Oesterlen began its Community Services programming in 1971 with the opening of a Children’s Mental Health Counseling Clinic, now the Brooker Community Counseling Center. In addition to this counseling program, Community Services has since expanded to include adult counseling services, a Service Coordination Program, a Head Start Consultation Program and a Respite and Resource Center.
The focus of Community Service programs is to assist children, youth, adults and families in a non-residential environment. The focus is to help develop new skills, expand abilities, and empower individuals to thrive. The goal of treatment is to redirect lives and family situations so clients can function more effectively at home, in school, at work, and in the community. We serve individuals regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap (unless specific treatment programming is required).
Sessions are scheduled with professionally trained and licensed clinicians regarding personal, social, school and/or family issues.
Short and long term groups are offered at various times to address:
Some groups are ongoing; others are formed as needed to address issues related to:
A family’s cost of counseling treatment is based upon a sliding fee scale that considers income and family size. Those who have Medicaid coverage and/or private insurance are welcome.
To make a referral or to schedule an appointment contact Oesterlen at (937) 399-6101 x141.