Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is an outpatient substance abuse facility located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The program offers individualized treatment to young people between the ages of 12 to 26 who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Treatment at Bacon Street consists of individual and group therapy sessions and has a strong focus on family participation.
Treatment and Staff
All clients interested in treatment at Bacon Street must call for an assessment appointment during office hours from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. All are advised to set aside an hour and a half for the process. During this time, clinicians go over treatment history and evaluate for co-occurring disorders. Medication management is not available on-site but outside referrals can be made when necessary. There is no specific length of treatment or required daily attendance; everything depends on the client’s needs.
At the beginning of treatment, each individual is assigned a counselor with whom they meet at least once a week for an hour to an hour and a half. Individual sessions can occur up to five days a week if both the client’s and counselor’s schedules allow for it. Clients can arrange private meetings on weekdays from as early as 8 am to as late as 6 pm. The day’s sessions are usually over by 6 pm, though counselors can make rare exceptions.
Bacon Street believes that clients can only get better if family members get better as well. As a result, family members are encouraged to get involved in the treatment process through family counseling and family group meetings. The group meetings are held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6 to 7:30 pm. On Monday night, group meetings are open to the public and free of charge though on Wednesday night they are open to clients only.
The group leader, Robert Coleman, uses evidence-based modalities such as CBT and DBT during therapy sessions. Coleman is an LPC with years of experience dealing with addiction. Group topics include family relations, effective communication skills, anger management, relapse prevention, the addiction cycle and relapse triggers.
Staff consists of four counselors who are either LPCs or LADCs, as well as two PhD student interns.
Bacon Street Youth and Family Services does not offer a specific recovery plan like many outpatient treatment facilities. Nevertheless, it provides young people with specialized support and family services to address the problems of substance abuse and mental health. The program is perfect for young people who are in school and need the flexibility that Bacon Street offers.
Bacon Street Youth and Family Services
247 McLaws Cir
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Bacon Street Youth and Family Services Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Bacon Street and Family Services by phone at (757) 253- 0111. Find Bacon Street Youth and Family Services on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter
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