Lindsay Lohan ordered to attend therapy for next 16 months

Lindsay Lohan attends a dinner celebrating the premiere of "Liz & Dick" on Nov. 20, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lindsay Lohan just left rehab, but counselors say she still has a long road ahead of her if she wants to avoid relapsing.

Mere hours after finishing up her three-month court-ordered stint at Cliffside Malibu on Wednesday, the California judge who initially sent Lohan to rehab then ordered the 27-year-old actress to attend three 50-minute therapy sessions every week for the next 16 months, according to People.

Lohan's most recent rehab stint came as part of a plea agreement after lying to police about a reckless driving incident in June 2012.

The judge's decision on Wednesday was based off the recommendations of the Cliffside Malibu staff, who said in a letter that Lohan won't be able to stay sober if she doesn't regularly attend therapy.

"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," the letter stated.

Staff members have been quick to praise Lohan's progress over the last three months however, and Cliffside Malibu CEO Richard Taite has suggested that some of her therapy sessions could be completed via Skype or by phone if she needs to be out of the L.A. area for work.

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