"reason for recovery" Anderson D. Orr, M.Ed., LCAS

ABC&SRT Services
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Private Practice Info and Disclosure
SMART Recovery & SRT

Addictive Behavior Counseling


 An Alternative to Typical Substance Abuse Counseling Programs

I am providing creative and flexible outpatient addictive behavioral counseling (ABC) and educational services based on a sensible and practical cognitive-behavioral approach. ABC services are my professionally delivered, fee-for-service addictive behavior counseling methods designed to assist clients in learning how to, “gain independence from addictive behavior.”

My menu of services includes substance abuse assessments, initial consultations, individual counseling, group counseling, psycho-educational sessions, consultations or brief counseling for and/or with significant others, drug screening, recommendations or referrals to other appropriate service proiders.

Generally, my ABC approach is abstinence oriented with a focus on the SMART  Recovery® “four point program," but I am also open to working individually with clients who are exploring whether or not abstinence is best for them. In other words, I do not require a commitment to abstinence for individiual counseling. However, a condition for participating in my group counseling sessions is a commitment to the goal of maintaining abstinence while one is a member of the group. 
 
 
 
My ABC philosophy and techniques are  evidence based, flexible, and dynamic strategies characterized by integrating the following key components:
 
  • The SMART Recovery® "4 Point Program":
    1. Maintaining Motivation for Change
    2. Preventing Lapses and Relapses
    3. Managing Life Problems with Functional Coping Skills
    4. Developing A More Satisfying Balanced Lifestyle
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • The Stages of Change Model

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Humanistic/Existential Psychology and Philosophy

My ABC services are individually based. I focus on working with clients in individual sessions and in an optional weekly ABC group session of no more than 10 clients. Clients may also participate in the free SMART Recovery® meetings available in the community and access the free SMART Online (SOL) support system “24/7.” While I do not use the 12-Steps as a treatment modality, I am open to and supportive of clients who may want to attend 12-Step meetings as well.

All services are offered by appointment. Individual sessions are offered on weekdays (in unique circumstances, some early evening or Saturday hours may be possible). Group counseling/educational sessions are offered on a weekday evening and may be offered during the day if/when there is sufficient demand.

 


 

Anderson D. Orr,  M.Ed., MRE, LCAS (NC)

919-274-8001

107 Windel Dr., Suite 207, Raleigh, NC 27609


GETTING STARTED

Typically, one would start the process by making an appointment for an assessment or an initial consult.

An assessment is indicated when a thorough clinical evaluation and recommendation is desired. A consult may be appropriate if a client has had a recent assessment at another agency and/or wants to discuss his/her situation and concerns about how my services may be helpful.


  For appointments, referrals, or questions; please call me at 919.274.8001 or email me at, AndyOrrABC@gmail.com

Email Disclaimer: If you desire to communicate via email I am willing to do so.  However, email correspondence is usually not a secure medium and therefore poses increased risk to one's confidentiality.  Emails, even when "deleted," remain on computers and servers and are capable of being retrieved unless properly erased/overwritten. If you are concerned about email confidentiality I recommend you contact me by phone.


 

NOTE!

The Raleigh SMART RECOVERY® meeting location has moved again!

 
Thursdays 7:30 - 9 pm.
 
New location as of Oct., 12, 2012
North Raleigh United Methodist Church
Room S4
8501 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27616
(Public SMART® Meetings are FREE and OPEN to anyone wanting to stop an addictive behavior. No prearrangements are needed to attend!)

 



 

"reason for recovery"
Anderson D. Orr, M.Ed., LCAS
Addictive Behavior Counseling Services