Addiction Treatment Outpatient Program in Worcester, MA

At Lake Ave Recovery, we understand the value of your mental health, especially while in recovery. Our Outpatient Program is our least intensive level of care designed for those who have already completed a treatment program but still want the additional support for maintenance as well as those with other life obligations, who cannot commit to Partial Hospitalization Program or Intensive Outpatient Program. Counseling through our Outpatient Program gives you the flexibility to receive help on your time, giving you the strength to face real world challenged and prevent relapses or escalation of your substance use disorder.  

Comfort, Curiosity, Care and Concern, are the cornerstones of our individualized care. We promise to deliver outstanding substance use disorder treatment with an emphasis on coping skills and regaining lifelong harmony. The following are therapeutic concepts highlighted in our Outpatient Program:

Co-regulation: Co-regulation stresses the importance of “calming together” through a partner, family member, a support group or other supportive community outlets.  Co-regulation helps to normalize the difficulty of practicing coping skills independently and increases the one’s ability to ask for help.  

Attachment Theory: Attachment theory covers the profound and lasting bond between two people or more and the impact it has on addiction and recovery. Emotional intimacy, expectations and communication style all play a role in attachment.

Trauma Informed Care (TIC): TIC promotes an atmosphere of healing and recovery, acknowledging that there is a history of trauma, and that trauma may present symptoms and play a role in the trajectory of that individual’s life.

Triggers and the Body’s Alarm System: Understanding the brain’s natural Flight, Fight, or Freeze response and how trauma and life experiences cause it to malfunction and trigger an adverse reaction. The healing process begins with learning how to effectively regulate these feelings.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: In this setting, you are encouraged to share whatever is going through your mind, in order to find hidden meanings or patterns in what you say or do. These concealed feelings are thought to contribute to your triggers and substance use disorder.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT examines how beliefs and thoughts are linked to behaviors and feelings. It aims to teach skills that re-train positive mindset and behaviors to help navigate through stressful situations.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): IPT assesses how a disease, like addiction, can be triggered by situations involving relationships with others, such as a loss, arguments or relocation. IPT helps develop effective and safe coping mechanisms while dealing with the interpersonal feelings that may arise.

Individual therapy

This is used to treat problems that can best be addressed on an individual basis or when clients are too fearful of groups to be able to utilize them.

Substance use disorders evaluation

If a client has been referred for a formal evaluation of his/her use of substances. It includes recommendations for treatment at an appropriate level of care, if needed.