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Substance use and Habits Treatment: Harm Reduction Therapy

Welcome to Behr Psychology, where we specialize in harm reduction therapy. Our substance use and habits treatment strategies are designed to foster recovery and improve our clients’ quality of life. Our team of experts is committed to offering compassionate, evidence-based care tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

Understanding Substance use and Habits

Substance use and Habits can disrupt lives and impact families and communities. Habits can hurt you and the people around you in many ways. It can damage your mental and physical health, strain your relationships, and cause professional, social, and financial problems.

At Behr Psychology, we understand the complex nature of habits, whether it involves drugs, alcohol, or process (behavioral) habits like gambling, porn, or gaming. Our goal is to help clients not only overcome habits but also address underlying issues that contribute to substance use or addictive behaviors.

Our treatment approach

We use various treatment strategies for substance use and process habits.  However, our primary method includes harm reduction therapy – Harm reduction is a client-centered strategy that aims to lessen the health and social impacts of substance use and habits by providing supportive programs and services without demanding abstinence. This approach offers a supportive environment for accessing various forms of help, acknowledging that not all individuals can or want to cease substance use entirely.

Our harm reduction therapy center at Behr Psychology offers both individual and group sessions. We believe in the power of community support, and our harm reduction group therapy sessions provide a safe space for individuals to share experiences and learn from others facing similar challenges.

Why choose harm reduction therapy at Behr Psychology?

Using substances or engaging in addictive behaviors changes how the brain works, making it hard to break the habit, even if you think you are in control.

Counseling is an essential part of substance use and habits treatment and recovery. Once you enter treatment, you’ll have your life back. At Behr Psychology, we are dedicated to respecting each client’s journey through habits treatment and providing tools and support that empower individuals to lead substance-free lives. Whether you seek help for the first time or want to continue your recovery process, our qualified therapists and psychologists are here to assist.

We offer in-person consultations at our Midtown West and Upper West Side offices and online sessions for those in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, South Carolina, and California.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with habits, contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help pave the path to recovery.

Myths About Substance Use and Habits:

Myth: Only people with weak willpower suffer from habits.

Fact: habits is a complex condition that involves changes in the brain, not a failure of willpower. Substance use and habits can affect individuals of all ages and from all walks of life.

Myth: You can overcome habits with determination and willpower alone.

Fact: Effective treatment often requires a combination of therapy, medication, and support groups, as habits is a medical condition requiring comprehensive care.

Myth: Once you are addicted, you will never recover.

Fact: Recovery from habits is possible; many people achieve long-term sobriety and enjoy successful lives after treatment.

Myth: Process habits aren't as severe as substance habits because they don't involve consuming a harmful substance.

Fact: Process or behavioral habits, such as gambling, sex habits, or internet habits, can lead to significant psychological distress and disrupt daily life, often requiring intervention and treatment similar to substance habits.

Our Team of Therapists

All of our therapists are relatable, authentic, and insightful clinicians who understand what it is like to be a patient. Yes, we provide therapy but we strive to understand who you are, not as a patient but as a whole person.

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