Online Addiction Services in Northern Michigan
Pine Rest is now offering addiction counseling with a Certified Addiction Counselor through an online video connection using a computer, tablet or smart phone to individuals living in Michigan. We’re also providing local peer recovery coaches to help support the recovery process to individuals residing in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason and Wexford Counties.
At Pine Rest, we believe addiction is a chronic disease of the brain and those diagnosed should receive the highest quality treatment with dignity, respect and compassion. Through this new program we hope to serve individuals in Northern Michigan with few services available due to clinician shortages or who have difficulty traveling to our Traverse City Clinic.
Most insurance policies cover the cost of these services. Financial and technology assistance may be available.
- Assessment and evaluation
- Individualized plan of care
- Individual therapy
- Local peer recovery coaches
- Group therapy
- Coordination of care
Similar to the individual and group therapy offered in our Traverse City Clinic, some individual and group therapy can be provided via Telehealth Services.
Clients have the option of using their own device, if available. Otherwise, a laptop or tablet may be provided so they can attend group meetings or counseling sessions.
In addition, groups with video conferencing equipment are available in these counties so persons can meet at a location nearer to them and participate in a group session without traveling to Traverse City.
Individuals receiving services will be assigned a recovery coach to provide encouragement, case management, skills building and support throughout their recovery process.
“Instead of having to travel a long way in bad weather, this allows people to go online for treatment,” says Scott Smith, MA, LPC, CAADC, a clinical supervisor at Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic. “Another benefit is that it provides an added element of confidentiality for professionals.”