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ADHD, Behavior, Counseling & Psychiatry

Attention, If you are in crisis and need immediate help:

  • Franklin County youth up to age 17, call Nationwide Children’s Crisis Line (614) 722-1800
  • Franklin County adults ages 18 and over, call Netcare Access (614) 276-CARE or (614) 276-2273
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Visit the emergency room
  • Call the Columbus Suicide Hotline (614) 294-3300 or (614) 221-5445
  • Call the toll-free National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255

Access Ohio

Helps kids with behavior problems, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder and more.
Program: individual counseling, psychiatry, medication management and psychological evaluations
Eligibility: males and females, ages 6 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina) no private insurance, no self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 99 North Brice Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 367-7700
  • 8100 Ravines Edge Court, Worthington, Ohio 43235
    (614) 985-3112
    www.accessoh.com

American Legion

They award college scholarships to military veterans and their families.  Their Family & Youth Support Program offers immediate assistance for household needs, utilities and food to military families directly affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America’s War on Terrorism.  Special support programs, such as counseling and mental health, are offered to children and youth whose military parent is deployed, deceased or discharged.
700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
(800) 433-3318
www.legion.org

Buckeye Ranch

Helps kids with ADHD, ADD, behavior problems, sexually inappropriate behavior, school fights, alcohol or drug use, running away and anger issues.
Program: individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychiatry, residential programs, day treatment, in-home family services, 24-hour crisis services, foster care services, deaf services, parenting programs
Eligibility: males and females, ages 6 to 18
Cost: government insurance only (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), no self-pay or private insurance
Referral: For in-home and office-based services, individuals may refer themselves or be referred by their doctor. For residential services, referrals must come from the courts, the county or another referring agency.

  • 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • 697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
  • 2440 Dawnlight Avenue , Columbus, Ohio  43211

Intake Department: (800) 859-5665 or (614) 384-7798
Deaf Services: (614) 539-6555
www.buckeyeranch.org

Buckeye Ranch Counseling Groups

Offers several office-based counseling groups for youth of different ages.
Program / Eligibility:

  • Social Skills Group: kids ages 8 to 12 with ADHD, Asperger’s or other disruptive disorders
  • Anger Management Group: for kids ages 13 and older who need help managing anger and aggression
  • Managing Frustration Group: for kids ages 7 to 12 who need help coping with emotion and anger
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Group: for kids ages 14 and older
  • Self-Harm Group (DBT): for teens with cutting, suicidal behaviors, sexually acting out, eating disorders and substance use

Cost: government insurance only (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), no self-pay or private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a doctor

  • 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • 697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

Intake Department: (800) 859-5665 or (614) 384-7798
www.buckeyeranch.org

Catholic Social Services Counseling

Offers individual, couple, and family counseling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. Maternal Counseling is offered for those experiencing stressors related to pregnancy or parenting. This may include postpartum depression, relationship problems, and isolation or lack of support. Home-based counseling may be available for Medicaid clients. Their counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-5891
colscss.org/counseling

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) of Columbus

This national organization has a local chapter that offers support and guidance to children and adults with ADHD.
Program: support groups and educational events
Eligibility: males and females, teens and adults, no age or education requirements
Cost: some events are free and others require a small membership fee
Referral: no referral needed
1860 Walden Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43229
(614) 528-4141
www.chadd.org

Columbus Area Integrated Health Services

Program: intensive outpatient individual and group substance abuse counseling for adults, youth prevention programs, adult employment readiness programs, behavioral health and wellness programs, re-entry support
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income), no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1515 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio  43205
(614) 252-0711
www.columbus-area.com

Concord Counseling Services

Program: office-based counseling for mental health concerns such as depression and ADHD, one-on-one anger management counseling (and has an anger management group periodically when funding is available), no ADHD testing (no psychological evaluations), but they do counseling and psychiatric management for kids with ADHD
Eligibility: males and females, age 4 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
700 Brooksedge Boulevard, Westerville, Ohio, 43081
(614) 882-9338, ext. 205
www.concordcounseling.org

Directions Counseling Group

Program: office-based individual counseling for general mental health problems (ADHD, bipolar disorder, behavior problems, depression and more), family counseling, anger management groups, social skills groups, substance abuse counseling, no psychiatry
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: self-pay only, no government insurance, no private insurance (although patients may choose to bill their insurance company themselves); the anger management groups are about $225 for 6 weeks
Referral: individuals may be referred from an organization or refer themselves
6797 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43085
(614) 888-9200
www.directionscounseling.com

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF)

Helps children with behavior problems, violence, aggressive behavior, juvenile crime, low self-esteem and anger issues.
Program / Eligibility: Behavioral Healthcare & Counseling: in-home and office-based individual and family counseling, group counseling, psychiatry, counseling for non-violent juvenile offenders, counseling for children who witness violence, substance abuse counseling, counseling for victims of sexual abuse and parenting programs
Anger Management Options (AMO): individual and family counseling for children ages 7 to 18 with anger management issues
Cost:
government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral:
individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else for the counseling programs, for psychiatric services they need to be referred through a Directions for Youth counselor
1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
1414 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 294-2661
www.dfyf.org

Fox Run Center

Offers outpatient care, residential treatment and psychiatric services to children ages 5-17 from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  They have an on-site public school with a focus on special needs as well as credit transfer.  A wide range of comprehensive care is given to their patients including individual, group and family counseling.
67670 Traco Drive, Saint Clairsville, Ohio  43950
(740) 695-2131
www.foxruncenter.com

Huckleberry House Counseling Program

Helps young people by providing a wide range of counseling services to address issues such as trauma, physical and sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD and behavior problems. They have counselors with experience helping kids who have had trauma in their lives.
Program: office-based and community-based individual counseling and community support services, 24-hour crisis services, no psychiatry services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 6 to 19
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), people with no insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income), no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-8097
http://huckhouse.org/

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Program: office-based individual and family counseling, focusing on school issues, behavior problems, family conflict, ADHD and other problems, no psychiatry services, generally no substance abuse or eating disorder counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), many private insurances and self-pay (but no sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-1890
www.jfscolumbus.org

Marburn Academy

Provides non-traditional K through 12 schooling for bright students with learning difficulties such as ADHD and dyslexia in central Ohio. They also offer free parent seminars, free early reading screenings, assessment, private tutoring and summer school. They have financial aid and tuition loan programs as well.
9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
(614) 433-0822
marburnacademy.org

Mental Health America Pro Bono Counseling Program

Provides free counseling for people age 18 and older residing in Franklin County.
Program: office-based counseling, no psychiatry services, no substance abuse counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older (under 18 with parent or guardian present)
Cost: free for those who are unable to pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 884-7227 or (614) 221-1441
www.mhafc.org

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services (MOPS)

Program:  Provides a broad range of mental health services to children, adolescents and families.  Individual, group and family therapy is offered and also their Therapeutic Mentor Program; which helps to enhance skills learned in therapy.  Other services address adjustments disorders, grief and loss, disruptive behaviors and mood disorders.  They also specialize in blended families, sexual abuse, domestic violence, anger management and ADHD.
Elibility:  children, adolescents and families in Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Delaware and Ross counties
Cost:  Ohio Medicaid is accepted and other health insurances will cover.  Contact directly for more specific information on services and payment options.
Referral:  no referral needed
2238 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio  43232
(614) 751-0042
www.mopsohio.com

Nationwide Children’s Hospital ADHD Academy

Program: helpful programs teach parents how to manage a child with ADHD, understand educational rights, how to get homework done and understand medication options
Eligibility: any parent
Cost: about $10 per person
Referral: no referral needed
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Adolescent Health Services

Provides health care for teens ages 11 to 21, including primary care and consultative services for gynecologic/reproductive health, chronic unexplained symptoms, eating disorders, drug testing, a medical opiate addiction program, STD & HIV screening, ADHD, behavior and general teen health issues at several locations throughout Columbus.

  • 495 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 5665 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
  • 6435 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213

(614) 722-2450
nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Anger Management Classes

Program: helps parents understand anger and effectively manage a child with anger issues
Eligibility: any parent
Cost: about $25 per person
Referral: no referral needed
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services

Offers many programs for children and teens, including help with substance abuse, anger issues, behavior problems, ADHD, exposure to violence, depression, anxiety and self-harm behaviors for children up to age 21, at several locations throughout Columbus.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
nationwidechildrens.org/behavioral-health

New Horizons Mental Health Services

Program: office-based counseling and psychiatry (ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavior problems), psychological testing, limited substance abuse and eating disorder counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 6 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 437 Hill Road North, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
    (614) 834-1919
  • 1592 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 687-0835
  • 2652 Kull Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 277-6733

24-hour Crisis Intervention Line:  (740) 687-8255
www.newhorizonsmentalhealth.org

North Central Mental Health Family Focus Program

Program: Mental health and substance abuse counseling (individual and group), psychiatry, parenting classes
Eligibility: males and females, children, teens and adults
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), occasionally self-pay, no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
1301 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 299-6600
www.ncmhs.org

North Community Counseling Centers

Program: office-based counseling and psychiatry for teens and adults on a wide range of topics (ADHD / ADD, depression, anxiety), substance abuse counseling for adults
Eligibility: males and females, age 12 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance on a case-by-case basis and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 4897 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229 (614) 846-2588
  • 5109 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204 (614) 279-7690

northcommunity.com

Northwest Counseling Services (Syntero)

Helps kids with ADHD, poor school performance, family conflict, behavior problems, alcohol and drug problems, and more.
Program: office-based individual and group counseling, psychiatry, family counseling, parenting education and support groups
Eligibility: males and females, young children, teens and adults
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
1560 Fishinger Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221
(614) 457-7876
www.syntero.org

Ohio Minds Matter (Ohio Psychotropic Medication Quality Improvement Collaborative)

This is a quality improvement initiative looking to increase timely access to safe and effective psychotropic medications, improve pediatric patient health outcomes and reduce potential medication-related issues. This website contains information for parents, providers and schools. There is a family toolkit to help you make good choices with your doctor about mental health care. Download resources for parents, physicians and educators to help understand mental conditions and medications commonly prescribed to treat those conditions.
http://ohiomindsmatter.org

Ohio State University (OSU) Medical Center Department of Psychiatry

Program: office-based individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychological evaluations, psychiatry, no substance abuse or eating disorder counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: private insurance, self-pay, some government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource) depending on availability
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
1670 Upham Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 293-8283
http://psychiatry.osu.edu

OhioGuidestone

Offers counseling services for early childhood mental health, maternal depression, psychiatric health, mentoring and foster care. They have a range of flexible and customized programs designed to address every aspect of self, family and community needs.
Central Ohio office: 195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(888) 522-9174
ohioguidestone.org

PBJ Connections

Provides mental and behavioral health therapies for youth, families and individuals. Licensed counselors use horses to assist in treatment. Treats a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, addiction disorders and psychotic disorders.
Program: individual and group sessions, school groups and family therapy in office and barn
Eligibility: Children ages 6 to 18, families and individuals
Cost: private insurances, employer health plans and self-pay, no government insurance, a sliding fee scale is offered for services.  Contact them directly for details.
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
9734 Jug Street, Northwest, Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(740) 924-7543
www.pbjconnections.org

Pomegranate Health Systems (PHS)

Treats a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, addiction disorders and psychotic disorders in an acute inpatient setting.  Offers individual and group therapy, art therapy and family therapy.
Program: inpatient residential psychiatry services, psychiatry assessments, crisis and emergency adolescent services, acute psychiatric hospitalization
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 17
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid), private insurances, employer health plans and self-pay
Referral: individuals must be referred
765 Pierce Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(800) 476-0868 Acute Hospital
(800) 476-3139 Residential Treatment
(888) 679-9808 Shelter Care
www.pomegranatehealthsystems.com

Southeast, Inc. Kids Program

Program: office-based group and individual counseling for general mental health programs (ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, behavior problems and more), psychiatry, family counseling, school programs
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
16 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 225-0980
www.southeastinc.com

Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth (SAFY) of Ohio

SAFY Family Preservation services allow children at risk of abuse and neglect to reside safely with their families as an alternative to foster care. Their therapeutic foster care (TFC) services support youth from infant to age 18+ with behavioral health challenges and special medical needs including autism. They also provides services and support to match them to adoptive homes, promote healthy development and prepare youth emancipating from the foster care and/or juvenile justice system, and offer in-home and community-based behavioral health services.
4615 Hilton Corporate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
Intake: (888) 590-7239 or (614) 729-2024
safy.org/ohio

St. Vincent Family Center Community & Family Services

    • Outpatient Family Services is a family-centered counseling service for children, ages 2-18 and their families. They also offer psychiatric services to children. Families and caregivers are encouraged to be actively involved in the treatment of the children.
    • Early Childhood Mental Health programs are Early Childhood Mental Health- Consultation, Early Childhood Mental Health- Treatment, Helping the Noncompliant Child, and Incredible Years Parenting Program provide individual, family and group mental health consultation services and outpatient therapy to children and their families.
    • Community Support Services Program has two components: Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST) and Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT), both provide mental health and case management services to families with children 2-18 years of age (age 21 if considered to have a disability) who are having difficulty in school or at home, have poor coping skills and have mental, emotional and /or behavioral disturbances.

1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org/services/english

St. Vincent Family Center Residential and Respite Services

Serves youth ages 5 to 13 years old who have severe emotional or behavioral problems or failed treatment in the past. Referrals are typically made by social service agencies, community mental health agencies, caregivers and other providers in central Ohio and surrounding counties.
1490 East Main Street Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 252-0731, ask for Intake
svfc.org/services/english/residential-treatment

St. Vincent Family Center Therapeutic Programs

All these programs work with children who have behavior, emotional and/or social challenges. Their staff works closely with parents/caregivers to identify child and family strengths.

    • Therapeutic Preschool Program: Work with children ages 3 to 6.
    • Therapeutic School Age Program: The goal of the program is for children, once returned to a regular school setting, to successfully maintain their behavior and academic performance.
    • Therapeutic Afterschool Program: Services youth from 5-1/2 to 12 year of age. It is group-based; designed to prevent out-of-home placement or to aid in the transition from a more to less restrictive setting.

1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHS) Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

SAMHS is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that works to advance the behavioral health and reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. The service locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. The website also offers free apps, and parents resources on a wide range of topics for free.
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20852
National Helpline: (800) 662-4357 or (800) 487-4889 TTY
findtreatment.samhsa.gov

The Buckeye Ranch at Rosemont

Offers services for children and teens with school difficulties, ADHD, ADD, aggression, anger, abuse, trauma, sexually reactive, involvement in the criminal justice system, sexual abuse, bipolar disorder, depression and other general mental health issues. They will see children with substance abuse problems but it needs to be a secondary problem (and not the major diagnosis).
Program: office-based individual and family counseling and psychiatry, specialized programs for Somali youth, case management services, foster care services, in-home services, sexual abuse treatment, intensive and partial hospitalization services for children with severe mental disorders
Eligibility: males and females, all ages up to age 19
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (but no sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
2440 Dawnlight Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43211
(614) 471-2626
http://buckeyeranch.org

United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) Family Services

Two locations offer services to adoptive and foster care families.
Program: Provides foster care and adoption services, addresses anger management, independent living skills, and self-development.  Also assists families in preparing for adoption.  Post-adoption services provide clinical counseling and support for adopted children who may be struggling with day to day functioning.
Eligibility: males and females, ages 3 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
Adoption Services: 1033 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 855-5020
http://umchohio.org

Wellspring & Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

This Christian-based organization offers low-cost counseling at many locations throughout Columbus. Their student interns see clients at very reduced rates (sometimes as low as $5, depending on financial need), as part of their training in their masters program, under the supervision of licensed counselors. They also have licensed counselors who see kids with anxiety issues, behavior problems, depression, ADHD, stress, anger issues and more.
Program: Christian-based clinical counseling and coaching, psychological assessments, help with referrals to community services, no pyschiatry services or medication management
Eligibility: males and females, age 5 and older
Cost: many private insurances, self-pay at very reduced rates (sliding scale fees based on income), no government insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
1335 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(888) 236-4035 or (614) 538-0353
www.wellspringcolumbus.org

Youth Advocate Services (YAS)

Provides traditional and therapeutic foster care services in and around the central Ohio region, supports those who are interested in adopting through the Foster Care System with pre- and post-adoption support services. They offer Help Me Grow home visits and early intervention programs that serve children under the age of three with developmental delays and disabilities are available. Also YAS provides community respite services for families and caregivers to offer relief during difficult times, including emergency situations.
825 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 258-9927
yasohio.org