ASSESSMENTS

Assessments

Because Full Life Counseling does not officially offer addiction treatment services, we identify some of our services as “pre-treatment services.” These services occur in advance of someone entering outpatient or residential treatment programs. Sometimes the “client” receiving pre-treatment services is the individual exhibiting the self-destructive behaviors and other times it is their family or significant other. Not everyone will be referred for treatment. We take great care to listen closely to each person’s story and to honor all the experiences leading up to the first appointment. Together, we will learn and explore how to get relief.

Safe Use Check-Up

Unlike other substance abuse providers, Full Life Counseling does not begin an assessment assuming that someone has an alcohol or drug abuse diagnosis. We begin with the assumption that the person is healthy but simply needs to be sure that the present issues are not symptoms of a much bigger problem.

There are no “tests” for addiction like there are for diabetes or high cholesterol. This is why a diagnosis requires a thorough examination from a variety of perspectives. Once all the information has been collected and analyzed, Full Life Counseling will:

  • Produce and review with you your Safe Use Check-Up Report that identifies reasons to relax and/or reasons for concern, prognosis and recommendations.
  • Offer insights into the findings
  • Provide rationale for the conclusions
  • Assist you in accessing services through our professional relationships with treatment providers at your request.

Safe Use Check-Ups and assessments are generally completed in 2-3 sessions.

Please note: While Safe Use Check-Up reports may be submitted by you to a court of law, Full Life Counseling is not a recognized provider of DWI assessment services, ADETS, or 508 reports. If you have sought our services in response to a legal situation, it is still up to you whether or not to share the findings with the court or its representatives.

Comprehensive Assessments

Unlike other substance abuse providers, Full Life Counseling does not begin an assessment assuming that someone has an alcohol or drug abuse diagnosis. We begin with the assumption that the person is healthy but simply needs to be sure that the present issues are not symptoms of a much bigger problem.

There are no “tests” for addiction like there are for diabetes or high cholesterol. This is why a diagnosis requires a thorough examination from a variety of perspectives. Once all the information has been collected and analyzed, Full Life Counseling will:

  • Reach a final clinical conclusion based on results, then review with the individual and/or family to explain the reasons to relax and/or reasons for concern, prognosis and recommendations.
  • Offer insights into the findings
  • Provide rationale for the conclusions
  • Assist individuals and families in accessing services through our professional and collegial relationships with treatment providers at your request.
  • Safe Use Check-Ups and assessments are generally completed in 2-3 sessions and include structured interviews with the individual and the family (separately), computerized assessment process, and laboratory tests.

Please note: While written Comprehensive Assessment reports may be submitted by you to a court of law, Full Life Counseling is not a recognized provider of DWI assessment services, ADETS, or 508 reports. If you have sought our services in response to a legal situation, it is still up to you whether or not to share the findings with the court or its representatives.