Small individualized groups

With supportive counselors

Incorporating mindfulness and self-awareness

Helping you find your own path

Find community & friendship

And a Full Life

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983 Mar Don Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

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Full Life offers an array of groups that are geared towards the explicit needs of individuals.

DBT Skills Group:

This group is appropriate for all those who can benefit from improving their coping skills. Those with anxiety, depression, and challenging relationships can benefit. Those who tend to self-medicate symptoms of distress with alcohol or other drugs can benefit, but this is not a substance-focused treatment group. It is also not a process group. That means that the focus of each group is on learning new coping skills, discussing how you can apply them in everyday life, and discussing how it goes when you try to apply new skills outside of group. This group is not a group focused on treating substance use issues, therefore there is no stated goal or expectation about abstinence for this group. 

This group meets weekly for 90-minutes, is billable at $55/group, requires that you are working with an individual therapist (at Full Life or elsewhere) and meets weekly for 24 weeks. Unfortunately, this group is not eligible for coverage for CBHA-insured clients. DBT Skills Group is a small group with open enrollment, which means that you can start at any time, as long as there is availability in the group. After verifying availability, a group orientation is required. For more information, call Charlie at 336-923-7426, ext 0. 

Discovery Group:

This group is appropriate for adults who know they want to make changes in their use of alcohol or other drugs, but who don’t know where to start — or who want to have support through the process. It is not appropriate for those who need residential care or for those who have no intention of making any changes at all. The focus of Discovery Group is psychoeducation, personal goal setting, and group discussion. The therapist facilitator and group members offer support and encouragement to help each group member achieve goals such as reduction of use, minimizing alcohol- or drug-related problems, or abstinence. Note that committing to the goal of abstinence is not a requirement. 

This group meets weekly for 90-minutes, is billable at $55/group, requires that you are working with an individual therapist (at Full Life or elsewhere) and meets weekly for 10 weeks. Unfortunately, this group is not eligible for coverage for CBHA-insured clients. Discovery Group is a small group with open enrollment, which means that you can start at any time, as long as there is availability in the group. After verifying availability, a group orientation is required. For more information, call Charlie at 336-923-7426, ext 0.   

Women’s Recovery Group:

This group is appropriate for adult women who know they need to maintain abstinence from alcohol, drugs and controlled medication and want support from other women to strengthen their recovery. This group is a process group, which means that group members present challenges to each other for support, problem solving, perspective checking, and insight. There is no homework. Note that, while committing to a 12-step approach to recovery is not required, committing to the goal of sustained abstinence is a requirement.   

This group meets weekly for 90-minutes, is billable at $55/group, requires that you are working with an individual therapist (at Full Life or elsewhere) and meets weekly with no required length of participation. This group is eligible for coverage for CBHA-insured clients. Discovery Group is a small group with open enrollment, which means that you can start at any time, as long as there is availability in the group. After verifying availability, a group orientation is required. For more information, call Charlie at 336-923-7426, ext 0.   

Prana Power Breathwork Group: 

This group is appropriate for anyone who values being able to make changes in your emotions, physical experience and ability to manage stress. Meghan Prior, therapeutic breathwork specialist, guides both beginners and those with more experience through weekly breathwork exercises using our HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform. Participate from the comfort of your home or you office with the knowledge that you are there to learn and to feel better in your own skin. This is one of the few resources that is almost completely non-verbal. There is no self-disclosure about what is going on in your world, why you want to learn how to use your breath to change the way you feel, or what your experience with breathwork, yoga or meditation has been in the past. 

Meghan Prior walks participants through a series of focused lessons such as:  Anxiety & Worry, Depression & Inertia, Compulsive Thinking & Fixation, Racing Mind & Mental Agitation, and Willpower & Resolve. 

This group meets weekly for 60-minutes, is billable at $10/group, does not require that you are a Full Life client, but does require your commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of others present. This group is not eligible for coverage for CBHA or any other insurance company. Prana Power is an open group, which means you can start at any time. For more information, call Cristina Mounts at 336.923.7426, ext 709. 

 

Professionals Relapse Prevention Group:

This group is appropriate for mature adults who have experienced significant professional achievement who need support to avoid relapse and a safe place to process the challenges of recovery. Often highly successful professionals struggle to have support in recovery meetings with those whose circumstances are far less fortunate. This group is a “working group” that requires participants to complete assignments between group sessions to help identify hidden relapse warning signs that may threaten recovery and to identify solutions when those circumstances invariably arise. Some, but not all, RPG members participate to meet requirements of their licensing board to continue to or resume professional medical, legal, pharmaceutical, or veterinary practice. Other group members are senior executives, business owners, or retirees. 

Because the focus of RPG is to identify threats to recovery to avoid relapse, group members must have a minimum of 30 days of continuous abstinence and some prior exposure to treatment and/or recovery. There are no psychoeducational lectures in this group, therefore group members need to have a reasonable understanding of the disease concept of addiction and exposure to community-based recovery resources. The therapist facilitator and group members offer support and encouragement to help each group member identify circumstances that might lead them to relapse and solutions to avoid doing so. Note that, while committing to a 12-step approach to recovery is not required, committing to the goal of sustained abstinence is a requirement. 

This group meets weekly for 120-minutes, is billable at $70/group, requires that you are working with an individual therapist (at Full Life or elsewhere) and meets weekly. After group members have completed a lengthy series of assignments, they taper to attending group every other week and then monthly. Upon graduation, continued participation for RPG Alumni is free. This group is eligible for coverage for CBHA-insured clients. RPG is a small group with open enrollment, which means that you can start at any time, as long as there is availability in the group. After verifying availability, a group orientation is required. For more information, call Charlie at 336-923-7426, ext 0. 

Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.

Charlie, from "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

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Meet Our Group Specialists

James H. Tunstall, CADC, DBTC

I feel passionate about helping you create the life you want. As a person in long-term recovery from addiction, my focus is helping you identify and resolve the blocks that may stand between you and your goals. I understand the challenges you face when coming to terms with your addiction and I am dedicated to helping people like you find a better way to live.
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Ginny H. Mills, MAEd, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS, Clinical Director

It has been my privilege for 30+ years to walk with individuals and families affected by drug use – their own or that of someone they love. Although I'm credentialed as an "addiction specialist," a better description of me would be "hope specialist." I help frustrated, exhausted, and terrified parents find answers and hope, despite watching their children spiral downward because of drug use. They know that nothing else is working, but they refuse to give up. I work collaboratively with parents while also educating, equipping, and inspiring parents to respond wisely (rather than to react instinctively) to their drug-using son or daughter.
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Anna Fleig, MDiv, MA, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A

Have you ever felt like you weren’t being heard? That others don’t really understand what you are going through? Or perhaps they do listen, only to give you unsolicited advice in an attempt to be helpful. As a person who has created change in my own life through the benefit of counseling, I know how important it is for someone to truly listen and help you discover choices that work best for you and your loved ones.
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Marlena L. Del Hierro, MDiv, MA, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A

Have you read self-help books in an effort to change things in your life? Or maybe you’ve sought the counsel of people close to you but still struggle with finding a solution. Perhaps you haven’t consulted anyone or anything because you feel embarrassed or think you should be able to do it by yourself? If this sounds familiar, I invite you to work with me. I am a relational counselor and am open, warm, nonjudgmental, and guarantee laughter in sessions.
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Charlie Lawson, Client Services Representative / Recovery Coach

At Full Life Counseling, I serve as both the Client Services Representative and as a Recovery Coach. In my first role, I work to match individuals with counselors on our team who will be a good fit for their needs. I also help guide them to resources in the Winston-Salem, NC and the surrounding areas. I handle all scheduling in office and am the person to call if you have any questions about our services, need directions, etc. In my second role, I work with people in shaping and growing their life in recovery.
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About Our Practice

Founded in 2008, Full Life began as a practice devoted to those affected by drugs or alcohol. Today, Full Life is best described as a team of passionate professionals, each dedicated to supporting our clients in one or more very distinctive niches. We operate with many shared values, a strong commitment to offering high-quality clinical services, and doing the work that makes our hearts sing.

Fees, Insurance, & Scholarships

Clinical staff bill according to their credentials and experience using a tier system. Please review the Fee Schedule and/or Staff pages for more information. Some counselors’ services may be eligible for insurance reimbursement, while others’ services are not reimbursable. This information is also posted in the Full Life lobby.

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