Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Grossman & Grossman, Ltd. offers substance abuse counseling by master’s level therapists in the counties of Maricopa, Pinal, Gila and Pima.  Individual and family therapy sessions can be provided in the offices (Peoria, Phoenix, Mesa, Casa Grande, Tucson) or in the home/school community setting. Group process-based counseling may be provided in the office or detention setting and will be open entry and exit and eligibility for entry will be determined by the probation department.    Counseling utilizes several theoretical approaches including CBT, DBT, Self-Regulation, and MET-CBT5).  Therapy will focus on building strengths and effective coping strategies/skills. 

The MET-CBT5 model will be used in individual and group therapy and focuses on addressing substance abuse by helping the client develop personal goals, helping the client understand their decision making process, developing refusal skills, increasing a social network, planning for emergencies and coping with relapse, constructive problem solving skills, and developing a personal emergency plan.

During the initial session, the therapist will gather a history of the client and family in relation to the concerns bringing them to treatment, identify what has already been tried and with what result, and begin to formulate what treatment needs the client and family have for therapy. The therapist will use motivational interviewing techniques to help the client identify what they want from treatment as well as begin to assess their readiness for change.  The therapist will involve family and support persons in therapy sessions as indicated to develop a shared responsibility for growth and change.  Including the client and family in shared decision making and problem solving helps to expand the influence of the treatment. If indicated, the GAINQ3 Assessment may be used for treatment planning to identify issues in the areas of school problems, work problems, physical health, sources of stress, risk behaviors, mental health, substance use, crime and violence, and life impact measures.

Therapy sessions will be arranged at times and locations amenable to the client/family and therapist schedules and the frequency and duration of the sessions can be modified in response to changing needs.  At the end of each session, the therapist will review what was covered in the session and identify what the client/family will do between sessions, offering the opportunity for real life practice to reinforce skill development.

Treatment goals which are measurable and specific will be developed at the start of treatment and will be reviewed every 90 days or sooner, using Goal Attainment Scoring to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment interventions with modifications made as needed to achieve desired outcome.  From the onset of treatment, discharge planning will identify behaviors and success necessary to transition from treatment considering the strengths of child and family to achieve treatment goals, barriers to achievement of treatment goals, and support systems available to client past treatment.  Monthly reports will be prepared and provided to the referring agency by the 10th day of the following month.