Outpatient Counseling

What is counseling?

Counseling is a way for you to improve your quality of life by improving your state of mind. It can involve working out personal problems, changing behaviors, or trying to better understand your world and yourself. Counseling is an interactive process, which means that you must participate in order for change to happen. Your counselor is the catalyst who teaches you how to reach your goals. Counseling can be in the form of individual or group therapy, and may involve medication when necessary.

How can counseling benefit you?

Who can benefit from counseling? Just about everyone. At one time or another, every person is faced with a situation that is tough to figure out or deal with. Whether it is feelings of grief due to the death of a loved one, stress and frustration over career or relationship issues, or general depression and anxiety, the guidance of a professional can make the process of healing faster and more effective.

So what can you expect to get from counseling?
Some of the benefits we give to our clients include guidance, understanding, answers, peace of mind, confidence, improved health and improved quality of life. Our primary goal is quite simple: to help you feel better.

Finding you the right professional.

We feel the clinical staff at Portage Path is second to none. With a staff that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical counselors, social workers, chemical dependency counselors, clinical nurse specialists and more licensed clinicians than any other agency in the area, Portage Path has the right professional for you. In addition, every member of Portage Path’s counseling staff has at least a master’s degree in a counseling-related field. We continually look to add talented clinicians, trained in the latest techniques at institutions like the Cleveland Clinic, NEOUCOM, and Case Western Reserve University, and we boast an average clinical staff tenure of eight years.

What Else Should I Know?

Quality is assured.
The services and facilities at Portage Path are accredited by the Joint Commission (previously called the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO). The Joint Commission is a nationally-recognized organization that conducts strict evaluations of healthcare providers, including hospitals, making sure that only the best receive accreditation.

Services are confidential.
All services provided by Portage Path are confidential. Information is released only with the written consent of the patient or when required by law.

Concerns about care or safety
If you ever have a concern about client care and/or safety at Portage Path Behavioral Health, please contact the management at 330-253-3100. If your concerns are not resolved through this process, you may contact the Ombudsman at the County of Summit ADM Board at 330-762-3500, or the Office of Quality Monitoring at the Joint Commission at 1-800-994-6610 or complaint@jcaho.org.