Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance abuse counseling sessions help clients better understand their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in given situations and how these affect their substance use. This cognitive-behavioral framework is expounded upon by exploring triggers for use, stress management, coping with urges, and forming a relapse prevention plan.

About Counseling

We value the difficult process in finding a therapist and how challenging it can be to find someone who relates well with you. Our therapeutic relationship will be an important part of the counseling process, and should be one of cooperation and equality. The therapeutic approach is determined by your individual needs and situation, and we are open and accepting, being culturally sensitive in working with all persons.

During counseling we will strive to gain insight by examining past experiences and current life strategies. Through insight, encouragement, and action, the goal of treatment will be to help you move towards self-realization and personal growth. We will utilize various therapeutic interventions, such as cognitive behavioral, individual psychology, reality therapy, solution-focused, and cognitive processing therapy. Christian-based counseling is also available upon request.


HOPE Strategies Counseling

Drug & Alcohol Evaluations

These evaluations assess a client’s probability for substance dependency using the Addiction Severity Index (ADI) and the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI-3). Further treatment strategies are then recommended from the information gleaned during the assessment.

Anger Management Counseling

Angermanagement counseling sessions are individualized for each client while addressing factors associated with better understanding the emotion of anger and how to manage behavioral responses. While utilizing a cognitive-behavioral counseling approach, topics covered include the aggression cycle and fight-flight-freeze response, cue recognition and management, cognitive restructuring, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and stress management.