Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselors in Philadelphia
Jeremy Frank and Associates is a group of like-minded clinicians who treat substance use disorders and other mental health concerns with primarily evidenced-based and empirically informed approaches to counseling.
We understand that there is no one treatment or therapy for addictive-like behaviors and mental health issues that will work for everyone. We take pride in having a wide range of experience in techniques and approaches that have been shown to be effective in a variety of ways for drug addiction and substance abuse.
For example, while we support abstinence for clients who need or want to be abstinent, we are aware that many clients are not ready to be abstinent. Our first objective as psychologist and certified drug counselors, is to work to determine whether patients can be social or recreational users. Rarely have any of us seen it work in simply telling someone to stop drinking. If that worked you probably wouldn’t be looking for information from an “alcohol psychologist” or drug and alcohol counselor on this site.
Good therapy and counseling helps individuals achieve their goals on their own terms, with free will, self determinism and collaboration. Our therapists are specially trained in the use of Harm Reduction approaches, which help people learn to take better care of themselves, be safe and make improvements in their habits and their lives.
A certified drug and alcohol counselor is well trained if necessary to help someone become sober and remain abstinent and to offer evidenced-based strategies including 1) cognitive behavioral therapy and relapse prevention, 2) motivational enhancement therapy, and motivational interviewing 3) twelve-step facilitation therapy, 4) mindfulness-based relapse prevention and mindfulness-based stress reduction, 5) psychoeducation in Vaillant’s four factors widely shown to be effective in relapse prevention as well as adjunctive work such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trauma work and a variety of behavioral psychology approaches such as functional analysis, Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), Systematic Desensitization and Exposure approaches.
A certified drug and alcohol counselor can provide consultation to assist with evaluation of individuals seeking all levels of substance use, abuse and dependence and help them and their families make decisions about what level of care is appropriate for them. This conversation would include consideration of outpatient, medication management, detox, inpatient, sober living and intensive outpatient treatment. We are also highly experienced and competent in treating behavioral addictions such as addiction to sex, love, gambling, internet, gaming, shopping and food.
As addictive disorders most commonly present with additional mental health concerns, we select clinicians competent in the treatment of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, family, marital, and relationship issues, stress, sexual orientation and much more. Of course, many of our clients do not struggle with a primary substance use disorder (SUD) and as such, we work with many folks who have little to no addictive or compulsive tendencies and solely focus on mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, and more. A mental health counselor on the Main Line or Philadelphia can help provide appropriate treatment for you.
Dr. Jeremy Frank who oversees Jeremy Frank and Associates in Philadelphia is both a psychologist and certified alcohol and drug counselor. Dr Frank is also in recovery from personal addiction with over 25 years of sobriety having chosen to get clean and sober at age 25. Jeremy has extensive treatment and supervisory experience having served as the Coordinator of Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness at Tuttleman Counseling Services at Temple University and the Assistant Director of Health and Counseling and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Frank is a credentialed provider with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in the Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Provider Network for Pennsylvania focusing on the confidential treatment of attorneys with drug and alcohol problems. He is also an approved Provider of Clinical Services to the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) treating NBA players and their families in the Player Assistance and Anti Drug Program.
Dr Frank has held positions at Drexel University, The University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, Hahnemann University, and Jefferson University. He lives with his wife and two children in Philadelphia and is an avid soccer player, walker, and gardener, which are part and parcel examples of, and a testament to, people’s ability to trade compulsive behaviors for positive addictions, structure, social support and ritualized dependency on healthy alternatives in one’s life. He and his associates, seek to help others find meaning and purpose in their lives, and to support connection in intimate relationships with friends and family.
While there is no title, “Drug Psychologist or Alcohol Psychologist,” Jeremy Frank and Associates includes an array of Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Therapists and Psychologists, who are Licensed Professional Counselors or Alcohol and Drug Counselors, both male and female, older or younger to match the right fit for different patients and clients. Please don’t hesitate to request specifically what sort of counselor, therapist or approach might be the best fit for you.
Fees range from $150.00 to approx $180.00 per 50 minute hour. Receipts can be provided for insurance reimbursement.
Substance Abuse Therapy in Philadelphia
As you seek treatment for substance abuse in the greater Philly area, our therapists approach each patient with a personalized plan. Most of our patients are at different stages of substance abuse or drug addiction, and we are certified and trained to help you or a loved one get the care you need.
Personalized & individualized drug and alcohol treatment approaches
At Jeremy Frank & Associates, our clinicians in Philadelphia and addiction specialists near King of Prussia, and the Main Line have expertise and knowledge in a wide range of treatment approaches so that we can offer the highest level of flexible treatment. Many patients and families have clear goals of abstinence, yet despite the risks, many are not seeking abstinence during treatment initially. If you are seeking addiction help with counseling please call us for a consult.
Our therapists work to tailor treatment to each individual while offering all levels of care including individual outpatient therapy, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treatment or consultation and guidance through detox, inpatient treatment and aftercare for substance abuse. Our Philly office is extremely private, confidential and discreet as our addiction counselors work with many high profile individuals needing therapy or addiction help like major professional athletes, political figures and very public personalities.
Through our expertise, we’re available to help you get on the right path. When you need an addiction specialist in Montgomery County, PA or the greater Philly area, we can help. Get in touch with a counselor today.