Outpatient Services

Take a step toward recovery without putting your life on hold.

We accept most major insurances and Medicaid. Payment plans are available upon request.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program at Second Chance Counseling Center consists of a series of three-hour sessions for three days each week (morning and evening options available) across approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

Individual Counseling

Some folks working to get sober may need individualized treatment options and/or feel uncomfortable in group therapy. That's where individual counseling comes in.

In individual therapy you meet one-on-one with a therapist a few times a week in order to get the counseling and support you need in early recovery. This form of treatment differs from the traditional therapy experience in that sessions typically occur upwards of once per week and focus primarily on overcoming substance abuse issues.

Drug and Alcohol Interventions

We offer assistance in the intervention process for family and friends of those suffering from addiction.

Many times, an addict or alcoholic is the last to realize they need help. At Second Chance Counseling, we help create and hold a safe space for family members and friends to directly address an affected loved one, speak their truth, and set boundaries if the addict or alcoholic does not wish to seek treatment.

Intervention in Lieu of Conviction

Most people who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse will have some sort of run-in with the police during the course of their addiction. Our Intervention in Lieu of Conviction program is designed to reroute and empower individuals with the tools to succeed.


Have a question about your program? Chances are it’s been asked before. If you don’t find what you need below, please feel free to contact our offices.

What is the Intensive Outpatient Program?

The Intensive Outpatient Program at Second Chance Counseling Center is approximately 4 to 6 weeks, 3 days per week, 3-hour sessions with both morning and evening hours available. The duration of your IOP depends on your progress in recovery, your unique needs as identified in your addiction treatment plan, the input of your counselors, and personal commitments.

Our IOP includes groups, treatment assignments, random drug testing, peer support, and accountability, while discussing topics on The Science of Addiction, The Science of Recovery, Codependency, Relationships, Anger, Processing Guilt and Shame, Understanding Denial, Acceptance and Recovery, Life Skills, Relapse Prevention, Coping Skills, Spirituality, and more.

After IOP is complete, you will work with your primary counselor to develop a custom outpatient treatment plan, and continuum of care that is best for your situation. You might step down a level to our outpatient program, or you may start the next phase of your journey without additional treatment. Your next step depends on you, where you are, and where you want to go.

What are the Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program?

A licensed addiction specialist will determine the best possible treatment program for each patient based upon their substance abuse history and specific needs. The benefits of our IOP include:

  • Lower Costs: Intensive Outpatient Programs are typically lower in cost than an inpatient treatment program, making it more affordable for individuals.
  • Ability to Live at Home: Individuals can live at home while receiving treatment.
  • Maintain Work and Family Life: Our Intensive Outpatient Program is optimal for patients with personal or professional obligations that cannot be put on hold. IOP enables individuals to maintain their jobs and caretaking responsibilities while still receiving consistent treatment sessions for their substance abuse.
  • Identify Triggers: Individuals learn how to identify triggers of their substance abuse so that they can manage and avoid these triggers in the future.
  • Relapse Prevention: Individuals learn valuable tools for preventing potential relapse and identify warning signs.
  • Addresses Long-Lasting Recovery: The goal of our IOP is to provide individuals with the foundation for them to maintain day to day sobriety.

If you have any questions, please call 614-635-9011 an addiction specialist is ready to help you through this difficult time in any way that they can. Calls to our office are completely confidential. Please do not try to do this alone, help is available and a better life is possible!

Finding the Right Outpatient Groups For You

If you believe that you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol and you think that you may need to seek help, then call the professionals at Second Chance Counseling today at 1-614-635-9011. Our trained staff is standing by to help you in any way that we can. We understand how difficult a decision it can be to ask for help, and we know that what you are currently experiencing is tough. So give us a call today and let us help you on your journey into recovery.

Who Can Benefit from Outpatient Groups?

Essentially anyone who suffers from addiction can benefit from attending outpatient groups. The immediate results are usually a new understanding of what addiction is, and the ability to implement coping skills in their life, but the ancillary benefits are the creation of friends and support that they never knew was possible. This latter benefit is one of the greatest things about group therapy sessions, because when people feel alone, or feel like they are the only person who has experienced what they have experienced, they are less apt to ask for help and less apt to voice their issues. So when they attend outpatient groups they are often times amazed at how many people feel exactly like they do, and with this knowledge, they then can feel to express themselves and seek healing.  Our staff is well aware of these benefits and that is why we attempt to create a safe and supportive environment in all of our outpatient groups. We hope to give you the space you need to share your concerns and problems, all while giving you the tools you need to work through some of the more difficult times in your life.

What are Outpatient Groups?

Outpatient Groups, like the kind we offer at Second Chance Counseling, are any group therapies that are employed for usage in the treatment of substance abuse. They can vary dramatically in their topic and their goal, as some will focus on life skills, while others focus on learning how to cope with past traumas. Essentially any topic that is pertinent to mental health or substance abuse treatment can be used in one of our groups, and the effects that these groups often have are astounding.  For some people the notion of group treatment is difficult to comprehend at first, as they do not feel comfortable sharing their story in a group setting. They walk in the first day and see a number of people sitting in a room and their anxiety instantly kicks in. Yet after a few sessions of hearing the open and honest sharing of their peers, this trepidation often times is quelled and they begin to feel comfortable with the idea of exposing long held beliefs or fears that they have.  Often times in group settings like ours, a client will hear their peer share something that they have always thought or experienced themselves, but could never give voice to. When this occurs, healing can begin, as the individual will no longer feel alone or they will finally understand what has been going on in their head.

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