Hope for the Hurting
Yarely Torres has always had a soft spot for adolescents. Prior to starting her career at MFI five years ago, she worked with teens at various locations, including in their homes. She noticed, firsthand, that many substance abuse and mental health issues were rooted in the family dynamic and affected every member. She wondered how she could help them all. The question led her to grad school, where she began an internship at MFI and studied to be a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Today, Yarely manages the MFI Outpatient Recovery Center in Hemet. She and her nine-member staff offer a full continuum of addiction treatment services for adolescents, men, women, and women with children. They connect clients to skilled professional medical doctors, certified substance abuse counselors, and licensed therapists, creating customized treatment plans with the primary goal of restoring hope.
The program helps clients learn ways to cope with cravings, adapt to and maintain a sober lifestyle, and to identify the root causes of substance abuse. But the center also treats people who suffer from mental health issues, whether or not those issues led to substance abuse.
"MFI is known for substance abuse treatment," she explains. "But we also help people struggling with mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and disorders that affect daily functioning."
Serving up to 30 clients a day, the Hemet Outpatient Facility's Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are available Monday -- Thursday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., making them ideal for anyone who may need to maintain professional/educational or personal responsibilities during treatment.
Hemet Outpatient Addiction Counseling Services
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, behavior modification and 12-Step introduction
- Evidence-based practices through the Matrix Model
- Family, individual and couples' counseling
- Inpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment
- Mental health counseling
- Parenting education classes
- Treatment for men, women, teens (13 years and up)
Yarely loves working at MFI because she is able to put her specialized training to use, focusing on Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT). An evidence-based treatment plan offered in the county on a limited basis outside of MFI, the approach features intense therapy for adolescents and their parents in individual and group settings.
"We meet clients where they are to support them as well as their families," Yarely says. "So, we travel to their schools, homes and office settings instead of just working out of the Hemet location."
Wherever they receive treatment, clients quickly learn that MFI is a safe place to get help. Yarely says the most rewarding part of her job is seeing broken families enter with despair and leave with hope.
She says, "It doesn't get any better than that."
About MFI Recovery
Throughout 10 facilities in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, we employ the Matrix-Method for each individual client, creating a personalized treatment program. Various modalities can include behavior modification, 12-Step recovery program introduction, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems techniques, including the family in group therapy. Treatment options include outpatient and inpatient detox, medication management (if appropriate), group therapy, individual therapy, relapse prevention education, and ongoing support after treatment. To find out more, call today (866) 218-4697, or for non-admission related information, contact us at (951) 683-6596.