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Axis Residential Treatment Philosophy
Axis Residential is a full-service alcohol and drug treatment center with four locations in California. The Axis East facility in Indian Wells is the longest running (and most luxurious) option for residential treatment. The rehab focuses on helping each client re-envision life’s possibilities and truly embrace the value of sobriety. By introducing daily activities and techniques that, with time, will become life-saving routines, Axis provides its clients with the framework necessary to build a solid foundation for long-lasting recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Highly Educated Specialists
Axis house gave me the foundation to recreate my life. I never felt a sense of belonging but after living with fifteen other men it gave me that sense of community and camaraderie that had been missing from my life. For this experience I will be forever grateful.Josh L.
On my darkest day, when I begged God for help, I was released, and I was shown the love of my family, friends and a fellowship. I’ve been set back on my feet, on my axis, if you will, to begin again, the joyful task of living right. I’ve been taught surrender and tolerance and acceptance. I’ve been, for the first time in my life, pointed in the right direction, and now the journey really begins.David
Axis Sober Living was the ideal environment for me to begin this process of change. I am grateful and proud to say that after extensive group therapy and individual counseling at Axis I am truly a changed man.Sam D.
Meet the Staff
Jonah Phillips Chef
Jonah believes in nurturing the body from the onset of the recovery process. He feels that it is essential to provide the body with all the nutrients and vitamins that they have been lacking. “When we start to care for our bodies and become mindful of what we consume, we can attain any goal we put our mind to. I believe in serving delicious, organic, home cooked meals straight from the heart.”
Megan Dahlin Officer Manager-Intake Coordinator
Megan has been working in treatment since the beginning of 2010 and is passionate about her job. She is compassionate and enthusiastic about the Axis program. Megan is dedicated to the recovery of the individuals here at Axis and is currently continuing her education to constantly try and better her quality of care.
Sam Dekin, MA Psychology C.O.O
Sam Dekin has many years of experience educating clients about addiction and other pathological behavior with focus on cognitive processes, meaning, and emotional triggers and responses. Mr. Dekin provides guidance and support to enhance communication skills, goal setting, conflict resolution, and other tools for ongoing recovery, accountability and empowerment. As Chief Operating Officer of Axis Treatment Centers, Mr. Dekin focuses the Axis team on reducing recidivism and cultivating self-esteem and family healing by utilizing well-rounded and flexible therapeutic approaches. Mr. Dekin integrates staff and techniques from Psychodynamic, Existential, CBT, and Family Systems orientations to build rapport and intervene on destructive behavior. Mr. Dekin is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Axis Treatment facilities including design and alteration of treatment plans, family therapy, and crisis intervention.
Brad Keith Chief Executive Officer
Brad Keith began his career over twelve years ago, working as a counseling technician for several Los Angeles area residential treatment centers. He believes in providing empathic individual counseling to residents of diverse multicultural populations to achieve corrective emotional experiences. Throughout his career, Mr. Keith has also been facilitating group therapy for residents to improve coping skills and interpersonal relations. He has worked with dual-diagnosed, chemically dependent clients to promote personal responsibility and authenticity. Mr. Keith’s professional philosophy was developed through counseling groups of 60+ patients and family members, with an emphasis on breaking down the family dynamic as a way to better understand chemical dependency and alcohol abuse. In 2004, Mr. Keith’s passion led him to open Axis House, a men’s sober living in West Los Angeles. Today, he is CEO and founder of Axis Treatment Centers.
Rehabs.com Reviews Editor
This exclusive, 7-bed facility in the heart of Palm Springs inspires clients from across the country to trek to the desert for the opportunity to detox in amber-hued luxury. Axis Residential excels in the rehab-as-spa-retreat model and—in addition to promising highly-tailored treatment to each individual resident—takes the details of client comfort to the nth degree.
Axis alumni almost universally praise the facility as “life saving,” and many call the opportunity to have been treated there a “privilege.” Few reviews uncovered by Rehabs.com go into detail about the treatment or counseling received, and instead focus on the extreme level of care and attention paid to upscale elements like the “amazing” architecture, design, location and amenities which made the experience at Axis Residential stand apart. Of particular note was the food. The facility boasts a full-time chef who considers diet and “mindful eating” an important part of the healing and recovery process, and who takes special care to ensure that residents can share in nutritious, freshly-cooked meals throughout the course of their stay. The “emphasis on community” was also frequently cited as a defining factor at Axis, and the shared dining experience and limited bed count almost certainly contribute to this sensibility.
Reviews gathered by Rehabs.com, and also sourced elsewhere, indicate that Axis Residential instills a passionate sense of loyalty, hope and renewal in those who complete the program, and it’s not hard to draw the conclusion that this alumni fervor has as much to do with the beautiful environs and high-end extras as it does with the quality care and treatment. “I can’t say one bad thing about Axis Residential…the facility, counselors, food were all great…I didn’t want to leave when my time was up, actually.”
I can't say one bad thing about Axis Residential. As I said, I am sober today because of them. The facility was great, the counselors were great, the food was ... great. I didn't want to leave, when my time was up, actually.
I am sober today because of this place - I would not trade my stay there for anything but I have to wonder what the hell costs $1000/day. That seems a bit excessive! I could understand half of that, for sure, but not $1000/day. I can't say one bad thing about Axis Residential. As I said, I am sober today because of them. The facility was great, the counselors were great, the food was ... great. I didn't want to leave, when my time was up, actually.
The successful rehabs and sober livings are not vacation style resorts. Changing is difficult and requires discipline. Most rehabs get people sober but most people don't stay sober afterwards. It's become more expensive and less disciplined and less confrontative.
I actually went to Axis West this past December and was there till the new year! Since then I have been living in a sober living and my life keeps blossoming into the life I have always wanted. I currently work and I have a little over six months of sobriety, I plan on going back to school to continue the rest of the classes I need to get my bachelors in Clinical Psychology, I live in an amazing sober living, I have mended so many of the relationships I thought I had destroyed through my addiction, I can actually pay my bills on time, and for the first time in my entire life I can honestly and truly say that I am happy. The after care coordinator found a sober living that fit my needs and I have been at the sober living now for 5 months.