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Chemical Dependency Services
What kinds of
services are offered at Psych and Psych for alcohol
and drug problems?
and Psych Services, we offer a wide array
of outpatient services, individually
tailored to best meet the needs of clients.
Included in these services are assessments,
individual sessions, outpatient group
therapy, intensive outpatient programming,
aftercare, and family sessions.
do I begin the treatment process?
With a simple phone call! During your initial call, our intake staff will collect
basic information, such as demographics and insurance details. Subsequent to
that phone call, the intake staff will thoroughly check your insurance benefits
and the director of the chemical dependency program will assign an appropriate
therapist to conduct your assessment.
my insurance cover my treatment?
Psych and Psych Services accepts most private insurances, Medicaid for chemical
dependency services, and we offer reasonable self-pay rates as well. Additionally,
we currently have existing contracts with Medical Mutual of Ohio, MaryMount,
United Behavioral Health, Cigna Behavioral Care, Anthem Blue Cross, Emerald Health
Network PPO, Magellan Behavioral Health, Aetna, Kaiser Permanente, Value Options,
and several other insurance products.
types of topics are generally addressed
Alcohol and drug
treatment sessions address (but are not
limited to) the following topics:
- The Recovery Process
- Thinking Errors
- Social Skills
- Anger Management
to the 12 Steps
IOP is an acronym for intensive outpatient program. IOP is typically recommended
for individuals diagnosed as dependent on drugs and/or alcohol or who have had
multiple, repeated consequences due to drug and/or alcohol use; although treatment
at Psych & Psych services is tailored to best meet the needs of the individual.
IOP treatment typically consists of a total of sixteen to eighteen group sessions
held three days a week for approximately four to six weeks. Because treatment
is specific to client needs, however, length of treatment will largely depend
on individual progress. Each session will be three hours long in length and group
size will not exceed 12 individuals at any one time. The general therapeutic
approach of the group is cognitive-behavioral (identifying triggers/signs/symptoms
of use, confronting one’s own thinking errors, and developing more healthy ways
of coping with life). The Psych & Psych services IOP group focuses on education
and therapy in the area of addiction.
Aftercare is a follow-up group for all
individuals who have recently completed
the IOP program or another type of CD treatment.
Aftercare is developed to help clients
deal with day to day challenges and focuses
heavily on assisting clients to develop
long-term relapse prevention skills. The
purpose is to encourage and direct participants
as they are transitioning from dependency
to recovery and will aid them in building
a positive support system.
Aftercare is a requirement for all
individuals who complete the IOP program.
It is recommended that each person continue
in aftercare for 8 to 12 sessions, depending
on the client’s success and need. Sessions
are held one day a week and last one and
a half hours. Group size is limited to
is outpatient group different from other
The outpatient group is a weekly 90-minute group that is geared to individuals
with less severe alcohol/drug concerns but would benefit from some type of treatment.
The focus of this group is more psycho-educational in focus and is intended to
make clients aware of the possible dangers of substance use, basic elements of
addiction, awareness of the situations and/or people in which they may be more
likely to use substances, and to formulate life goals that includes a strategy
for substance-free living. The typical course of this treatment is between six
and eight groups, but length of treatment is largely determined by individual
are the qualifications of Psych & Psych therapists?
All staff members who provide treatment at
Psych & Psych are licensed therapists
or master’s level social workers and are
trained in the areas of chemical dependency
and mental health issues, and thus can provide
comprehensive services to the individuals
with whom they meet. We are committed to
the betterment of the lives of individuals
in our community and therefore strive to
provide quality services for them and their
if I need important information about my
treatment to be communicated to my employer,
attorney, school administrator, or other
The staff at Psych and Psych Services recognizes the importance of keeping in
contact with referral sources, and after the initial assessment will provide
the referral source with appropriate information. During treatment, the clinician
will maintain contact with the referrer and give updates regarding client’s attendance,
progress towards treatment goals, and an estimate of when client will achieve
those goals. When the client has completed treatment, the therapist will provide
documentation of successful (or unsuccessful) completion of treatment and what
factors determined the outcome of the client’s completion. Please be assured
that your confidentiality is protected under applicable state and/or federal
laws. In keeping with these guidelines, if you wish information about your treatment
to be shared with others, you must sign an appropriate release of information
available in our office.
age groups are treated for alcohol and
The full range of outpatient services are
available for both adolescents and adults.
Groups and individuals are scheduled at convenient
times, so that individuals may maintain their
employment and academic obligations.
if I still have questions?
We would be happy to assist you with any
additional questions you may have! Please
feel free to call us at (440) 323-5121.
Peggy Kirsch, MSSA, LISW