Assessment

FAIR Counseling offers a no-cost, confidential assessments and referrals for adolescents and young adults experiencing mood or substance abuse issues that impact their daily activities. The assessment can be scheduled by calling 847.359.5192 or clicking on our online assessment tab that provides a link to requesting an assessment appointment via email.

Licensed mental health counselors and certified substance abuse professionals will provide an assessment to determine adolescent or young adult behavioral health needs and make a referral to appropriate level of care. The needs, challenges, and strengths of each individual are considered when making a referral to FAIR Counseling or community services. Some symptoms that impact adolescents or young adults are prolonged sadness, isolation, excessive worry, suicidal thoughts, self-injury, alcohol and drug use, anger outbursts, failing grades or excessive absences, sleep disturbances, unusual behaviors, and marked difficulties with managing daily activities.

“Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.”
-Virginia Satir

The assessment usually takes an hour and a half. It is recommended that a parent or guardian accompanies adolescent or young adult to the assessment. A drug screen might be recommended during the assessment to rule out or confirm substance abuse. There is a $ 90.00 cost for the 10 panel urine drug screen. Our comprehensive state of the art drug screens can test for alcohol use and over 300 types of drugs in the system but the price varies based on the substances that are being tested.

The staff can also assist in verifying the benefits and insurance coverage for the recommended level of care.

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