Intensive outpatient services require participants to be in group counseling sessions at least 3 days per week. For many people, that is just not feasible. At Gainesville-NOVA Counseling we have made it so you can attend groups in person, or via secure video conferencing (Skype). Groups meet from 6:00-8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost: $30 per session
Dr. Snipes has worked with persons in recovery for the last 14 years and teaches addictions counselors throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our IOP Groups use a workshop-type approach to help you reach your goals. During the first part of the group, people checkin and tell the group how their week is going. This is followed by a review of homework assignments, The next 20 minutes consists of information about a skill or tool that you can use to improve your quality of life. The next 20-30 minutes is spent interacting with the group facilitator and applying the information that was just presented. Groups end with a summary of what was discussed and the homework assignment for the next week.
At Gainesville-NOVA counseling we believe that treatment should be individualized. We present recovery information surrounding the skills and tools necessary for sobriety and using principles like honesty, hope, faith, courage, discipline, compassion and connectedness. While all of these are 12-step related principles, we do not espouse one single method for recovery. We believe that it only works if you work it, and, if you aint gonna work it, it aint gonna work. The only thing we insist upon is that you remain clean from all non-prescribed, mind altering substances during the course of treatment. If 12-step groups are not for you, we want to know what will work for you. You will be required to identify 3 sober social supports whom you can call when you are struggling.
Our Online Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is extremely convenient and cost effective. These services can, in many cases, be used to satisfy court, employer or personal requirements.