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Karen Bergbower and Associates


Brighton MichiganThe Basics

Karen Bergbower and Associates is a counseling group and treatment facility that aims to provide services and programs to individuals with substance abuse disorders and other behavioral health problems. Located in Brighton, Michigan, the substance abuse treatment program at Karen Bergbower and Associates is exclusively outpatient with the option to integrate treatment for co-occurring disorders using evidence-based methods.

Treatment and Staff

The substance abuse treatment program at Karen Bergbower and Associates is individualized to the needs of each client. Treatment begins with an initial screening and assessment to help determine the level of care needed and to develop a unique recovery plan. Treatment plans are typically a combination of individual and group therapy and sometimes family or couples therapy.

Programs are divided into two tracks: Level I Education and Level II Education. The former is a basic track that includes five interactive educational prevention sessions in total. Level II, similar to an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), is 10 group sessions that focus on skill building and self-assessment. Individual sessions are scheduled independently and are set up with a therapist who specializes in treating specific issues on a client-by-client basis. Group therapy is held once a week for 90 minutes and covers specific topics such as relapse prevention, anger management and chemical dependency. Additional counseling for co-occurring disorders can also be integrated. All groups are gender-specific allowing clients to delve into personal issues in a safe environment.

All therapies implemented at Karen Bergbower and Associates use the CBT method. The 12 steps are not included in treatment, though AA/NA meeting attendance is encouraged with referrals available to local groups upon request.

The staff at Karen Bergbower and Associates consists of LMSWs, CADCs and CPCs.


In addition to the outpatient substance abuse treatment program, Karen Bergbower and Associates also offers a variety of other services and programs to clients and the community. Educational and adolescent programs, assessments and drug screenings as well as prevention programs are all available.

Adolescent programs—including Learning Experience for Awareness and Decision-Making (LEAD), a one day educational group that focuses on better decision-making for those under the age of 21 who are facing alcohol- and drug-related charges—are also available, Additionally, young people can enroll in Find Awareness Concerning Tobacco (FACT), an adolescent smoking cessation program.

In Summary

The services at Karen Bergbower and Associates are individualized with a focus on education and personal growth. Treatment for co-occurring disorders and specialized adolescent programs are available as well. Those seeking a traditional approach that implements evidence-based practices and flexible scheduling will find Karen Bergbower and Associates a solid resource.

Karen Bergbower and Associates
10299 Grand River Road Ste P
Brighton, MI 48116

Karen Bergbower and Associates Cost: $110/session. Reach Karen Bergbower and Associates by phone at (810) 225-9550 or by email at [email protected]. Find Karen Bergbower and Associates on Facebook and Google+

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