The Outpatient Counseling Program offers clients a step down to less intensive treatment services following the completion of higher, more structured levels of care. Services are based upon the individual needs of clients and meets less than nine hours a week.
Outpatient counseling services provided to beneficiaries up to nine (9) hours a week when determined to be medically necessary and in accordance with an individualized treatment plan.
Based on treatment recommendations, type of service, and preferences of the client, services can be provided in-person, by telephone or via telehealth.
Services provided include any combination of the following:
One-on-one sessions with CommonHealth’s counselors provide the opportunity for patients to address the underlying causes of the addiction. These sessions allow patients to privately discuss issues that they may be uncomfortable sharing in a group setting.
Group counseling sessions allow peers to share success stories and useful coping mechanisms, as well as receive support during difficult points in their recovery journey. Group sessions help to remind each patient that they are not alone in their struggle to overcome addiction and allow them to build lasting relationships that they can lean on for support. .
Demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life.
It is common for patients in recovery to suffer from co-occurring disorders or mental health disorders that trend along with substance use disorders. For instance, a person may seek treatment for opioid addiction and, during an assessment, our clinical staff may discover that the patient also suffers from PTSD. In this case, each disorder must then be treated in the context of the other to support lasting successful recovery, so treatment plans are crafted that allow counseling to address both co-occurring issues. Common mental health disorders that co-occur with addiction include depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia, and many others.
Medication-assisted treatment combines behavioral therapy with FDA-approved medications such as Suboxone and Vivitrol that decrease cravings and prevent withdrawal. Many patients benefit from this combination of therapies to addresses the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal while they learn healthier ways of thinking and acquire coping mechanisms to handle cravings.
Patients attending our programs will have access to medical services to monitor medication effectiveness and any other health issues that might present a challenge to well-being or sobriety. Our physicians and nurse practitioners are trained to probe for co-occurring physical health concerns that pose as a risk to your recovery.