The Counseling Center, Inc., Marsh House

411 Court Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, 45662



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About the Facility


The Counseling Center, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help individuals with substance abuse, mental health, and physical health. We have licensed chemical dependency and mental health counselors dedicated to providing caring and comprehensive treatment that will help you get your life back on track.



Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Individualized Treatment

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Facility Highlights
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Mental health counseling
  • Medication assisted treatment

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The Marsh House provides outpatient treatment and sober living housing for men dealing with chemical dependency, placing it among the 41.4 percent of facilities in Ohio that offer treatment specifically for men. As a part of the Counseling Center, Inc., a community-based addiction treatment service, clients will have access to medication-assisted detoxification services on an ambulatory basis.


Programming incorporates 12-step fellowship with evidence-based treatment, which is only used by 73.1 percent of Ohio’s facilities. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) are used to address addictive behavior. Clients will participate in individual, group, and family counseling sessions, as well as attend educational classes and coping skills workshops.

Those who need ambulatory detoxification from opioids can be prescribed Suboxone or Subutex to help minimize the discomfort of withdrawal and help curb cravings. Suboxone is used in 37.9 percent of Ohio’s facilities.

While living at Marsh House, residents also attend 12-step meetings and perform associated step-work. Clients can expect weekly drug tests and gain a sponsor.


Programs at the Counseling Center, Inc. are facilitated by professional, licensed counselors dedicated to the principles of recovery. The center employs house supervisors, program directors, and case managers. Marsh House is a part of the 52.8 percent of treatment facilities in Ohio accredited by CARF. To date, the four individuals polled by approved of the staff's aptitude.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.5/5


According to the facility's websitel, the Marsh House appears to be a homelike, two-story brick facility located in a residential neighborhood. To date, the four individuals polled by appreciated the upkeep of the facility.

Cleanliness: 4.5/5


At the time of this writing, three alumni provided mostly positive feedback about their experiences at The Marsh House. One alum noted that it was successful where other programs hadn’t been. The other gave two out of five stars for its holistic offerings, but four out of five stars or higher for its level of family participation, cleanliness, affordability, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. However, one alum indicated that while they “have a very strong drug program”, they were a “Little weak on drinking problems.” The third alum gave four out of five stars for most categories, including the experience of the staff and treatment for co-occurring disorders. This alum noted a lack of amenities as a facility weakness.

On Google, Counseling Center James K Marsh House has a four out of five and a five out of five-star review.[1] On CiteHealth, the single five out of five-star reviewer indicated that the program was successful.[2]


The sole loved one responding to a poll at this time of writing reported more moderate feelings about the Marsh House. The wife of a client gave three out of five stars for the level of family participation, writing: “Doesn't have the family involved in the treatment plan hands on.” She also provided a rating of just one star for the ease of communication with her husband during treatment.


The Counseling Center, Inc. accepts a range of private insurance plans and offers a sliding fee scale for uninsured clients.

[1] GoogleReviews

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  • Michelle
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    Doesn't have the family involved in the treatment plan hands on. I personally do not have experience, it was my husband who attended. In our area at the time there wasn't many places to go to unless you have thousands of dollars; it costs more to get clean & sober than to keep using. Luckily this facility does offer beds to people with Medicaid, being that majority of people that use are in the low income bracket & qualify for government help.
  • James
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    The AA program has a 100% success rate, if and only if you actually work the steps as laid out in the book. It only fails if a person for some reason can't be honest, and their are some who seem to be unable.
  • Anonymous
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    They have a very strong drug program. Little weak on drinking problems. Had to go to this place a part of my drug conviction treatment was in house 60 days it taught me a lot have been clean ever since
  • Anonymous
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    Counselors were good. Aminities could've been better. I was addicted to pain pills and was able to beat the addiction with their help

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