Group and Individual Counseling

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Group and Individual Counseling2020-03-24T17:05:43+00:00

NOTICE: Effective immediately, we are temporarily suspending admissions and assessments through our Walk-In Clinic, and all face-to-face interaction with clients in our outpatient programs. This is based on the most recent state and local recommendations in response to social distancing requirements in the face of a potential COVID-19 outbreak in our area. 

If you are a current client, we will soon be conducting individual sessions via telehealth. TeleHealth is a counseling session with your primary counselor or Certified Recovery Mentor done by phone or by video.

If you are currently scheduled for an appointment, we will call you to let you know how to access your counselor virtually in the near future. If you would like to schedule an appointment, have further questions, or would like to ensure we have your most updated contact information, please call us at (541) 779-1282.

If you are a patient of our Addiction Medicine Clinic, your office visits and prescriptions with Dottie Oliveira, LNP, will continue in-person. However, OBOT groups are cancelled until further notice.

ARC employs both individual and group therapy for those in the early stages of learning to manage their substance use disorder.

These behavioral health treatmentincludes a wide variety of programs, including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, in both a group and individual setting, which helps clients recognize, avoid, and cope with the situations in which they are most likely to use drugs or alcohol.

  • Family Groups, which introduce clients, friends and families to other recovering individuals and their loved ones, creating an opportunity to foster important relationships, as well as exposure to other’s experiences.

  • Relapse Prevention, which is designed to help clients and their loved ones identify the signs and symptoms of relapse and take steps to call out the behavior.

Whether outpatient or residential treatment is recommended at first, these therapeutic modalities are often intensive at first, where clients attend multiple sessions each week. This gradually transitions to regular outpatient treatment, which meets less often, to help sustain an individual’s recovery.

While both therapies are beneficial to the client, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, group therapy has added advantages, including: positive peer support relationship building; social skill training and practice; a reduced feeling of isolation;  and also the hope, support and encouragement necessary for a successful life outside of treatment.