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New Space, More Services Now Offered at RiverView Recovery Center in East Grand Forks

Community news | Friday, November 8, 2019

RiverView Recovery Center East Grand Forks recently moved into a larger building. While the distance of the move was small, it happened for a big reason: improved services for clients.

The move didn’t require moving vans; it only required a walk across the parking lot to the building next door. The physical address didn’t even change; you can still find RiverView Recovery Center at 210 Gateway Drive.

“We moved to have more space and privacy for our clients,’’ shared Erica Cerda, addiction counselor and licensed graduate social worker. “With the move, we can now offer individual sessions and group therapy in a much more confidential, uninterrupted setting.’’

With more space comes the ability to offer new programs. RiverView Recovery recently added peer support and recovery coaching services, and telehealth assessments.

The Peer Support and Recovery Coaching Program helps participants find and utilize their values, assets, and strengths with the support of a certified peer recovery specialist. Peer recovery specialists ask questions, offer insight, and help those in the program become whole, resourceful, and capable of choosing what is best for them. The Peer Support and Recovery Coaching Program often happens outside of the recovery office. The recovery coach and program participants are most often in the community taking care of tasks and getting the participant plugged back into that community.

The Telehealth Assessment Program allows for the delivery of treatment services to originate from one site with a licensed health care provider to a remote location where the individual needing care is located.

Other programs offered in East Grand Forks include:

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): The IOP program is 9-hours of service per week. Individuals in IOP participate in individual and group therapy. Duration is 6-8 weeks, 3-hours per session, three times a week

Relapse Prevention Program: This program provides care to individuals who have completed a higher level of care and require on-going services to strengthen recovery skills and insight. Duration: 12-weeks, Schedule: 2-hours, once a week

Individual Counseling: This level of care is provided to those individuals who have completed a higher level of outpatient services but require additional care. Individual Care sessions are 1-hour, once weekly, for up to 3 months.

CD Assessments/Rule 25; Alcohol and Drug Assessments: These assessments determine whether treatment is needed for an individual and, if so, what level of treatment is appropriate.

The services are provided by the knowledgeable and caring staff of:

  • Erica Cerda, LADC, LGSW, who leads the Intensive Outpatient Program and offers individual counseling. Cerda also supervises internships for social work/LADC students.
  • Kerry Leno, CPP, CPRS, is the Rule 25 assessor and a peer support specialist and recovery coach.
  • Mariah Martinson, LADC, LSW, leads the Relapse Prevention Program and offers individual counseling.

For more information on services available in East Grand Forks, call 218-230-0787. RiverView Recovery Center has locations in Crookston, East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls, and Roseau.