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Counseling Referral Guide/Resources

Last Updated: 12/1/2020 7:54 PM

The following list of mental health professionals is purely informative; no particular therapist, counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist is recommended or endorsed by Spencerville Schools. Many of the professionals listed here accept insurance payment and/or offer a sliding payment scale based on ability to pay. It is always wise, however, to check before making an appointment.The following list of mental health professionals is purely informative; no particular therapist, counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist is recommended or endorsed by Spencerville Schools. Many of the professionals listed here accept insurance payment and/or offer a sliding payment scale based on ability to pay. It is always wise, however, to check before making an appointment.

 
 
 
CRISIS HOTLINE 1 - 800 - 567 - 4673  
ALLEN COUNTY
CHILDREN SERVICES
24-Hour investigation and crisis intervention services regarding abuse/neglect.
Cost of services:  No payment necessary
419-227-8590
AUGLAIZE COUNTY
CHILDREN SERVICES

24-Hour investigation and crisis intervention services regarding abuse/neglect.
Cost of services:  No payment necessary
www.allencsb.com

419-738-7773
VAN WERT COUNTY
DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES
24-Hour investigation and crisis intervention services regarding abuse/neglect.
Cost of services:  No payment necessary
419-238-5430

AIDS RESOURCE CENTER

Ellis Building, 329 N. West Street, Suite B
Case management, crisis intervention, support groups, and emergency financial aid. Also, limited availability of prevention/education services to at-risk groups as well as those currently infected/affected by HIV. Call to request a presentation, etc.
Cost of services:  No cost for services
www.arcohio.org
419-222-0827

AL-ANON

Al-Anon is the fellowship of spouses and other family members from homes where there is an alcohol problem.  It offers help in understanding the nature of alcoholism and coping with the problem within the home.  Gives support to the nonalcoholic family members and offers suggestions in motivating the alcoholic member to seek help.
Cost of service: none
www.ohioal-anon.org
419-229-7484
ALLEN COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER 204 North Main St. Suite 303 - Lima
Parent Mentor- Information and support to families of disabled children, Preschool Services- Programming for disabled children (ages 3-5), Work Study - Vocational training and support of disabled students (ages 14-21), Speech and School psychology- assessment and intervention, SBH, MH, and Gifted Alternative Center- educational programming for "at- risk" students.
Cost of services: N/A
419-224-4607
ALLEN COUNTY FAMILY AND
CHILD FIRST COUNCIL
1501 S. Dixie Highway - Lima
Financial Assistance: Ohio Works First (formerly ADC), Medicaid, Food Stamps and Disability Assistance, Social Services For Adults, Families and Children, Case Management, Home Management &Transportation, Chore, Homemaker, and Protective Service for Adults, Health Related Services (including heartache and at risk pregnancy program, information and referral, Ohio works first and workforce investment act employment and training services; learnfare; LEAP, day care.
Cost of Services: no payment needed
419-221-0014
ALLEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 219 East Market St. - Lima
Services and testing of many health issues including communicable diseases.  STD Clinics available on Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost of Services: According to service needed
419-228-4457
ALLEN COUNTY JUVENILE COURT DIVERSION SERVICES 850 Spencerville Rd. - Lima
We do one time referrals with law enforcement, schools and their parents.  We also offer 3 tours after a special referral is completed.  These are held monthly.
Cost of Services: None
419-998-5249
ALTERNATIVE BEHAVIORAL SERVICES 2018 Eastown Rd. - Lima
Assessment for ADHD, learning disabilities, counseling with parents and coordinating with the schools; Oppositional Defiance Disorder; counseling services, Marriage and Family Counselors.
Dr. Thomas Hall, PhD- Intervention Specialist for Learning Disabilities
419-999-1799
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER LTD. 2018 Eastown Rd. - Lima
Tutoring Instructors on site, Specializes in Learning Disabilities and Special Learning.  3 Full-time Tutors available-pre-school-adult levels
Cost of Services: 1 set intake fee.  Hourly rate- $27.00 for 50 minutes tutoring
419-999-1799
APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 2371 Western Ohio Ave. - Lima
Child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry/psychotherapy; anxiety and depression, marital and divorce issues; self-esteem/school problems; sexual counseling.
Frederick Ferri, PhD
Michael Schaefer, LICDC
Thomas Hustak, PhD
Victor Wei, MD
Cost of Services: check insurance carrier
419-228-4555
BIG BROTHERS-BIG SISTERS OF ALLEN COUNTY 649 West Market St. - Lima
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Matches children with mature, responsible, and responsive adults who have volunteered their time and friendship, screens applicants, maintains supervision of matches. Buddies: Matches children with mature, responsible, and caring high school students who have volunteered their time and friendship, gives high school students an opportunity to do community service with children, have weekly activities with children, which include crafts, swimming, and recreational activities, maintains supervision of activities, provide weekly recreation as well as arts and crafts.
Cost of Services: N/A 

419-228-8664

COVENANT MINISTRY SERVICES 1130 W. Market St. - Lima
Individual counseling with adults, children, and adolescents; marriage counseling; family counseling; premarital counseling; group counseling; Christian counseling setting available.
Richard Weir, DMin  Tom Holmes, DMin  Jennifer Schmidt, PCC  Michael A. Meckstroth, MA, PCC
Peggy Lawrence, RNC, PCC, MSW
Cost of Services: Adjusted scale available and check insurance carrier.

419-228-2070

CRIME VICTIM SERVICES 116 W. North St. - Lima
1) 24 Hour Rape Crisis Line 2) Victim rights and hearing notification 3) Court Advocacy and Victim Impact Statements 4) Assistance with (state) compensation, (criminal) restitution, and (local) emergency costs 5) crisis counseling 6) Victim Ministry 7) Victim Offenders Mediation 8) Victim Impact Panels
Cost of Services: Free and confidential

419-222-8666

CROSSROADS CRISIS CENTER, INC. Shelter (24 Hour), Crisis Hotline, Comfort and Support, Advocacy, Accompaniment, Court Escort, Victim Rights Information, Victim Case Notification, Assist with Victim compensation, Support Groups for Battered Women and Others, Children's Programs, In-Service Training, Community Education and Prevention
Cost of Services: Free and Confidential
419-228-4357
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER 799 S. Main St. - Lima
Outpatient counseling; mental health and drug/alcohol evaluation and therapy; individual, group, and family counseling; marriage counseling; counseling for abused children, youth, offenders, or families; psychiatrist available for evaluation
Cost of Services: Families can afford services at FRC.  Our agency accepts Medicaid and insurance as primary forms of payment; additional assistance for low income families is provided by our sliding fee scale.
419-222-1168
HEARTBEAT OF LIMA 3225 W. Elm St. - Lima
1. 24-hour phone hotline  2. pregnancy testing  3. maternity and infant clothing and supplies  4. emergency supplies of formula and diapers (with referral)  5. education updated
Cost of services: none
419-222-7945
HIV/AIDS TESTING SITE-ALLEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. FREE confidential or anonymous HIV testing in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, and Van Wert counties.
Cost of services: none
419-228-4457
LIFE MANAGEMENT CENTER 915 W. Market St. - Lima
Specializes in treatment of children; play therapy; behavior problems; hyperactivity, mood swings, temper control.  Treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, women issues, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse.  Individual, family, and group counseling; stress management.
Dr. Young Rhee, MD
Staff of 10 Licensed Social Workers
cost of services: cash only
419-224-6222
LIMA-UMADOP INC. PREVENTION & TREATMENT 608 W. High St. - Lima
Domestic Violence Prevention/Intervention, Youth Mentoring/Tutoring, Teen Peer Educators (Teen Drama Group), Parenting Classes, In-School VATOD Prevention/Intervention Classes (Middle Schools)
Cost of Services: Cash Only
419-222-4474
THE MARSH FOUNDATION 1229 Lincoln Highway
P.O. Box 150 - Van Wert
1) Group Homes one Male (1-10 clients) Ages 7-17 one Female (1-10 clients) Ages 7-17 2) Treatment Foster Care 3) Program A: Specialized residential sex offender treatment-Marsh Individualized Treatment Services (MITS). One group home: 1-10 males; ages 10-17 Program B. Sex offender treatment foster care with specialized homes. 4) Counseling/Psychotherapy Services-Ohio Dept. of Mental Health Certified. 5) Testing a. Diagnostic Assessments b. Psychosexual Assessments c. Full range battery of intelligence, achievement, personality, and projective testing with analysis, interpretation with an evaluative psychological report. 6) Community Support Provider (C.S.P.)/Case Manager. 7) Family Based in-home or home-based services. 8) On grounds school, part of Lincolnview Local School System. 9) Registered Nurse on Contract
Cost of Services: Call agency for pricing.
419-238-5437
PATRICK, CAROL, PhD 1037 W. Market St. - Lima
Clinical & development psychology; children, adolescents, and adults; individual and group counseling; play therapy; developmental disabilities; gifted individuals; behavioral problems; relationship difficulties; custody evaluations; self-confidence/self-esteem; assertiveness training
Cost of Service: Accepts Medicaid and check insurance carrier
419-222-5077
PERSONAL GROWTH COUNSELING 1128 West Market St. - Lima
Adult, adolescents, children; marriage & family counseling; anger management, child therapy; behavioral/school problems; parenting concerns; domestic violence; grief/loss; eating disorders, sexual abuse issues; depression, anxiety, divorce adjustment
Kay Schamp, LISW (specializes in children)
Rosalie Stlucka, LISW
Cost of services: check insurance carrier and payment options available
419-222-2255
PRACTICE OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, INC. 1000 W. Market St. - Lima
Individual and family counseling; children, adolescents and adults; emotional and behavioral problems; self-esteem stress management; sexual counseling; alcohol dependency; evening and Saturday hours available.
Jerry L. Zimmerman, PhD
Glen F. Strobel, PhD-specializes in children and adolescents 
Berry A. Jennings, MS, LISW
Cost of services: Check insurance carrier
419-227-5515
SAFE HARBOR RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER 647 South Jameson Ave. - Lima
1. crisis counseling 2. family meetings 3. shelter 4. food 5. parenting classes (call to register) and monthly trainings (call to register)
Cost of services: none
419-228-7233
SALVATION ARMY 441 E. Eighth St. - Lima
Substance and alcohol abuse programs; food pantry; spiritual emergency assistance; Christmas assistance.
Cost of services: none
419-224-9055
ST. RITA'S CHILD/ ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL SERVICES 718 W. Market St. - Lima
Outpatient facility to address psychological problems in children and adolescents; suicide threats or attempts; severe emotional disturbances; individual and group counseling; psychiatric testing available
Cost of services: accepts medicaid and check insurance carrier
419-226-9590
YMCA, LIMA FAMILY YMCA 345 S. Elizabeth St. - Lima
Adult, Youth, and Family Programs sports, aquatics and educational, Tutoring through achievers club, low income housing Spring and West St. building, senior program physical and educational, childcare school age-summer day camp/after school daycare
Cost of services: vary with the different programs
419-223-6045
YWCA OF LIMA, YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION 649 W. Market St. - Lima
Swimming and exercise programs.  Informal education classes, interest groups, support groups, opportunities for volunteering and advocacy for the needy, preschool children includes gross motor development classes, preschool classes, water programs.  First shift child care, after school programs, Preteens-Karate, summer youth programs, classes and recreational programs, life guard training, water safety instructions, senior fitness, adapted aquatics, arthritis aquatics and corporate fitness groups.
cost of services: memberships and program fees vary according to type of package and/or class.
419-228-8664
WESTWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER 120 W. Main - Van Wert
Outpatient counseling; crisis intervention; mental health; alcohol and drug counseling; eating disorders
24-hour HOTLINE: 1-800-523-3978 crisis intervention
Cost of services: accepts medicaid for Van Wert county and sliding fee scale available
419-238-6939