909 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27701
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Balancing Evidence-based Practice with Individual Preference

We offer a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to equip you with the information, skills, and support you can use to make and maintain the changes you seek. Together with your primary counselor and/or physician, you will develop an individual plan incorporating your preferences and the professional’s recommendations based on his or her skilled assessment of your particular needs.

Available treatment components include:

  • Medication-assisted treatment:
  • Craving reduction
  • Outpatient detoxification
  • Suboxone for dependence on pain pills & other opiates
  • DWI assessments and counseling fulfillment
  • Individual, couples and family counseling
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness meditation and other stress reduction techniques
  • Group counseling, including:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Substance Use Disorders
Women’s Group: Forming. Please contact Maria to enroll: 919-416-4800 x4.
Leader: Maria Michalski, LCAS     Fee: $50 per session

DBT skills training can help individuals stop engaging in destructive behaviors and develop a healthier lifestyle by changing behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns that cause misery and distress. It does this by combining strategies from cognitive-behavioral therapy with Eastern meditative techniques and compassion for oneself. The three main skill sets — Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness — are each taught in ten weekly sessions, with mindfulness practice incorporated throughout. Clients are recommended to complete the entire sequence of thirty sessions but may enroll in one ten-week sequence at a time.

Mindfulness-based Recovery Group 
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Leaders: Susan Gale Orovitz, PhD and Victoria Shields, LCAS, MDiv, MEd    Fee: $50 per session

This group is designed to teach you Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention Skills for those in recovery from Substance Use Disorders. In addition to experiential skills training, there will be time for working with other group members on Life Issues of any kind, such as: problematic relationships, identity, dysfunctional families of origin, assertiveness, abuse, codependency, depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, separation, stress, self-esteem, etc. The group will meet in the conference room at Dr. Shield’s office: ISA Counseling, 1709 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

Contact Dr. Orovitz at (919) 416-4800 x3 or sussiego@me.com to schedule a free assessment appointment and discuss whether this group would be appropriate for you.