It is with deep sadness and regret we must inform you
that WRCS will be closing the agency effective October 31, 2017. We are not accepting any new clients but our
administrative staff are working diligently with all active
and past clients to assist in planning a smooth transition for care and client records management.
Our agency is proud and greatly appreciative of having had
the opportunity to be of service to many individuals and families in Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga and Cuyahoga counties. Since 1973, our
agency Board and staff have worked hard and taken great pride in the level of
care and support we have provided to support our clients, referring community
agencies, and our local court partners.
While our agency continued to grow in terms of offering more needed services and serving more clients,
declining community funding and changes in the mental health industry have adversely impacted our ability to sustain cost-effective services and
Despite our need to close WRCS, Lake County is blessed to offer a wide range of community agencies that serve to support our quality of care to their residents. If you have not been to our office to see your therapist, or you have not yet signed a transfer of records form, your record will have been formally closed. After October 27, 2017, if you require access to your client records, please contact the Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board office. They will be the official custodian agent for all of our client records. We have provided a useful guide to all local agencies, including the LC ADAMHS Board in the attached Agency Contacts list for you if you wish to pursue other counseling options in the future.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, our counseling and administrative staff and myself, thank you for allowing WRCS to be of service to support your
personal and/or family needs.
Mark R. Ruth
Western Reserve Counseling Service, Inc.
If there is a psychiatric emergency when the office is closed, please call
(440) 953-TALK to immediately access the Lake County emergency
psychiatric after hour's service.