Portner Counseling Group (PCG) offers highly specialized counseling services in South Florida. We are a unique addiction and mental health counseling company committed to helping patients achieve recovery. Our professionals have been dedicated to making lasting changes since 2011. Our therapy and counseling methods are built on honesty and integrity that will help those suffering break free from their addiction.
Our philosophy is that every person has incredible potential, and with that, the capacity to change.
At Portner Counseling Group, we create a safe space and provide the guidance and support necessary for our patients to not only overcome addiction, but also to harness that incredible potential everyone has within themselves. This allows our patients to reclaim success and effectiveness in many areas of their lives that have been diminished by their drug and alcohol use.
We believe that drug and alcohol use impact each person differently. At our Pompano treatment center, each patient participates in the development of an individualized treatment plan, one that is specifically tailored to address their needs and goals. Because drug and alcohol use typically impact many areas of an individual’s life, our services are holistic and comprehensive, addressing every aspect that has been negatively affected.
We strongly believe that an indispensable part of achieving lasting change is to not only learn how to stop using drugs and alcohol, but to also learn effective coping skills and life strategies.
Upon completion of our mental health counseling services, our patients will have obtained the skills necessary to create an empowering context at school, home, and at work.
Treating Substance Use in Adolescents
There are many developmental factors unique to adolescence, which may contribute to drug and alcohol use. These factors include a greater need for independence, rapid developing hormonal and physical changes, as well as a growing importance on social networks and peer associations. At PCG, our adolescent therapy services are designed with these and many other factors in mind to maximize our effectiveness and give our patients the greatest opportunity at success.
Addressing Addiction in Young Adulthood
Similar to adolescence, with young adulthood comes distinct developmental factors. These factors include increased independence and responsibility as decisions are made about college, career, and moving out of their childhood home. Without effective coping skills and strategies, the stress and pressure that can come with these life changes can lead young adults to seek relief in drugs and alcohol. Understanding the context from which young adults are living allows us to accurately tailor our family counseling services to address their needs.
Overcoming Substance Use Disorder in Adulthood
Typically, by the time we’ve reached adulthood, we have developed entrenched habits and behaviors, especially when it comes to drug and alcohol use. With these entrenched habits come comfort and familiarity, even if they’re outwardly creating unwanted stress and turmoil in our lives. As adults, we may have had numerous failed attempts at trying to reduce the use of drugs and alcohol consumed, or even quit once and for all. The comfort and familiarity coupled with these failures can often make change seem difficult, and maybe even feel impossible. Our adult services are aimed at building confidence and self-efficacy through the personal development of proven and effective change strategies. With confidence and effective tools, even the most entrenched behaviors can be overcome with the proper licensed mental health counselor, such as our specialists at PCG.
At Portner Counseling Group, we pride ourselves on our commitment and dedication to the success of our patients. Our Pompano treatment center specialists will work with you every step of the way to create successful changes to better your life and overcome unwanted habitual behaviors. Contact our addiction treatment professionals today.