Bartels Counseling Services, Inc. is a substance abuse treatment program with a variety of counseling services in Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota. BCS offers both an adolescent outpatient and aftercare program as well as an adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and aftercare. Committed to treating the whole client–physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, BCS uses evidence based treatment methods to treat individuals, couples and families. Clients with dual-diagnosis are supported by credentialed Masters-level staff, trained to treat individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Treatment and Staff
All clients must first go through an initial assessment to determine the severity of their chemical dependency and whether they have any mental health issues. BCS offers two separate outpatient programs—one for adolescents and one for adults. Both programs include individual and group counseling that implement CBT methodology. The 12 steps are not incorporated into treatment.
Topics covered in the adolescent program include addiction education, life areas affected, adolescent development and relapse prevention. Family involvement is also an integral part of the program as parents and other family members are encouraged to attend the group sessions as well as participate in family-specific sessions as well.
The adult program explores topics including core issues related to addiction, life areas affected, family functioning and over-all mental health.
In addition to the adolescent and adult treatment programs, BCS also offers individual, couples and family counseling services for those who do not wish to be in a more structured program. BCS also offers a first offense DUI program that is approved by the state of South Dakota. Clients attend 12 hours of educational groups which focus on personal change and coping skills.
Both adult and adolescent aftercare programs are loosely structured and are more on a case by case basis depending on what the client needs; individual and group services are offered.
BCS’ outpatient programs for adolescents and adults are individualized with an emphasis on family involvement and support. Through a variety of topics covered and individualized aftercare services, clients have the ability to begin their recovery in a stable environment and to continue with spot-check treatment as-needed.
Bartels Counseling Services, Inc.
101 W 69th Street Suite 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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