Therapy & Drug / Alcohol Counseling

Over 80% of people suffering from substance use disorders have one or more co-occurring mental health conditions. At EMEC, we believe that addressing mental health issues is critical to long-term recovery. The association between untreated trauma and adverse outcomes is well established through clinical research findings and statistics. These devastating outcomes range in various self-destructive behaviors and mental disorders, including anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, and suicide/suicide ideation.

By focusing on mental health, multiple pathways to recovery, and re-integration into the community, we provide a unique program in Northeastern PA. We teach our clients to understand and address their mental health needs while encouraging positive attributes. We view our clients as competent human beings who deserve a choice in their treatment.

We use an empathetic, trauma-informed approach to care rather than a confrontational approach traditionally used by other facilities. Each counselor at EMEC is qualified to provide a variety of trauma-focused cognitive therapies. In addition to individual counseling and group sessions focused on mental health, we work closely with our medical professionals to help our clients address these disorders in an effective, sustainable way. Our clinical staff work with psychiatry providers, participating in weekly medication reviews and evaluating/diagnosing patients to be properly medicated and treated. Our counselors provide and/or participate in alternative therapies. Some of the unique therapies offered at EMEC in individual and group therapy are EMDR, Regression Hypnosis, Wim Hoff Breath Work (Daily Groups), Chakra Education and Balancing, Evidence-Based Mindful Meditation (7 days a week), Reiki, and Art Therapy.


Endless Mountains Extended Care makes use of the 12-Step model in conjunction with other methods. The 12-Step model is based on the premise that people can help one another achieve and maintain abstinence from the substances or behaviors to which they are addicted.


SMART Recovery helps address addiction or harmful habits by providing practical tools and supports that are proven effective in supporting and sustaining successful long-term life changes. This science-based approach emphasizes self-empowerment and self-reliance. Clients choose how to personalize their plan for successful change.


Relapse Prevention is an essential component of substance abuse treatment at Endless Mountains Extended Care. Specific interventions include identifying specific high-risk situations for each patient, enhancing patients’ coping skills, increasing patients’ self-efficacy, eliminating myths regarding the effects of drug and alcohol use, managing lapses, and restructuring the patient’s perceptions of the relapse process.


The natural inclination of people to gather makes group therapy a powerful therapeutic tool for treating substance abuse. Each group is led by trained clinical staff. Our counselors at Endless Mountains Extended Care emphasize utilizing interpersonal process groups, which help our patients resolve problems relating to others.


Patients at Endless Mountains Extended Care participate in one-on-one therapy sessions at least once per week with their assigned counselor. It is here that patients find and work on the root of their addictions.


At Endless Mountains Extended Care, we believe that the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those suffering from addiction should be evaluated and treated like other chronic illnesses. We maintain patients on MAT as prescribed. (MAT is an option at our facility, but not mandatory)

There’s Hope. There’s Help.

We are committed to providing effective, compassionate rehab programs at our facility. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, help is available. Contact us today.