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Frequently Asked Questions For The Counseling Center At Freehold

The Counseling Center is your source for complete substance use and mental health treatments in Freehold. When you come to our outpatient facility, you’ll find the care you need to support your recovery. We’ll help you manage daily living without leaning on unhealthy substances.

Prior to your arrival, be sure to review our Freehold intensive outpatient FAQs. You’ll find answers to a good deal of your questions below. If you still need information about a specific topic, reach out to 732-515-4187 any time for help.

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is recommended for individuals who require additional support for addiction recovery and mental health. Unlike in residential treatment programs, you get to go home after going to therapy at our outpatient facility. This intensive schedule allows you to handle your regular commitments while still getting treatment for mental health disorders and drug or alcohol use.

The majority of patients who enter IOP here have previously finalized detox and inpatient rehab. They are now set to work on issues more thoroughly through therapy to heal the mental aspect of addiction. The Counseling Center Freehold offers different kinds of intensive outpatient care dependent on your stage of recovery. Following a medical evaluation, we create a customized plan of treatment adapted to your requirements. At this time, you’ll begin attending a range of therapy appointments weekly led by our certified counselors. In therapy, you’ll see how to live without alcohol or drugs and how to handle any mental health issues that prompted substance use to begin with.

Due to the fact that we adapt our treatments for individual patients, The Counseling Center At Freehold employs various therapy techniques to meet each person’s specific needs. That being said, nearly all patients attend some blend of individual, group, and family therapy.

Therapy is conducted by certified clinicians who are trained to serve you. Throughout treatment, you might explore topics such as:

  • How disorders -- like anxiety, trauma, or bipolar disorder -- lead to drug and alcohol use 
  • Post-acute withdrawal syndrome · How to avoid relapse 
  • How to use 12-Step programs in recovery 
  • Coping methods for families during substance use recovery


Additionally, you’ll obtain support for any co-occurring or mental health disorders that played a role in your substance use. Contingent on your specific circumstances, you may receive:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Motivational interviewing


There isn’t a standard response for this because each individual has distinct recovery goals and progresses through our alcohol or drug therapy differently. Some people go to therapy for eight weeks while others stay for three years or longer. And, naturally, you are welcome to return whenever you need to.

No, IOP does not involve detox or inpatient rehab care. If you aren’t sure if you need detox or rehab prior to seeking outpatient care at The Counseling Center, you can call 732-515-4187. One of our representatives will reply immediately and consult with you on finding the assistance you need at a different facility.

Outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment are distinct phases of care. At inpatient treatment, you live in residential facilities with access to caregivers 24/7. Inpatient options provide you a safe location to get away from outside influences and get constant support when you detox or recover from substances or are in jeopardy of relapsing in rehab.

Outpatient care is sensible once you have progressed to a point in your recovery that you don’t need constant direction or medical intervention. Outpatient facilities help you stay sober with group, individual, and family therapy while letting you attend to your everyday obligations. You can get treatment various days a week but stay in your own home as you continue to work to enduring sobriety.

The Counseling Center Freehold is non-denominational. Although we hold the opinion that your own spirituality may contribute to alcohol and drug use recovery, we do not base our treatment on any single belief system.

We find the 12-step approach to counseling is effective for many patients. Our facility uses a number of principles of 12-step programs, like stressing the importance of group therapy in our care. We also have 12-step meetings at our location, and many of our patients participate in these. With that being said, our driving force is to always provide individualized care for your needs and preferences.

We greatly recommend family involvement in therapy, and we conduct family support meetings every week. Our skilled family counselors are able to help you and your loved ones:


  • Understand substance use and mental health 
  • Handle the difficulties of addiction recovery 
  • Improve communication between family members 
  • Find solutions to conflicts 
  • Identify co-dependency patterns 
  • Regain trust 
  • Figure out how to support one another


Your loved ones might want to begin by participating in a family education group. These discussions are hosted Wednesday evenings and give families guidance about how to support someone you care about in addiction recovery.

The first move in getting drug and alcohol therapy in Freehold is to reach out to us at 732-515-4187 to schedule a time for an assessment. This assessment will let us get to know you and your medical history and where you stand in your substance use recovery. With this knowledge, we may create a custom-tailored care plan and arrange the types of therapy that will help you the most.

Your assessment will include:


  • Interviews 
  • Completion of questionnaires 
  • Your medical history 
  • Psycho-social examination 
  • Urine and/or breath analysis


All this information and your candid feedback will help us create the right treatment plan for you.

Still looking for information about The Counseling Center Freehold? Not sure how to start alcohol or drug use therapy? We are ready to advise you. Dial 732-515-4187 or submit the form on this page and receive a prompt response from one of our representatives. Get the help you need today.

Reach Out For Answers To All Of The Counseling Center’s FAQ

Still looking for information about The Counseling Center At Freehold? Not sure how to start alcohol or drug use therapy? We are ready to advise you. Dial 732-515-4187 or submit the form on this page and receive a prompt response from one of our representatives. Get the help you need today.