WE CANNOT SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS WITH THE SAME THINKING WE USED WHEN WE CREATED THEM


Jean Starr, Addictions Counselor

You will be greeted with dignity, respect, a smile and a firm handshake.

You are not a number to us, you are not a paycheck to us, you are not less valuable to us because of a poor choice or an addiction. We will always ethically evaluate and determine the level of care you need based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria


Individualized drug treatment can best meet the needs of the patients and help them advance through the stages of change toward addiction recovery. Effective drug addiction treatment depends on careful assessment and treatment of each patient’s physical, psychological, and social needs; working with the patient “where they are at.” Addiction is a chronic, relapsing and should be treated as such. Your confidentiality and care are my highest priority.

     As a Licensed  Addictions Counselor my goal is to help give you tools to remain substance free, and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to give you the tools and coping skills you need to navigate your life and to live it to the fullest.  We will unearth long-standing behavior patterns that have had negative consequences to your health, family and even legal ramifications.

     

Please call or email me today.

Services



Treatment specialization includes:

Addiction & Recovery
Substance Use Disorders
Gambling Disorder
Assessment and Evaluation
Individual Counseling
Group Counseling
Family Counseling
Court-ordered Treatment

ACT-DUI


At Simply Assessments, I offer confidential, affordable, quality education and treatment services for a wide range of substance use disorders from misuse and abuse to severe physical addiction. I  work with individuals who are mandated to treatment because of a DUI conviction or other criminal offenses, individuals referred by Child and Family Services, employees and employers wanting to preserve the valuable services of trained and experienced staff as well as concerned individuals and their families who want a solution to the problems created by alcohol and drug use. We work with attorneys to provide pre-trial assessment and recommendations including evaluations for individuals who are incarcerated.

Levels of Care Explained

There are four basic levels of treatment for substance use problems: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Inpatient, and Hospitalization. You will be placed in the lowest level of care based on ASAM Criteria.

Assessment: Every person seeking substance use counseling or treatment will be given an initial assessment, also referred to as a chemical dependency evaluation, to determine the level of care that will meet their needs. The assessment process includes diagnostic testing and gathering very detailed information about your substance use history, medical and mental health history, family history, employment and legal history and other information that will provide the counselor with everything needed to make a recommendation. This process can take up to 2 hours.
Level 0.5 - Early Intervention: This level is primarily education services designed for individuals who are at risk of developing a substance use disorder. It is aimed at providing prevention information.
Level 1 - Outpatient: The vast majority of people benefit greatly from being placed in an outpatient program. This is the lowest level of care and usually consists of weekly individual sessions with the counselor or weekly group sessions with periodic individual sessions.
Level II - Intensive Outpatient: This level of treatment consists of day or evening treatment services and usually consists of 9 hours of group therapy and one individual session per week.
Level III - Residential/Inpatient: This level of treatment provides addiction treatment and mental health services in a 24-hour live-in setting. Length of stay is individual and is followed by a transfer to a lower level of care.
Level IV - Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient: This level of treatment provides care to individuals whose mental and substance-related problems are so severe that they require primary biomedical, psychiatric and nursing care, provided in a 24-hour facility where the full resources of a general acute care hospital or psychiatric hospital are available.