A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone's ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.
Recovery, including meaningful roles in social life, school and work, is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process. ( See more at: http://www.nami.org)
Guidance Center Treatment Services
The Guidance Center is the Community Mental Health Center serving the communities of western Arkansas. The Guidance Center provides a wide-array of quality behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents and adults. These services are for the treatment of mental, behavioral and substance use disorders.
We have a multi-displinary approach to treatment which gives you a broad range of treatment options under one provider. Our staff includes licensed counselors, clinical social workers and psychologists who are educated and specialize in the treatment of mental and substance use disorders. These services include:
- Outpatient Counseling
- Substance Use Treatment
- Psychological Testing
- Medication Management
- Group Therapy and
- A variety of programs for Children & Adolescents and Adults.
The Guidance Center has several specialty programs for children which include LEAP, CASSP and WATCH. School-based counseling services, medication management, and family therapy are also available.
The Horizon Adolescent Program is for teens with substance use and mental health disorders. The residential program is located in Fort Smith and integrates mental health counseling, a traditional twelve-step model and an outdoor therapeutic adventure program to provide a holistic approach toward recovery.
Speciality services for adults include group therapy, adult day treatment, Horizon adult program, UAFS Counseling Clinic, Drug Alcohol Safety Education and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Mental & Substance Use Disorders
We invite you to visit Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for more information on various behavioral disorders such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Substance Use Disorders
Visit our Getting Started Page to get your first appointment or call 479-452-6650.