Bellefaire JCB has regional offices in Lorain, Medina and Summit counties.
The Lorain County office provides a variety of outpatient, in-home and school-based treatment including many of the services offered in Cuyahoga County. The office is located at 1865 North Ridge Road East, Lorain, OH 44055. Phone: 440.723.5501
The Medina County office provides a variety of behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, outpatient counseling, school-based services and psychiatry. The office is located at 807 East Washington St., Suite 150, Medina, OH 44256. Phone: 330.241.4444 (Located in Washington Park, just off Washington St. about 1 mile east of Medina Square) Get Directions
Bellefaire JCB has a long tradition of providing effective outpatient and community-based behavioral health and substance abuse counseling in Northeast Ohio. Working continually to remain flexible and responsive, our services are designed to help meet the changing needs in our community. Available for children and adults, all services can be paid through Medicaid, limited commercial insurance providers or self-pay.
Therapeutic services address acute signs of behavioral/mental health symptoms and substance abuse disorders, including those highlighted below. Individualized treatment plans are developed to meet the specific needs of each client.
Behavioral and Mental Health
Alcohol, Drug and Co-Occurring Mental Health/Substance Abuse
In addition to the counseling services described above, Bellefaire has a program dedicated to assisting adolescents and adults engaged in substance abuse. After assessment, services include:
Ongoing outpatient psychiatry services are available for children, adolescents and adults in need of medication to address mental health diagnoses. Psychiatry services include a complete psychiatric evaluation followed by ongoing psychiatry appointments.
Bellefaire provides ongoing individual, family and group counseling in schools, allowing children and families to access behavioral services in a familiar, convenient setting. Teachers and other school staff are encouraged to provide frequent and direct input into treatment planning and interventions.
School-based consultation services allow mental health counselors to provide targeted behavioral interventions in schools. Services include consultation with parents and school staff; student observation; and participation in meetings related to youth, their functioning, and the impact their mental health issues have on the academic setting.
Bellefaire also facilitates groups for students, parents and school personnel on topics such as conflict resolution, grief recovery, anger management, divorce/separation, social skills, self-esteem, and coping with depression. Workshops for teachers and staff include managing mental health challenges in the classroom, de-escalating behaviors on the school bus, and designing behavioral interventions to deal with issues such as impulsivity and attention deficit behaviors.
Bellefaire JCB mental health professionals provide individual, family and group counseling. Using modern, evidenced-based practices, treatment plans are tailored to the specific needs of each client and family. Commonly addressed problems include:
• Parent-child conflicts
• Attention deficit-related disorders
• Oppositional behaviors
• Problems with mood, anxiety or motivation
• Victimization from sexual or physical abuse or neglect
• Adjustment to stressors
Ongoing outpatient psychiatry services are available for children and adolescents in need of medication to address mental health diagnoses. Psychiatry services include a complete psychiatric evaluation followed by ongoing psychiatry appointments.
At Bellefaire, we understand that having a baby can be an overwhelming experience and that it is normal to feel conflicted. Approximately 10-15 percent of women, however, experience depression during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth. Undiagnosed/untreated maternal depression can lead to chronic depression in mothers and have negative, lasting effects on the children. Our services are designed to meet the unique needs of moms-to-be and new moms who may be experiencing signs of stress, anxiety or depression. Offering a range of treatment options, our licensed counselors and therapists specialize in teaching women ways to cope with these feelings, manage family conflicts, and use local resources.
The PACT family counseling program provides intensive counseling services to families who are experiencing stress due to many factors including those identified below.
There may be a child or teen who is experiening social or emotional problems such as ADHD, depression or anxiety.
A family may be overwhelmed with financial, housing and childcare responsibilities.
A child may be acting out with aggression or have self-control problems.
A family may have experienced a trauma, separation or loss.
A child may be struggling with school problems, juvenile court involvement or conflicts within the neighborhood.
Parents may be frustrated and/or tired of trying to deal with problems on their own.
Our program supports children and adolescents in coping with mental health diagnoses and help parents to understand and manage their child’s emotional and behavioral problems. We train parents and youth in improving effective communication skills through:
Improving self esteem
The PACT team advocates with schools, juvenile courts, community agencies and other mental health professionals. We refer families to community resources, mental health services and positive social and recreational activities.
Bellefaire JCB’s After School Program is intensive group counseling offered to children ages 6-13 and facilitated by licensed mental health clinicians who have training and experience in child and family counseling. Children who are referred to the program must meet defined clinical criteria and must demonstrate at least minimal ability to participate in group treatment.
Clinical issues address include, but are not limited to:
Coping Skill Development
Impulse Control Development
Feelings Identification and Verbalization
Communication Skill Development
Interpersonal Skill Development
Trauma and Crisis
Funded by Medicaid (including Buckeye Community Health Plan, CareSource, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Paramount Advantage and United Healthcare Community Plan of Ohio), the After School Program runs year-round, Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays, four quarterly breaks for staff training, and one week in December. Group hours during the school year are 4-6:35 p.m. and in the summer group hours move to 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The transition dates between sessions are based on local school calendars and vary from year to year. Children attend the program on their designated days.
The program will provide limited transportation to Bellefaire JCB’s location, where groups are held, throughout Akron. Routes are approximately one hour in length prior to and after the group. Parents are required to be at home when their children are dropped off. During the academic year, children are generally picked up from their school.
Questions regarding transportation? Please call 234.208.4320.