H.O.P.E Counseling


At H.O.P.E. Counseling, we genuinely believe in the importance of honesty (H), openness (O), patience (P), and effort (E) so people have an opportunity to make significant, positive changes in their lives.

hope_counseling_hompepage_imageH.O.P.E. Counseling is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program certified by the State of Ohio. H.O.P.E. Counseling provides drug and alcohol counseling and treatment to individuals with drug and alcohol abuse and dependence issues and their related mental/emotional health concerns.

H.O.P.E. Counseling also provides mental health treatment for those who need depression counseling or anxiety counseling. Other important personal issues addressed during these professional services include, but are not limited to stress, anger, relationships, and grief.

H.O.P.E. Counseling's outpatient substance abuse treatment assists people who are experiencing various difficulties in their lives. The purpose of H.O.P.E. Counseling is to provide effective drug and alcohol counseling services in intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and non-intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment settings.

H.O.P.E. Counseling program staff accomplishes this by using therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, solution focused therapy, and reality therapy. The staff include Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselors, and Licensed Professional Counselors who provide clients with meaningful opportunities to recover, become healthier, and be more productive in different personal and professional/occupational ways.

The professional substance abuse programs at H.O.P.E. Counseling address drug and alcohol abuse and dependence of persons who may be mandated by the legal system or by their employers. Although some are court ordered and on probation, individuals at H.O.P.E. Counseling benefit from the clinical counseling services when they become ready and motivated to change.

H.O.P.E. Counseling has a relaxed and caring approach that creates a positive atmosphere where effective learning about drug and alcohol abuse and dependence can help clients become hopeful that their lives will improve. The outpatient substance abuse treatment program accomplishes this through assessment, group drug and alcohol counseling, individual therapy, case management, and crisis counseling services.

The ultimate goal of the outpatient substance abuse treatment program at H.O.P.E. Counseling is to emphasize the importance of honesty (H), openness (O), patience (P), and effort (E) so people have an opportunity to make significant, positive changes in their lives.

The program is located at:

Community Building
26777 Lorain Road, Suite 403
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(216) 741-0589

img_time_to_talk_counselingH.O.P.E. Counseling helps individuals satisfy all probation/court requirements for outpatient substance abuse treatment and drug and alcohol counseling. To expedite admission into one of the substance abuse programs, H.O.P.E. Counseling will accept an assessment from another certified program or agency if the assessment is less than three months old. After receiving a substance abuse assessment, clients participate in a six week intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment program followed by ten weeks of aftercare (a required part of IOP).

The program provides group counseling three evenings per week from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. each evening during the initial six weeks. The non-intensive outpatient treatment program at H.O.P.E. Counseling is one evening per week from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. for ten weeks.

All participants attend periodic individual counseling sessions, Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA) meetings, and IOP clients invite family members to attend a family group counseling session. More frequent family counseling, marital counseling, and couples counseling can be arranged during someone's time in the program.

The main topics covered in the H.O.P.E. Counseling program include:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Dependence (Terminology)
  • Progressive Nature of Alcoholism and Addiction (Disease Model - two parts)
  • Stages of Change
  • Physical and Mental Effects of Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Dependence
  • Effects of Alcohol/Drug Use and Abuse on the Family
  • Consequences of Alcohol/Drug Use and the Benefits of Abstinence
  • Barriers to Change
  • Coping Skills/Social Supports
  • Introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Wellness/Lifestyle Balance
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Identifying and Managing Triggers (Relapse Education)
  • Relapse Prevention Planning
  • Family Issues Group

H.O.P.E. Counseling accepts most public and private health insurance networks such as Medicaid (CareSource, Molina, United Healthcare, Paramount, Buckeye), Medical Mutual, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, United Behavioral Health/Optum, and Beacon Health Options. Self-payments are possible by cash, check, or credit/debit card. Please call (216) 741-0589 for program registration information. Please remember that all client information will always be held strictly confidential.

H.O.P.E. Counseling helps individuals throughout Cuyahoga County, Lorain County, and many different cities in northeast Ohio. Communities served by H.O.P.E. Counseling include but are not limited to Cleveland (44101 to 44144), North Olmsted (44070), Westlake (44145), Fairview Park (44126), Rocky River (44116), Bay Village (44140), Lakewood (44107), Avon (44011), Avon Lake (44012), Elyria (44035), Lorain (44052), North Ridgeville (44039), Oberlin (44074), Sheffield Lake (44054), Olmsted Falls (44138), Olmsted Township (44138), Berea (44017), Brook Park (44142), Middleburg Heights (44130), Strongsville (44136, 44149), North Royalton (44133), Broadview Heights (44147), Brecksville (44141), Independence (44131), Parma (44129, 44134), and Parma Heights (44130).