The Morton Center, Louisville, Kentucky

owntown Louisville in Kentucky USA
1028 Barret Ave.
Louisville, KY, 40204

The Morton Center Overview

The Morton Center, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is an outpatient treatment center that provides adequate care to individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues. The facility offers a 14,500 square-foot building with essential amenities as its headquarters. The facility’s treatment approach places a high emphasis on evidence-based treatment and 12 steps therapies, and also treats individuals as a whole; mind, body, and soul. This program covers mental, spiritual, and emotional angles as well as, giving individuals the tools needed to live a life of long-term sobriety.
The facility offers treatment to both adolescents and adults, offering suitable programs specific to their needs. The treatment center believes strongly in family involvement and as such family members and children of loved ones are strongly encouraged to participate in the recovery process. Cognitive behavioral therapy and Dialectical behavioral therapy are some evidence-based treatment modalities used in treating clients as well as 12-steps. Although the facility does not offer residential or inpatient treatment, different levels of care for intensive outpatient and outpatient programs are offered to clients. These services offered can range from an education program, intensive outpatient program, and even weekly therapy groups (as a step down from IOP). Clients seeking or in need of a detox after evaluation, are recommended and referred to an outside facility for such treatment to be done, as it is not offered at the facility.
All clients are required to undergo this evaluation, as it helps therapists and counselors understand the issue and discover the best services to treat this disorder. During this evaluation, multiple information is discovered such as strengths, preferences, unique needs, abilities, stress triggers, and many more. Other factors such as work history, education, past relationships, and many more may be taken into consideration as well. After the assessment is completed, clients are given a diagnosis and assigned a place by a qualified counselor.
The facility offers an Adult and Adolescent Early Recovery Program as an alternative to inpatient or residential care. This version of an intensive outpatient program is offered four times weekly and sessions last for three hours in the evenings and mornings, Mondays through Thursdays. These sessions include individual therapy, education, and even group counseling. During group counseling, the facilitator focuses on issues such as anger management, trauma, relapse prevention, and life skills. As individuals progress in treatment, sessions, and therapy gradually reduce. There is no set time for completion of treatment as no two individuals are the same. Clients registered at the facility are encouraged to attend Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings off-site during their free time. The staff team at the facility are a mixture of Licensed Drug and Alcohol counselors, as well as Masters-level therapists. Clients can step down to Chemical Dependency Recovery Group, after completion of the intensive outpatient program and this runs once weekly.

Treatment & Therapy

The Morton Center offers different programs and cares to clients suffering from addiction issues, based on their specific needs. Some of these are:

  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Outpatient program

Intensive Outpatient Program

The facility offers intensive outpatient treatment as primary care to individuals seeking an alternative to residential treatment. Treatment approach places a high emphasis on 12-step using cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy. Clients are also offered individual and family counseling sessions.
The following are conditions treated at the facility:

  • Substance abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders

The Morton Center Therapy Options

The Morton Center offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy and counseling all ages
  • 12-step
  • Intervention
  • Family sessions
  • Dialectical therapy group
  • Evaluation
  • Recovery Education
  • Cognitive therapy group
  • Children’s expressive therapy (6-13) ages 


The Morton Center costs approximately $191 per intensive outpatient program session at the facility. This price may vary as sessions may last longer or level of care might differ. Clients can contact the treatment center for more information on payment changes. Insurance plans accepted include Humana, Cigna, Value Options, Aetna, Passport Health Plan, United Behavioral Health, Passport, Humana CareSource, Aetna Medicaid, Anthem Medicaid and many more.


The facility is a fully accredited charity under the Better Business Bureau.

The Morton Center Advantages

The facility offers an extensive list of services for family and loved ones of clients. Some of the unique features offered include weekly group meetings, focused on important issues such as couples in recovery, codependency, parents of adolescents, parents of addicted adults, and many more. Other groups such as education and therapy groups are also offered to adolescents and children in treatment.
The facility’s treatment approach is heavily based on evidence-based modalities and 12-steps. These therapy methods are used to help clients get back their lives and reintegrate into the community. The facility currently does not offer a residential program but offers outpatient treatment to clients up to four times weekly. Clients seeking outpatient care as an alternative to residential care will find adequate care here. The facility offers well-rounded, comprehensive, and structured care to clients, with the aim of helping them get back on track and begin the journey to long-term recovery.


  • Priscilla McIntosh – Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Ashley Peak – Medicaid Director

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