APDS Profile



We are an innovative behavioral healthcare center specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the prevention, treatment of, and recovery from addictions. Our agency also provides educational classes for the intervention and prevention of domestic violence. We partner with Millennium Community School to provide a 10-week summer day camp for youth ages 5 to 13. APDS expands our commitment to personal and community development by collaborating to host GED classes and Citizen Circle for Reentry. APDS is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit counseling institution founded in 1988 by Drs. Moriba and Barbara Kelsey in Columbus, Ohio.

APDS is dually certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) to operate both Non-Intensive/Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Prevention programs.

We are primarily funded by citizens of Franklin County through the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. A subsidy scale is applied to most of our programs.

Our annual budget is just over 1 million with a workforce of 13 full time and 10 seasonal employees plus 3 independent contractors.

Services are offered to all populations and no one is denied services due to race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status.

Theme: APDS: Where Self-Empowerment is Our Specialty

Motto: “We Demonstrate Excellence”

Mission: To provide innovative and appropriate treatment, social services, education and prevention programs to prevent, treat, and eliminate substance abuse and domestic violence.

Vision: To be and to be nationally recognized as an innovative and preeminent behavioral healthcare center specializing in substance abuse treatment and domestic violence intervention education.