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Monarch Counseling Center

CAT’s Monarch Counseling Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of those who experience addiction, mental health issues, and other life difficulties that could challenge recovery.

Personalized, professional counseling empowers individuals and families to build the skills needed to begin the recovery process.

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Monarch Family Services

What are Monarch Family Services?

Monarch Family Services are offered as a new way to emphasize the “rebuilding families” part of our mission. Through our Monarch Family Services, the loved ones of those in recovery are provided the opportunity to receive their own, essential care in an educational format.

What is our education group?

Education group is the core of our Monarch Family Services. During these services, participants are given the opportunity to learn and grow in a once a week, four time program at no charge. Within the that time, family members will learn more about not only their loved one’s recovery, but also about themselves and one another as they connect over shared experiences.

Who is eligible for Monarch Counseling Center?

Monarch Counseling Services are available to the loved ones of anyone who suffers from the disease of addiction.

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Intensive Outpatient Counseling (IOP)

What is IOP?

IOP is an exciting new treatment option featuring structured and evidence-based individual and group counseling services for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Individualized sessions are  specialized to counsel personalized goals for recovery, and occur once a week for an hour. Meanwhile, group sessions explore a research grounded curriculum and occur three times a week in three hour increments.

What is the difference between IOP and other treatment options?

IOP is a treatment option for people who may benefit from treatment in a less structured environment than is found in residential services, but more intensive than weekly or biweekly outpatient services. This program offers patients the ability to apply their newly acquired skills within ‘real world’ environments.

Who is eligible for IOP?

While available to everyone, completing an assessment with our Access team will allow us to recommend the best level of care in terms of treatment for each patient. The program is available for drug and alcohol treatment, with plans to include gambling in the future as this new venture develops.

How long is IOP?

Due to it’s individualized nature, the span of a patient’s time in IOP varies, as it is dependent on each person’s singular progress and barriers. The average length of treatment is currently 90 days.

Learn more about IOP

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Outpatient Counseling

What are our Outpatient Counseling Services?

Our essential Outpatient Counseling services offer patients participation in our Continuing Care Program for those who have completed Short-term Residential Treatment, and Outpatient Counseling for Problem Gambling, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse.

What is Outpatient Counseling?

Outpatient Counseling is a great opportunity for individuals to receive treatment for problem gambling, mental health, and substance abuse. Once a patient has been assessed and they are admitted to begin services, they will be paired with a counselor who matches their needs and begin their sessions. Together, the counselor and patient will communicate and determine the best plan and schedule based on their established treatment plan and the severity of symptoms.

What is Continuing Care?

After a patient has completed Inpatient treatment, they may join our 12 week Continuing Care (CC) program. There, they are given support they need as they re-immerse back into the daily life and learn important coping skills through weekly, 90 minute meetings. 

The Gambling Program (new!)

What is the Gambling Program?

Our Gambling Program provides patients with customized, evidence-based problem gambling disorder treatment. Using the Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention curriculum created by experts in the problem gambling disorder treatment field, our team of trained, outpatient counselors lead the 2-3 part recovery program.

What are the phases of the Gambling Program?

Patients will first complete an online group hosted virtually by a trained counselor or may complete the same curriculum during in-person, one-on-one treatment sessions. Next, all patients complete individual after-care counseling on-site. Ongoing treatment is then available on a need basis and can be accessed once the program has been completed.

Why do we use virtual and in-person treatment methods?

The Gambling Program is designed to fits each patient’s needs using an individual, personalized treatment plan. By offering problem gambling recovery services on both a virtual and face-to-face basis, patients are empowered to receive full counseling care in the way that best adjusts to their lifestyle.

How long is the Gambling Program?

This 12 week treatment plan features 8 weeks of Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention curriculum, followed by 4 weeks of after-care counseling.

Learn more about the Gambling Program

Support Groups

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Family Support Groups at CAT

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are independent organizations founded to support the families and friends of those suffering from alcohol and/or drug dependencies and host weekly meetings at CAT. Please note that child-care services are not provided during these meetings.

For more information, give one of our licensed counselors a call at (513) 381-6672.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group Meeting – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Al-Anon Family Support Group Meeting – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

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Monarch Family Services Education Group

Our free Monarch Family Education Group is a rolling, four-week education session where family members can learn about the disease of addiction and how to begin the healing process. All meetings take place in our Spaulding Recovery and Family Care Building located at 834 Ezzard Charles Drive in Cincinnati.