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Madera County BehavioralThe Basics

Madera County Behavioral Health Services is a public mental health and substance abuse treatment facility in California’s Central Valley. Formerly a private counseling service, its operations were taken over by Madera County in 2003.

Treatment and Staff

Madera offers an outpatient program that consists of 52 group sessions. The program typically takes six months to complete, but can run longer depending on whether or not the client is attending 12-step meetings and counseling sessions on a regular basis.

When new clients enter the program, they undergo an intensive assessment process after which staff determine if Madera is an appropriate program for them. If the intake counselor decides the client needs a more intensive level of care, they are referred to a local residential or detox program. Madera charges clients on a sliding scale based on their annual income.

After the assessment, clients are assigned to a counselor and a group that meets twice a week. If the client has daytime work responsibilities, they are assigned to an evening group. All groups are gender-specific with the exception of one coed group for court-ordered clients. Group sizes follow Medicaid guidelines and are no smaller than four clients and no larger than 12.

Clients are required to attend two meetings a week that are usually 90 minutes in duration. Counselors use a wide variety of treatment techniques including CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). They also address relapse prevention and some educational topics.

Clients must also attend two off-site 12-step or self-help addiction groups per week. Madera requires that they have a verification form signed at each meeting they go to.

Clients with co-occurring disorders are referred to the mental health unit of Madera County Behavioral Health Services. All dual diagnosis groups are led by a counselor who specializes in both mental heath and addiction.

The seven counselors at Madera include Master’s-level addiction specialists and CADCs.

Extras

Although Madera does not offer a formal aftercare program, clients are encouraged to check in and follow up occasionally with counselors. Family members are invited to meet informally with counselors and discuss addiction issues and what to expect as the client progresses through recovery.

Summary

Madera County Behavioral Health Services is ideal for clients living in Madera County who want an individualized and affordable outpatient program. The small group sizes allow clients to receive individual attention and care. With a diverse variety of group topics and traditional therapy models, Madera offers personalized care that integrates recovery into the daily lives of clients.

Madera County Behavioral Health Services
209 E 7th St
Madera, CA 93638

Madera County Behavioral Health Services Cost: Sliding scale. Madera County Behavioral Health Services at (559) 673-3508. Find Madera County Behavioral Health Services on Facebook and Google+

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