COCA SERVICE PROVIDER – Berks Counseling Center
Berks Counseling Center is a licensed facility that provides drug and alcohol services to individuals living in Berks County. The Council on Chemical Abuse has contracted services with Berks Counseling Center to include outpatient counseling, Student Assistance Program services, Intensive Case Management and Transitional Housing for women and children. Connie Malafarina, Clinical Director for Drug and Alcohol Services states, “Berks Counseling Center has walk-in hours Mon – Fri 8:30 to noon, if someone is in need of help”. Individuals are required to complete general background information and meet with a Financial Specialist to determine their eligibility for public funds, which come for the Council on Chemical Abuse. Individuals receiving treatment services are expected to maintain appointment s and work with their counselor to develop goals which contribute to their sobriety. Connie states that soon Berks Counseling Center will have Saturday office hours to meet the growing demand of individual seeking services. Connie shares her desire to help others stems from the tragic loss of her parent in 1995 due to drunk driver. Connie says the value of counseling is what helped her deal with her loss and now she works to help others deal with their struggles.
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