The New Hope MHCS

Substance Cessation/Reduction Group Therapy

Group therapy for substance use dependence is an important part of your personal growth in the recovery process. There is a saying “only an addict understands addiction.” At The New Hope Mental Health Counseling Services SCGT we all learn and grow when we can identify with others the pain we suffer ourselves and cause our loved ones to suffer.


No one is born an addict and most addict goes through cycles where they are either thinking about getting help, in the process of getting help or is actively enrolled in program designed to sustain long-term change. Our trained therapist understands that change and progress in the recovery process is cyclical and not linear. We acknowledge that relapse is a part of the recovery process that it takes time and energy to change. Change is experiential and behavioral and is contingent upon cognition and activities that locks us into our emotions, thinking and behaviors relative to distinct problems affecting us.

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12 Weeks Substance Cessation Group Therapy

By signing up for this SCGT is evidence that you have engaged the change process.

This 12 weeks SCGT is designed to support you through the stages and process of change and will help you with insights to better understand the mechanisms of change in addictive behaviors. People in general do not change an established pattern of behavior, especially ones that arouse pleasure or prevents pain. This mindset is even more true for the addict. However, when the consequences for our using increases or becomes costly that is when there is a move towards taking action to change the behavior. The dynamics of this SCGT work from person to person making the change journey a unique experience.


This 12 weeks SCGT comprises experiences and activities to move you from one stage of change to the next. By signing up for this SCGT is evidence that you have engaged the change process. We will help you where you are and get you through the final stages since you have made the bold advances already. The group process is the engine change that will help you accomplish your goal. This SCGT will focus on the experiential processes which represent how you think, feeling and behave as an addict. The group will also focus on the behavioral processes which refer to the actions you take to modify your behavior.

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  • Week 1-3

    Stages of Relapse know more

  • Week 4-7

    5 rules of recovery know more

  • Week 8

    Self-care (medical/mental health appointments, sleep hygiene)

  • Week 9

    Criminal justice (avoiding law enforcement involvement)

  • Week 10

    HALT, playing the tape through

  • Week 11

    Identifying maladaptive behaviors

Week 12

Termination: Feedback about what they enjoyed about the prior groups and groups they would enjoy
Most Insurances Accepted.

12 Weeks Substance Cessation Group Therapy

By signing up for this SCGT is evidence that you have engaged the change process.

Your Therapists

Clinton Clovis

Clinton Clovis, LMHC, CCTS-F, CAM-II

Clinton Clovis, LMHC, CCTS-F, CAM-II, is a licensed mental health counselor and a member of the National Anger Management Association. Clinton has worked as a Correctional Officer and Program Coordinator for Rehabilitation Services within the penal system. Clinton has received training in forensic psychology hosted by the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization. In his years working in the correctional system, he participated in workshops on restorative justice conducted by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


Clinton is the President of The New Hope Mental Health Counseling Services, CEO of Promotus business consulting, and a founding board member of The Speak Hope Foundation. He is currently in the last year of his Ph.D. in psychology at Northcentral University. Clinton brings over 25 years of experience to the AMGT to help you develop the techniques and strategies to cope with and manage your anger.

Nina Pierre

Nina Pierre, LMSW, CASAC MC

Hi! I am Nina Pierre, I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor Master Counselor (CASAC MC). I have over 12 years of experience and received my Masters of Social Work at Fordham University with a concentration on Leadership and Macropractice, and Substance Abuse. I have experience in Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Seeking Safety Therapy. I provide a safe and compassionate space to explore social identity, spirituality, loss, and needs. I am passionate about improving accessibility to treatment and promoting self-care.


I have experience in different modalities including outpatient/inpatient substance abuse treatment, transitional housing, permanent housing, all inclusive of LGBTQIA+, HIV/AIDS, Dually Diagnosed and other special needs/vulnerable populations. This includes child/family/couples/individual therapy. I am excited to explore ways in which I can help plant seeds of hope, instill kindness and self-compassion, and empower you to reach your goals.