Alcohol, other drug use and addiction therapy at Lotus Consulting

You have been trying to stop or decrease your drinking, use or other behaviors but with no or limited success.

You continue to be pre-occupied with planning, using and recovering.

Some days using is on your mind much of the day.  You feel trapped and unable to stop the cycle. 

You would love to feel more in control and focused.  You have tried different strategies to cut down or quit but sooner or later you end up where you began.

Now you are ready to seek professional help

You are looking for a team that gets it, and can help you find freedom from the cycle of use of alcohol, other drugs or process addictions and behaviors.

You want to feel in control, content and satisfied and have had some success but when it comes to sustaining that momentum you feel discouraged, skeptical and unsure.

After all it was not always like this.   Using did not always take up this much space and resources in your life.  It started out casually and without consequences.  It used to take your mind off things. 

But over time it started spilling into your life more and more, affecting life and your plans, how and when you interact with people, hobbies and even your work.  It’s like someone else is in the driver’s seat of your life now.  You never thought this would take over your life to this degree.

We are here to help

No matter how long or how much you have struggled with alcohol, other drugs or addictions, change is possible.

You do not have to feel stuck

Our team is here to help you find contentment and joy again.

When you seek substance use and addiction counseling at Lotus

  • You will unpack factors contributing to your struggle
  • You will learn to identify and manage triggers keeping you stuck
  • You will let go of strategies that are not working
  • You will acquire tools such as effective emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness skills
  • You will identify and pursue values and life important to you

What to expect from alcohol, substance use and addiction therapy at Lotus

Counseling for addictions and compulsive use of substances and behaviors such as compulsive pornography use is intended to help you let go of coping strategies that have not worked long term. We are here to help you assess and explore cutting down and harm reduction as well as sobriety. Our approach is highly individualized. We don’t believe in “one size fits all”. As for addictions, we know that nobody sets out to develop an addiction. We know that some of us are more prone to compulsive use of behaviors and development of addictions. This is influenced by our genetics, environment, trauma history, other mental health concerns among other factors. Our team is here to help you unpack these layers, provide effective, evidence-based strategies and walk with you as you clarify and pursue a life that is important to you. Whether you hope to spend more quality time with friends and family, get back to places and things you are passionate about or want to explore, living life with contentment, clarity, focus, and joy, we walk with you, allowing small steps pave the way to freedom and recovery.

We do what works

We use evidence-based treatment approaches informed by the best science available and what research and direct practice have shown to be effective.

This includes mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We utilize Motivational Interviewing helping clients navigate change. We incorporate 12 step work when applicable.

You can email or call us to schedule or ask any questions you might have. We offer a 20 min free phone consultation to assess how we can best help you and to answer your questions.

Together we decide if we are a good fit, schedule your first appointment and begin a thorough assessment

In our experience alcohol, substance use and addictions are often just a tip of an iceberg. We pay close attention to genetics, environment, other mental health concerns, history of trauma, relationships and more.

Most clients seeking help with substance use and addiction concerns are seen weekly for a 55 min session each week. For those who need more intensive work, we meet twice per week or refer out to a higher level of care. Clients who have been in therapy before and are coming for recovery maintenance can quickly start scheduling meetings every other week. Thoughtful assessment and communication help us determine the best course of treatment for you. If your needs change so does treatment planning.

We will work with you to assess your history including your relationship with substances and behaviors. We will set goals and help you reach them on your journey to a richer, more satisfying life.

It is possible to live a fuller, richer life, free of compulsions and addictive use of alcohol, other drugs, and behaviors.

We offer a safe, nonjudgmental space and supportive, compassionate care. We are passionate about the treatment of addictions and compulsive behaviors.

How to schedule

Call or email us. We look forward to connecting with you.

Your next steps

It is possible to experience joy, contentment, and satisfaction again. You will be able to pursue the life that matters to you, experience increased level of fulfillment the more you live a life consistent with your values.

Right now, serenity feels far off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start taking the necessary steps to start unpacking your use and compulsive behavior patterns today.

You will feel empowered to write the ending of your story. We at Lotus look forward to guiding you in this process. To schedule an appointment for alcohol and other drug use or compulsive behaviors counseling call today.

Insurance and payment options

We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, Blue Care Network including Premier Care and Aetna insurance.  We are able to bill some PPO plans out of network.  We can also provide you with superbill to submit to your insurance directly. Some plans offer out of network benefits.

We accept cash, check and credit payments as well as HAS/ FSA cards. 

You will benefit from alcohol, other drugs, and compulsive behavior therapy if:

  • If you frequently find yourself preoccupied with the use of substances or behaviors
  • If you use more than intended
  • If you have not been able to cut down or stop using long term
  • If you experience shame, guilt, frustration or anxiety around your use
  • If your use has affected how you live your life

Co-occurring disorders we treat along with eating issues include:

If you are experiencing any of these, see our service page for these concerns to learn more about them and Lotus treatment. Know that we address and treat a wide range of concerns from stress management and general mental health and wellness, transitions and identity concerns to specialized mental health for concerns such as trauma and eating disorders. These are examples of concerns we treat, sample of how we work and what you can expect at Lotus.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule, don’t hesitate to give us a call or email. We are here to help.

More About Lotus Therapies

You are not alone. We understand, and we are here to help.

Our professional team at Lotus is here to help you break that vicious cycle, lean into rather than fight the discomfort of “quick sand” in order to “get out”. It’s easy to lose perspective and no longer see how we contribute to our struggle. We are here to help you regain perspective, clarity and focus.

You can feel in control and confident again.

Connect with us. Get professional support and learn effective skills to manage your alcohol and other drug use and addiction. Tapping back into your potential is possible. Even though the pressure you face has led you to feeling lost or discouraged, it doesn’t mean you can’t start feeling in control and experience more joy and satisfaction again.

At Lotus Consulting

We offer safe and judgment free environment and a deeply caring, compassionate, highly trained professional, multidisciplinary team. You can begin to recover while feeling heard. We offer emotion regulation, distress tolerance skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, mindfulness and acceptance training and more. We help you expand your psychological flexibility and pursue valued living.

Live the life that is meaningful to you

Our team of licensed therapists will help you refocus on what you value in life by cutting through the noise and distractions of maladaptive substance and behavior use conce, leaning into discomfort and integrating effective tools.

Our mission

Is to provide a deeply caring, compassionate care, safe and judgment free environment coupled with evidence-based therapies to help you and all of our clients live a richer, fuller and more satisfying life.

Through the use of mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy we help you and all clients manage complex experiences and emotions, increase tolerance of distress, let go of struggle, living mindfully and getting clear on what really matters to you.

You can feel confident, empowered, hopeful and connected again.

We are dedicated to high standard of ethical and effective care.

We are deeply passionate about mental health and wellness as well as social justice issues. ​

The clinical approaches of our team members vary within the spectrum of evidence-based treatments ranging from mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Prolonged Exposure treatment. All of us at Lotus believe in and conduct our work from a place of empowerment and inclusion, drawing from multicultural competence.

We are passionate about mental health and wellness as well as social justice issues.

Lotus Consulting is a premier outpatient treatment and wellness center helping adult clients 18 years old and older with food, body image concerns, eating disorders, addictions, stress, anxiety, depression and mood concerns, trauma, loss and grief, relationships, transitions, performance enhancement and more. Located in Ann Arbor, Lotus is easily accessible to individuals in Ypsilanti, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton and surrounding areas, 48103, 48104, 48105, 48108, 48109, 48114, 48150, 48843, 48430, 48439, 48331, 48118, 48115, 48374, 48176, 48120, 48170

Find out more about us HERE.

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