Adolescent Outpatient Satisfaction Survey

Adolescent Outpatient Services

Adolescent Outpatient Services are designed to identify problematic issues of the adolescent and/or family and to develop a workable adolescent and family-centered plan to address those issues while the adolescent remains in the home environment.  The adolescent does not have to be using substances to receive outpatient services.   Outpatient services include assessment, individual, group and family counseling;  case management; crisis management; and referral for psychiatric evaluation (if warranted).  The goal of these services is to facilitate positive behavior changes that lead to improved functioning and life success.  Adolescents ages 12- 17 (18 if still in regular high school) are eligible for outpatient services.  Referrals are accepted from service and health agencies, schools, physicians, families and self-referrals.

The Bridge - This program is designed for adolescents aged 13-17 who are exiting a juvenile justice or other residential facility.  Other adolescents not exiting one of these types of facilities are also eligible pending space in the program.  The primary goal of The Bridge is to reduce/eliminate the behaviors that have resulted in the adolescent’s involvement with the Department of Juvenile Justice and thereby decrease the chances of that adolescent being     recommitted to an institution.  The Bridge is an intensive program that works with the adolescent and their family in the areas of substance abuse, education, employment, and family cohesion.  Adolescents in this program have more contact with their counselor than they would in the outpatient program.  Adolescents in the Bridge program receive individual, group, and family counseling.  This program has been recognized nationally as a model program in working with adolescents involved with the criminal justice system.  


Collaboration For Success - This is a grant-funded program utilizing the evidenced-based practices known as Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and Assertive Continuing Care in addition to our traditional Individual, Family and Group Counseling, plus adolescents involved in this service can receive a Psychiatric Evaluation and Follow-Up, if deemed necessary.  Many of these services can occur at the adolescent's school, home or other natural environment in addition to office based services.  Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is an evidenced based treatment designed for adolescents to learn to increase family, social and educational/vocational reinforcers (satisfaction) to support recovery.  Using an adolescent-centered approach, therapists work with the adolescent to reduce negative consequences. The adolescent has an active role in selecting goals to work on in treatment.  There are 10-12 weekly sessions for 1 hour each session.  Parent/guardian sessions are included to help the adolescent succeed.  Weekly assignments help reinforce the skills learned in each session. Assertive Continuing Care is the follow-up part of Collaboration for Success.  The purpose of this 12 week extension of A-CRA is to help support the adolescent if any issues come up after the primary treatment has ended.  Studies show that adolescents are more successful when follow-up is provided.  In this phase the adolescent meets with the therapist twice a month to support their efforts at improving their life, as well as reviewing the important skills learned during A-CRA.

Adolescent Outpatient/Inpatient Brochure
McCord Brochure 7.2015.pdf
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Caregiver Guide: Substance Use Disorder Treatment Planning for Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders
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Adolescent Outpatient Staff

Melinda Lamprecht
Adolescent Outpatient Director
Phone Ext. 147

Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Licensed Addictions Counselor
Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor with Adolescent Specialty Endorsement
SC Certified Addictions Counselor
Brooke Bess
Collaboration for Success Clinical Counselor
Ext. 139

Certified Addictions Counselor I
Michelle Stichter
Clinical Counselor
Phone Ext. 125

Licensed Master Social Worker
Licensed Addictions Counselor
Certified Addiction Counselor


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