Child & Adolescent Services
Adolescent Outpatient Services provide specialized outpatient services to children and adolescents for the treatment of mental health, Substance Use Disorder, and co-occurring disorders. Clinicians are specialized in the treatment of childhood trauma and hold specialty training and certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Intergenerational Trauma and Neuro-Developmental Trauma, as well as possessing Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor designation.
The outpatient approach on recovery is less intensive than residential services, but offers a more flexible approach for those who need freedom to attend school. Clients meet for individual and/or group sessions that focus on living life in recovery. For those leaving residential treatment, outpatient services can provide a smooth transition from treatment to home life.
Adolescent Outpatient Services are offered at a number of Outpatient Offices across the Upper Peninsula. The availability of clinicians and services are different at each location, please call (906) 228-9696 for services that work for you.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Specialty Clinic
Great Lakes Recovery Centers (GLRC) established the Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Specialty Clinic to help address the unmet need for psychiatric and specialty mental health services for children and families. GLRC believes that effectively addressing adverse childhood experiences and mental health issues requires access to a full spectrum of services including psychiatric care, specialty assessment and treatment services, and clinicians specially trained in trauma, childhood development, and family systems.
GLRC’s philosophy for treating behavioral health needs is to assist individuals and families in finding their unique pathway to healing and understanding that no two individuals are the same. GLRC will help individuals utilize many different pathways to find their own personal path to healing.
The target population for services includes children and adolescents dealing with mild to moderate mental health issues that require the care of a licensed psychiatrist that cannot access these services through another system of care. Under the direction of a licensed psychiatrist, the specialty clinic will host a full spectrum of services designed for the treatment of youth between the ages of 5 and 17 including:
• Psychiatric Evaluations
• Medication Management
• Psychiatrist Consultations
• Parent Education
• Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Individual/Play Therapy
• Family Therapy
• Collaboration with community providers and coordination of care
• Family Systems Approach
The close proximity of children’s services allows for ease of access for coordination of auxiliary care, including individual, family and group therapy, as well as coordination of care with local medical practitioners.
The clinic is located at 97 S. 4th Street, Suite A, in Ishpeming and open Monday through Friday with special hours for psychiatric access. Conjoint mental health services for children can be scheduled with our specially trained children’s therapists on an ongoing basis.
GLRC accepts many insurance plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Magellen, and UPHP. Our dedicated team of specialists can assist you in determining if your insurance carrier covers these services. Referral for services can be made by contacting the Access Center at (906) 228-9696.
GLRC’s ABA Clinic provides assessment and evidence-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The ABA Clinic uses trauma-informed approaches while addressing behaviors.
Functional Behavior Assessments are conducted to help identify why ongoing behavior patterns are occurring. This is a crucial step in developing adaptive behaviors to help address ongoing behavioral issues. Adaptive behaviors are then taught to children in a clinical setting with trained staff members. Parents and others close to the child receive instruction on how to help the child maintain these newly learned skills in their daily lives.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a specialized treatment modality that is considered evidence-based, best practices for the treatment of trauma related issues in children. Please contact our local Access Center at (906) 228-9696 for more information about services available in your area.
Medical Services are available
GLRC Medical Services are offered in a variety of locations throughout the Upper Peninsula. These programs are staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who can provide medication assisted treatment along with treatment for health conditions, preventative care, education on health topics, and minor office procedures. Medical services are offered to any GLRC client , including children and adolescents, as well as the general public. Referral for services can be made by contacting the Access Center at (906) 228-9696.
Child & Adolescent Specialty Services provides comprehensive neuro-developmental trauma assessment services to children and adolescents throughout the Upper Peninsula. This assessment model is designed to screen and assess for the impact that exposure to complex trauma or toxic stress has on a child.
The neuro-developmental trauma assessment is comprised of a trans-disciplinary team of clinicians, including Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists and Behavioral Health Clinicians. This highly specialized program is designed for those children who experience developmental delays as a result of traumatic experiences. For more information call 906-228-9696 ext. 1016.