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Counseling & Community Services

Programs in the community and in your home including Outpatient Counseling, Psychiatry, School-based Counseling, After School Group, In-home Family Therapy and New Mom Depression Program.

Impact. It's What We Do Every Day.

Whether helping families through a crisis, providing support to a teen with depression related to personal image, or counseling a youth with mental health, behavioral or substance abuse issues, Bellefaire JCB is there. We're in the schools, in your home and in the community.

We believe that children and teens respond best when they are treated in a familiar environment where parents, siblings, guardians, teachers and other significant people are able to collaborate. 

Professionally licensed staff who have degrees in psychology, social work, counseling and other human service fields provide services ranging from outpatient counseling for individuals and families to intensive community-based treatment programs. We provide assessments and evaluation to identify which treatment options are the most appropriate. Testing and evaluation will:

  • Determine the presence or absence of a specific mental health condition.
  • Examine cognitive abilities.
  • Determine the level of academic skills.
  • Formulate treatment needs and strategies most likely to help the client.
  • Document changes in cognitive, academic or emotional functioning.

Bellefaire JCB's Intake Department is trained to work with families and referral sources to make clinical assessments of needs, evaluate appropriateness for programs and assist with the entire admission process.

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Psychiatry Services

We offer ongoing outpatient psychiatry services for children and adolescents in need of medication to address mental health diagnoses. Psychiatry services include a complete psychiatric evaluation followed by ongoing psychiatry appointments.


Outpatient therapy helps your child and family work through a variety of behavioral issues, mental health symptoms or substance abuse disorders. Maybe your family has had a life changing event. Or perhaps your teen has oppositional behaviors or is exhibiting signs of depression, anxiety or lack of self-esteem. Our masters’ level, licensed professionals are trained and experienced in child and family counseling. Therapeutic services are also available from dually-licensed counselors working with Alcohol, Drug and Co-occurring Mental Health/Substance Abuse issues.

Our outpatient services, which are available in our Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Summit, Medina and Elyria offices, address acute signs of behavioral/mental health symptoms and substance abuse disorders including those highlighted below:

  • Parent-child or child-sibling relations
  • Oppositional behaviors
  • Depression, anxiety, self-esteem
  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Teen dating violence
  • School-related issues including bullying
  • Life changing events including divorce
  • Grief, loss or trauma
  • Aggression or stress management
  • Attachment disorders
  • Adoption and foster care adjustment issues
  • Attention deficit-related problems

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For Information or To Make A Referral

Cuyahoga County: 216.320.8502 or 800.879.2522 / Lorain County: 440.723.5501

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In-Home Family

We believe that "strong families build strong kids." And to help support this mission, we offer several programs that assist families in handling and resolving stress while strengthening the family unit from the inside out. It is our philosophy that children and teens respond best when treated in a familiar environment that allows parents, siblings, guardians and teachers to comfortably participate and collaborate.

A licensed counselor and the family work together to identify the family’s concerns and needs and to develop an individualized program to address those issues. Services may include counseling, case management, crisis prevention, advocacy with schools and linkage to the legal system and other needed services and community resources. Our goal is to help families find solutions so they can live together with health and happiness.

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Parents and Children Together (PACT)

This family counseling program provides intensive counseling services to families who are experiencing stress due to factors such as:

  • A child or teen experiencing social or emotional problems such as ADHD, depression or anxiety.
  • A family that is overwhelmed with financial, housing and childcare responsibilities.
  • Parents who are frustrated and/or tired of trying to deal with problems on their own.

We help children and adolescents cope with mental health diagnoses and work with parents to understand and manage their child’s emotional and behavioral problems. Our therapists support the family by learning effective communication skills through:

  • Anger management and conflict resolution
  • Stress/anxiety management
  • Improving self esteem

Substance Abuse Treatment (SAT)

This program is based on an integrated treatment model designed to address the complex needs of children and adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment  Offers individual and family counseling, crisis intervention and case management services.

Mothers and Children Together  Provides intensive, in-home, relapse prevention and treatment services to recovering mothers and their children. MACT brochure

Adolescent Substance Abuse Program  Provides intensive, in-home family-based counseling services where adolescents learn how to establish and maintain sobriety, prevent relapse, and anger management and coping skills.


We have masters' level counselors and social workers are in schools throughout Cuyahoga and Lorain counties including over 75 Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools, Jewish day schools, charter schools, and throughout the East Cleveland, Shaker Heights, Mayfield, Lakewood, Euclid and South Euclid-Lyndhurst school districts.

Our school-based team addresses the mental health needs of students and provide services including assessment, wrap-around/community psychiatric support treatment, weekly individual and group counseling, and prevention programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Teachers, administrators and parents can refer children and teens who have issues including:

  • Attention deficit-related problems
  • Oppositional behaviors
  • Depression, anxiety or self-esteem
  • Domestic violence/abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Aggression
  • School-related encounters
  • Adoption and foster care adjustment

Jake's Story

At age 6, when most kids imagine themselves as highflying super heroes, Jake was falling into a depression. He made no eye contact, had crying fits and would often daydream.

Adolescent Group Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Bellefaire JCB’s Adolescent Group TBS (Day Treatment) program is offered to youth 13-18 who meet defined clinical criteria and demonstrate at least minimal ability to participate in group treatment. Funded by Medicaid (including Buckeye Community Health Plan, CareSource, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Paramount Advantage and United Healthcare Community Plan of Ohio), groups are facilitated by experienced mental health clinicians. Clinical issues addressed in the group setting may include:

  • Coping Skills Development
  • Anger Management
  • Impulse Control Development
  • Feelings Identification and Verbalization
  • Communication Skills Development
  • Interpersonal Skills Development
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma and Crisis

Adolescent Group TBS Services

Lorain County Programs

The Lorain County office provides a variety of outpatient, in-home and school-based treatment including many of the services offered in Cuyahoga County. The office is located at 1865 North Ridge Road East, Suite D, Lorain, OH 44055. Phone: 440.723.5501. Fax: 440.277.0459

Outpatient Therapy

Bellefaire JCB mental health professionals provide individual, family and group counseling. Using modern, evidenced-based practices, treatment plans are tailored to the specific needs of each client and family. Commonly addressed problems include:

  • Parent-child conflicts
  • Attention deficit-related disorders
  • Oppositional behaviors
  • Problems with mood, anxiety or motivation
  • Victimization from sexual or physical abuse or neglect
  • Aggression
  • Adjustment to stressors

Psychiatry Services

Ongoing outpatient psychiatry services are available for children and adolescents in need of medication to address mental health diagnoses. Psychiatry services include a complete psychiatric evaluation followed by ongoing psychiatry appointments.

Healthy Moms, Happy Families

At Bellefaire, we understand that having a baby can be an overwhelming experience and that it is normal to feel conflicted. Approximately 10-15 percent of women, however, experience depression during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth. Undiagnosed/untreated maternal depression can lead to chronic depression in mothers and have negative, lasting effects on the children. Our services are designed to meet the unique needs of moms-to-be and new moms who may be experiencing signs of stress, anxiety or depression. Offering a range of treatment options, our licensed counselors and therapists specialize in teaching women ways to cope with these feelings, manage family conflicts, and use local resources.

Intensive Home-based Treatment (IHBT)

Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) services are provided for children, youth and families. Clients are typically in the program for three to six months, receiving three to six hours of service per week. Afterwards, they are transitioned to less intensive outpatient care in the community in which they live. The program uses a multi-systems approach to help families creatively solve their problems and includes interventions for family preservation, cognitive behavioral therapy and wraparound services.

While working on family issues, the IHBT counselor coordinates services with the courts, schools, peers, therapists and other interested parties. The goal is to empower the family to help the youth operate functionally and safely within the community. The program includes:

  • In-home assessment
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Collaboration with other professionals
  • Ongoing consultation and monitoring
  • Aftercare planning

Co-occurring Substance Abuse/Mental Health Integrated Treatment

Best practice research shows that providing combined mental health and substance abuse counseling is the most effective treatment for adolescents with co-occurring disorders. Our master’s degree level counselors are dually trained/licensed in mental health and substance abuse treatment and provide individual and family counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention and case management services, which include linkage and advocacy with school, courts and other community resources. Held in the family’s home or in the community, counseling sessions often include the entire family system to help adolescents heal.

After School Program

Bellefaire JCB’s After School Program provides intensive group counseling to children ages 6-14 by licensed mental health clinicians with training and experience in child and family counseling. Children referred to the program must meet defined clinical criteria and demonstrate at least minimal ability to participate in group treatment.

School-Based Services

Bellefaire provides ongoing individual, family and group counseling in schools, allowing children and families to access behavioral services in a familiar, convenient setting. Teachers and other school staff are encouraged to provide frequent and direct input into treatment planning and interventions.

School-based consultation services allow mental health counselors to provide targeted behavioral interventions in schools. Services include consultation with parents and school staff; student observation; and participation in meetings related to youth, their functioning, and the impact their mental health issues have on the academic setting.

Bellefaire also facilitates groups for students, parents and school personnel on topics such as conflict resolution, grief recovery, anger management, divorce/separation, social skills, self-esteem, and coping with depression. Workshops for teachers and staff include managing mental health challenges in the classroom, de-escalating behaviors on the school bus, and designing behavioral interventions to deal with issues such as impulsivity and attention deficit behaviors.

Download Overview of Lorain Programs