Montclair STAR Program

MontclairSTAR Treatment Program

The MontclairSTAR Program has developed from our many years of treating people with ,addiction, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. It is our belief that each individual has inner resources of spontaneity and creativity which can become powerful resources for rebuilding a healthy lifestyle free of addiction. With these inner resources in place, the way is paved for healthy human connection, personal satisfaction and productivity.

The MontclairSTAR Program offers a variety of therapies for working on deep feelings and family of origin issues, problems relating to childhood sexual trauma, developing improved coping skills and practicing new behaviors for healthy living.

Therapies include:
Individual psychotherapy
Group Psychotherapy
Couples Therapy
Group for Partners
Art Therapy
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Sexual Addiction Education
Addressing the follwing issues:
Multiple Addictions
Compulsive Masturbation
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Childhood Sexual Trauma
Unhealthy Co-Dependent Behavior
Lack of Intimacy in the Marriage
Poor Communication

Current Program

MontclairSTAR Current Program

Beginnings Group:
Monday evenings, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday evenings, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Leader: Robert L. Fuhlrodt

Beginnings group offers a psycho-educational approach for dealing with early recovery issues, and building a strong recovery program for continued sexual and emotional sobriety. This group utilizes a highly structured program based on the Task Centered Approach as outlined by Dr. Patrick Carnes.

Partner's Group:
Monday evenings, 7:00pm to 8:30pm or Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Leader: Harriet Power, LCSW, CSAT,CMAT.

This group is for the partners of addicts. It focuses on addiction education and relational issues specific to the addiction. The purpose of the group is to recognize and regulate the emotional effects of trauma and betrayal , and to support healing and self care. During the early stages of discovery, the partner’s emotional pain could often be acute and require treatment. Feelings of self doubt, loss and isolation can contribute to a sense of powerlessness and reactive anger which can be destructive. This group offers the partner professional guidance in a safe, supportive environment and the opportunity to connect with others who understand and are moving on in their own lives, learning about self care, self awareness and relationship.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Independently scheduled on a private or referral basis.

Harriet Power, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT (EAGALA trained, EFMHA associated)

With the added dimension of the human/animal connection, the equine assisted therapist and the patient work together with the horse, whose qualities, size and behavior, encourage presence and awareness in the moment. The therapist facilitates a focused exploration of the human’s issues, behaviors and inner experiences as she guides the patient to become curious and aware of inner resources available for more adequate responses to life’s challenges.

The sessions take place at a farm with a horse and a horse handler accompanying the therapist. Equine assisted psychotherapy is designed for adults dealing with impairment in social, emotional and physical functioning stemming from issues of family dysfunction, addiction, co-addiction and family of origin issues of trauma and abuse. Individual, couples, family and group sessions are available. Scheduled on an as needed basis, with a signed release from a therapist with whom there is already an existing treatment.

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