President of his own private practices, Resources for Change, in Lake Bluff, Illinois and Kenosha, Wisconsin, Doug LaBelle is a certified Arise interventionist and a Master’s-level LCSW. LaBelle is on The Arise Network’s team, and provides family and individual therapy and intervention services. LaBelle is a certified Arise interventionist, senior ARISE trainer and a national certified gambling counselor. His focus is on helping individuals with gambling, substance abuse addictions and co-occurring disorders.
LaBelle has over 28 years of experience in the field of addiction. Prior to getting a Master’s in social work from Loyola University, he received a Bachelor’s in Business from Eastern Illinois University. His counseling career began as a therapist for North Lake County Family Services, based in Waukegan, Illinois. Besides being an interventionist and therapist, he also provides employee assistance program (EAP) clinical and training services. In long-term recovery himself, LaBelle is passionate about helping addicts because of his personal experiences.
As a certified Arise interventionist, LaBelle employs those methods in conducting an intervention. The client is involved with the entire process from the beginning. There are no surprises here, and the philosophy is that clients don’t need to hit rock bottom before they get help.
The intervention includes a first call, and a first meeting. During the first call or Level One, a family member or concerned friend calls. The concerned individual is provided with communication coaching skills, aimed to get the client into treatment. Additionally, the first meeting, which includes the client, is scheduled. Approximately 56% of clients enter treatment after the first call.
Level Two includes the first meeting, and if necessary, several intervention meetings conducted between LaBelle, the family and the client. After this phase, 80% of clients enter residential treatment or detox. If all else has failed, level three includes an Arise intervention. During this time, clients are presented with serious consequences, if they refuse treatment. After level three, 83% enter treatment. Typically, the preparation time is between one and three weeks, followed by six months of supervision.
LaBelle assists in helping clients get into the proper level of care, including detox or residential treatment. Additionally, families and clients are provided with resources for finding recovery support groups including 12-step, SMART Recovery and Alanon.
The ARISE Network provides a solid six-month continuum of care after a client enters residential treatment. This includes case management, relapse prevention planning and a family program. LaBelle’s approach towards intervention stems from maintaining respect and concern for the suffering client. His belief is that clients need to connect with their family of origin, as opposed to feeling like outsiders. Bonding with one’s culture is also vital in healing from addiction.
High profile interventions are offered, designed to maintain the privacy of celebrity clients whose scrutiny by the media can be detrimental to their sobriety. With almost three decades of solid experience and a compassionate approach, clients are in excellent hands should they choose LaBelle to conduct an intervention.
655 Rockland Road Ste 103
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
7513 7th Ave, Ste 4
Kenosha, WI 53143
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