Outpatient Services

Program Description


Our therapists provide assessments to clients and their families to determine the appropriate level of care for each individual. During assessments, we also briefly educate clients about addiction and recovery, and explore the client’s goals and treatment options.

Case management

Our staff oversees all aspects of treatment–from assessment and treatment planning all the way through aftercare planning. This point-person is an advocate for the client and can offer referrals to other programs as well. 

Individual therapy

Individual therapy is offered primarily in addition to group therapy or other services. The appropriate duration, intensity, and direction of therapy is determined on an individual basis.

Group therapy

We offer a variety of therapeutic groups that address many types of substance use disorders. Groups range in duration from 12 to 48 weeks, depending on client needs and preferences. While we offer many groups at various times, the following are always available:

  • Discovery groups – This is a 12-week group designed for clients who are unsure if they identify as a person with a substance use disorder.
  • Recovery groups – This is a 24-week DBT group that incorporates 12-step facilitation.
  • Recovery Support groups – This is a 12-week aftercare group that tackles the topic of maintaining recovery after treatment. 

Continuum of Care

Our outpatient programs play a number of roles on our continuum of care. On its own, outpatient therapy is a lower-level treatment option for people who are early in recovery and want to meet other people who understand where they are coming from and can help to get them where they want to go. However, outpatient can also serve as a starting point for a level-of-care assessment for a referral to a higher level of care at Dawn Farm or another mental health service. Clients who have completed a higher level of care may also make use of outpatient services as part of their Aftercare plan.


Length of Treatment

Groups run for 12 – 48 weeks
Typical total engagement is 36 weeks


2900 Golfside Road Ste. #3-4
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Initial Assessments: $130
Groups: $40/session
Individual Therapy: $75/session

Because many of our clients have a financial need, we do offer a sliding scale where a client can pay an equitable contribution towards the cost of treatment. Our staff will negotiate arrangements on an individual basis. We are not currently on any provider panels for insurance companies.

Access to Services

Call our Intake Team at 734.669.8265

Meet Our Clinical Team


John Worthy, MSW, CAADC

Outpatient Program Coordinator

John’s educational background includes a Human Services certificate from Lansing Community College, a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Spring Arbor University and a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Michigan.

Requisite life experience and awareness informs John’s understanding of suffering and healing on both individual and community levels. He is inspired by the concept of having perseverance and loves witnessing the human capacity to be resilient despite life’s challenges. It is his objective that Dawn Farm Outpatient Services remove barriers to treatment and provide hope while fostering the space needed to transform life’s challenges into opportunities for change.

John’s has participated in outreach services that provided resources, life essentials, and job-training to low-income people and neighborhoods. He has also fought to eradicate social stigma, recidivism and exclusion for people reentering their communities.

His passion for helping has led him to pursue many roles in the field of addiction, including: Recovery Support, Transitional Housing Management and Trauma-Informed Mental Health Therapy (Individual and Group). John uses these experiences in his leadership role at Dawn Farm as well as in his partnerships with local courts as he works to collaborate with his peers to ensure cultural competency.  He is committed to continuing his ongoing investigation into how to best accommodate consumers of all walks of life, with respect to ethnicity, culture and race.

Affiliations: Lansing Community College Advisory Committee, U of M Collegiate Recovery Program

Matt Schuster, LLMSW

Outpatient Team Lead

Amy Loring, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Kesha Johnson, MA, CAADC

Outpatient Therapist

Derek Mehraban

Outpatient Therapist

Starr Bryan, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Jack O’Connell, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist

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