502 Princeton Rd Suite B, Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 461-0111

Tennessee Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling Services

Recovery Services & Programs


Services We Provide


Services may be funded by Insurance, by TNcare, or state grant funds (If verified inability to pay is established)

Open to Tennessee residents 18 years or older struggling with over use of or addicted to pain meds/opioids.  

New Clients 

​Come in today to get started

All new clients receive an initial consultation with a designated therapist to establish an individualized care plan and to provide resources on your journey.

Need Health INSURANCE?

We can help!​  We accept Medicaid and most Commercial Insurance plans such as: BCBS/Bluecare/Anthem BCBS, Amerigroup, VA Premier, Tricare Humana Military or Gold, Magellan, Cigna, Aetna, AARP Medicare Complete, UHC Commercial, Mertain Health, Capital Blue, Anthem Health Keepers.

All counseling services will be provided by a combination of licensed and license-eligible therapists, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers and certified peer recovery specialists.

Services must minimally, based on the individual’s service needs, include the following core components:

  •  Assessment: Each individual will receive a comprehensive and complete psychosocial assessment before admission to our program.  Appalachian Counseling Centers substance abuse addiction recovery counseling will help you identify your needs for effective recovery.
  •  Your HIPAA Release of Information: All new clients must sign a release of information in order for the ACC to access the referring provider and medical records related to the client’s treatment at ACC (i.e. MAT, urinary drug screens, diagnosis)
  • Recovery/Treatment plan: Each individual will collaborate with their counselor to create a comprehensive recovery plan. Recovery plans shall identify individual’s goals and strengths, as well as issues/problems, and use therapeutic standards to set specific measurable long and short-term goals and establish specific approaches and interventions necessary for the individual to meet these goals. Services will be designed to support individuals in self-management of their diagnoses.  The recovery plan shall be re-adjusted as there are changes in the individual’s condition, and reflect documentation of frequency and location of contact with the individual.  The recovery plan will be reviewed and revised as needed on an ongoing basis and at a minimum every 6 months.
  •  Comprehensive Community Support: Each individual will receive community support resources for shelter, food banks, employment opportunities, and education resources.
  •  Counseling (Group, Individual, Family and Couples): Each individual will have access to group, individual, family and couples counseling.
  • Service Coordination: Each individual will have meetings with the program scheduler to coordinate appointments and services.
  •  Assessment of need for crisis intervention: All staff will be trained to manage a crisis phone call or crisis intervention in the office.    
  •  Dietary Education: Dietary information will be provided during a group format by a licensed dietician.
  •  Employment Counseling: Clients will receive information and education regarding job fairs and employment interview counseling.
  •  Education Counseling: Clients will receive information and counseling regarding how to obtain a General Education Development  (GED).

Services We Provide​​​​

Group Therapy:

We offer a variety of evidence-based modules for IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) that is utilizes evidence-based practice approaches and that has a group format covering topics such as: NAS support group and individual therapy, but not limited to: 

Financial Management, Anger Management, Problem Solving, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Talk Therapy, Client Centered, Task-Centered Goals, Codependency, Relationships, Communication, Stress Management, Behavioral Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Coping Skills. 

Individual Therapy:

Providing goal-oriented plans and support to help meet your recovery goals. 

Family & Couples Therapy:

Relationship problems 

Communication Problems 

Recovery dynamics 

Conflict resolution 

Available upon request 

Pregnancy Support Group:

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Support 

Resources for parents 

Healthy Parenting 

Available upon request

Counseling Services Include:

  • Suicide Prevention 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Mental Health 
  • ​Drug & Alcohol USE 
  • Addiction/Co-occuring 
  • Recovery Services 
  • Support Groups 

Payment Options: 

Health Insurance
Credit Cards 

TN State Grant Program

​(For verified Individuals that meet the qualifications) 

Court Appearances:

Court appearances with a Therapist requires a one time fee.  If your therapists go to court multiple times it's a separate charge depending on each case.

If you need to get in touch with a therapist please call during regular buisness hours or to reschedule your appointment.  

Call us today

Phone        423-461-0111 or 423-461-0112

Fax            423-461-0113​

Email: admin@appalachiancounselingcenters.com

​​Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am -1:00 pm 

Sunday: Closed

Our Outpatient Program services are ongoing services and not for Emergency Services.  If you have a medical emergency please call 911 immediately. ***

***If you are having a crisis fill out contact form to be directed to the Crisis Text Line that serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.  ***

***For Tennessee crisis call 1-855-274-7471.   For assistance with you or someone that you know please call the National Suicide Prevention lifeline call 1-800-273-8255.***

Appalachian Counseling Centers adheres to The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, if the government entities receive federal funding, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 generally require that state and local governments provide qualified individuals with disabilities equal access to their programs, services, or activities unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of their programs, services, or activities or would impose an undue burden.

Articles posted are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, medical treatment, or therapy always seek advice of your physician or our in house qualified mental health professionals that can assist you with any questions you may have regarding any mental health system or medical condition.  Never disregard professional psychological or medical advice nor delay in seek in professional advice or treatment because of something you may have read on appalachiancounselingcenters.com.  

We look forward to working with you and providing you with a plan so you can achieve your goals!!

Latest news

Treating Addiction On All Levels

A good treatment program recognizes these elements and works to treat the addiction on all levels:

  • Emotional                              
  • Mental                                
  • Physical                                  
  • Social  

CBT is based on the premise that a person’s problems and difficulties stem from their struggles with the cognitive and behavioral aspects of their life. The National Institute on Drug Abuse cites that “Cognitive-behavioral strategies are based on the theory that in the development of maladaptive behavioral patterns like substance abuse, learning processes play a critical role.” Because of the interplay between a person’s thoughts and actions and reactions, a person’s life and mental and emotional health can become imbalanced to the extent that their feelings and behaviors might be impacted, things that could lead to, or further propagate substance abuse and addiction.

Why Does CBT Work?

This gives a person power over their life, even if certain external situations do not change, by changing the way you think and react to them, you can ultimately alter the way you feel and behave. A person can learn to change their behavior by learning and understanding why they behave a certain way. This can be especially useful in helping a person to learn how to deal with the triggers and cravings that might incite the desire to use drugs or alcohol.

Finding sobriety and maintaining it so that you can have a successful and long-lasting recovery can at many times be a difficult journey. Every person contending with an addiction is unique, each carries with them their own diverse set of experiences, emotions, perceptions and expectations—all things that shape both their addiction and their recovery journey in a way that is specific to them.

For these reasons, treatment also needs to be diverse—it needs to encompass an array of methods and practices that can apply to people in every walk of life, in every way that they might need, so they have the best chance towards a successful recovery. Therapy is one of the foundational elements of a good treatment program. It is something that helps to lend balance, strength and perspective to your life, while bridging the gap between the past, present and future. Therapy teaches you the skills that you need to overcome the stress, triggers, cravings and negative emotions that might threaten your sobriety.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “Psychotherapy, also known as ‘talk therapy,’ is when a person speaks with a trained therapist in a safe and confidential environment to explore and understand feelings and behaviors and gain coping skills.” Psychotherapy contains different forms of therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which has continuously shown great impact and lasting success within the field of addiction treatment.

  • Trauma 

  • Personality Disorders

Re-invent your attitude and invest in a healthy life style by learning through recovery education and create a plan for a new life!!

Life comes with many stresses:working, paying bills, staying healthy, and making sure your kids are safe and happy are just a few of the things you have to worry about on a daily basis. It can be difficult to know the best ways to cope with those feelings without taking them out on your children, especially when it’s been a long day and everyone is tired; however, it’s imperative to learn healthy coping methods to keep from having emotional outbursts directed at your little ones, which can give them their own anxiety or cause them to lash out at others in return. If you’ve ever found yourself yelling over something like a spilled cup of juice, you can probably benefit from a break so that you can step back, look at the issues at hand, and make some changes.

Fortunately, it’s a cycle that can be prevented if you have a good plan. Taking good care of yourself is one of the best ways to start, and that includes being careful about substances. Abusing drugs or alcohol in order to cope with stress is an easy path to go down, but it can be a dangerous one that leaves you feeling worse than before. It’s important to find healthier ways to deal with your feelings, in part so that you can lead by example for your children.

Here are the best ways to get started.

  • Practice Self-Care
  • Think Big Picture
  • Look Forward to Something
  • Go Easy On Yourself

Practice Self-Care

Self-care involves many different things, and it’s different for everyone. Some people feel they get more out of exercising everyday than they do relaxing, so if that makes you happy and more energized, go for it! Or, you might find that making time for yourself to sit with a good book or have a long lunch with friends makes you feel good. Think about the activities that will help you feel relaxed in a healthy way, and try to do at least one a day in order to reduce stress.

This will also keep you from turning to substances for relief, because when we let the stress pile up, it can be harder and harder to find positive ways to cope. Keep in mind that drugs and alcohol are only a temporary relief, and that your problems will still be there after the effects wear off. Learning how to cope in the moment will help you figure out a solution that really works.

Think About the Big Picture

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to look at what’s truly important. When work has you stressed and the bills are piling up, it’s often difficult to take a breath and remember that it’s just a season; everything will pass, but your family will be yours forever. Make it a point to think about all the good things in your life, and talk about them over dinner with your loved ones. Have everyone say one thing they’re grateful for. Not only will it help you see the positive side, it will allow your children to take a step back and look at the big picture, as well.

Give Yourself Something to Look Forward To

Getting caught up in the monotony of work and responsibilities can make life seem like one long, never-ending job. Having something to look forward to can ease those feelings and help you look to the future with hope, so plan out a family vacation for the summer, or just a short road trip for yourself and a friend. You can also promise yourself a treat, which can be as big as buying a new piece of furniture or as small as enjoying an ice cream sundae at the end of a long day. It doesn’t have to be something expensive; just knowing that you have something you really want waiting for you can help you stay positive and keep stress at bay.

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Most parents know what it’s like to feel guilt over an outburst directed at their child; it happens. When it’s been a long day, and everyone is tired and hungry and pushing one another’s buttons, it’s very easy to let your stress or anger over something that happened at work come out toward someone else. Try not to be hard on yourself if this happens; simply take a deep breath, take a time-out if possible, and talk to your child about your feelings (and theirs). Let them know that you aren’t upset with them and listen to what they have to say. Communication is a big part of reducing stress, even if your child is very young.

Why Is Individualized Treatment Important?

While addiction can affect anyone, the way that it arises in each person’s life widely varies. A combination of risk factors contribute to the addicted state and subsequently inform our treatment methods.

With prolonged alcohol or drug abuse each individual sets goals differently such as short term or long term goals. A person’s body and mind decline under the weight of the substance and other facets of their life begin to fall apart as well. This tragic state further enforces their drug use as they attempt to numb the negative feelings associated with pain.  That is why it is important to treat the individual rather than treating others the same.

We want to be there for your long term recovery not just in person so keep in touch by subscribing and staying informed of the latest advances in mental health.

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  • 105 Broyles Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601, United States

  • 501 Watauga E Ave, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601, United States

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              502 Princeton Road unit B, Johnson City, TN 37601 

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