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New Address, 12627 B Santa Gertrudes Ave, La Mirada, Cal 90638

Yes we still offer these services.
1. a. Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Program-Non-intensive-$40 to enroll, $30 weekly 3-6 months. Intensive-$187 weekly-3 months-Most insurances will cover 50%. Medi-Cal based-L.A. Care, Beacon. See website www.alcoholdrugtreatment1.com
b. Clients should call to make an intake appointment with one of our counselors.
c. The treatment approach is cognitive behavioral, family systems, psycho-educational, and 12 step for those who are receptive to 12 step.
d. For referrals, you may call to arrange an appointment for intake, or the client may call directly.

2. a. Batterer’s Intervention Program-$40 to enroll, $25 weekly. Usually 26-52 weeks long.
b. Clients should call to make an intake appointment with one of our counselors.
c. The treatment approach is cognitive behavioral, family systems, psycho-educational, Duluth Model
d. For referrals, you may call to arrange an appointment for intake, or the client may call directly. see website www.newdirectionshome.com
3. a. Parenting Education-$20 to enroll, $15 weekly. 12-52 weeks.
b. Clients should call to make an intake appointment with one of our counselors.
c. The treatment approach is cognitive behavioral, family systems, psycho- educational, and parenting education workbooks.
d. For referrals, you may call to arrange an appointment for intake, or the client may call directly. see  http://recoverguide.com
4. a. Anger Management-$40 to enroll, $25 weekly. 12-52 weeks.
b. Clients should call to make an intake appointment with one of our counselors.
c. The treatment approach is cognitive behavioral, family systems, psycho- educational, and SAMSHA anger management education workbooks.
d. For referrals, you may call to arrange an appointment for intake, or the client may call directly.

For any further questions, please email or call. Richard Perla, PHD, LMFT-Director 562-943-6000 . Thank you for your interest.

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Tools For Hostility Management

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Anger is a normal feeling and may arise as a result of conflicting thoughts. Hostility is a possible reaction to the anger. Hostile reactions lead to hurting ourselves and others. Anger and other feelings are emotional reactions to our thoughts. We have choice as to what we do with the reactions. If you pause before reacting, this gives your mind more time to think of more choices to your reaction to the emotion.

Your body has a physical response to your emotions too. This physical response influences your reaction. If your automatic physical response to anger is clenching your fist, the next action can be to hit someone or something. You can still play a major part in the outcome.

There are a combination of factors that effect hostile or a productive actions.

Slow down your reaction and choose a productive response. Even in battle, too quick reactions lead to missing targets or friendly fire casualties. When you walk away and gather your thoughts together before reacting, the physical responses will begin to subside, and you can make a more productive action. After pausing your reaction, you may conclude that no further response is necessary. Now you have prevented the hurts from hostile acts.

Important thing to remember is if you walk away from a discussion that may lead to a hostile action, inform the other person that you need to take a break from the discussion and try to estimate about how long your processing time will take so you may come back to resolve the conflict. This helps you and the other person feel that there will be a productive closure to the discussion at a later time. It is suggested that you discuss this method with the other party as a general way you both will cope with potential emotional discussions.

More to follow.