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Counseling in Middle Tennessee

Patients in Group Counseling Therapy
Research shows that dual treatment programs (those that include both medication assistance and behavioral counseling) have the best success rate for those in recovery. WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED. Because of such, it is required by our program that our patients see a counselor at least once monthly. However, you are welcome to see your therapist as often as you like beyond the monthly visit. Your visits will be tracked and documented for you to ensure your success.
Agreements have been set between the following highly experienced counselors and our program. Feel free to contact us for a personal recommendation:
Michele Bowdoin
405 Smyrna Square Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Elise Waring-Vincent
617 Potomac Place, Suite 401
Smyrna, TN 37167
Tom Diffenderfer
306 Uptown Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Overcoming an addiction is not easy; it takes courage and commitment. However, as many people have discovered, the rewards of not only becoming but also staying clean and sober are worth the effort. Starting treatment is an important first step toward overcoming drug use. If you follow the guidelines listed below, your treatment will be much more effective, and you will have a better chance of staying drug-free.
The following are some of the common areas of change to think about when developing your specific recovery plan with your counselor:
  • Physical: good nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation.
  • Emotional: learning to cope with feelings, problems, stresses and negative thinking without relying on opioids.
  • Social: developing relationships with sober people, learning to resist pressures from others to use or misuse substances, and developing healthy social and leisure interest to occupy your time and give you a sense of satisfaction and pleasure.
  • Family: examining the impact opioid dependence has had on your family, encouraging them to get involved in your treatment, mending relationships with family members, and working hard to have mutually satisfying relationships with family members.
  • Spiritual: learning to listen to your inner voice for support and strength and using that voice to guide you in developing a renewed sense of purpose and meaning.