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We pride ourselves on our discreet, highly individualized, and comprehensive treatment plans for adults in need.

A Comprehensive, Individualized Approach

Addiction in adults often comes with a wealth of outside circumstances, including career and family considerations. To account for these complexities, our team of skilled and licensed clinicians completes an extensive assessment for every client. We approach the problem by first determining the individual’s needs and building a custom recovery program to meet them.

Psychological screening and testing is performed as necessary, utilizing appropriate diagnostic tools. Our DUI Specialists have comprehensive experience in the new DMV/OASAS assessment protocols and court ordered requests.

We have extensive relationships with employee assistance professionals and private practitioners if additional resources and referrals are needed.

Based on our assessment, an adult treatment plan will consist of the following services:


The Freedom Institute staff is comprised of a range of addiction specialists. Our multidisciplinary team has been trained in a wide variety of innovative treatment modalities, including:

  • Ackerman Family Systems
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CPT)
  • Parent-Child Psychotherapy (PCP)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodrama
  • Art Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Transcendental Meditation (in collaboration with the David Lynch Foundation)

After an extensive assessment, we match every client with a counselor best suited for success in his or her individual treatment.


Discovery: We offer individual clinical evaluations for those who are concerned about their level of alcohol or substance use, but do not see abstinence as a necessary step. We  provide a safe, judgment-free environment to discuss issues around substance use, its impact on one’s life, and its affect on loved ones.

Sober Support: Group therapy to provide a safe place for people to examine the role alcohol or drug use plays in their lives, receive support from their peers, discover what it means to abstain from substances and whether or not abstinence-based sobriety is the right path for them.


IOP is our most involved treatment path, with three group visits per week and once a week individual psychotherapy session. The foundation of our IOP is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which is proven to help individuals in early recovery  develop the skills needed for distress tolerance, emotional regulation and relapse prevention. IOP also included psycho-education, psychodrama, and art therapy.


Our Early Recovery Group is a program for individuals who are early on in the recovery process. It includes two weekly group therapy sessions as well as one individual session for the client. We also offer a Sober Support Group for people who are contemplating whether or not abstinence-based sobriety is the right path for them.


Advanced Recovery groups meet once a week for group therapy. In addition, clients can continue weekly individual therapy and case management.  Advanced Recovery groups include:

  • Meditation and Mindfulness for 12-Step
  • Advanced Relapse Prevention
  • DBT Skills Group (weekly evening sessions)
  • Group Psychotherapy (weekly evening sessions)

Our Gambling group consists of both group and individual counseling and uses a combination of methods including DBT, CBT, motivational interviewing and action methods to create a unique, innovative program to help problem gamblers.

We also facilitate outside resources such as legal referrals as needed.

Anne Bresnahan is our lead counselor in this program and is CASAG-G certified.


Freedom Institute’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Family Skills Group helps family members acquire and use their DBT skills to reshape family relationships.

DBT is a therapeutic model heavily backed by scientific research. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. It also teaches self-awareness and relational skills in the context of family and interpersonal relationships. It is central to our adult Intensive Outpatient Program, and is an integral part of Freedom’s Family Program.


FITT is Freedom Institute’s outpatient treatment coordination plan designed to augment treatment by coordinating with outside service providers. We create a level of treatment similar to an inpatient facility to support clients in need of extra care in the critical stages of their recovery process.

Our FITT clinical coordinators create a cohesive plan to supervise a client’s care by working with existing care providers, such as psychiatrists, therapists, and doctors, or assembling outside care as needed.