Teddy Buerger Center
The Teddy Buerger Center (TBC) is the only licensed treatment center in Guadalupe County and has been offering outpatient chemical dependency and mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults since 1992. The facility is licensed by The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC) and The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDH).
The Teddy Buerger Center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance plans. For those without insurance coverage, we offer the sliding scale fee, which adjusts the fee to your income level.
The following services are offered by TBC:
TBC offers a 12-week cognitive behavioral therapy the based anger management program. The program will provide teaching on the following topics:
- Overview of Anger Management
- Events and Cues: Understanding Anger
- The Aggression Cycle and how to change the cycle
- Cognitive Restructuring: The A-B-C-D model and Thought Stopping
- Assertiveness Training
- Conflict Resolution
- Anger and the family
Each participant will be provided a workbook and handouts to complete as part of the program The program will meet once a week for 12 weeks for a 60-minute group session facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Clients will also have the opportunity to meet with a counselor for an individual session if needed. Programming is offered in the daytime, afternoon and in the evening.
TBC provides comprehensive outpatient treatment for individual and families struggling with addiction. Chemical dependency is a disease that can be treated, and recovery is available to individuals regardless of their drug of abuse.
- The Intensive Outpatient Program: A 15-week program that includes group sessions two nights a week and an individual session once a week. Group sessions are held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- The Supportive Outpatient Program: A 12-16 week program that includes one group session each week and at least two individual sessions per month. Group sessions are 2-3 hours in length and held on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings beginning at 5:30 p.m. We also offer Supportive Outpatient Programs in the mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m. Family members are encouraged to participate.
The Domestic Violence Program, at Teddy Buerger Center, is designated to teach participants how to handle conflict primarily in close, intimate relations, how to de-escalate stressful situations, and how to develop healthy relationship skills through improved communication. This program consists of an assessment/ orientation and eighteen (18) 2-hour group sessions. Individual sessions will be scheduled as determined necessary for completion by the facilitator.
Participants are educated on forms of abuse, long term impact of abuse on children and the family unit, and belief systems. The Domestic Violence Program promotes non-violent planning, and addresses attitude and belief changes that are pivotal in the prevention of a further violent act. Participants are also taught conflict resolution skills and are provided opportunities to practice skills in a group setting.
The Domestic Violence Program is gender specific which is in accordance with BIPP guidelines. The services are provided by Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC’s), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW’s), Master’s Level Clinicians, or Certified BIPP Facilitators.
Participants are required to complete intake and orientation, which includes the initial assessment and individualized program planning with the clinician where it is further determined if this program will meet participant needs.
The primary goal of play therapy is to help children who might struggle with expressing themselves or their emotions to express themselves through play. Play therapists help children to make sense of difficult life experiences, or complex psychological issues through play. Play therapy can include interacting with sand trays, miniatures, doll houses, puppets, board games, art, books, and more.
The Employee Assistance Program provides a cost-effective alternative to businesses so they can provide short-term counseling to employees and their dependents, as well as a 24-hour help line. This includes the emotional wellbeing of GRMC employees.
Our outpatient mental health services provide individual, marital, and family counseling and therapy. Commonly addressed issues include depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, grief, abuse, marital issues, trauma and stress.