Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Groups

A Partnership Between Rock Creek Therapy and The Chesapeake Center

Understanding Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT)

MAT helps people stay sober.

MAT, short for Medication-Assisted Therapy, is a powerful approach to help people in recovery from addiction. By combining counseling and medication, we can decrease risk of relapse and increase quality of life.

When we are able to help people address the underlying issues that perpetuate substance use, we give them a better chance of success.

Group Counseling

The group counseling half of MAT helps foster a non-judgmental and safe environment for growth and self reflection. Participants in our program will receive support from their peers who have similar experiences. We want people sharing their experience, strength, and hope with each other. Group participants will be able to learn from each other, gaining coping strategies that can help their recovery.

Medication Management

Rock Creek Therapy partners with prescribers, like Dr. Shana Gage, who specialize in addictions medicine. Your prescriber will work collaboratively with you to decide on what medications will best help your recovery.

MAT groups are instrumental in helping long-term recovery for people with substance use problems. Each person’s experience with addiction is unique. We work to develop a personalized plan that caters to each individual’s needs.

Request More Information on the MAT Group or Start Registration Process

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Reason for Inquiry

Any personal information submitted here will be kept confidential and will not be shared outside of Rock Creek Therapy.  Someone will be following up with you soon to discuss the MAT Group.

MAT Program Overview

Mondays starting in June from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM ET

Our comprehensive Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) group offers tailored care for individuals grappling with substance use disorders. The program encompasses the following components:

  1. Weekly Group Therapy: Participants will attend a weekly group therapy session, co-facilitated by experienced therapists, Adam Bloom, LPC, and Karen Buehler, LPC. The group serves as a supportive and non-judgmental space where individuals can share their challenges and experiences related to addiction and recovery. Group therapy encourages mutual learning, enabling members to gain insights and coping strategies.
  2. Monthly Individual Check-Ins: Group members will have the opportunity for monthly one-on-one check-ins with either Karen or Adam. These sessions aim to discuss individual progress, address any challenges faced, and offer additional support if required. Our facilitators, Adam and Karen, are well-equipped to provide guidance and connect patients with additional resources whenever necessary.
  3. Monthly Meetings with the Prescriber: Patients will have monthly meetings with their prescriber, who will oversee their medication-assisted treatment and monitor progress. During these meetings, the prescriber will review the medication regimen and make adjustments based on symptoms and progress.
  4. Monthly Check-Ins between Facilitators and Prescriber: The facilitators, Karen and Adam, will have monthly check-ins with the patient’s prescriber to discuss progress and potential adjustments to the treatment plan. This collaborative approach ensures patients receive optimal care and support throughout their recovery journey.
  5. Accountability through Urine Screens: To promote accountability and monitor progress, patients will be required to submit urine screens. The results of these screens will be reviewed during monthly meetings with the prescriber, helping guide potential adjustments to the treatment plan.

About Our Partnership

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Meet Our Therapists and Psychiatrist

At Rock Creek Therapy, we have two highly experienced therapists:

psychotherapist-adam-bloom-in-front-of-bookshelfAdam Bloom, LPC:

With over a decade of experience in treating substance use issues, Adam creates a non-judgmental space for individuals, including the LGBTQIA+ community. He specializes in addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Adam provides online counseling services in DC, MD, VA, PA, CT, and FL.

Karen Buehler, LPC:

Karen’s expertise extends beyond addiction to encompass mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and grief and loss. She is committed to helping individuals improve their well-being and transition from surviving to thriving. Karen offers both in-person and online counseling services in DC, MD, and VA.

headshot-of-dr-shana-gage-with-a-background-of-leavesDr. Shana Gage

Dr. Shana Gage of The Chesapeake Center is a triple board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and addiction disorders. Dr. Gage’s passion for helping others combined with her expertise make her a valuable asset to the team.

Our team at Rock Creek Therapy and The Chesapeake Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support throughout your recovery journey. Register or learn more by filling out the form or contacting Rena Vogt at [email protected]

You may also call and speak to Reena with any questions you might have. Our number is 202-630-8120.

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