Adult Mental Health Services

Find help along the road to recovery with Appleseed

Have you ever wondered how you could improve your mental health?
Have you felt so down or blue or worried so much that it was hard to get through the day?
Do you feel helpless to stop drinking or misusing substances?
Do you have fixed thoughts that are impossible to alter?
Do you have trouble controlling your anger?

You are not alone. One in four American adults has dealt with a mental illness within one year’s time. The success rates for treating mental illness are just as successful as options for treating conditions like heart disease. Integrated treatment that combines medication, psychotherapy, supported employment, family education and more increases the rate of recovery. If you are an adult suffering with mental illness, change your future with help from professionals at Appleseed. Our caring professionals are invested in your success. We offer the following services and steps to recovery:

Mental Health Assessment: The first step in getting treatment for mental health involves an accurate assessment. Our clinicians will walk you through a thorough evaluation to determine what course of treatment is necessary and will best promote your success. We’ll look for areas of concern, set small goals that will move you forward on the recovery road, and get you functioning and able to enjoy life again, while emphasizing the strengths you have and positive things to come out of your growth.

Crisis Intervention: At any time during your treatment should you need immediate access to a counselor, you can call our crisis intervention hotline. Appleseed’s caring therapists are available 24 hours a day to respond to emergency situations via phone, and can meet with you in person if necessary.

Individual and Family Counseling: Get one-on-one attention from an Appleseed psychiatric professional for help with depression, addiction, and more. Families are encouraged to get counseling together to address how one individual member’s mental health issue affects the rest of the family, and to work through treatment options, behavior and recovery.

Group Counseling: An affordable option for individuals seeking therapeutic treatment, group counseling at Appleseed focuses on the individual’s needs through group sessions, led by one of our caring counselors.

Pharmacological Management Services: Mental health management begins with effective treatment options through medication. Work with one of our board-certified physicians who is trained in how to use medications to treat psychiatric conditions. Our physicians also work with patients to minimize symptoms, and develop a plan for lifetime medication management.

Community Psychiatric Support (Individual and Group): Get comprehensive support in a community psychiatric setting. Your treatment plan will follow some or all of these steps:

  • Assess your needs.
  • Work on developing skills.
  • Identify other health symptoms or conditions that may be the cause or root of the problem.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Get assistance with crisis management.
  • Use your Appleseed counselor as an advocate in school, work, or family settings.
  • Work with the family to educate them about mental health issues.
  • Work to eliminate barriers that stop you from functioning independently.
  • Get help integrating into social situations.

Supported Employment: Mental health can effect job skills and maintaining employment. Our caring professionals will work with you to help you gain employment and develop the skills you need to stay employed.


Adult Counseling Services

At Appleseed, our professional counselors help clients embrace the freedom that individual counseling services offer.  With counseling, people successfully learn to overcome life issues that include stressful relationships, depression, chronic worry, sleep problems, work performance issues, and other issues that negatively effect mental health. Appleseed  offers comprehensive counseling services that includes assessment, diagnosis and a treatment plan, offered in a safe, trusting environment. Our Center is solution-focused, and we help individuals suffering from mental health problems with at-risk behaviors and challenging relationships achieve optimal levels of functioning in all aspect of their lives, from work to home. During counseling sessions, your therapist will help you explore behaviors, feelings, and ideas that are negatively influencing your mental health and identify methods for behavior modification. Counselors may also identify traumatic experiences from your past, such as a divorce, abuse, substance use, job loss, or family member's death that affects your mental health today and help you work through these events to regain control over your life.

Counseling help

Working with a counselor, patients get treatment for mental health issues and symptoms such as:

  • Depression.
  • Sleep issues.
  • Substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Lack of enjoyment for life.
  • Stressful or traumatic memories.
  • Challenging family relationships.
  • Chronic anxiety.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • Job challenges.
  • Suicidal thoughts.

Counseling techniques

Depending on the scope of your problem, our counselors may use therapy techniques to identify unconscious conflicts that arise as emotional problems in the present. Resolution and healing is accomplished by talking through the experience, and using coping techniques and skills for solving problems. Your therapist may also use interpersonal methods to help you cope with relational problems influencing mental health such as: improving communication skills, boosting self-esteem, and combating anxiety or depression.

Getting help

Appleseed works with residents in Ashland County and North-Central Ohio areas. Call us at 419-281-3716 to schedule an appointment, find out more about our services, or inquire about a sliding-fee or other payment-plan options.

Co-Occurring Disorder Program

       Appleseed's Co-Occurring Program is a program designed to treat both mental health and substance use disorder. This program offers:

  • Case Management to assist individuals with securing necessary supports to gain and maintain recovery, as well as teach and support the integration of key coping skills such as anger management, effective communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Individual Counseling using evidence-based practices and effective solutions to help individuals recovering from a substance use disorder. Techniques may include Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Integrated Family and Systems Treatment to help clients find recovery and maintain recovery going forward.
  • Group Support to facilitate recovery, teach coping skills, and offer therapy to support a path towards achieving sobriety and healthy living.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment to help prevent relapse and opioid/alcohol dependence as a non-addictive option to manage withdrawal symptoms as clients work with counselors and case managers to build recovery skills. 

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