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|The following are the Groups Services that Congruent currently offers. If you
should have any questions or need more information in regards to the Groups and
Workshops, please Contact Us and let us know how we may be of service! If you
have an idea of a group that you would like to attend and we currently do not offer
it, please feel free to let us know! Thank you!
Teen Mental Health Group
Congruent Counseling Services (CCS) offers group for teens with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Social
Phobias, or other mental health concerns. Many teens with emotional difficulties feel isolated and
unsure of themselves in social settings. Working in a group allows teens to not only get feedback
from peers but also to try out newly learned skills in a safe environment. It has long been our belief
that kids will listen to other kids better then they will listen to some old stodgy therapist. This
group allows the teens to express themselves in a moderated format.
Group sessions will include family groups on a regular basis. Teens may also attend individual or
family counseling as needed. We find this type of group is the perfect augmentation to individual
This group will be covered by all major insurances. Teens with substance use or abuse issues will be
referred to Integrative Counseling’s outpatient treatment program.
Teen Girls Group
This group is a process group for teens suffering
from low self esteem, family issues, social issues,
depression, or anxiety. Many teen with emotional
difficulties feel isolated or unsure of themselves in
social settings. Working in a group allows teens to
not only get feedback from peers but also to try
out newly learned skills in a safe environment free
from judgment. In general, teen will listen to
other kids better than they will listen to parents,
teachers, or therapists. Working with girls in a
supportive environment helps them find healthy
appropriate ways to live and interact.
Teens that are actively using drugs, are suicidal or
not stable in any way are not appropriate for this
group. This group works best in conjunction with
individual therapy. Girls can attend both group
and individual therapy with Congruent
Counseling. Groups are offered every other
Saturday from 3:45 to 5:00 pm. Most major
insurances are accepted.
|Congruent accepts a
broad range of
therapist is licensed
in the State of
Maryland and is
companies. Call us to
find out who is in
your network. Please
click on the “Our
Counselors” link to
read about all of the
Congruent that are
here to help you and
the areas that they
Congruent Counseling Services (CCS) offers a dual diagnosis IOP for teens with mental health and
substance use issues. We have found over the years that most programs address either mental health
or substance use issues; neglecting half of most teens issues. Studies show:
Yet traditional addiction treatment often does not address mental health concerns. Mental health
treatment often ignores addiction or substance abuse issues. Both options treat only half the client’s
needs. Congruent Counseling seeks to address multiple issues at once – a whole person approach.
We address both mental and substance related issues at the same time utilizing group therapy,
psychoeducation, individual therapy, family group sessions, and family counseling. This Intensive
Outpatient Program is intended for teens who have had serious family, social, legal, or school problems;
who might not have succeeded in treatment previously; or who have a serious addiction. This is a
structured treatment program, certified by the State of Maryland, offering treatment three days a
week for three hours each day. The goal of this program is to help teens with serious substance use
problems and possible co-occurring mental health issues to accept what they need to do in order to
succeed in life.
Congruent accepts a broad range of insurances and is State of Maryland Certified to provide this
Intensive Outpatient Program. The facility is credentialed with most insurance companies. Please call
your insurance or Congruent Counseling to determine if we are in network.
|* Over 65% of substance addicted clients also have depression or some other mental health
* 50% of clients with mental health issues also self medicate or abuse substances.
* Only 30% of teens in treatment who currently meet criteria for abuse or dependence go onto
have life long problems with substances.
* This means 70% are not addicts!
Dual Diagnosis Teen Intensive Outpatient Program
It is no accident that we
chose the Chalice and
Face Illusion as the
symbol of Congruent
Counseling. We know
that people most often
feel healthy and happy
when their direction in
life is headed toward
where they want to be.
The identical faces
looking back at each
other represent a
person’s motivations and
behaviors – if they
match, a person is likely
to be happy and feel
fulfilled. The symbol of
the chalice represents
prosperity and good
fortune, as in a toast with
good friends during a
happy occasion. We
hope all our clients
achieve feelings of
prosperity, pride, and
satisfaction as might be
felt at such an event.
Young Adult Group
One of the most difficult times in life is the
transition from child to adult. Older teens and
young adults in their early twenties are expected
to make decisions that will affect the rest of their
lives: Will I go to college? Can I get in to the
college I want? Go to Trade School or directly
into a job? I’d love to move out on my own (or I
have to move out because I refuse to follow my
parents’ limits) but I can’t afford it, etc. Pair
these life decisions with the stresses of life and self
esteem and many young adults become
discouraged or stuck. Some may have a history of
depression and anxiety that contributes to these
The Young Adult Group is intended to help these
budding adults negotiate these decisions while
addressing any mental health concerns. Every
year, particularly around finals and mid terms, we
get calls! Some young adults may also be seen
individually in addition to these groups.
Our location—walking distance from the mall or
the Howard County Community College—is ideal
for young adults.
Substance Use or Abuse and
Dual Diagnosis Groups for
Teens or Adults
Congruent Counseling has paired with
Integrative Counseling to serve clients with
substance use issues. Clients may see an
individual therapist with Congruent Counseling
while attending groups at Integrative
Click here to see Integrative’s services or click
on our Substance Abuse link to the left.
Separate groups are offered for teens and
adults. We address substance use and
dependence problems, legal issues, DUI/DWI
concerns, and school referrals. We work closely
with schools, probation officers and lawyers to
help you manage your concerns while you are
Let us know how we can be of service!
Congruent Counseling and Integrative Counseling
strive to offer services that meet our clients’
needs. From time to time we get requests for
different groups to help a variety of clients. For
example, some years ago a number of female
clients with a history of depression and difficult
family concerns requested a support group. It
just turns out that several different ladies had
asked their individual therapist. Upon realizing
the need, one of our female therapists started just
such a group. Those clients benefited more and
more quickly than individual therapy alone. After
some time, those clients got better and moved on.
As group counseling can be vastly more effective
than individual counseling alone, our therapists
are happy to provide services that are needed!
Just let us know how we can help – if enough
people are interested, we will start a group to
meet that need.
|Congruent Counseling Services
Mental Health and Substance Abuse care for adults, teens and children
|Addictions and Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient
Program for Young Adults age 19 to 26
Congruent Counseling has developed a treatment model appropriate for those young adults who
may not wish to attend standard treatment models or who have not been able to succeed at other
treatment programs. We are credentialed with most major insurance companies. We welcome
working with other providers or programs.
Traditional addiction treatment often does not address mental health or family concerns to a
level needed for younger adults. Mental health treatment often ignores addictive or abuse
issues. Congruent Counseling seeks to address multiple issues at once – a whole person
||Many of these young adults are parental dependant or codependent with parents. Our
program will require parental involvement with the goal of helping parents to not enable.
||Many young adults in treatment do not have jobs and have far too much free time. We
require 12 step attendance, work, exercise/recreation and counseling.
||Over 65% of substance addicted clients also have depression or some other mental health
issue. This statistic holds true for young adults who often have less ability to deal with their
issues. All clients will be expected to work with an individual therapist. We are happy to
work with therapists outside our office.
||50% of clients with mental health issues also self medicate or abuse substances.
||Psychiatrist on staff who can prescribe suboxone and other addiction treatment medications.
||We accept most major insurances!