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Frequently Asked Questions For The Counseling Center at Clark

The Counseling Center provides thorough substance use and mental health treatments in Clark. At our clean, modern facility, you’ll have access to the care you need to boost your recovery. We’ll help you cope with daily living without leaning on unhealthy substances.

Prior to your arrival, check out our Clark intensive outpatient FAQs. You’ll discover answers to a good deal of your questions on this page. If you still need information about a specific topic, contact us at 732-605-6029 at any hour for guidance.

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is intended for individuals who seek continued support for substance use recovery and mental health counseling. Dissimilar to residential treatment programs, you get to go home after attending therapy at our outpatient center. This intensive schedule allows you to fulfill your daily commitments while still getting treatment for mental disorders and drug or alcohol use.

The abundance of people who start IOP here have finished detox and inpatient residential programs. Now they’re prepared to delve into issues in a more comprehensive fashion through therapy to address the mental aspect of drug and alcohol use. The Counseling Center Clark conducts different levels of intensive outpatient care based on your stage of recovery. Following a medical evaluation, we assign a personalized plan of treatment tailored to your unique situation. From there, you’ll begin attending a range of therapy sessions each week guided by our certified counselors. During therapy, you’ll see how to adjust to life without alcohol or drugs and how to handle any mental health issues that prompted substance use to begin with.

Since we adapt our treatments for each patient, The Counseling Center at Clark utilizes various therapy methods to accommodate everyone’s specific needs. Despite this fact, almost all patients attend some blend of group, individual, and family therapy.

All therapy is led by licensed experts who are here to help you. During treatment, you may delve into topics such as:

  • How disorders -- such as bipolar, trauma, and anxiety disorder -- trigger alcohol and drug use 
  • Post-acute withdrawal syndrome · Relapse prevention skills 
  • How to use 12-Step programs during recovery 
  • How families can cope throughout addiction recovery


In addition, you’ll receive care for any co-occurring disorders and mental health concerns that prompted drug or alcohol use. Based on your unique circumstances, you may experience:

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


There’s no standard answer to this due to the fact that every patient has unique recovery objectives and advances through our substance use and mental health therapy at a different pace. Many patients work with us for eight weeks while others remain in our care for three years or more. And, naturally, you are free to come back as often as you like.

No, IOP doesn’t incorporate detox or inpatient rehab care. If you don’t know if you require one of these services in advance of exploring outpatient care at The Counseling Center, you can call 732-605-6029. A member of our team will answer you promptly and provide guidance on finding the assistance you need at an inpatient facility.

Outpatient and inpatient treatments are distinct phases of care. During inpatient care, you stay in a residential facility with access to staff 24/7. Inpatient treatment gives you a safe place to get away from triggers and trauma and obtain ongoing support while you detox or recover from substances or are at risk of suffering a relapse during rehab.

Outpatient options are sensible once you have progressed to a level in your recovery that you don’t require continual monitoring or medical care. Outpatient facilities help you remain sober with support groups and therapy while balancing your normal activities. You can get treatment a few days each week but stay in your own home as you keep working to long-term sobriety.

The Counseling Center Clark is not affiliated with any religion. While we believe your personal religious and spiritual beliefs may play a part in substance use recovery, we do not base our treatment on any religious doctrine.

We feel the 12-step method is helpful for numerous patients. Our facility uses a number of elements of 12-step programs, including stressing the importance of group therapy in our treatment. We even have 12-step meetings at our location, and many of the patients we treat participate in these. However, our priority is always to offer custom-tailored care for your needs and preferences.

We strongly recommend family involvement in therapy, and we provide family support meetings every week. Our skilled family counselors will help you and your family members:


  • Improve your understanding of addiction and mental health 
  • Handle the difficulties of addiction recovery 
  • Enhance communication between family members 
  • Resolve conflicts 
  • Detect co-dependency patterns 
  • Rebuild trust 
  • Find how to aid one another


Your family members may want to start by joining us for a family education meeting. These conferences are hosted every Wednesday evening and provide families helpful tips about being there for a loved one in drug or alcohol recovery.

The first action to take in getting drug and alcohol therapy in Clark is to reach out to us at 732-605-6029 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. This assessment will let us understand your medical history and the status of your alcohol or drug use recovery. With these important details, we can design an individualized care plan and set up therapy that will be of most benefit to you.

Your assessment includes:


  • Interviews 
  • Completion of questionnaires 
  • Your medical history 
  • Psycho-social evaluations 
  • Breath and/or urine analysis


The information gathered and your truthful feedback will allows us to construct the most suitable treatment strategy for you.

Still looking for information about The Counseling Center Clark? Are you interested in starting substance use treatment? We are ready to advise you. Contact 732-605-6029 or fill out the form below and get an immediate response from one of our representatives. Get the help you need now.

Find Answers To Any Of The Counseling Center’s FAQ

Still looking for information about The Counseling Center at Clark? Are you interested in starting substance use treatment? We are ready to advise you. Contact 732-605-6029 or fill out the form below and get an immediate response from one of our representatives. Get the help you need now.