Addiction is a family disease. And it affects every type of family.
Misuse of drugs and alcohol impacts every member of the family, regardless of how “family” is defined. As part of our commitment to comprehensive, wrap-around care, our patients are offered Family Therapy because it has proven to advance outcomes. In doing so, it helps people build deeper understanding and connection in the journey toward lasting change and healing. Together.
Frequently Asked Questions
Family Therapy Services are covered by many insurance plans. Fora Health works with patients to verify insurance benefits prior to the start of family counseling. Our trained staff can help determine the cost of service if someone opts to self-pay for family counseling. To verify insurance benefits, call us at (503) 535-1151.
Family Therapy looks different for each patient and their identified family. Family Therapy services are personalized based on the individual patient’s need, their loved one’s needs and the collective goals. Because of this, the frequency and duration of family counseling sessions will differ. Fora Health believes in open channels of communication, and the assigned Family Therapist will make ongoing treatment recommendations to ensure everyone is on the same page, is being heard and is actively working towards progress.
Fora Health recognizes the importance of social support networks for a person’s total well-being, which is one of the reasons we define “family” broadly. We acknowledge that anyone who plays a significant role in a person’s life may be thought of as part of one’s family, whether they are members of the family of origin or chosen family. Family Therapists are skilled at helping people identify the best people to include as part of a comprehensive care plan.
Family Therapy is a specialty service for current Fora Health patients. People who are interested in family therapy will be referred to the Family Therapy team by their Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. After the referral, patients meet one-on-one with a Family Therapist to determine their level of interest, fit and to begin identifying who to invite to treatment. The family counselor will also meet one-on-one with the invited family member before beginning treatment together.
Anyone who is considered part of the patient’s close support network is welcome to participate in family therapy, i.e., partners, friends, parents, siblings and children when appropriate. Fora Health’s Family Therapy department views treatment through a family systems lens, meaning that the whole family is the “patient.” This can be either family of origin or chosen family and support person(s).
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