Based in the small city of Pickens, South Carolina, Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County provides a host of recovery and community services to the greater county of Pickens, which lies about a half an hour from Greenville. The facility’s primary treatment option is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), but BHSPC also has community outreach programs that include a school counseling program as well as educational, prevention and intervention services.
Treatment and Staff
After an initial assessment, clients are enrolled in the three-phase IOP. Phase I consists of group therapy that meet three times a week from 9 am to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, or in the evenings from 6 to 9 pm. This phase lasts four weeks. Phases II and III each last six weeks and maintain a similar schedule, with co-ed group sessions. All told, the program generally lasts 16 weeks.
During each of the three phases, clients also have access to individual therapy with LADCs as well as peer support meetings with certified peer counselors. The program also includes attendance of two substance abuse support meetings a week, generally 12-step meetings.
There is no official dual diagnosis program at BHSPC, though there is an REBT-oriented group that addresses anxiety and depression. Clients can also schedule individual counseling sessions to address specific mental health issues whenever necessary. There is no psychiatrist on staff, nor is there medication management provided.
BHSPC does not offer medical detox, but it does have Suboxone services for those in need. To that end, a medical doctor is kept on staff exclusively for this purpose and visits on Mondays and Wednesdays to prescribe medication as needed.
In addition to IOP, BHSPC offers other substance abuse services including the New Outlooks Via Awareness Program (NOVA), a Level I program for those in need of a risk prevention classes. There is also school counseling for adolescents struggling with behavioral issues who are referred by teachers, guidance counselors or school administrators. Furthermore, BHSPC also offers a female trauma group, a woman’s empowerment group, family counseling and relapse prevention as well as referral services to residential programs. Drug screening services are also available when necessary.
BHSPC also offers an aftercare program offered which consists of weekly peer counseling sessions and individual therapy sessions when needed.
Though the facility addresses substance abuse related issues using a variety of services, Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County’s most comprehensive program is its IOP. With special consideration to educative, prevention and intervention services, BHSPC is an affordable facility that aims to empower individuals, young people, families, and the community at large with knowledge and care.
Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County
309 E. Main St
Pickens, SC 29671
Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County Cost: $625 (30 days, sliding scale payment available). Reach Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County by phone at (864) 898-5800 or on their website. Find Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County on Facebook
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