Harnessing the Power of Peer Support: Healing from Substance Abuse

As you go through therapy, talking with peers can give you insights and comfort in important ways that professional relationships cannot. Willapa Behavioral Health and Wellness in Long Beach offers peer services for those clients who want to heal from substance abuse disorders and mental health issues. Our Peer Support Specialists are here to support you throughout this time.

Should I Attend Peer Services?

When you want inspiration and encouragement while growing and facing struggles, you can turn to peer support to provide that to you. The Peer Support Specialists are willing to share their personal lived experiences with you, which can impact how you react to worries or tough problems. According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, this service is helpful in multiple ways, including:

  • A focus on building a healthy community
  • Support when patients are learning coping skills and setting goals
  • Respect and compassion for people in a similar situation

Talk and Learn With a Peer Support Specialist

All of us here in Long Beach are eager to assist you if you feel peer services sessions are right for you. The length of these sessions and how often you want to attend are flexible for each person’s needs. Talking with Peer Support Specialists is important when you are building on what you learned in therapy and need additional sources of connection.

The Ways Peer Support Can Help You

You do not have to choose between going to regular therapy sessions and starting peer services. Discussing your emotions and thoughts with a Peer Support Specialist can help you adapt and stay stable during your ongoing treatments. Fostering this connection can support your long-term health and recovery in multiple ways:

Reasons Why Peer Support Treatment Matters

Beyond the typical benefits of a structured therapy-based environment, having deep and meaningful connections with peers can give you a way to keep yourself accountable and thrive while recovering. Not only do these peers understand the common issues you are facing, but you can also gain wisdom and insight from them.

Find Support at Willapa Behavior Health and Wellness

All of us here at the Long Beach location of Willapa Behavioral Health are dedicated to providing high-quality support for everyone in our community. No matter where you are on your journey, we look forward to working with you and providing you with the skills to live a healthy life.

We are located very close to North Beach Tavern and along Pacific Avenue. If you have any concerns or are interested in learning more, feel free to contact our team and we will get in touch with you.

Washington State Mental Health Services

Our Location

Grays Harbor

Montesano Office MH, SUD, & WISe Services

338 Pioneer Avenue W
Montesano, WA 98563
  • Phone: (360) 942-2303
  • Fax: (360) 964-3011
  • Hours: Monday thru Thursday (8am to 7pm)
    Friday (8am to 5pm)