Counseling & Community Services

Applewood Centers is a private, non-profit child service agency that provides behavioral health services to children, youth and their families. Dedicated to addressing a variety of behavioral, emotional and learning problems, we provide a continuum of care in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties from outpatient counseling and psychiatry services to in-home and school-based counseling. Often times treatment includes siblings, parents and guardians, teachers and other significant people in the youth’s life. We have psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other professionals who are fluent in Spanish and able to provide bilingual counseling services.

Outpatient Counseling

For children up to age 21 who have mental health issues or exhibiting a variety of problematic behavioral issues including anger, sexual or physical abuse, bullying, risk-taking behaviors, social problems, family relations, and grief, trauma and loss. Our Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Treatment Services treats youth who have co-occurring mental health disorders with substance abuse. Outpatient services include individual, family and group therapy.

Psychiatry Services

Outpatient psychiatric support treatment is available for children and adolescents up to age 18 who are in need of medication to address mental health diagnoses. Services include psychiatric evaluation and medication management for a variety of disorders including development and learning issues, eating disorders, depression and bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and ADHD. All of our outpatient psychiatrists are board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry.

In-Home Services

In-home Therapy/Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST)

A number of teams provide counseling and CPST services for children and youth with emotional and behavioral disturbance, who have been witnesses of violence, who are reunifying with their families, and/or who are in conflict with their parents.

Multisystemic Therapy® (MST®)

Therapeutic and case management services for youth with serious behavioral problems and who are at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system, as well as for youth exhibiting problematic sexual behavior.
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Intensive Home-Based Treatment

Involves assessment, counseling and CPST services delivered multiple times per week to youth (and their families) who have severe emotional disturbance, may be at risk of out-of-home placement and need an intensive level of mental health treatment to be stable and safe. Services are provided primarily in client homes and other community settings.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

An evidence-based intervention designed to help children who have experienced very difficult or frightening events that impact their ability to function successfully. Involves a combination of psycho-education, skill-building and therapy, and may be provided within the context of outpatient or home-based services.

Early Childhood Mental Health

For children birth to age 6 who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioral difficulties. Provides solutions to parent-child relationship difficulties.
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Special Needs Child Care Consultation

Special training for child care providers, parents and home-based caregivers in Cuyahoga County who work with children with special needs. Helps to decrease suspension or expulsion from day care.
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School Based Counseling

We offer on-site counseling, assessment and case management services for students through grade 12 in school systems in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties including Cleveland Metropolitan, Lorain City and Elyria City school districts; charter schools, and throughout the Clearview, Columbia, Maple Heights, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Olmsted Falls, Richmond Heights, Sheffield/Sheffield Lake, Warrensville Heights, Wellington, and Westlake school district. Services include one or a combination of individual counseling, group counseling, and prevention groups.
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After School Group Counseling

This program provides group therapy for children ages 6 to 18 who require intensive behavioral health intervention for severe emotional or behavioral difficulties. Therapeutic themes include a range of skill development including anger management, impulse control, problem solving and coping, conflict resolution, and building positive relationships.
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