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Mental Health

Outpatient adult services

About outpatient adult services

Outpatient Adult Services Admission Handbook (PDF)

The trained clinicians at Johnson County Mental Health provide evidence-based treatment such as cognitive behavior therapy and community reinforcement approach for adolescents and adults experiencing problems related to substance use and mental health issues. Clinicians use individualized interventions to build on strengths and motivate adolescents and adults to begin and maintain the recovery process.


Services are located at 1125 W. Spruce, Olathe, Kansas and 6440 Nieman Rd, Shawnee, Kansas. 

Structure of treatment:

  • Each client receives a thorough assessment at admission to determine level and intensity of treatment.
  • The intensity and duration of treatment is based on the severity of symptoms and rate of progress.
  • Some clients may have legal obligations that mandate a specific frequency, quantity, or length of treatment.
  • An individualized treatment plan is developed with each client.

Goals of treatment:

  • Decrease the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Increase positive relationships with family
  • Increase participation in pro-social activities
  • Increase positive interactions with the community
  • Decrease criminal involvement

Areas of focus:

  • Alcohol/Drug Refusal Skills
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • Relationship Building Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Anger Management Techniques
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Pro-social Activities
  • Mental Health Concerns
  • Community-based Recovery Supports


Johnson County residents are eligible for a sliding scale fee based upon income and family size with ID, proof of income, and proof of residency. Private pay and some insurance accepted. 

For further information, please call 913-826-4200.

Outpatient Adult Substance Admission Handbook (PDF)


Other Services:

  • Gambling: Johnson County Mental Health Center offers outpatient adult problem gambling assessment and individual counseling services.   Problem Gambling services are designed to meet the needs of individuals who may also have mental health and/or substance use disorders.  Length of treatment is based upon symptom severity and progress.  Individuals without private insurance may qualify for the state’s Problem Gambling and Addiction Fund.  If you qualify for these funds, you may not be refused problem gambling treatment services based on an inability to pay as long as funds are available.
  • MAT: Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), for individuals experiencing an alcohol or opioid use disorder.  The MAT program requires that in addition to the medication, participants are active clients of JCMHC and adhere to all treatment recommendations which may include case management and therapy. JCMHC does have limited grant funds for those who qualify as well as accepts various insurance and prescription assistance programs to assist with out of pocket costs.
  • Tobacco Cessation Services: Johnson County Mental Health Center offers outpatient tobacco assessment and counseling services designed to meet the needs of individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders.  Outpatient clients receive individual counseling and length is based on symptom severity and progress in treatment.
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