(Skype/FaceTime counseling also available)
This practice is ideal for people struggling with alcohol or other drug addiction and prefer to start their recovery in individual sessions with a drug and alcohol counselor rather than by entering treatment in a formal rehab setting. It is also indicated for those who have completed formal alcohol and drug addiction treatment and could use the help of a counselor to build sober support (especially if the rehab was out of their area.) Counseling is typically combined with 12-step or other mutual support group attendance.
Self-referral: Addicted persons or their loved-ones can call directly to schedule an appointment with Bob.
From treatment programs: An appropriate referral to our practice is a person who is not ready to enter formal rehab at an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or higher level of care or can’t afford the expense. If this level of care proves to be inadequate, every effort will be made to return the client back to the referring program.
From therapists: An appropriate referral to our practice is a client whose alcohol or drug addiction is compromising the therapeutic process. Such a client is introduced and encouraged into recovery utilizing Bob’s Sobriety Checklist prior to being referred back to the therapy practice. Clients are typically referred back after 4 weeks given the patient has progressed well in recovery.
Location: Long Beach (Long Beach Blvd near the 405 freeway)