Aces Community Services founder Don Gross began his agency in 2002 to help others with mental health issues find a better life. Gross was inspired to start Aces Community Services in Idaho after having difficulty finding readily available care for his son, who suffers from Angelman Syndrome. Gross’s mission is to provide treatment for adult, adolescent and senior clients with developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders and mental health issues. Aces Community Services addiction treatment options include outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), with facilities located in the small northern Idaho cities of Post Falls, Wallace and St. Maries.
Treatment and Staff
To begin treatment, psychiatrists and nurses provide clients with GAIN assessments and substance use evaluations. DUI evaluations are also available to those who are court-ordered to treatment. Aces recommends clients also do a BPA screening for their GAIN assessments to qualify for treatment subsidies. After evaluations and assessments are completed, clients begin an orientation process prior to treatment. The staff at Aces works with clients to develop treatment plans, and also help design schedules for those who are court-ordered to fulfill all their therapeutic hour requirements.
The length of treatment for outpatient and IOP varies by the individual. At Aces Community Services, IOP is nine or more hours of therapeutic contact per week. Both IOP and outpatient consist of a mixture of individual and group therapy, with case management. There are a wide variety of groups to choose from, including Seeking Safety (gender-specific groups are available for Seeking Safety) and a co-occurring support group for those with a dual-diagnosis. Therapy includes DBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI), both offered in basic and advanced level groups. Clients are eligible to move from basic to advanced groups upon the recommendation of staff. Other groups focus on relapse prevention, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and recovery support, where peers help one another remain accountable for their treatment goals.
Staff include Master’s level clinical social workers, LCSWs, LPCs, CADCs, an MFT, LCPCs, two psychiatrists and psychologists. There are 14 staff at the Coeur d’Alene facility, eight at Post Falls, four at Wallace, Four at St. Marie’s. Nurses provide medication management while psychiatrists provide psychotherapeutic support and prescribe medication as needed.
Aces Community Services fulfills its founder’s mission by providing accessible, affordable care to clients at multiple facilities in Idaho. The professionals on staff are an eclectic group of highly-trained professionals who work in a team-oriented environment. Fortunately, the clinical setting at Aces Community Services does not take away from the friendly, compassionate services offered.
Aces Community Services
Coeur d’Alene Facility
1417 N. 4th St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Post Falls Facility
1700 East Schneidmiller Ave
Post Falls, ID 83854
401 7th St
Wallace, ID 83873
St. Maries Facility
622 College, Ste 2
St. Maries, ID 83861
Aces Community Services Cost: $21 per session (group therapy), $45 per session (individual therapy). Reach Aces Community Services by phones at (208) 292-2188. Find Aces Community Services on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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