Lindsay Lohan Ordered to Complete 15 Months of Therapy After Rehab
Lindsay Lohan may have completed her court-mandated 90-day stint in rehab, but she's still not off the hook. On Wednesday, July 31, one day after the 27-year-old Canyons actress was photographed leaving Cliffside Malibu Rehab Center looking happy and healthy, Judge James R. Dabney ruled that she needs to complete an additional 15 months of psychological therapy, TMZ reports.
The therapy recommendation came via from Cliffside Malibu CEO and founder Richard Taite. In a letter filed to the court (and obtained by TMZ), Taite said he feels "it is critical that Ms. Lohan have court ordered therapy, specifically three fifty-minute sessions a week for the next eighteen months."
"Our entire clinical team is in unanimous agreement that if these sessions are not required by the court and attendance verified once a month to ensure accountability, it is a set up for almost certain failure," he wrote.
Judge Dabney apparently agreed, because he ordered Lohan to undergo therapy until Nov. 6, 2014. (Though Taite's letter said she should attend sessions for the next 18 months, the judge said she gets credit for the three months she spent in rehab.)
Lohan entered Cliffside on June 12 after spending a month at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (She also served one day of her sentence at Morningside Recovery Center in Newport Beach, Calif.) The stint -- her seventh rehab stay overall -- was part of her March 2013 no-contest pleas to reckless driving and lying to police.