Our flagship service, the Family Program treats addiction as a family issue and offers support to all family members and significant others throughout the recovery process.
A Comprehensive Approach
The Family Program lies at the heart of the Freedom Institute.
Families can be a powerful agent of change for individuals battling addiction. Staffed by a team of Ackerman-trained family systems therapists, we help families understand the systemic problems of addiction and work together towards recovery.
We offer family therapy, multi-family counseling and groups, and a range of services for others with a loved one struggling with substance abuse and addiction.
Our specialists work with you to identify family patterns that both evolve from and perpetuate substance abuse so those important relationships can be repaired.
Based on our assessment, a treatment plan is tailored to include a selection of these services:
Our family therapists have substantial experience in working with families confronting major life stressors in their relationships such as substance abuse, parenting issues, ADHD, mental health, trauma, divorce, loss, and more.
We help families identify and define current struggles as well as repair past hurt and hardship. We work with family members of all ages, beginning with young children and through all life stages.
Our short-term, multi-family groups are organized around presenting common problems or defining traits (e.g. adoption, divorce, loss/bereavement) for families that reach out to Freedom Institute for support and guidance. They are facilitated by a family therapist, combining didactic and supportive discussion elements to help families learn and grow from each other’s experiences while gaining support from the fellowship of shared struggles.
Led by a family therapist and AD/HD researcher, the Support Group for Parents of Children with AD/HD is an ongoing group with a rotating short-term curriculum. Based on the science of AD/HD and the lived experience of AD/HD, this group will provide parents with practical information and meaningful support. Members can join at any time in the rotation.
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.