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Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue

Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue

  • New Rochelle, NY
  • Accredited
  • Outpatient

The Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue is located in New Rochelle, NY. This center primarily focuses on mental health services and substance abuse treatment for adults. Specializing in housing and case management, it supports those with histories of homelessness or mental illness.

The Guidance Center of Westchester’s mission is to empower participants to become active members of their community through education, treatment, housing, and rehabilitative and vocational services.

  • Specializes in providing housing and case management services for individuals with homelessness histories.
  • Offers individual, group, and family therapy for mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management.
  • Serves children, teens, adults, and families dealing with mental health challenges.

Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue treats substance use disorders and mental health issues. Services are available to children, teens, adults, and families.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • 1 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 8 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations



Conditions and Issues Treated

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Intensive outpatient programs mostly conduct meetings on weekdays. Group therapy is the main element in most intensive outpatient programs. Most IOPs last for about 90 days and include drug use monitoring and testing. A New York IOP, like what’s offerd at Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue, take much more time than a standard outpatient program. Some programs offer other services as well, such as employment assistance and medication management.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in New Rochelle, NY. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue‘s Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

Group therapy happens at Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports New Rochelle, NY patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

    Guidance Center of Weschester

    Helpful reference information for Guidance Center of Westchester - North Avenue, a drug treatment center in New York located at: 277 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed May 15, 2021

    Updated July 8, 2024

    New Rochelle, New York Addiction and Treatment

    More than 2 million New Yorkers are currently suffering from some type of substance abuse and many of those are minors. Alcohol abuse, in particular, is prevalent among those underage. As a result of the high prices and regulation of prescription drugs, many New Yorkers turn to heroin instead. This has led to a serious heroin epidemic in the state.

    New Rochelle is a picturesque city near Manhattan, known for its vibrant arts scene and family-friendly environment. Sadly, Westchester County has seen a surge in opioid overdose deaths, rising from 12.0 per 100,000 in 2017 to 13.1 per 100,000 in 2020, and a 122% increase in drug-related deaths from 2010 to 2015.

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