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ABOUT LIFE CENTER COUNSELING & HEALTH SERVICES
Located in Huntington, N.Y., Life Center Counseling & Health Services offers holistic mental health treatment. Led by a mother-daughter team of social workers, the facility also offers treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorders, which includes medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Among other specializations represented are counseling support for LGBTQ individuals, life coaching, and trauma-oriented therapy.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Several screening services are available at the Long Island-based Life Center Counseling & Health Services, including court-mandated DWI evaluations. Substance use therapists incorporate 12-step recovery concepts into treatment plans, which can include motivational interviewing (MI), relapse prevention groups, Vivitrol maintenance, and psychoeducation classes. Clients are encouraged to integrate physical activity into their recovery process and to develop social support systems.
To treat mental health concerns, Life Center utilizes mindfulness training, motivational enhancement therapy (MET), strengths-based positive psychology, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Clients experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may also attend eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions. Holistic therapies include therapeutic massages, acupuncture, and Reiki sessions.
Some staff therapists are equipped to provide dual diagnosis treatment for individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders. Other areas of specialization include couples and adolescent therapy, developmental disabilities support, coping with transitions, spiritual guidance, and intervention facilitation. In 2016, the center was among the 17.7 percent of facilities in the state to provide specialized support for LGBTQ individuals.
There are 16 therapists listed on the Life Center Counseling & Health Services website. The director holds master’s degrees in community health and social work and was a former leader at a New York Chinese medicine college.
Other therapist credentials include a board-certified applied behavior analyst, psychiatric nurse practitioner, certified mediator, and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor (CASAC). The wellness staff features a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist and a Reiki master practitioner.
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, friends or family members, or staff. Feedback for Life Center Counseling & Health Services left on other secondary review sites, however, was overwhelmingly favorable at the time of this writing. The center’s official Facebook site, which its staff can manage, revealed five maximum five-star ratings, Google had one, and Yelp had two. 
While a majority of reviewers did not provide commentary, one Yelp reviewer highlighted the diversity of services available, the compassion of staff, and overall treatment effectiveness. "The Life Center is literally a "one stop shop" for well being," Cliff, a representative reviewer, wrote.
According to the Life Center Counseling & Health Services Facebook page, the facility accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicare. The facility’s website lists the cost of weekly relapse prevention group sessions at $25.
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