Bayshore Counseling Services

Bayshore Counseling Services


Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Bayshore Counseling Services provides behavioral health care for adults, adolescents, children, and families. As part of its services, the center offers outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Additional services include prevention programming, counseling for problem gambling, and general mental health care.


According to Bayshore’s website, clients first undergo a diagnostic assessment with a counselor or therapist. Based on evaluation findings, clinical staff recommend a course of treatment tailored to the individual client’s needs. All treatment utilizes the Stages of Change model and typically consists of individual, group, and family counseling. In some cases, medication may be prescribed.

For clients involved in the criminal justice system, the center offers specialized programs, including DUI education, court-ordered treatment, and anger management groups.


According to Bayshorer’s website, staff consists of social workers, master’s level therapists, licensed chemical dependency counselors, behavioral health counselors, and mental health therapists.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews from this Bayshore center’s alumni; however, ten Facebook users who submitted reviews to the center’s Facebook page provided an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars, with three negative reviews, one mixed, and six positive.[1] It is important to note that not all reviewers identified themselves as alumni, and the center has the ability to vet reviews left on its page.

Michelle, one of the two reviewers who provided commentary, rated the center a perfect five stars and wrote: “You get out of the sessions what you put into them…all staff are very helpful and knowledgable. However, others were less impressed with the staff. Alum Michelle P. wrote: “They are very unprofessional they tell your business and make u ten times more unstable!!!!” she wrote in her one-star review.


Despite disliking Bayshore’s “small town mentality,” the one loved one polled by provided four- and five-star ratings in nearly all evaluated categories, including the program’s treatment effectiveness, the center’s holistic offerings, and the staff’s level of training and experience. The anonymous reviewer also highlighted the “Ratio of staff to clients.”


According to its website, Bayshore Counseling Services accepts self-pay, Medicaid, and plans from most major insurance companies. Qualifying individuals may be charged based on a sliding fee scale.


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  • Ratio of staff to clients. Small town menality. I don't have anything else to share