ASAP is Cincinnati’s premiere outpatient treatment center for teenagers and their families struggling with substance use.

Individual Therapy

ASAP offers Individual Therapy services for teens adolescents.

Individual therapy is a partnership between the client and the therapist. Teens work with a trained ASAP professional to explore and identify problem behaviors, establish goals for change, and work toward completing these goals. Therapy is a responsive service that is adapted to the changing needs of the client. Through specific interventions, therapy helps clients to become more skilled at managing life stressors without turning to drug and/or alcohol use.

Teens are encouraged to build understanding of how their emotions, behaviors, personality, and triggers play a role in their difficulties. Clients are also encouraged to identify thoughts, beliefs and perceptions while weighing the direct impact they have on emotional states. 

A recommendation for individual counseling at ASAP occurs after the assessment or during treatment. It is generally recommended for one of three reasons:

  1. The results of the assessment indicate that the adolescent does not have a substance use disorder, however the clinician suggests further individual treatment for a mental or behavioral health problem that was discovered during the evaluation process.
  2. During, or at the conclusion of, substance use disorder treatment the clinical staff of ASAP becomes aware that a teen’s mental or behavior health issues warrant further treatment to enhance recovery.
  3. The teen is unlikely to benefit from group therapy due to individual factors.

Finding the right fit for individual therapy.

ASAP focuses on helping teens and their parent(s) find the best choice for individual therapy and offers both ASAP clinicians and outside providers as options. Should you require an external referral, ASAP clinical staff will assist you and your teen to find a good fit. Referrals are made based on a variety of factors including: presenting issues, convenience of treatment options, insurance coverage, and clinical expertise of the referral source.