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Clinical Services of Rhode Island, Portsmouth Philosophy
Clinical Services of Rhode Island (CSRI) provides outpatient rehab and addiction treatment services that embody a “big-picture” approach to substance abuse treatment, addressing the client’s lifestyle and environmental factors contributing to the addiction. Partnerships are created with each client’s family, loved ones, and community resources during the course of treatment to lay the groundwork for aftercare. Using individualized treatment plans and research-based therapy, CSRI doesn’t just focus on the substance abuse, but uses the client’s strengths to concentrate on a sober future, and build a self-directed life.
Areas of Specialization
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Meet the Staff
Peter Letendre, MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP
Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director
Peter became interested in helping individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction, and mental health disorders, through his own recovery from drugs and alcohol, a process he began in 1987. By 1989, Peter was working with at-risk youth in the first of his many roles in prevention programs. For more than 25 years, Peter has treated clients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings while maintaining a thriving private psychotherapy practice. Peter’s depth of experience with a diverse clientele has helped prepare him to be the leader in the industry that he is today. He graduated with High Honors from Rhode Island College in both his Master’s Degree Program in Mental Health Counseling and his Advanced Graduate Degree Programs. Peter is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, as well as a licensed mental health counselor. He has specialized training in co-occurring disorders, motivational enhancement, and clinical supervision. In addition, Peter has also had extensive training and experience in executive leadership, business development, and senior management.
Ed Ferreira, AA
Ed Ferreira’s passion for recovery began in 2006, inspired by the positive impact other clinical professionals had on his personal journey. Ed started as an intern at CSRI’s Portsmouth location in 2013. Now he’s an integral part of the Portsmouth clinical team, conducting intake appointments, facilitating IOP groups, and seeing individual outpatient clients while working to further his education. Ed credits his growth in the field to his ability to build therapeutic alliances and work collaboratively with clients. He is excited about the future of recovery and the opportunity to be involved in something bigger than himself.
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ABOUT CLINICAL SERVICES OF RHODE ISLAND, PORTSMOUTH
Clinical Services of Rhode Island’s Portsmouth location offers outpatient medical services directed at adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental conditions. CSRI operates three locations in the state, including Portsmouth, with intensive outpatient, general outpatient, outpatient medical detox and group therapy.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Each location of CSRI offers outpatient treatment Monday through Thursday, which begins with an intake assessment and urine screening. As the facility is strictly outpatient, there is no physical/psychiatric assessment or blood work.
Clients will participate in 12-Steps programming and accompanying “step-work” as well as group therapy. Classroom setting discussions with others in recovery are aimed to help clients learn techniques to control impulses and other recovery strategies. Cognitive behavioral therapy and individual therapy sessions are offered as well.
Clients can participate in a flexible morning and nightly schedule for IOP treatment, with meetings lasting three hours. Depending on the client’s needs, additional care including medication management, psychiatric care, or family education may be incorporated. CSRI encourages family participation in the treatment process.
CSRI also hosts monthly “Meet and Greets” for alumni of any of their facilities, as well as quarterly alumni outings to ball games, music entertainment, and dinners.
Friends and family can participate in a monthly education and support group.
Clinical directors oversee the multidisciplinary treatment team of licensed therapists and counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
CSRI’s Portsmouth location is based out of a home-like building with several meeting rooms and a comfortable waiting room. Note, the facility does not offer food or additional amenities, as it offers outpatient services only.
Although no reviews from affiliated staff, loved ones, or alumni have been collected by Rehabs.com to date, the facility has earned an average 4.2 out of five stars on its Facebook page, based on five reviews. Reviewers have not left comments.
CSRI’s website indicates that most private and public insurance plans are covered and the facility accepts private pay. Staff will review insurance benefits for free.
Updated January 2017
Published on February 2017
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