With a history of over 35 years of service, the Seattle, Washington-based Consejo Counseling and Referral Services offers a wide variety of behavioral health services, with a focus on providing community-oriented care to traditionally under-served Latino communities. Its most comprehensive substance abuse program is found at its Seattle headquarters, though the facility also has branches in Kent, South Park, Lake City, Tacoma and Bellevue.
Treatment and Staff
Before treatment begins, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service provides an initial assessment and can refer clients who would be better served by an inpatient program to another facility. Similarly, it does not offer a medical detox, but referrals are available to a trusting facility. The most intensive substance abuse program is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) which consists of group therapy held at the facility on weekdays at 5:30 pm. The facility serves a mix of self-referring and court mandated clients and tracks are available for both adults and adolescents. Depending on individual need, sessions can be as frequent as five times a week or as few as three to qualify for the IOP. Individual therapy is available on an as-needed basis, typically occurring once a week.
The facility’s group and individual sessions are led by LADCs and feature a mix of therapeutic methods, most prominently CBT/DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). Groups typically have 15 to 20 clients in attendance with a major emphasis placed on 12-step recovery. Meetings are hosted at the facility twice a week, including AA/NA and Alanon meetings.
Because Consejo Counseling and Referral Service also has an entirely separate mental health program, clients can expect dual diagnosis care, including visits with an on-staff psychiatrist and medication management, though in order to receive these services, clients must be enrolled in both programs concurrently.
The program at Consejo Counseling and Referral Service is long-term, typically lasting anywhere between one and two years. Usually, clients enrolled in the IOP begin tapering off the intensity of their treatment schedule after an initial 12 weeks and step down to the standard outpatient program with group therapy once or twice a week and individual therapy as needed. While the facility has no official aftercare program, this extended continuation of care ensures that they are able to continue to receive services long-term.
In addition to its IOP and standard outpatient programs for adults and adolescents, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service also has a variety of other substance abuse related services. This includes an early-intervention Alcohol Drug Information School (ADIS) class which offers bi-lingual weekly educational sessions for those who don’t fit the criteria for treatment. Furthermore, the facility has specialty groups dedicated to specific issues, such as domestic violence, sexual assault and shoplifting.
With a long history and community-oriented approach to recovery care, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service is a valuable asset for those in the Seattle area seeking a standard IOP with a mental health component, evidence based treatment and a strong 12-step foundation. Perhaps the most relevant feature of the facility is long-term program of care which allows clients a steady resource to influence their recovery.
Consejo Counseling and Referral Service
3808 S. Angeline St
Seattle, WA 98118
Consejo Counseling and Referral Service Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Consejo Counseling and Referral Service by phone at (206) 461-4880. Find Consejo Counseling and Referral Service on Facebook and Twitter
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