Treatment for Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction, and More in Plainview
Living with an addiction can leave you feeling out of control. Even when you want to stop a behavior, the physical and psychological reliance that develops during an addiction can make this a challenge to do on your own.
Long Island Psychology offers addiction treatment in Plainview for any addiction you might be struggling with and uses a range of psychotherapy modalities and a treatment plan personalized to your situation. We support your long lasting recovery to put you back in control of your life. Call us at (516) 732-0273 to get started with an appointment or get answers to any of your questions about addiction therapy in Plainview.
Telehealth and In Person Treatment for Addiction
We provide addiction treatment from our two offices conveniently located near Plainview with one in Garden City and one in Rockville Centre. We offer flexible scheduling to make it as easy as possible to fit therapy into your schedule.
Long Island Psychology also has an option for virtual therapy so that you can meet with a clinical psychologist from wherever you are based using either phone or video chat for your therapy session. This option is great for anyone who needs extra scheduling convenience, travels around New York often, or prefers the added privacy and comfort of therapy at home.
WIth both in person and virtual addictions therapy, you will be working with your therapist one on one as you take a proactive approach to overcoming addiction and rebuilding your mental well being.
Types of Addictions We Can Treat
At Long Island Psychology, we work with a wide range of clients to treat a variety of different addictions. Our primary goal is to understand your personal challenges and concerns, and organize treatment around those.
Addiction, regardless of how you experience it, can be a source of anxiety, stress, guilt, distraction, and depression that can all begin to cause challenges at work, in your family, and in your relationships. In addition to helping you end your addiction, we will also need to address many of these issues in the course of treatment.
But your specific addiction can still be important in terms of the physical and psychological effects you experience, as well as helping us design the right treatment plan. Addictions we frequently work with include:
- Alcohol Addiction
- Prescription Drug Addiction
- Addiction to Illegal Substances
- Gambling Addiction
- Food Addiction
- Pornography Addiction
- Sex Addiction
If you have an addiction to these or any other substance or behavior and want to reclaim your life from these compulsions, therapy from Long Island Psychology can help. We can also work with you to determine if certain behaviors are indicative of addiction and plan treatment accordingly.
Because addiction often corresponds with a range of other challenges to your mental health, such as depression and anxiety, our holistic approach and experience in treating a variety of clients makes it possible for us to cater psychotherapy to your specific needs for empathetic therapy that will support your commitment to beat your specific addiction.
Solutions for Addictions Counseling Plainview
Overcoming addiction is a significant challenge for many people. This is because addiction rewires your brain so that even when you feel in control, the need to engage in a behavior once more can be overwhelming.
Having a therapist in Plainview to support you through the process and help you maintain your ongoing sobriety gives you the tools you need on the journey and accountability along the way. We use a number of different strategies, each chosen based on the type, severity, duration, and effects of your addiction as well as your age and personal history. Some of the strategies we will use include:
- Redirecting unhealthy thoughts and behaviors that contribute to addiction.
- Provide tools and training to give you more control.
- Provide strategies to improve your resilience to stress.
- Work with family members to cultivate a support network.
- Repair relationship tension caused by addictive behaviors.
- Help you understand the underlying reasons behind addiction indicators that can trigger a relapse.
We rely on a range of modalities to accomplish these tasks, such as CBT, mindfulness, coping strategies, and others to give us the tools to help us treat addiction and provide solutions for depression, anxiety and other challenges that accompany addiction.
An initial conversation with Dr. Marc Shulman or Dr. Atara Wertenthiel, the clinical psychologists at Long Island Psychology, is a great way to get started. Both are experienced in providing empathetic and understanding care that will help you overcome the challenges required to make positive change.
Schedule your initial appointment at (516) 732-0273 or contact us with any questions about our Plainview addiction therapy. We are also able to help you decide which therapist is the right choice for your needs.
FAQ about Addiction Therapy
Q: Is addiction treatment at Long Island Psychology covered by insurance?
A: Long Island Psychology is not in-network with any insurances, many insurers will still cover your treatment as out of network care. We can provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance.
Q: Are Addiction Treatment Sessions Confidential?
A: Yes, for both in person and virtual addiction treatment, we keep your diagnosis and conversations completely confidential unless required by law. For added confidentiality, paying out of pocket rather than going through insurance means you will not need to disclose your diagnosis.
Q: What If I am Not Sure that I Have an Addiction?
A: Dependency on different substances and behaviors is not always clear and many start off harmlessly at first only to become a problem later on. We can help you determine if your behaviors have turned to unhealthy reliance or if there are other challenges you are facing that therapy can help with.
Q: Do You Offer Appointment Times in the Evenings and Weekends?
A: We have a limited number of appointments available on evenings and weekends. We also encourage you to try our virtual addiction therapy if you already have a busy schedule and you can always discuss your scheduling needs with your therapist.