Therapeutic Modalities

Addiction treatment modalities are the different approaches that therapists use to help people with addiction get the help they need. Overall treatment will consist of a number of individual and group therapies, perhaps medication-assisted treatment, some holistic treatment options, as well as continued support groups and more.

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therapeutic modalities | ohio community health recovery centers

What are Therapeutic Modalities for Addiction?

Therapeutic modalities is a fancy term used to describe the type of care you can expect at a treatment facility. For addiction treatment, this can be a number of different types of therapies, counseling services, and holistic treatments.

These treatments offer an evidence-based solution for getting to the root of what is perpetuating an addiction (whether physical, mental, or both), and are often the biggest catalyst in overcoming substance use disorder. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of therapeutic modalities and what you might be able to expect at Ohio Community Health Recovery Center.

Therapeutic Modalities Examples

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a type of therapy that helps patients identify and change negative thinking and behavior patterns. This form of therapy is often used in addiction treatment as it can help patients deal with the underlying causes of their addiction, such as trauma, anxiety, or depression.

During CBT, patients will work with a therapist to identify their negative thoughts and behaviors. They will then learn how to challenge and change these thoughts and behaviors. CBT can be used in individual or group therapy sessions.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is another type of behavioral therapy. This therapy focuses on helping patients accept themselves and their situation, even if it is difficult. This can be helpful for people with addiction as it can help them come to terms with the fact that they have an addiction and need to seek treatment.

DBT uses a variety of techniques, such as mindfulness, to help patients deal with their emotions. Patients learn how to be aware of their emotions and how to deal with them in a healthy way. DBT can be used in individual or group therapy sessions.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a type of therapy that helps patients motivate themselves to change their behavior. This therapy is based on the premise that people are more likely to change their behavior if they are motivated to do so and is used as a confidence-boosting technique that will overflow into other aspects of life, making recovery easier. This type of therapy can also be used in individual or group settings.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a general type of therapy that helps families to improve communication and resolve conflict. Because addiction is a problem that affects the entire family unit and has a ripple effect, family therapy can be an incredibly cathartic experience for all involved. It will help strengthen and reconnect family ties that may have been severed during the period of substance abuse.

Support Groups

Support groups are another option for people struggling with addiction. These groups provide a safe and supportive environment for people to share their experiences and learn from others who are going through similar situations. Support groups can be found in many different settings, including online, in-person, or even through hotlines.


If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. Substance abuse can lead to serious health problems, and even death. There are many resources available to help people who are struggling with addiction, including intensive outpatient programs.

If you or someone you know is ready to get help, call our team at Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers today.

therapeutic modalities | ohio community health recovery centers
therapeutic modalities | ohio community health recovery centers

Therapeutic Modalities in Ohio

If you or a loved one are ready to get help for addiction, our addiction recovery program in Cincinnati, Ohio is here to help. We provide effective and compassionate treatment for a variety of substance use and mental health disorders in a clean, safe environment. 


At Ohio Recovery Centers, we believe that getting the right therapeutic treatment for addiction should be available and affordable for everyone. We believe there is a blatant disparity between the quality of care represented across private and public addiction recovery programs, and we aim to close that gap with quality care that is affordable and effective. 


It is our mission to assist our clients in developing lasting foundations for long-term recovery by using evidence-based treatment modalities and the highest quality of care in order to give our clients the opportunity to save and reclaim their lives. 

If you’re ready to take the first step to addiction recovery, call our friendly recovery specialists today at (877) 679-2132 to get started on your journey.

Our team at Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers is here to help and can walk you through all aspects of treatment.

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Christopher Glover CDCA

My name is Christopher Glover, and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am currently in school and working to grow in competence to better support our community. As a recovering individual I know the struggles that you or a loved one can go through and that there is help for anything you may be struggling with.

The hardest part is asking for help and we are here as a team to best support you and your decision to start your journey towards a better future. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn

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Amanda Kuchenberg PRS CDCA

I recently joined Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers as a Clinical Case Manager. I am originally from Wisconsin but settled in the Cincinnati area in my early 20s.  My career started in the fashion industry but quickly changed as I searched to find my drive and passion through helping others who struggle with addiction. 

As someone who is also in recovery, I wanted to provide hope, share lived experience, and support others on their journey.  I currently have my Peer Recovery Support Supervision Certification along with my CDCA and plan to continue my education with University of Cincinnati so I can continue to aid in the battle against substance addiction. Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn.

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Patrick McCamley LCDC III

 Patrick McCamley (Clinical Therapist) is a Cincinnati native who has worked in substance use disorder/co-occurring mental health disorder treatment since 2019. Patrick received his bachelors degree in psychology from University of Cincinnati in 2021 and received his LCDC III (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) license from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board in 2022. Patrick has worked in Clinical Operations, Clinical Case Management, and Clinical Therapy throughout his career.

Patrick has tremendous empathy and compassion for the recovery community, being in recovery himself since 2018. Patrick is uniquely qualified to be helpful because of the specific combination of his academic background and his own experience in recovery.

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Bill Zimmerman CDCA

Bill Zimmerman is a Greater Cincinnati Area native who has worked in substance use disorder/co-occurring mental health disorder treatment since 2018. Bill received his (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant) license from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board in 2020.

Bill has worked in Clinical Operations in both support and supervision, and Program facilitating and 12 step recovery support during his career. Bill has a passion for the recovery community, having been in recovery himself since 1982. Connect with Bill on LinkedIn

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Taylor Lilley CDCA, PRS

Growing up in Louisiana with addiction running rampant on both sides of my family. A life away from drugs and alcohol seemed impossible for someone like me. I remember what it was like sitting across from someone thinking there is no way they could ever understand what I was going through.

Sharing my experience offers a credibility and a certain type of trust with clients that only someone who has walked down this road can illustrate. To immerse myself further into the field of addiction, I am currently studying at Cincinnati State for Human and Social Services.  I hope I never forget where I came from, if I can do it, so can you!

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Thomas Hunter LSW

Hello my name is Thomas Hunter. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a licensed social worker.In my scope of practice I have worked in the areas of mental health and recovery for thirty years. The clients I have worked with in my career have ranged in age from seven to seventy.

I strive each day to serve my purpose of helping those in need and I believe I do so by utilizing all of my experiences to accomplish my goal of supporting those who desire to establish their sobriety and maintain it in their recovery. Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn.

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Mary D.Porter,LICDC

 My name is Mary D. Porter. I received my Masters of Social Work in 2008 from The University of Cincinnati. I received My Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor Licensure in 2001. I retired from The Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center on April 14, 2014. Currently, I am the Associate Clinical Director for The Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers in Cincinnati.. Due to the fourth wave of the Opioid Epidemic in 2019,  I decided to enter back into the workforce to assist the addicted population.

The overdoses were astounding and I wanted to help.  I consider myself  to be an advocate for the addicted population. My compassion, resilience, empathy, wisdom, knowledge, experience and  love I have for this forgotten population goes beyond words. I consider what I do for the addicted population as a calling versus a “career,” because I too was once an “addict and alcoholic.” Today I am 45.5 years alcohol and substance free.

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Ben Lemmon LCDC III

Hello, my name is Ben Lemmon, and I’m the Vice President and Clinical Director at Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers. I’ve been working in the addiction and mental health field since 2013 and decided to enter the field after overcoming my own challenges with addiction.

When I first meet a client, I always explain to them that the reason we are meeting is because they are not capable of obtaining or maintaining sobriety, and my goal is to create a person that can maintain sobriety. I believe a person’s personality is made up of their thoughts, feelings and actions and my job is to help clients identify the thoughts, feelings and actions that have them disconnected from recovery and provide them with the tools to live a healthy and happy life. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn