Substance abuse is cunning, baffling, and powerful. I utilize the evidence based model known as Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help you:
- Discover your own reasons for seeking change.
- Resolve conflicting feelings about your substance use.
- Identify the changes you want to make in your life.
- Clarify what is important to you and why.
- Implement strategies for future success.
MI is a non-judgmental approach that focuses on the changes you want to make.
Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 Step programs are helpful to some people, but not all. Organizations like Smart Recovery also provide a safe space for those who decide the traditional 12 Step approach is not for them.
I also provide alcohol/drug evaluations for clients who need this service. I utilize the Substance Abuse Subtle Symptom Inventory (SASSI-4), which has an overall accuracy of 94%, in combination with a face-to-face interview. The evaluation takes approximately 90 minutes. I provide a written report to clients within 7-10 days and will forward the report to additional parties if requested. The standard one-time fee for alcohol/drug evaluations is $250.
I am happy to answer questions or concerns you might have your substance use or a loved one's. Give me a call at 718.909.0019 to let me know what's on your mind or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.