“My first responsibility is to help the family out of crisis.” – Woody Giessmann
Intervention is the process of helping the family and friends of a loved one with addiction or mental health get that individual into the right treatment program.
Since 1993, Woody Giessmann has been a board-registered interventionist and clinician in the field of substance abuse and mental health treatment. Using a kind and gentle approach to confrontation and intervention, Woody works with the family and loved ones with the goal of placing a family member in the most appropriate level of care to begin the recovery process. Woody has a high level of success, using a combination of Arise, Stages of Change, and The Johnson Model of intervention to help the family prepare for a successful intervention.
“I feel behind every addiction is an underlying issue that must be addressed if a person is going to maintain a quality recovery. We need to assess and address any mental health issues along with the addiction(s) while a person is in treatment.” – Woody Giessmann
Families that come to Right Turn for intervention are usually in crisis. Woody is a skilled interventionist who assesses the needs of the family and their loved one, identifies a treatment plan, and establishes ways that the family can be supported during and after the intervention process.
“No plan is a plan to fail!” – Woody Giessmann
Woody Giessmann has extensive experience dealing with complicated and resistant people. Individuals in need of treatment are often frustrated, angry, depressed, and feel hopeless. Woody kindly and gently coaches and supports the family, using his skills of the Arise, Stages of Change, and/or Johnson model to teach the family to roll with the resistance. While the family participates in the intervention process, Woody will do any necessary confrontation during the intervention to ensure a successful outcome. Often an intervention is conducted using natural consequences as leverage to help an ambivalent individual agree to treatment. Participants affirm the worth of the individual and their positive feelings for him or her, which are the only reason they have agreed to participate in this seemingly hopeless process.
The goal of the intervention is to get the person struggling with addiction and/or mental health into treatment immediately. Woody Giessmann will coach the family in selection of a program, make all arrangements for treatment in advance, take care of all practical objections, assist in packing the appropriate belongings, and coordinate all travel arrangements to the program, ensuring that the person arrives at the selected program on the day of the intervention.
It is important to address the family system before, during, and after the intervention. Finding a treatment center with a strong family component can be very important. Many individuals struggle with a co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, along with chemical dependency or an eating disorder. Woody assists in the selection of a program that will provide a comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment plan. After an intervention, the family often receives a call or letter from the family member in treatment thanking them for arranging the intervention.
To schedule an Intervention call (617) 365-9460