Therapy for Addiction in Huntington, NY with Long Island Psychology
Psychological Treatment for Addictions in Huntington, New York – Remote and In Person Available
When someone becomes addicted to a substance or activity, the addiction changes the way the brain is wired. This significant physical change is part of what makes it so difficult to leave behind an addiction, even when you want to. Help from a clinical psychologist experienced in addiction treatment is one of the best ways to get the assistance you need to work towards sobriety.
Long Island Psychology, led by clinical psychologists Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil, offers therapy for addiction in Huntington, NY. Our psychotherapy, which is available in person or remote, works with you through all stages of the addiction and recovery process and for a range of different addictions and struggles. Contact us at (516) 732-0273 to discuss the options for addiction treatment.
Accepting New Patients for In Person and Remote Addictions Treatment in Huntington
Long Island Psychology has an office in Garden City and another in Rockville Center, where you can meet with a psychotherapist in person with flexible appointment times that fit into your schedule.
But we know that Huntington is still a bit of a drive from either of our office locations. We also offer remote therapy for our patients in Huntington. With this solution, you will meet over video chat or talk on the phone with your therapist. This enables you to have therapy from your home or work, and you can even keep up with your regular sessions for addictions treatment as you travel through New York State, making it easier to stay consistent and get better results from therapy.
Addiction Types We Work With
Addictions can come in many forms, but will often have the same underlying issues. Your body and mind can start to form a dependence on something, usually a substance or the feelings related to an activity. This substance or activity then becomes required to help you feel good, calm, or another positive feeling. Over time, particularly with substances, your mental health can start to deteriorate until you can only feel good or calm when engaging in the addictive behavior.
Meanwhile, your addiction can be seeping over into other parts of your life and interfering with relationships, work, finances, family, education, and other things that are important to you. We can help you discontinue substance use or destructive behaviors and build healthier habits and offer therapy for additions including:
- Alcoholism and Alcohol Addiction
- Prescription Drug Addiction
- Opioid Addiction
- Gambling Addiction
- Food Addiction
- Sex Addiction
- Pornography Addiction, and More
Because we look at our patients holistically and have experience treating a wide variety of mental health concerns with psychotherapy, we can simultaneously work on any concerns like depression or anxiety that may be the cause or result of your addiction.
Our Strategies for Addiction Treatment
Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil are the clinical psychologists at Long Island Psychology. They approach addictions treatment with a comprehensive strategy that sets you up for long term success, drawing from a range of psychotherapy modalities and coping skills that will help you:
- Stay Accountable – From your regular in person or remote therapy sessions to personal goals, we can make sure you stay accountable.
- Change Behaviors – Your psychotherapist will give you tools to start positively changing your behaviors and avoid previous addictive behaviors.
- Build Confidence – We work on strengthening your self esteem so that you feel like you can succeed with your journey to sobriety.
- Avoid Setbacks – We deal with triggers and other mental health conditions that may prompt you to engage in your addiction, reducing the risk that you will relapse.
Additionally, we will work with you to rebuild the parts of your life that may have been threatened by addiction, and help you seek out new opportunities to be the person you want to become.
Begin Your Recovery Process with Addiction Treatment at Long Island Psychology
When you are ready to quit using, quit gambling, or quit another addiction, and go back to what is most important in your life, Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil are here to help you. We welcome you to our judgment free environment where we can transform your motivation to give up an addiction into actionable steps and exercises, based on proven addictions therapy.
Your psychotherapist will guide you through withdrawal, provide you with support during the recovery process, and help you stay strong as you begin to rebuild your best self.
We can answer any questions you have about addictions therapy, or other therapy in Huntington, at (516) 732-0273 or help you set up an appointment to get the process started.
FAQ About Addictions Therapy in Huntington
Q: Do You Accept Insurance?
A: We do not take insurance at Long Island Psychology, but we are considered an out of network provider. You may be able to have your insurance reimburse the cost of your addiction treatment. This depends on your coverage and you should confirm by contacting your insurance provider.
Q: How Can I Tell If I am Addicted to Something?
A: Addiction corresponds to a dependency. If you feel you must take something or do an activity and are unable to feel good without it, this could be a dependency. In general, anytime you feel that something has more control over your life than you want, therapy can be worthwhile to address those issues.
Q: Which Psychotherapist is Right for Me?
A: Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil are both highly experienced and have helped hundreds of patients achieve the results they want. But they do have experience working with different groups and people with different backgrounds, so we encourage you to contact us so that we can learn more about you and make a recommendation for the right psychotherapist.
Q: How Long Will Therapy for Addiction Take?
A: Everyone is different when it comes to addiction. The type of addiction, the severity, how long you have been addicted, your motivation, and other individual factors can all affect your recovery time. In general, when you can stay motivated throughout the process, that will always almost always help things go more quickly.