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Capstone Treatment Center Philosophy
The Capstone Mission is to provide a highly effective treatment experience to give clients and families the best opportunity to make a paradigm shift in their life’s direction – to recovery. The success of our treatment approach is in the synergy of professionally excellent therapy in a Christ-centered environment, delivered by professionally excellent individuals who live Christ-centered lives. The Capstone therapy experience treats clients’ addiction(s) as well as the underlying psychological-emotional-relational-spiritual problems. As far as God is concerned, Capstone takes clients where they are, from atheist to devout believer, and simply cultivates spirituality from that point, at the client’s pace, as we develop relationships and implement our Core Model Therapy approach. License # 00155 by the Arkansas Department of Behavioral Health Services.
Areas of Specialization
Every four weeks, we have Family Week at Capstone. The primary function of Family Week is for the parents and sons to participate in an intense week of family therapy. Another benefit of Family Week is that parents get to connect with other parents who are going through a similar situation that they are.
Trauma / PTSD Treatment
Every therapist at Capstone attends training to become a CTT, or Certified Trauma Therapist. Treating unresolved trauma is a foundational aspect of our treatment program. At Capstone, we believe that the core emotional wounds underneath the presenting issue must be treated to prevent new symptoms from surfacing.
Sexual Addiction Treatment
Every therapist at Capstone completes training to become a CSAT, or Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. CSAT is considered an industry standard for addiction treatment professionals. The goal of this training is to provide therapists with cutting-edge research and new insights about addictive and compulsive behaviors.
We incorporate an exercise program into every client's treatment. The primary therapeutic benefit of our exercise program is the healing and health of the brain, which is the organ we treat as counselors.
Each client receives an AKC registered Labrador Retriever at admission. He feeds the puppy, cleans up after it, and spends part of each day training it. The relationship between client and puppy helps with healing intimacy and attachment issues. Additional benefits include learning empathy, responsibility, and self-efficacy. Upon graduation, the client takes his puppy home to be his recovery companion.
Capstone provides clients with adventure and wilderness experiences. We use off-campus adventure days every Friday under the idea of displacement. Simply removing an unhealthy behavior from one’s life is not enough to maintain a long lasting recovery. By discovering new, fun, and fulfilling activities to be involved in, clients displace the old with the new. Off-campus adventure day activities include fishing, canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing, caving, and hiking.
Capstone creates a two-year game plan for each client and family aimed at a paradigm shift of the heart and a healthiness of the brain, which is all designed to provide the skills necessary to learn how to live a sober life that is healthy, fruitful, and fulfilling. We also offer twelve weeks of aftercare consultation calls post-graduation. Capstone has an annual Family Reunion workshop each year for our alumni, and the first one after graduation is free.
Capstone Treatment Center’s Adventure Therapy Program utilizes a state of the art Ropes Course on our campus. One day per week, clients are involved in activities which produce real-life internal challenges that, if not in Capstone, would most likely lead to relapse and/or misbehavior.
12 Steps Groups
While at Capstone, clients experience and begin to work the Steps, read from the AA Big Book, and participate in 12-Step groups that are client led.
Capstone Therapy Intensive
Highly focused 5 1/2 day therapy experience designed to meet the specific needs of each participant.
1 to 2 ratio with Capstone therapists
Cardio-weight lifting and Aerobic conditioning
Every Individual gets a puppy
The spiritual aspect of the program is critical. The concern that is shown not only for the son but for the family as well was also important. I think a lot of treatment centers tend to deal with the individual and maybe place blame on the parents or other family but never really get in to that family connection and see what is really going on there and help family members see what needs to change.—Mom from Michigan
I appreciated the core model. You put out the entire fire. The individual approach and the individual therapy were important. The canine therapy, I take pride in teaching my dog and it makes me feel good. It also is a good break in the day. Many of us have trouble concentrating for long periods of time. It is good to get outside and be with our dogs and it helps with responsibility. The staff here is encouraging and challenging like in the weight workout. The work out in general was important, I came in looking terrible and now I have gained 25 pounds and I am much healthier.”—Son from Texas
I grew in myself image. I drew close to God and learned that He has a plan for me no matter what I do or what I’ve done and I opened up. I was able to open up with people and learn everything from dating to just how to live a normal life. I can be sober and with sober friends and you can enjoy life that way.—Son from Michigan
You gave us a lot of direction; you really equipped us to bring him home. If you didn’t do that I don’t think that anybody could make it. You helped us change our way of doing things and to change the things that we need to change in our own lives as parents was important.—Mom from Michigan
Meet the Staff
Adrian Hickmon, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC Executive Director
Dr. Hickman has an impressive history of education, beginning with his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Education in 1978 and 1979, before later earning his Masters of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling and Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He is licensed in the state of Arkansas as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed Professional Counselor. In addition, he also holds his EMDR I, CSAT-S, CMAT and CTT Intern trainings and certifications.
Aleks Fatula, M.S., LPC Clinical Director
Aleks received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University in 2003 and 2005 respectively. He carries his Professional Counselor for the state of Arkansas license, in addition to having EMDR II, CSAT, CMAT, and CTT Intern certifications.
Chris Insell, M.S., LAC Admissions Director
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Music from Oral Roberts University in 2003 before earning his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2011 from Harding University. He carries his Associate Counselor license, in addition to having his EMDR II, CSAT, CMAT and CTT Intern certifications.
Jeremy Sciba Human Resources Manager
HR Manager Jeremy Sciba earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Harding University in 2000.
Emily Holloman Chief Financial Officer
Our CFO Emily Holloman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting/Financial Management from Abilene Christian University in 2008.
Courtney Stivers, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC Chief Compliance Officer
Dr. Stivers earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005 and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007 from Harding University before later earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2013. She carries her licenses in the state of Arkansas for Marriage and Therapist and Professional Counselor. Additionally, Courtney has her EMDR II, CSAT, CMAT and CTT Intern trainings and certifications.
Jennifer Caraway Administrative Manager
Ms. Caraway earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Harding University in 1998.