication, and substance abuse treatment.
The program length varies upon individual progress, but generally ranges from 12-24 months. The SAMI program aims to give participants the best years of their lives- sober, out of trouble, and on a regular medication to treat their disorders.
In order to qualify for SAMI Court, a client must:
- Be convicted of a felony
- Suffer from an Axis I Severe Mental Health Disorder
- Have a substance abuse problem
- Be assessed by case manager and reviewed by a psychologist
- Judge must agree to placement
- A treatment team will decide to accept the client or refer them to another treatment program
The Dual Diagnosis program is a non-court ordered 36-week program offered to clients who suffer from both a substance abuse problem and a mental health disorder. The client does NOT need to be convicted of a felony in order to participate in the program.
Great Miami Services
Great Miami Services is a safe residential facility established to meet the special needs of Butler County and Southwestern Ohio residents with severe mental disorders. Here, local residents can receive the treatment they need with closer proximity to their home and community support system. With professionally certified staff and a nurse on every shift, Great Miami Services is a transitional residence for clients as they stabilize for a successful return to their community.
- Anyone with a mental illness either post or prior to hospitalization who may need medication adjustment.
- Individuals who are not psychotic enough for hospital admission but unable to live safely at home.
- Families who need a temporary respite location for an adult child with mental illness.
- Doctors and psychiatrists may send a patient to Great Miami Services to monitor during medication changes for safety.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
We are here for the youngest members of our community. Our Master’s level clinicians treat a wide variety of youth mental health diagnoses and behavioral concerns such as: anger and aggression, poor school performance, defiant behavior, substance abuse, hyperactivity and difficulty focusing, depression, anxiety, social skills, and trauma.
- Office-Based Counseling
- School-Based Counseling
- Family Sessions
- Psychiatric Services
- Customized Youth Programs