Treatment Center Setting
- Beach Community
Enlightened Solutions Philosophy
The mission of Enlightened Solutions, LLC is to help individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder recover the mind, body and spirit through a holistic approach and 12 step philosophy. We believe in meeting the person where they are and forming an individualized program to work with their specific needs.
Areas of Specialization
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Lisa Cordasco, LCADC,LCSW,CCTP
Primary Therapist/ Trauma Specialist
Lisa Cordasco is a group and individual therapist at Enlightened Solutions. Lisa has worked with individuals with mental health and addiction issues for the past five years at both the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Lisa utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in her work with clients and pulls from multiple skill sets including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral therapies, such as DBT and ACT, as well as psychodrama and experiential therapies. She is a licensed social worker, who recently completed all requirements toward licensed clinical social worker and is awaiting board approval. Lisa received her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University in New York, NY. Lisa graduated summa cum laude after studying clinical social work, with a specialization in addictions and a strong focus in trauma informed care. She has recently completed her education and clinical hours toward requirements for her LCADC in New Jersey. This past year, Lisa earned her certification as a clinical trauma professional with the international association for trauma professionals. Lisa is also a person in long term recovery herself and finds it deeply rewarding to help others find their path to personal healing and growth.
Kathryn Gibson, LPC, LCADC
Kathryn Gibson is a family adolescent addiction therapist, and has been working in the field for over 9 years. She is experienced in providing treatment for co-occuring disorders in individual, group and family settings. Kathryn graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a Bachelor's Degree, earning the Interdisciplinary Health Services Departmental Award for Excellence. She completed her Master's Degree in Counseling Services at Rider University. She graduated summa cum laude , and was the 2006-2007 recipient of the Lincoln Walker Memorial Award for the "possession of those traits and characteristics that have a lasting impact on other".
Dr. Charles Meusburger
Charles E. Meusburger, MD is a graduate of the University of Rome Medical School and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a Board Certified Diplomat of Neurology and Psychiatry and has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 25 years. A former Department Chairman of Psychiatry, Residency Director and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services in a large health system, Dr. Meusburger is an independent practitioner specializing in adult and adolescent psychiatry. He takes pride in providing his patients full 60-minute sessions in order to best understand their unique behavioral health needs and individual goals. He is distinguished among his patients for delivering superior clinical skills in a caring, compassionate and deeply sensitive manner. Though Dr. Meusburger has a thriving private practice, he also serves as the psychiatrist for a community mental health program that cares for homeless individuals with intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Dr. Meusburger is a speaker on many topics and a published author of numerous articles on behavioral health conditions and management.
Robert Snyder, MHS,LCADC, & CCS
Executive Director of Clinical Services
Robert Snyder has been working in the field of substance abuse for ten years. He has experience in residential and outpatient settings, and has helped a wide variety of people battle addiction, including both adults and adolescents. He received his Master’s degree, LCADC and CCS in 2013. He teaches assessment skills for addiction studies as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Cape Community College. As a person in longterm recovery, Robert is active in his community and has a passion for helping others attain positive change in their lives.
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ABOUT ENLIGHTENED SOLUTIONS
From a wooded location near Atlantic City International Airport in southeastern New Jersey, Enlightened Solutions offers outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse and dual diagnosis.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The center offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and general outpatient care.
Enlightened Solutions offers a program that’s based on the 12-Steps supplemented by extensive holistic options. The program aims to help clients to uncover the causes of their addiction, which often include co-occurring mental-health disorders, skills deficits, and life management problems.
Specifically, those holistic options include yoga, aikido, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and music and art therapies. The more standard curriculum in use at this facility consists of 12-step work; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); group and family therapy, including gender-specific groups; individual therapy; relapse prevention training; and educational groups on topics such as the brain and addiction, trauma resolution, managing mood, and healthy boundaries.
The facility was founded by three individuals who collectively have more than 45 years of personal recovery experience, and staff includes a psychiatrist, a social worker, and licensed counselors and chemical dependency counselors. All three of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it five out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All three of the alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback, and the single alum polled on the facility’s offerings in 15 treatment metrics gave a perfect five-star rating in each category, including its treatment effectiveness, holistic options, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. The reviewers also repeatedly praised the center’s staff: “Staff is 100% committed to helping the clients in anyway possible,” Amy wrote in a representative review. Alum J.F. added: “I have been to multiple treatment facilities, and I have never experienced the type of care I received at Enlightened Solutions, anywhere else.”
At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded unanimously positive feedback, with 26 five-star ratings on Facebook (where the center can manage its own page), and on Google, two five-star reviews.  The reviewers often described the center in superlative terms, and some even wrote that treatment at Enlightened Solutions had saved their lives. “If it was not for enlightened solutions I would currently be in a box. They treat their clients with respect and compassion as well as sternly encourage you to follow the program,” Evan wrote in a representative review on Facebook.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The three staffers polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback. Two of them were polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics, and gave it mostly five-star ratings, including for its holistic options, family program, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. All three of the reviewers praised the center’s staff: “Excellent Staff who are knowledgeable , friendly, and readily available to all client's and clients family members,” Kiersten wrote, and John added: “I have never been around more passionate clinicians or people in general who truly care about each individual coming through the door.”
The center accepts private insurance on an out-of-network basis. All three of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it five out of
Updated March 2017
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