Bristol Regional Counseling Center

Outpatient services for adults, children, adolescents, and families, provided by licensed or licensed-eligible clinicians; Crisis services are available 24/7 through both phone and face-to-face assessments. Access is available for mental health stabilization at the Crisis Stabilization Unit and more intensive A&D services at Magnolia Ridge Detoxification and Residential Treatment Center.

Psychiatric Services: Adult, Child and Geriatric Psychiatrists and Advanced Practice Nurses provide medication evaluation and monitoring for those who need psychotropic medication as part of their comprehensive treatment plan.

Case Management: Case management is a service that supports your treatment by helping you figure out what services you need, empowering you through person centered planning.

Expand descriptions below.


Bristol Regional Counseling Center
26 Midway St.
Bristol, Tennessee, 37620

Phone and Hours if needed/available
Phone: 423-989-4500

Evening Hours Available

Adult Outpatient Services

  • Crisis Services
  • Individual & Group Therapy
  • Co-Occurring
  • Marital & Family Therapy
  • Pharmacotherapy (Medication Management)
  • Case Management
  • Consultation & Education Services
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Intensive Outpatient A&D

Case Management

Case management is a service that supports your treatment by helping you figure out what services you need, empowering you through person centered planning. It links you to needed resources and community services, and providing community based support to help you get the most out of your recovery efforts. Case management can help you gain control of everyday problems, help you express your needs, make life less frantic, confused and overwhelming, and help you manage your recovery. We will work alongside you to develop a service plan, follow up to see the plan meets your needs and ensure you get the other services you require. Case management is a home/community based service.

Bridging the Gap/Older Adults Project

Growing older sometimes requires adapting to changing circumstances that often leads to feeling socially isolated, confused and/or disoriented. Bridging the Gap provides critical services such as prevention, early intervention and education about mental health issues to help adults cope with these changes. This community based program funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health helps Bridge the Gap, between the traditional physical and mental health needs of older adults. Geriatric specialists work with ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol to identify older adult patients who need mental health services. The program provides Primary Care Physicians education on mental health issues, training in collaborative care and psychiatric consultation.

  • ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol
  • Education on Mental Health Issues
  • Training in Collaborative Care
  • Psychiatric Consultation

Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services (IOP)

An abstinence-based treatment program is offered in a three-hour group format, three days a week.
 

Women's Recovery Services

Women's Recovery Services provide treatment to women at least 18 years old who are either pregnant, or have dependent children, and who have a substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder. The program is designed to provide specialized treatment to deal with the unique problems women face in recovery, and to address frequently encountered barriers to treatment and recovery. Treatment is geared toward women's needs relating to sexuality, relationships, domestic violence, and all forms of victimization.

Empowering Women to Recovery: Given the powerful hold of alcohol and other drugs, the failure to control use often creates feelings of defeat, shame, and guilt. Women's Recovery Services helps empower women in their recovery and helps them build healthier families.

Direct Services

  • Comprehensive Substance Abuse and Mental Health Assessment
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Psychiatric Services and Medication Management
  • Medication Training and Support
  • Recovery Skills Building
  • Leisure And Recreational Skills Building
  • Parenting Support
  • Family and Relationship Support
  • Transportation Services
  • Child Care
  • Recovery Check-Ups

Community Links

  • Vocational: Employment Counseling
  • Referral for At-Risk Children
  • Referral for Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Assistance in Accessing Medical Care

* Not all services are available at all locations
Women's Recovery Services receives funding from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol & Drug Services.

Children & Youth Services

A team of master's level therapists provide mental health and substance abuse services to children, youth, and their families who present with a variety of behavioral or emotional concerns to include ADHD, alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse, divorce issues, depression, and domestic violence. The therapist works with the family to find solutions in individual, group, and family sessions. The C&Y team also coordinates with teachers, juvenile court, state, the family physician, social service agencies, and other relevant professionals.

Case Management: Case management services are delivered in the office and in the community where the child lives. This can be the home, school, public library, parks or other child and family friendly locations. Case management helps children and youth who have emotional and/or behavior problems by assessing their needs and linking them and their families to needed resources and community services. The case manager helps plan treatment, family interventions, linkages, and will help monitor your child's progress and advocate for their needs. Case managers also assist during crisis situations. Case management is a home/community based service.

Children and their families may experience problems that need intervention. Some problems may be temporary including:

  • Stressful Life Events
  • Physical Illness
  • Family Separation or Divorce

Others may last a longer time and may include problems with:

  • Depression
  • Effects of Physical, Emotional or Sexual Abuse
  • Diagnosis of a Mental Illness
  • Learning Disability
  • Developmental Delays
  • Substance Abuse
  • Behavior Problems

Psychopharmacological Intervention: Our C&Y Psychiatrist specializes in treating children and adolescents and works with therapists and case managers to provide medical intervention, prescribe medication, and offer consultation on diagnosis and treatment from a medical perspective.

Children & Youth Services include:

  • Case Management
  • Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Treatment
  • Individual & Family Counseling
  • Crisis Services
  • Children First
  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)
  • Psychopharmacological Intervention
  • Parenting Classes
  • Tobacco Education Program
  • C &Y Continuous Treatment Team (CTT)
  • Comprehensive Child & Family Treatment

Arts Smart

A&D Prevention Program, School-based arts enrichment / parent involvement program shares ideas about prevention of Alcohol & Drug Use, and other Risky Behaviors. Arts programs for middle and high school include:

  • Karate
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Drama

Children First

A court-mandated program for divorcing parents with children under age 18 is provided using the Children in the Middle curriculums. The moderators use videotaped scenarios and lead discussions concerning the effect of divorce issues on children. Preliminary Mediation Education is also given explaining access to Sullivan County's Family Mediators.

  • Counseling Classes
  • Preliminary Mediation Education

Comprehensive Child & Family / C&Y Continuous Treatment Team

Comprehensive Child & Family Team are intensive in-home programs offering therapy and case management for families whose children are at-risk of hospitalization, out-of-home placement, or are being transitioned back into the home from placement. The program serves individuals in the eight Northeast Tennessee counties serviced by Frontier Health. The program helps families design services to fit their unique needs. After assessing the child, behavioral health specialists provide:

  • In-Home Family Therapy
  • Linkage to Frontier Health Services
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Parenting Assistance
  • Individualized Behavioral Plans
  • Linkage to Educational Services and Other Agencies

Exploring Addictions

A weekly educational alcohol and drug treatment program is provided in a 90-minute group format

Parenting Classes

Frontier Health offers parenting classes to help parents reduce problem behaviors and increase communication and family unity. The program helps parents develop effective, healthy responses to resolve conflict. Parents focus on behavior modification and social learning.

Student Assistance Program

Students may self-refer through their guidance counselor.

SAP is designed to work closely with teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators to identify students who are at risk of falling behind in schoolwork, have mental health issues, alcohol and drug issues, etc. Referrals for SAP services can be made by faculty, staff, friends, families, peers, and students themselves.

The counselor is skilled in child and family counseling and trained to address behavioral health issues including ADHD, alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse, divorce issues, depression, anger issues, domestic violence, and crisis intervention. Clinical services for at-risk students with academic, social, and/or behavioral problems. Helps schools maintain safe, disciplined learning environments. Consultation for teachers and collaboration with counselors is provided.

Tobacco Education Program

Tobacco Education is a program for adolescent individuals with problems resulting from tobacco usage. This is not a �Quit Smoking� group but does emphasize education about the negative effects of tobacco, and helps to empower individuals with healthy decision-making skills. The goal is to reduce the numbers of adolescents using tobacco.