Bayshore Counseling Services in Sandusky, OH

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1634 Sycamore Line
Sandusky OH 44870

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Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Bayshore Counseling Services provides behavioral health care for adults, adolescents, children, and families. As part of its services, the center offers outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance misuse and co-occurring disorders. Additional services include prevention programming, general mental health care, and counseling for problem gambling, a service offered by 36.4 percent of rehabs in Ohio.


According to Bayshore’s website, clients first undergo a diagnostic assessment with a counselor or therapist. Based on evaluation findings, clinical staff recommend a course of treatment tailored to the individual client’s needs. All treatment utilizes the Stages of Change model and typically consists of individual, group, and family counseling. In some cases, medication may be prescribed.

For clients involved in the criminal justice system, the center offers specialized programs, including DUI education, court-ordered treatment, and anger management groups. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 35.7 percent of rehabs in Ohio offer a specialized program for criminal justice clients while 10.8 percent of rehabs in the state offer a DUI/DWI program.


According to Bayshore’s website, staff consists of social workers, master’s-level therapists, licensed chemical dependency counselors, behavioral health counselors, and mental health therapists. Bayshore is one of 216 rehabs in Ohio (comprising 52.8 percent of all rehabs in the state) that certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews from Bayshore center’s alumni; however, reviews on third-party sites were mostly positive. Twelve reviewers who submitted reviews to the center’s official Facebook page (which the facility's staff may manage) provided an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars.[1] Out of five stars, three reviewers on Google gave the facility a three-, four-, and five-star rating.[2]

Michelle, who rated the center a perfect five stars on Facebook, wrote in a representative review: “You get out of the sessions what you put into them...all staff are very helpful and knowledgable." However, others were less impressed with the staff. For example, alum Michelle P. wrote on Facebook in her one-star review: “They are very unprofessional they tell your business and make u ten times more unstable!!!!”


Despite disliking Bayshore’s “small town mentality,” the one loved one polled by to date gave a positive review overall. The anonymous reviewer provided four- and five-star ratings in nearly all evaluated categories, including the program’s treatment effectiveness, the center’s holistic offerings, and the staff’s level of training and experience. The loved one also highlighted the “Ratio of staff to clients” as a strength of the program.


Though has yet to receive any reviews from the facility's staff, reviews from three current and former employees on Indeed were mixed.[3] In a representative review, one former employee complimented the facility's treatment, writing, "They provided a decent service for mental health and substance abuse clients," but added that "the staff has room for improvement in their character and professionalism."


According to its website, Bayshore Counseling Services accepts self-pay, Medicaid, and plans from most major insurance companies. Qualifying individuals may be charged based on a sliding fee scale, an arrangement offered at 71.9 percent of rehabs in Ohio.

[2] GoogleReviews

Published on October 2019

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