Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. at 835 N. Locust St. in Ottawa has served Putnam County in one form or another for over forty years. Established in 1970 as Putnam County Mental Health Services, the agency merged with New Directions Center Outreach and Recovery in 1998 to form Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. Pathways is licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services and nationally accredited through CARF.
Our highly qualified staff provides treatment, education, intervention and aftercare for a variety of mental health and substance abuse problems.
Among the many services provided are referral and information, counseling, assessment, treatment, consultation, support and guidance. Specific mental health services include: psychiatric services, community support, mental health education, psychological evaluations, play therapy and pre-hospital screenings.
Substance abuse services include: outpatient programs, anger management, prevention education and BWC and Drug Free Workplace programs for employers and employees.
Pathways clinicians provide presentations to community groups and schools. Prevention, intervention and counseling services are provided to the Alternative Opportunity Center and prevention programs are available to all schools in Putnam County.
Pathways is a contract agency of the Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam County. Pathways is a Partner Agency of the United Way of Putnam County.
During the past year, Pathways has provided services to parents, teachers and students on substance abuse, depression and suicide and worked with multiple agencies through the WrapAround program to reduce out of home placement for youth.
Pathways’ business hours are Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.