L & P Services Inc. is the Washington County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (MHAR) board's contract agency for mental health and chemical dependency services. CEO Brent Phipps had established a small agency to accommodate the courts, the county home, and other underserved entities in the county. His intention was to serve 50 to 60 clients, but that plan changed with the closing of Washington County Recovery Alternatives (2007) and Washington County Community Mental Health Services (2009). Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health in October of 2005 and by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services in May of 2006, L & P Services is now the MHAR Board's only contract agency for mental health and addiction services and serves approximately 1,500 clients. L & P Services provides a full array of services. In addition to individual therapy and case management, the agency offers a variety of therapeutic groups, including those focused on anger management, life skills, gender specific recovery issues, relapse prevention, healthy relationships and dual diagnosis.