Bayshore Counseling Services are Funded in part by:

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties


"The services I received helped change my life. Thank you Bayshore Counseling Services"
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The mission of Bayshore Counseling Services is to create a system of care that will engage individuals in prevention, mental health, and recovery services in order to become participants in a healthy community. We provide a complete range of mental health, chemical dependency, prevention, intervention and treatment services for adults, adolescents, children and their families in an outpatient setting.

Consumers are expected to be an active participant in their treatment. All services are provided by qualified clinicians and therapists who adhere to their professional code of ethics.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Other times by appointment
or special program.

To Schedule an Appointment

419.626.9156 Sandusky Office
419.734.5535 Port Clinton Office
and ask for the Intake Department

Serving Erie and Ottawa Counties
at two locations

1634 Sycamore Line
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
fax 419.621.0099

201 Madison Street, 1st Floor
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
fax 419.734.5536

Visit Mental Health and Recovery Board Erie and Ottawa Counties on the internet.

Bayshore Counseling Services
Board of Directors

Dick Grubbe, President
Wayne Walter, Vice-President
Greg Sherman, Secretary-Treasurer
Merle Arndt
Sharon Barnes
Mary Churchwell
Mark Dahlmann
James L. Fisher (ret. 11/20/13)
Stan Stewart
Dorothy Kent
Chris Marinko
Carolyn Oakley

Bayshore Counseling Services is funded in part by the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties, those who qualify may be eligible for a sliding fee scale; the United Way of Erie County; and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. We accept Medicaid, many private insurances and self-pay.

Bayshore Counseling Services is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Ohio Department of Mental Heatlh and Addiction Services (OMHAS).

Message from Bayshore


1. Know the facts - Educate yourself about mental health problems. Learn the facts instead of the myths.

2. Be aware of your attitudes and behavior - We've all grown up with prejudices and judgmental thinking. But we can change the way we think! See people as unique human beings, not as labels or stereotypes. See the person beyond their mental illness; they have many other personal attributes that do not disappear just because they also have a mental illness.

3. Choose your words carefully - The way we speak can affect the way other people think and speak. Don't use hurtful or derogatory language.

4. Educate others - Find opportunities to pass on facts and positive attitudes about people with mental health problems. If your friends, family, co-workers or even the media present information that is not true, challenge their myths and stereotypes. Let them know how their negative words and incorrect descriptions affect people with mental health problems by keeping alive the false ideas.

5. Focus on the positive - People with mental health and substance use problems make valuable contributions to society. Their health problems are just one part of who they are. We've all heard the negative stories. Let's recognize and applaud the positive ones.

6. Support people - Treat people who have mental health problems with dignity and respect. Think about how you'd like others to act toward you if you were in the same situation. If you have family members, friends or co-workers with substance use or mental health problems, support their choices and encourage their efforts to get well.

7. Include everyone- Denying people access to things such as jobs, housing and health care, which the rest of us take for granted, violates human rights. People with mental health and substance use problems have a right to take an equal part in society. Let's make sure that happens.

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