Congrats to Ariana!

Congrats to Ariana!

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Congrats to Ariana for her newly minted LCSW-C licensure! Oh by the way, Ariana is an awesome DBT therapist-- so compassionate and... validating! Great job Ariana!


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Thoughts from Brooke Brody, LCSW-C

Thoughts from Brooke Brody, LCSW-C

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Potomac Pathways treatment programs are designed for adolescents and young adults who are “transitional age,” meaning that they are at that developmental stage of preparing to move on from high school and heading into the rest of their lives. Both of our intensive outpatient programs work to address the immediate issues with substance use and mental health, but in addition, help young people to figure out—“What is my path in life?” and “Where am I headed from here?” Those are the “big picture” kinds of dilemmas that can keep young people feeling stuck, uncertain about the future, anxious and depressed. Our therapists and peer mentors serve as compassionate life coaches for teens that can help present pathways for moving forward. And answers in that larger sphere of questioning, can help to lift an underlying sense of anxiety and low self-esteem that our teenage clients feel and to reduce or eliminate the urge to self-anesthetize with drugs and alcohol.

At Potomac Pathways, teens and young adults find a safe and soothing atmosphere, and a non-confrontational and accepting approach to change. And the result is—our teenage clients remain with us longer, and express a very high level of satisfaction. For 2017, our average length of stay was 12 weeks, which is unusually high for adolescent IOPs, and—98% of our (teenage) clients expressed that they felt understood and respected by their therapist (on satisfaction surveys). And, in both of our programs, the teens demonstrated significant improvement on clinical measures. Don’t hesitate to call for more info. We’re here to help!


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Say Hello to Laura Silverman!

Say Hello to Laura Silverman!

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...our new Director of Community Relations! Contact Laura at lsilverman@potomacpathways.org

About Laura
Laura Silverman is a graduate of the University of Virginia with degrees in Sociology and Spanish. In 2007, at the age of 24, she found long-term recovery from alcohol abuse and mental illness. Her lived experience inspired her to found The Sobriety Collective, a resource and blog created to celebrate multiple pathways to recovery from substance use disorder and mental illness. After spending close to a decade consulting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Laura entered the behavioral health field in a professional capacity. She sits on Mental Health America's Awareness, Education and Engagement Committee serving the National Board of Directors. In January 2018, Laura became certified as an interventionist in the ARISE® model, an evidence-based, family systems approach of invitational intervention with continuing care. Some of her hobbies include playing guitar and piano, karaoke, practicing yoga, walking in nature, and spending time with family and friends. Laura is truly excited to be at Potomac Pathways in a role well suited to her passion and purpose.

 


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DC Teamsters– we accept your insurance!

DC Teamsters– we accept your insurance!

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Hey Teamsters-- looking for the best quality outpatient services in the DC area for teens and young adults with substance abuse and behavioral healthcare needs? Most Teamsters insurance policies completely cover the cost of treatment with Potomac Pathways! We'd love to have you contact us and stop in for a meet n' greet!


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An awesome option for this summer!

An awesome option for this summer!

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Logo 2 Wilderness JourneyWilderness Journey—intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment combined with 14-days of outdoor adventure, backpacking and wilderness camping! It’s a “wilderness therapy” program designed to help teens unplug from negative behaviors, and begin to establish patterns of self-responsibility, self-confidence, and freedom from substance abuse. And then, kids can continue on to receive aftercare support from our awesome recovery community of young adult peer mentors. Insurance accepted! The two trek dates are: June 21 - July 5 and July 19 - August 2, 2017.


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