Counseling Specialist

MFI Recovery Center

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services located in Riverside, San Jacinto, Banning, Murrieta, Hemet, and San Bernardino, CA

Addiction is a complicated disease that has a profound effect on both patients and their families. Counseling and psychiatry services provide emotional support and help patients and families understand the underlying issues that cause substance use disorders. MFI Recovery Center in Riverside, California, offers a broad array of counseling and psychiatric services that give patients and families a chance to start fresh and rebuild strong bonds. If you or someone in your family could benefit from mental health services or addiction treatment, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with a caring team member. Call the office or make an appointment online today.

Counseling and Psychiatry Q & A

Why are counseling and psychiatry needed during recovery?

Addiction is a complex disease that can’t be cured. Long-term recovery depends on your ability to understand the emotions and situations that trigger the desire to use drugs or alcohol so you can resist the urge to abuse these substances. 

Counseling helps both patients and their families understand the underlying emotions that drive addictive behavior. 

Both therapy and psychiatric care can address co-existing mental health conditions that frequently occur along with substance use disorders, such as depression or anxiety.

Which mental health services are available?

MFI Recovery Center offers a broad range of alcohol and drug addiction counseling, family addiction counseling, and mental health services for struggling individuals and their families. 

The highly trained and experienced medical and counseling team works together to provide comprehensive mental health care customized to the needs of each patient.

Mental health services include:

  • Medication management
  • Trauma-related therapy
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

In addition to mental health services, MFI Recovery Center offers parent coaching to support patients who are raising children and teenagers.

What is trauma-related therapy?

Addiction is strongly associated with traumatic experiences. People who experience trauma often abuse substances as a form of self-medication. 

The team at MFI Recovery Center has expertise in a variety of research-based techniques that help patients process past trauma, such as Seeking Safety, trauma-focused CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting.

What is involved in family counseling?

Family counseling can help repair the damage that addiction causes within the family system. Family services available at MFI Recovery Center include:

  • Trauma-related therapy for children and adult family members
  • Psychiatric care for family members suffering from anxiety or depression
  • Divorce counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Counseling for blended families
  • Family addiction education and support

Parent coaching helps parents understand the underlying causes of their children’s behavior. It also provides skills and resources that help you parent effectively and give the love and support that your child or teen needs to develop into a healthy adult.

To learn more about counseling and psychiatry services, or to obtain addiction treatment for yourself or a family member, schedule an appointment at MFI Recovery Center. Call or request an appointment online today.