Evaluations & Counseling
DUI's are expensive on all kinds of levels. If you are lucky, no one has been physically hurt as a result of your DUI. If someone did get hurt, well then, you are probably taking this very seriously by now. The costs alone are enough to necessitate a counselor.
The IMPAIRED DRIVER REHABILITATION PROGRAM (IDRP), previously known as PROJECT CRASH following a DUI typically involves a counseling component and that is where I come in. I also do my own evaluation of you (2-3 sessions) and if I think you are not ready to drive because you still present a danger to the community then I guarantee you will not be driving, at least not legally or without an alcohol interlock device. But, if you do the work, I will help guide you through the process as best I can.
I start by doing a drug and alcohol evaluation, evaluating ones relationship to alcohol as well as other drugs. This assessment process takes a few sessions. Then we do the minimum four (4) required treatment sessions. Sometimes we meet for as few as six (6) sessions total and I am satisfied that folks present a low risk to re-offend - other times it takes more. Every individual has different needs and I assess and customize the treatment plan to match those needs.
Put simply: I am not here to create guilt, deliver judgement or label people. I believe I am a fair partner in the process of folks getting their licenses back. Going through a DUI experience can be very humbling. I meet individuals with this compassionate understanding in mind. That said, clearly mistakes have been made. I ask folks to start with taking that basic ownership - and most people do. If folks can't at least start there then I suggest they're not ready for the work and I respectfully ask them not to call me and waste both of our time.
The process of IDRP/CRASH counseling comes to this: I am here to compassionately assist people in determining their goals and to help them meet them. When they have met them (and by definition are at low risk to re-offend), I give them the "green light" to finish up their Exit Interview with IDRP/CRASH and they are driving again...SAFELY.
If you believe you are ready to start the process and get the ball rolling then give me a call.