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Clinical Counseling

Recovery is possible!

Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence, and improved health, wellness and quality of life. 

“After speaking to a therapist, I learned that I was dealing with PTSD from my childhood and facing anxiety and depression. Due to the stigma around behavioral health issues, I hid my diagnosis, only because I didn’t think people would understand. But once I realized my peers were suffering too, I knew I had to share my recovery story. I have made it my life’s mission to help other youth avoid facing the same mistakes and hardships I’ve experience, because I didn’t know about my mental health, and the importance of minding my mental health. So, today I stand before you as a survivor in recovery, taking control of my life for myself and my community.”

 Emmanuel Ford

The House of Acts promises to take you step, by step, by step...not all at once...but step, by step.  Each step will be a miracle!

The robust services we offer to assist our residents in recovery are as follows:

Treatment:  Individual & Group Counseling, HIV Education, and Addiction Education

Our clinical counseling staff are available throughout all four facilities.  They are here to support our residents and outpatients in taking the steps to become accountable for their actions, value their opportunities, and enhance their quality of life.  For more information, please call (707) 553-1042.


​Treatment for substance use disorders is comprised of multiple service components.  Listed below are the services we offer to give our residents depth and understanding of their addiction, possible issues with HIV and other effects from drug abuse, and a chance to discuss and deal with the pain that is associated with alcohol and drug use disorders.  Our clinical counseling team is collaborative and highly communicative with the residents.  They provide resources to discuss, design a plan, and implement a daily plan of action toward recovery.

Counseling Services

(all curriculum is evidence-based, matrix model, and ASAM in addiction medicine)

  • Treatment duration is no less than six (6) months

  • Individual Counseling Session (one hour per week)

  • 60-Minute Group Counseling Sessions (10 to 14 sessions per week)

  • 12-step activities (3 activities per week)
    (e.g., NA, AA, co-dependency, and family issues)

  • HIV Education (bi-weekly)

  • Wellness Education (nutrition and health)

  • Family Education

  • Parenting Skills

  • Behavioral Therapies

    • ​Motivational Enhancement Therapy helps individuals resolve their ambivalence about engaging in treatment and stopping drug use, in order to evoke internally motivated change.

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaches skills to identify and change problem behaviors and address other life challenges that may influence use of substances.

    • Family Therapy addresses the young adults substance use problems while considering family dynamics that may influence their substance use and other risky behaviors.


Key Benefits

  • Resident undergoes intense professional counseling to discuss life issues on a regular basis.

  • Resident is given tools to cope and change negative habits causing addiction.

  • Resident gains knowledge to help prevent them from relapse.

  • Resident receives medical and healthful living guidance.

Treatment & Recovery Counseling
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