Niesia Garza, LCSW – Navarre Counselor

Welcome to Daniel's Harbor!

Substance Abuse

"Recovery is a verb. It's not what you say, it's what you do." - Roland Williams

Therapeutic services for substance use disorder (SUD) encompass a range of interventions designed to address the physical, psychological, and social aspects of addiction. We offer services aimed to help individuals overcome substance abuse and achieve lasting recovery. At Daniel's Harbor Therapy Center, we recognize the courage it takes to confront issues with substance use. Treatment for those struggling with substance issues are delivered with deep empathy and respect, in a compassionate, safe and confidential environment. We provide a supportive and understanding space to explore the challenges of addiction. Embracing each individual's journey, we offer personalized care that respects the unique path of every person seeking support. Our services are designed to offer a beacon of hope to help you navigate the complexities of recovery with expertise and compassion.

Our Approach to Treatment

Our treatment philosophy acknowledges that recovery from substance abuse is a deeply personal and transformative process. There is no single 'right' way to recovery, but a spectrum of strategies that can be tailored to each individual's needs and the severity of their substance use disorder. The goal is to address the complex nature of addiction and support individuals in building a foundation for sustained sobriety and recovery.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: We begin with a thorough evaluation to understand the multifaceted nature of your situation.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: Leveraging a range of therapeutic techniques to address substance abuse, including:
    cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors related to substance use;
    motivational enhancement therapy (MET), which aims to enhance an individual’s motivation to change and commit to treatment;
    family systems, which involve the individual’s family in the therapeutic process to address family dynamics, communication issues, and provide support for both the individual and their loved ones.
  • Supportive/Psychoeducational Group Settings: Provide information about addiction, coping strategies, and relapse prevention. Offering group therapy sessions to share experiences and foster a community of support; such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), where individuals share their experiences, provide support, and work through recovery together. This can be virtual or in person as needed.
  • Counseling Services: Providing individual counseling to address personal struggles and develop strategies for sobriety and recovery.
  • Family Support: Engaging families in the healing process, providing education and support for rebuilding relationships, involving the individual’s family in the therapeutic process to address family dynamics, communication issues, and provide support for both the individual and their loved ones.
  • Relapse Prevention Education: Empowering clients with knowledge and tools to help maintain their sobriety and manage future challenges. Offering coping skills, stress management, and strategies to identify and avoid triggers that may lead to relapse or return to use.
  • Ongoing Support: Committing to continuous care and support, recognizing that recovery is a long-lasting journey.

Providing substance abuse services in a therapeutic setting involves offering comprehensive support and treatment to individuals struggling with substance use disorders. This approach aims to address the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of addiction. Treatment typically includes a combination of counseling, behavioral therapy, medical interventions, and support groups. The therapeutic setting creates a safe, judgment-free environment where individuals can explore the underlying causes of their addiction, develop coping mechanisms, and work towards sustainable recovery. Professionals such as counselors, therapists, and medical staff collaborate to tailor treatment plans to the unique needs of each individual, fostering a holistic approach to healing. The goal is not only to address the immediate challenges of substance abuse but also to promote long-term recovery and overall well-being.