Clinical Options Toward Recovery (CORE)

Read the CORE Program’s 2022-2023 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


To make a referral, call our IBHS Intake coordinator @ 484-806-2044.

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


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


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


Family Services

Outpatient Program

Central’s Outpatient program provides therapy services to people of all ages with minimal interference in their daily lives. Offerings include individual, family, and group therapy, as well as medication management. Both in-person and virtual appointments are available depending on the consumer’s needs and comfort level.


  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career/Work Concerns
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Grief and Loss
  • Identity
  • Marital/Couples Concerns
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personal Growth
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


Central offers same day intake assessments to new consumers, giving them the opportunity to receive immediate support. Both virtual and in-person assessments are available to individuals of all ages. Same Day Access hours are available Monday-Friday. Please call the intake department for more information.

We kindly ask individuals that are planning on coming to Central for Same Day Access to bring the following documents and information:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Number
  • All insurance cards
  • Current Medications
  • Any pertinent legal documents (ex: custody paperwork, probation orders, POA authorization)



All behavioral and mental health journeys at Central begin with a comprehensive assessment. Consumers may receive either an in-person or virtual assessment, where they are encouraged to have an open and honest discussion with one of our clinicians to ensure that they are directed to the right course of care. Once the clinician confirms that outpatient services is the best option for the individual, a treatment plan will be developed that is tailored to their goals.


Treatment plans are specific to each individual’s needs, however many of Central’s therapists utilize these common evidence-based practices:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychological treatment that involves an individual changing their thinking and behavioral patterns using various strategies. CBT has proven to be effective for those experiencing depression, anxiety, marital problems, eating disorders, and more.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of talk therapy that focuses on helping an individual accept and change their reality and behaviors. DBT is most effective for individuals who struggle with intense emotions, behaviors, and thoughts.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a therapy technique that focuses on reprocessing internal and automatic responses caused by trauma through a combination of talk and sensory stimulation techniques. Although EMDR can help with many behavioral health issues, it is most commonly used for those that suffer from PTSD.

Motivational Interviewing is a therapy method that assists an individual discover the motivation they need to change a behavior. This method is very effective for those with a substance use disorder, weight loss, smoking, etc.


In order to participate in Central’s Outpatient program, an individual must be a resident of Montgomery County. Individuals of all ages are eligible for services. Please contact our intake department to confirm current availability of therapists credentialed with your insurance provider.

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