SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING
Hillary provides assessment and counseling services for individuals with substance abuse problems. As a level IV, Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC-IV) in the State of California, Hillary has received additional, post-graduate training in the field. She has 12 years’ experience treating individuals with opiate addiction. Hillary’s has a wealth of experience working in narcotic, alcohol or drug recovery or treatment programs.
Clients who seek Hillary for substance issues can additionally benefit from a 17-chapter, education-based therapy program she has developed which covers topics in the areas of Basic Substance Education, Self-Awareness, Recovery and Relapse. Additional programs Hillary has developed help her clients with related issues such as Anger Management, Coping Skills, Social Development, Recreation, Citizenship, Career Awareness, Family Issues, Social Skills, Psycho-Education, Medical Services, and Survivors.
Hillary uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) when working with her clients who have substance abuse issues. Additionally, she is trained and skilled in the use of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) as an assessment tool used to evaluate use and addiction. Hillary is highly familiar with the 12-step programs and if interested can integrate a faith based approach to therapy.
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