Substance abuse and behavioral disorders counselors typically do the following:


  • ​Evaluate clients' mental and physical health, addiction, or problem behavior and assess their readiness for treatment.
  • ​Help clients develop treatment goals and plans
  • ​Review and recommend treatment options with clients and their families
  • ​Help clients develop skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior
  • Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery
  • ​Teach families about addiction or behavior disorders and help develop strategies to cope with those problems
  • ​Refer clients to other resources and services, such as job placement services and support groups
  • ​Conduct outreach programs to help people identify the signs of addiction and other destructive behavior, and take steps to avoid such behavior


Why Choose Us

As a Master Addiction Counselor and a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I have worked with hundreds of clients and understand the intricacies of various psychological issues that people face when dealing with heroin, cocaine, marijuana or alcohol addictions. 

​                        - Clem Richardson

Manna Behavioral Services counsels men and youth from the community in addition to the Department of Corrections.  The agency models behaviors that influence respect and honesty; and it provides the pathway for its clients to get involved in the treatment process

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems.  They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors


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Clem is shown here speaking with a potential client about the services that he provides and how he can assist them in reaching their goals.