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Interventions - Houston, Texas

How do I know if my family or loved ones need intervention services? If you have a loved one that needs substance use treatment but do not know how to navigate the territory, I can help. There are many models and theories on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to interventions.

An intervention is a meeting with family, friends, and others to have an open discussion regarding your loved one’s substance use or abuse. It is a collaborative effort between the interventionist, family, and the individual that needs the help.

The goal of an intervention is to have the individual accept help and agree to admit into treatment. Chances are, if an intervention is needed, so is inpatient treatment, however, that is determined in prior meetings with the parties involved. In an intervention, I hope to achieve awareness on the part of both the individual and the family as substance use affects everyone in the family and beyond.

There are many models available to use. I use a combination of models discussed below:

Direct Model – Also known as the Johnson Model of intervention, this is your more traditional style of intervention where the family and friends surprise the individual. Family and friends will typically meet with the interventionist on several occasions prior to the intervention. In these meetings we will discuss treatment options that may include several treatment options. I will work with the family on everyone’s role during the intervention and to be fully prepared for how the family will change if the individual agrees to move forward with treatment at that time and how it may look if the individual refuses to go.

Invitational Intervention – Is just as the name implies. This model of intervention the does not surprise the individual but rather includes them to join in the process with the entire family. Typically, the interventionist will meet with the family and friends with the individual being involved from the very beginning. I will hold several (1-5) therapy-type session to educate and discuss the benefits of treatment and the cost vs rewards of not admitting into treatment. The family and friends will attend the sessions even if the individual refuses to join. There we will discuss how the family will change if the individual agrees to move forward with treatment at that time and how it may look if the individual refuses to go.

Collaborative Intervention – Also known as the ARISE (A Relational Sequence for Engagement) is a method of intervention that combines the direct and invitational methods of interventions. The interventionist will meet with family and friends of the individual while the individual is invited to attend from the beginning and throughout the intervention process. I will hold several (1-5) therapy-type session to educate and discuss the benefits of treatment and the cost vs rewards of not admitting into treatment. Both family and individual enter into a program of recovery that generally includes treatment for the individual and family engaging in their own program of recovery.

In all of the intervention models, have the potential to be successful. There are many variables in every unique situation. In all of the models, the families, friends, and interventionist will develop a plan of action that includes, each member’s role in the intervention and after the intervention as each member will have certain changes that they will be making. The changes will be dependent on the decision of the individual needing treatment.

I am a master’s level LCDC-CCS, ADC, CCTP, NCIP (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Certified Clinical Supervisor, Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Clinical Trauma Professional, Nationally Certified Intervention Professional) with a decade of treatment experience. I have many years of experience in a detox unit of a treatment center where crisis intervention is a daily activity. I have extensive experience working with individuals and their families struggling with one or more members having a substance use disorder. I provide intervention services throughout the state of Texas and beyond. Just as in my counseling practice, I will help anyway I can. If I am not a good fit for you and your family, I happy to connect you with other professionals. I have developed relationships with many professionals that includes; doctors,psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, treatment centers and sober living facilities.  An intervention can be fairly intensive for interventionist and family. An intervention begins at $2500 (local) and up to $4000 (travel). Please contact me today for a free 15 minute consultation.