What to Expect

During our first session, we will identify the issues that brought you to counseling. We will discuss your history and how it might bear on these problems. Treatment options will be discussed, along with possible risks and benefits. Finally, we will develop a plan, which will include your counseling treatment goals and the therapeutic modalities we will use to achieve them. This plan will include an initial determination of the approximate number of sessions involved, your costs per session and any other details relevant to your particular circumstances. Treatment is individualized to meet your identified needs. You may be asked to read books; listen to tapes; watch certain movies; keep a journal; or participate in specific exercises. Of course, these activities will not be required of you, but they may enhance your progress. Additionally, they can reduce the number of necessary sessions and make the counseling process more cost-effective for you.


Length of the Program

The actual length of treatment is determined by the client needs. However, most clients complete the program in 6 and 8 weeks provided they attend all schedule individual sessions and group meetings.

Program Description

Intensive Outpatient is a structured group therapy options either 3– 5 days a week 3 hours a day. IOP may be the first step for women beginning their journey from substance abuse and trauma related issues. Total length of treatment varies, but is typically around 6-8 weeks.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is provided at least once each week in Intensive Outpatient Program. Individual counseling generally last 50 minutes and may also take the form of conjoint or family sessions.

Group Counseling

Group therapy is offered evenings and last 90 minutes: The groups cover such topics as:
  • Disease Concept
  • Coping Techniques
  • Recovery Process
  • Thinking Errors
  • Relapse Process and Prevention
  • Denial
  • Trauma
  • Seeking Safety
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Spirituality