Certified Counseling Services in Louisville, KY

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422 Heywood Avenue
Louisville KY 40208

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Located in Louisville, Ky., Certified Counseling Services (CCS) offers one of the state's only 48 (13.2 percent) long-term residential treatment programs to individuals with alcohol or drug addiction. It is amongst the 135 (37.2 percent) centers in the state with male-only groups and programming. The highly structured program is 24 months long and relies heavily on job training. Medical detox is not available.


Treatment is 12-step based and includes daily meetings and educational opportunities. The program is gender-specific and clients participate in both individual and group counseling that may address a range of issues common among men in recovery..

The treatment philosophy at CCS addresses what they believe are the five major tenets of “distress” for those with alcohol and drug addiction disorders: “emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and financial.” As such, families are encouraged to participate in the recovery process. Residents learn about recovery and other life skills that help them once they have completed the program. These life skills include budgeting, career development, and personal financial management.

Clients are expected to maintain employment, pay rent, and clean their own living areas. CCS has a noteworthy partnership with Johnson’s Commercial Flooring Company, which trains and employs many of CCS’s clients as part of vocational training.


According to the facility’s website, the staff consists of a resident manager and certified alcohol and drug counselors. The single Rehabs.com survey respondent to date provided a four-star rating for the center staff's level of experience and training.


Residents live in one of two available community homes and abide by community rules. Otherwise, no further information is available about the accommodations and amenities available at Certified Counseling Services; however, the one individual polled to date on accommodations and amenities gave a perfect five-star rating.


To date, Rehabs.com has not yet received reviews from alumni of Certified Counseling Services. However, on its Facebook page, which CCS can manage, the facility received 4.9 out of five stars from seven reviewers to date.[1] Many of the reviews praised the facility for its employment and life skills programs. “A program that works,” alum Sam wrote. “Saving men’s lives through work and self discipline.”


To date, Rehabs.com has received a single review from a loved one for Certified Counseling Services. The review was mostly positive, with five out of five stars for cleanliness, meals and nutrition, treatment effectiveness, and family participation. C.L.W. wrote, “This is a very difficult program with a high success rate. It is a work program teaching a trade & enabling the client to be self supporting when they live.” However, the reviewer gave only one star out of five for the center's holistic offerings and its counseling options.

On Facebook, reviews were glowing. Loved one Cindy wrote that her “son paid off all his bills under the work program including the program fee, learned to live life under life's terms, restored family relationships, & just purchased a brand new car,” adding, “Not only saving lives...saving families and enriching relationships spiritually and emotionally.”


To date, there is no information regarding the cost of the program or financing options on the facility’s website; however, the sole Rehabs.com survey respondent to date awarded four out of five stars for the center's affordability. The loved one polled by Rehabs.com suggested that a portion of the resident's income is used to offset the cost of the facility.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/Certified-Counseling-Services-166816356668872/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Published on October 2018

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This is a very difficult program with a high success rate. It is a work program teaching a trade & enabling the client to be self supporting when they live. This program teaches their clients how to live on life's terns one day at a time. It is 2 year program which saved my son's life. They possibly need more staffing. But I believe this is one of the best programs in the state. This program is so much more that a rehab facility. They believe it takes one year to complete the steps, and one year to learn to apply them and live life on life's terms one day at a time. My son completed this program & stayed on 2 more years as a House Manager. He is 4 1/2 yrs clean & sober today. He is self supporting & works his program. He has made many amends & continues to do so. He is working on restoring relationships. I strongly recommend this program.


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