About the Hampton/Newport News, Virginia IOP
The Hampton IOP is a six-week program for people with addiction. Its four-day-a-week structure provides addiction education and counseling components while encouraging clients to apply the recovery skills to their daily lives as productive members of their community. This supportive IOP can serve in a continuum of care following a residential treatment program or as appropriate initial therapy based on criteria set by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
The IOP runs evenings, from six to nine o’clock, and allows patients to continue working, maintain their current living situation, and improve their relationships, all while receiving services right in their community.
About the Hampton/Newport News Counselor
Ideluia Sawyers M.S. CSAC is a Native New Yorker who has worked in the mental health field over 25 years. She received her Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts/Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. Her Master Degree in Human Services/Counseling was obtained from Capella University. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor since 2005. Ideluia has worked with a diverse population such as adolescents, adults, HIV/AIDS, mental health, LGBT and members of correctional facilities. She has worked in various settings such as residential, intensive outpatient, community mental health, drug court and corrections. Ideluia has experience in providing individual, group, family, and couple addiction counseling. Using elements of Person-Centered Approach, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Ideluia has a unique ability engaging clients to want to stay clean and sober. Ideluia has lived in New York, New Orleans La., and in Virginia and has dropped pebbles of wisdom to clients along the way encouraging them and giving them experience, strength and hope.
Ideluia has presented at conferences in California, New York, Missouri and Virginia in Addictions and Reentry.
Ideluia is married with one son and two furry friends. She loves to read, sing and travel.