Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc.

Serenity House Counseling Services

Serenity House Counseling Services provide chemical dependency treatment programs including gender-specific residential care and separate recovery homes for men and women, as well as intensive outpatient treatment, individual and group counseling and aftercare. Individualized, highly structured and grounded in the 12-Steps, Serenity House treatment programs are designed to promote self-sufficiency and long-term recovery.


Serenity House Counseling Services provides outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents and extended gender-specific residential care. Located in Addison, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, Serenity House also offers sober living residences and DUI services. The organization

Additionally, Serenity House partners with United Way to help ensure each client’s long-term stability and successful transition back into the community.


Serenity House Counseling Services’ abstinence-based programs incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Intensive outpatient (IOP) and standard outpatient programming for adults and adolescents includes group and individual counseling, support group participation, and drug testing. Clients in IOP will participate in 20-25 sessions through 5-7 weeks.

Prior to living in extended residential homes, clients must attend an orientation to be placed on a wait list. Residents will take a bio-psycho-social assessment and are expected to gain full-time employment within one week of admission. As clients progress through three phases of the 90-day program, they will earn more privileges.

The facility provides Driving Under the Influence (DUI) services. Alumni can participate in events and meetings following treatment.


Serenity House Counseling Services employs a clinical director who oversees the team of outpatient counselors, adolescent counselors, and certified addiction counselors for the men’s and women’s homes.


Serenity House’s sober living facilities are alcohol and drug free where residents must follow a highly structured program with an 11 p.m. curfew and nightly chores. Food is provided, community dinners are served weeknights, and visitors are allowed during designated hours.


Two individuals gave perfect five-star ratings to Serenity House Counseling Services’ treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meal quality. James called Serenity “great halfway house with a great program and staff.” Mark added: “A proven track record of success. Giving clients the best opportunity to success.”

Positive commentary was echoed on Google and Facebook. Serenity House earned a near-perfect 4.8 out of five stars based on 32 reviews on the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage. John commented on the page: “With the help and support of the staff, whom I now consider friends, I have been able to maintain complete sobriety.” [1]

On Google, six reviewers gave the facility four out of five stars. Four-star reviewer Joel wrote: “This is a very clean and structured program for those who need a safe and secure place to get a recovery foundation.” Matt added: “Great start to a new beginning.” [2]


Serenity House Counseling Services accepts Medicaid and private insurance including Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Aetna, Cigna Value Options, and Magellan. The extended residential care costs $170 per week for housing, food, and laundry.


Reviews about Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc.

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  • yea I went to this so-called none profit facility. I went through the halfway house and lived in the 3 quarter house for about a year. this institution is at heart predatory. They charge residents and insurance companies for every penny they can get. I would not send my kid here if you have a heart. I went through this I would not send my worst enemy to this place. They treat you like sub-par citizens. so many power games. trust me not all places are like this.
    I went to the half way house. They do not have much counseling. we watched a lot of movies and groups seemed made up same day with little effort. They will take your money and charge your insurance like crazy. Overall i give it a 2.7 out of 5.
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  • I attended Serenity House Half Way house and Three quarter house. They do not do much counceling. They say one hour a week at half way house, but is more like 30 minutes at best with councelor who is focused on doing something else at the time. Many councelors and staff have been fired for many diffrent things throughout my stay. I dont mean minor staff head councelors. They currently dont have enough councolers to staff there facility and wont pay to staff. Its a place some councelors and staff care but its a just about big money. The head guy makes huge amounts of money raising our rent and cutting back on things. Its a place to go not the best.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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  • A proven track record of success. Giving clients the best opportunity to success.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
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  • Great Halfway house with a great program and staff