Clinical Options Toward Recovery (CORE)

Read the CORE Program’s 2020-2021 Annual Report

Outpatient Integrated Addictions or Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment serving adolescents, adults and families who are affected by substance use or co-occurring substance and mental health disorders.

Treatment Philosophy

The Clinical Options Toward Recovery (CORE) Program’s treatment approach to addictions is holistic in nature, and based on the bio-psychosocial perspective that views substance dependency, co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, and co-dependency as disease processes. We recognize that overcoming addiction is not a question of moral fiber or innate will power, but rather reflects a more complex developmental process of education, insight, behavioral change, and more importantly, a commitment to a new way of living. Treatment incorporates a strong emphasis on supportive individual and family psychotherapy. In addition, psycho-education coupled with an equally focused commitment to a 12 Step Philosophy offers individuals a structured environment that is designed to empower them to regain control of their lives. The CORE Program is firmly committed to helping those who suffer from addiction, co-dependency, and co-occurring disorders to achieve stability and abstinence, and to eventually rebuild healthy and fulfilling lives.

CORE is staffed by highly experienced professionals, including Certified Addictions Counselors, Licensed Master Level Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Psychiatrists.

What Services Are Provided?

  • Comprehensive drug and alcohol assessments are performed by experienced Addictions Counselors to determine specific treatment needs.
  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, Family, Couples). Professional, confidential counseling is provided for individuals with drug and alcohol related issues and/or mental health disorders.
  • Co-Occurring Disorders. All of the above services are provided for individuals who have co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Monitoring. Psychiatrists are on staff to evaluate the psychiatric needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders. Psychiatric Services include prescribing and monitoring medication when appropriate.
  • Our staff provides referrals to a wide range of services in the community.

How Much Does It Cost?

The CORE Program accepts Medical Assistance and many other insurance companies that provide coverage for outpatient substance abuse treatment. If you are a member of an HMO you can find out if you are eligible for services in CORE by calling your insurance company. We offer a sliding fee scale for individuals without insurance coverage.

Who To Call?

For more information or an appointment: Call (610) 279-9270 and ask for a CORE Intake Worker. All inquiries are confidential.

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) is replacing BHRS formerly known as wraparound services. IBHS provides supports for children, youth or young adults under the age of 21 with mental, emotional or behavioral health needs. To qualify to receive IBHS the child, youth or young adults must have a behavioral health disorder diagnosis. Services can be provided in the home, school or other community setting. IBHS offers a wide array of services that meet the needs of these individuals in their homes, schools, and communities.

What are the steps for my child to receive IBHS?

  • Obtain a written order from an individual with a qualifying license.
  • An individual with a qualifying license can be: Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Family doctor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Licensed clinical social worker, Licensed professional counselor, Licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Give the written order to an IBHS provider to begin providing services to your child.
  • IBHS will then begin with the assessment of your child’s strengths and challenges, the strengths and needs of your family, existing and needed supports for your child and what you need to help your child.
  • The written order and assessment will be used to develop your child’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP). Your child’s ITP includes the goals of your child’s services and the people who are responsible for helping to implement each ITP goal.

IBHS Acronym list:

BC – Behavior consultation

BHT – Behavioral health technician

MT – Mobile therapy

Referrals

To make a referral, call our IBHS Intake coordinator @ 610-270-0625 ext. 311

Anyone can make a referral: school personnel, mental health professionals, family members, etc..

Location

Family Services

Family Based Services (FBS)

Central’s Family Based Services (FBS) program is designed to provide community based therapy and support services to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.  FBS provides therapy in a family’s home and community by a two-person team for children under 21 years of age under the supervision of a Program Director. At least one parent or guardian must be willing to participate in the program and the child and family must be experiencing difficulties serious enough to warrant intervention from our Family Based Services program. Family Based Services must be recommended by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist due to a child or adolescent being at risk of out of home placement due to serious emotional distress or behavioral issues.

Treatment is delivered to both the individual and the family to help cultivate an environment that keeps a child in the home.  Teams will meet with the child and family multiple times per week to help cultivate skills. The goal of the program is to increase caregivers’ ability to remain effective and regulated while also increasing the emotional and behavioral stability of the children. The function of FBS is to assist families with maintaining their child in the home rather than in a psychiatric or residential facility.

Using a systemic and relational approach, treatment focuses around:

  • Building family support through an ecosystem.
  • Working with the family to help promote the needs of the child while navigating various services.
  • Creating an environment for positive attachments between child and caregiver.
  • Focusing on emotional regulation.
  • Promoting structure and consistency in the household.

Services include:

  • Intensive Family Therapy
  • 24/7 Crisis Management
  • Case Management Component
  • Advocacy for the family

Referrals

The identified client (child or young adult) must be 21 years or younger, at risk for out-of-home placement (juvenile detention, OCY, psychiatric hospitalization and residential placement), a Montgomery County resident, and have medical/behavioral health insurance coverage through Magellan.

Central Behavioral Health Brochure – Family Based Services

Location

Family Services

Outpatient Program

Feeling sad or depressed? Do you find yourself worrying about the future or feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Going through a major life transition? Our team of therapists can provide the assistance that you need during this difficult time.

Central’s Outpatient Program offers mental health and co-occurring services to adults, children and families who live primarily in the eastern and central Montgomery County area. Services include a comprehensive intake evaluation, integrated mental health and co-occurring treatment, crisis and emergency intervention, psychiatric evaluations and pharmacological management. Treatment modalities include individual, couples, family and group therapy, as well as, medication management. We also have an Administrative Case Manager on site to offer individuals additional assistance with locating resources, completing forms and applications, and presenting additional referrals based on the specific need addressed. Treatment is provided on a voluntary basis and utilizes a strengths based approach to address all issues.

Our therapists and counselors use various evidence based treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioral techniques, brief psychotherapy, and behavior modification. Medication, if needed, is prescribed by a psychiatrist who generally sees clients on a monthly basis. We also offer “open access” therapy times where a therapist or counselor is available for individuals on a “walk in” basis. Once in treatment, an integrated strengths based treatment plan is formed by the therapist and client to specifically address each person’s unique needs and goals.

Program Objectives
  • To assist people with less severe behavioral health and co-occurring concerns return to their normal level of functioning.
  • To help people in crisis return to more stabilized functioning.
  • To assist individuals improve coping strategies and management of life transitions and stressors.
  • To improve individuals level of functioning and overall quality of life.
  • To assist persons with mental health and co-occurring issues strengthen their resources so that they may remain in the community.

Effective March 9, 2020:  Missed Appointment and Cancelation Procedures 2020

Hours of Operation:

Norristown Location:

1201 DeKalb Street

Monday – Thursday 9am – 8pm

Friday –  9am – 5pm

Abington Location:

2500 Maryland Road, Dixon Building Suite 130

Monday and Tuesday 9am -7pm

Wednesday through Friday 9am – 5pm

Location

Outpatient & Intake Services

Abington Area Services