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Virtual Outpatient Services

Access life-changing addiction treatment from the comfort and privacy of your home – or wherever you are!

Mountainside Virtual Outpatient Services provides access to our best-in-class  drug and alcohol addiction treatment at your convenience. Mountainside treatment center offers telehealth services to residents in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. So, you can get the help you need without having to put aside your day-to-day obligations.

All clinical programming can be completed  remotely on a flexible schedule. This removes physical barriers to healing so you can focus on your recovery.

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Best-in-Class Outpatient Addiction Treatment, Right at Home

Designed to make treatment more accessible, Mountainside brings our signature integrative care model right into your home via secure HIPAA-compliant video conferencing. With Mountainside Virtual Outpatient Services programs, you can communicate regularly with a licensed clinician and attend virtual therapy sessions. Our convenient and easy-to-use telehealth format makes it easier than ever for you to address and overcome addiction without having to take time away from your daily commitments. If you are concerned about taking time off from work or school to begin treatment, Mountainside Virtual Outpatient Services could be the ideal solution for you.

Please note: Mountainside Virtual Outpatient Services are currently available in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Clients must attend sessions in the state where they live and have enrolled. 

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A Dedicated Resource to Help You Maximize Your Virtual Outpatient Treatment

You and your loved ones will work with a full interdisciplinary team consisting of master’s level clinicians, licensed psychiatric providers, and a dedicated case manager. Case managers provide scheduling and general support to ensure accountability. They will proactively connect you with local recovery and wellness resources  and in times of crisis, case managers are ready to be an immediate source of assistance.

Virtual Addiction Treatment: Programs

If life or work obligations prevent you from attending inpatient addiction treatment (minimum 35 days), consider Mountainside Virtual Outpatient Services. Our program is designed to integrate recovery into your life without the burden of rearranging your daily routine to accommodate full-time treatment. We offer two options for Virtual outpatient care: our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (V-IOP) and Virtual Outpatient Program (V-OP). To strengthen your sobriety and supplement your treatment experience, our outpatient programs combine group therapy and individual counseling with a variety of wellness offerings and support services.

Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (V-IOP)

Designed specifically for individuals in the early stages of recovery, this program spans seven weeks and consists of 24 sessions. The addiction treatment experts at Mountainside have carefully crafted this program to provide you with the necessary tools to successfully navigate long-term sobriety. You’ll learn how to manage withdrawal symptoms, recognize triggers, and gain a better understanding of alcoholism and/or drug addiction. Through the individual therapy component of the program, you will work closely with a highly experienced clinician who will tailor your treatment plan to address your unique needs and challenges. Together, you will tackle the specific issues that arise during your recovery journey, ensuring you receive truly personalized attention and guidance. Group therapy sessions offer a valuable platform for you to gain fresh perspectives and learn from the experiences of others. IOP group therapy sessions may address the following topics:

  • Addiction as a Disease
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • The Healing Process
  • Creating a Support Network
  • Mindfulness
  • Awareness and Coping Skills
  • Cross Addiction
  • Managing Cravings
  • Building a Relapse Prevention Plan
  • Repairing Trust
  • Positive Communication
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Life Management

Individuals struggling with addiction will be evaluated by one of our licensed psychiatric providers and you can elect to continue psychiatric services and/or explore Medication-Assisted Treatment options. Again, each person’s treatment plan is unique, and Couples or Family Therapy

is available to support loved ones in their parallel recovery process, as needed or requested.

Virtual Outpatient Program (V-OP)

Designed to build on fundamental recovery skills, this ten-week program focuses on repairing the damage caused by addiction, rebuilding trust, developing healthy relationships, and establishing a strong sober network. Both individual and group therapy play an important role: Individual therapy focuses on helping with unique recovery issues and our dedicated clinicians support you through obstacles you may encounter on your path to long-term recovery. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from and participate in the following clinical groups. All groups meet once a week, for 10 weeks.

  • Recovery Maintenance – Reinforces your recovery by helping you better understand your triggers, develop coping skills, and practice relapse prevention. This group utilizes Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
  • Women’s Empowerment – Focuses on how addiction impacts women by addressing issues such as self-esteem, honesty and authenticity, body image, balancing self-care and coping skills, anger and resentment, communication, and overcoming stigma. This group utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Co-Occurring Disorders – Explores the connection between mental health and addiction while helping you tackle fear and anxiety, sadness and depression, anger, guilt and shame, emotional reasoning, self-blame, and catastrophizing. This group utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
  • Remembrance and Mourning – Provides a better understanding of the different stages of grief, enabling you to accept the reality of your loss, work through the pain, learn how to live without your loved one, remain connected, and embark on a new life. This group implements Narrative Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and Grief Therapy Model: Worden’s Four Tasks of Grieving.
  • Integrative Healing – Emphasizes the importance of the mind-body connection through a range of educational wellness practices, allowing you to create deeper bonds with yourself and others. This group implements Somatic Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Virtual Addiction Treatment: Offerings

In addition to our therapeutic clinical offerings, our Virtual Outpatient Services treatment programs include a range of complementary services, including medical, wellness, and family wellness offerings.


Medical & Psychiatric Services

Our wide range of medical and psychiatric services help evaluate how drug addiction and alcoholism has affected your physical and mental health. Through a series of evaluations, medical exams, and continuous monitoring we better understand how addiction has impacted you and are able to determine the best course of action to address your specific recovery needs.

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Psychiatric Evaluations

Sessions to determine your mental health needs, including checking for the presence of co-occurring disorders such as anxiety or depression.

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Medication Management

Review of all medications to help manage health issues while avoiding drug interactions or complications that hinder recovery.

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Toxicology Screenings

Breathalyzer tests and urine analysis screen for the presence of substances and help you stay accountable in recovery. Urine screens will be completed at a Quest Diagnostics location near you.

Family Wellness Services

Family therapy helps you and your family address how addiction has impacted all of your lives, allowing you and your family to begin a parallel healing process. Through Mountainside’s Family Wellness services, you and your loved ones work on building trust, improving communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and practicing self-care to foster healthy family dynamics that strengthen recovery.

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Individual Family Counseling

One-on-one session to help you understand and analyze your current family dynamics, discusses the negative impact that damaged relationships can have on your progress, and explore the best ways to repair them.

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Family Counseling

Joint family therapy session to open the lines of communication between you and your loved ones, allowing you and your family to devise a plan together for a healthier relationship moving forward.

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Connection to a Complete Continuum of Care

Recovery from addiction is full of twists and turns. Mountainside Virtual Outpatient Services gives you ready access to a full continuum of in-person rehabilitative programs should your needs change and you require a different level of care. Virtual or in-person Recovery Coaching is available if you feel you need additional dedicated support. Along with our virtual offerings, Mountainside’s main campus in Litchfield, Connecticut provides exceptional inpatient addiction treatment programs, including Detox, Residential, and Extended Care programs with very high success rates. You can also access in-person Outpatient treatment programs in Canaan and Wilton (Litchfield & Fairfield Counties in Connecticut), Westchester, Long Island, and Manhattan (in New York), and Ramsey (Bergen County in New Jersey).


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When receiving virtual care, you can be confident that you will receive comprehensive, individualized addiction treatment and care. Our experienced team of clinicians is committed to providing the best alcohol and drug addiction treatment. They work closely with each other to ensure you a smooth, coordinated experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is telehealth as effective as in-person treatment?

Several studies have shown that telemedicine is just as effective as in-person treatment. For individuals with hectic lifestyles, it can even be more effective, as it is often easier for them to fit telehealth treatment into their busy schedules. Regardless of whether you receive treatment at one of our facilities or through our Telehealth Services, we are committed to providing you with the high-quality care, compassionate treatment, and ongoing support you deserve.

Q: Can I join a clinical group or individual session from anywhere if I am a virtual client?

Mountainside is able to provide services to the residents of CT, NY, MA, and NJ, and you can be anywhere in your home state at the time of an appointment. We are unable to provide clinical services to anyone who is not present in their home state at the time of service.

Q: Is telehealth covered by insurance?

For many clients, all or a large portion of the expense is covered by insurance. If you lack insurance coverage or choose not to use insurance, you have the option of private pay. To verify your insurance or speak with one of our admissions specialists, please call us at 888-200-6106.

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What is Telehealth?

If life or work obligations prevent you from attending inpatient addiction treatment (minimum 35 days), Mountainside Virtual Outpatient Services may be the solution for you. Our program is designed to integrate recovery into your life without the burden of rearranging your daily routine and schedule to accommodate full-time addiction treatment. 

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We work with most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem, BlueCross BlueShield, Beacon Health Plans, Cigna, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, GEHA, Meritain Health, ValueOptions, and many others. To find out if you’re covered for addiction treatment at Mountainside, you can verify your insurance benefits by clicking below.

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