Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
Reflections Executive Rehab Facility Philosophy
Reflections' believes in taking a truly personalized approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment, which is why just six individuals are admitted at a time. Clients receive specially tailored treatment plans and an unparalleled level of care in a comfortable, peaceful, and healing environment. First-class accommodations and a variety of amenities are provided, allowing the group to relax and feel safe as they work toward stability and sobriety.
Areas of Specialization
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
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.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Where to begin...this has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I never imagined that I would form such strong bonds with my fellow residents, as well as the staff. I cannot express my gratitude enough for being welcomed and make so comfortable here. My treatment made me take a very hard look at myself and I discovered things about myself that years of therapy didn’t uncover. My biggest success here is leaving knowing how much help I need form others to stay sober. Without that awareness, my odds would be very low. Thanks to you all for giving me the tools to go back into the world with a fighting chance.
Most people are rushed to the hospital due to physical injury, however, I checked into Reflections on a spiritual stretcher. I came in with a broken life, and a shattered soul. I was greeted with kindness and understanding so pure and unlike any other place. As the people that surrounded me showed me the way to pick up the pieces that I thought were meant to be left on the floor. Be it a kind word, a vibrant smile, or even a well-placed saying! Slowly and steadily I started to heal, and it was a beautiful and difficult path. Everything started to come together and my soul became united once again. I left feeling ready to fly. So thank you all, you saved me in ways I can’t even explain." "Thank you for the gift of life.
Thank you all so very much. Your kindness, your support, and your love has meant the world to me. Each of you in your own way have given me hope, when I was so hopeless. I am such a different person that I was when I walked in, and for that I am truly grateful. Thank you for saving my life...even when I didn’t want to. Love to you all!
It is sometimes difficult to take a hard look at yourself in relation to what’s troubling you, and come to the realization that you are your own worst enemy. I am extremely grateful to all at Reflections for their caring insight, support and advice. This includes all members of the staff, as well as fellow residents. The experience is life changing
This place became home for me. All the staff and clients helped me through the tough times. The advice given has changed my life. At times people upset me but I learned that is life. I will miss everyone so much and I can’t wait to come back and share my recovery with new residents." "Thanks for giving me a chance to get my life back. With great love,
Reflections turned out to be the perfect storm of environmental conditions, world class therapy, and individualized custom approaches that facilitated the personal transformation I so needed. As I immersed myself in the program, I could not help but believe I was part of a totally unique treatment model that stands alone in its field." "Every element of Reflections has been tailored to generate positive change. I came to treatment to get sober, and my expectations were eclipsed as I walked away feeling empowered and genuinely inspired. Reflections is the most innovative program that I have encountered, and I am honored to have had the privilege to benefit from their passionate team of experts.
I am extremely grateful for my experience at Reflections. I chose Reflections because I had been to a fine rehab before, but I needed a place not to just get sober but to have a psychic change. I found that at Reflections. Reflections let me keep my dignity while healing. Because they only have six people at a time I received a lot of personal attention from the very qualified staff, and the group experience was invaluable. All the staff is exceptional from the clinical staff to the housekeeper. They are all so compassionate and accommodating. I felt they all genuinely were invested in my well being and sobriety, and continue so upon my reentry into my real world with all it's triggers. The accommodations are akin to a five star resort. I can not say enough about the chef Brenda. She is awesome and cooks with love. I also especially enjoyed Adventure Bob" who took us on outings in beautiful Marin County." "It was a truly healing experience for me.
As someone who has experienced several treatment facilities, Reflections is unique in many ways. While the private room, food, and attentive and caring staff provide for a special experiences, it is the power of a small group of individuals with a common goal who are willing to share their hopes and fears that I will most memorable. Coming to Reflections is of course about sobriety, but it is also learning how to find one's place in the world and facing the challenges that hold us back in this endeavor...A unique and rewarding experience. Thanks for everything.
My time at Reflections was a bitter sweet experience. Bitter in that of course I was going through one of the worse times of my life and sweet in that I ended up having one of the most positively wonderful experiences of my life as well. I never thought I would miss a residential program but I do. Reflections was my first and I'm very hopeful my last. They truly want to see you succeed and will do everything in their power to help you and that is the truth. As well as their amazing staff the house is beautiful and with a small occupancy they are better equipped to meet your needs from special workouts, massages, shopping really just about anything.
I am truly grateful for my time at Reflections. The staff and family became a second family to me. I don't think I could have gone to a better program. You guys are seriously the BEST!I love it here and I honestly do not want to leave. You will definitely be seeing me again.. as a visitor that is! Again I am grateful for the tools and knowledge that you all have given me.
There are two disclaimers I'd like to make before writing my online review of Reflections: 1. I passionately identify as the kind of person that never writes online reviews. 2. This exception to the above rule is being made under the condition that I wholeheartedly believe that my stay at Reflections changed my life forever, if not saved it entirely. The counseling and clinical team at Reflections are exemplary, outstanding individuals whom I will never forget in all my life. In the three months I spent as a resident there, not for one moment did I ever feel like more or less than simply a human being treated with respect, love, dignity, counsel, authenticity. As a 21 year old having flown from Michigan, I feel it's just as important that I was never coddled to a fault. I was held to a standard that I was always capable of achieving, despite times of self-doubt, and through being held to that standard, they helped cultivate the self-esteem I needed to be where I stand today. There are so many important elements to Reflections that make it what it is. The extremely talented Executive Chef, the sweet and meticulous housekeeping, the personable night-staff, the mindfully planned scheduling, the gorgeous hikes and outings, the attentive medical staff... I sincerely could go on forever. It was beyond what I expected when I boarded a plane to San Francisco that one fateful morning. But, if you take anything from my review, I must insist it be this: If you are where I was just four months ago...make the call. Forgive my cliché - it was the most important, life changing phone call of my life thus far. And when you do, you'll be amazed before you even set foot on the property, when you're put through to Louise, the Executive Director, who sincerely wants to speak to YOU, find out who YOU are. You can expect the same authenticity from her staff and clinical team at Reflections. You will be amazed at what kind of effort this place puts in to the 'you' you've always wanted to be. I know I am. I'm proud to be a former resident of a residential rehabilitation center that exemplifies what the field of psychology is intended for. My experience then and now is a withstanding testament to a gold-standard of care. I love those people and I love my life.
I came to reflections for its small size and it's focus on individualized care. A lot of places I have been to say that they offer individualized care and this was the most practical place for me because there is only six clients. I was able to receive the attention I needed in order to work through the underlying issues that drove me to use substances. I was extremely happy with the care and support I received. It took me a few other rehabs to get there, and what stood out to me almost instantly was how passionate the staff were about what they were doing. The therapy was extensive (which was the kind of structure I needed), and it far exceeded my expectations. Reflections offered me an environment where I could recover physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. They were very accommodating to my needs and made changes to my schedule that helped me best utilize my time there. I am now in a place in my life where I have the tools necessary to respond to life in a way that is conducive to my sobriety, my long term goals, and is in line with my values.
Reflections staff is extremely compassionate and goes above and beyond to help their clients and be supportive of client's family. Everyone their is professional, kind, understanding and exemplifies what it means to care and help someone. I am so beyond grateful for everything they have done for me and my family and would highly recommend this facility to anyone in need of help.
Reflections Detox Facility is by far the best detox facility. I refer people to Reflections based on my own experience as a client. The staff credentials coupled with their unique individualized treatment is the most effective in the detoxification industry. I arrived at Reflections Detox after a horrible rock bottom 2 week relapse. I am a poly-substance drug abuser that arrived half-dead. The five star staff assisted me in getting back on my feet medically. The rest was up to me. I recommend Reflections to anyone suffering from addiction.
Meet the Staff
Dr Laureen Turner Worden, PhD
Clinical Director of IOP
Dr. Laureen Turner Worden brings more than 20 years of experience to her work as a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Turner Worden’s clinical conceptualizations and interventions have been informed by the works of Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D., who created Emotion Focused Therapy; Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., the creator of DBT; and Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., and Janina Fisher, Ph.D. who are at the forefront of current research and treatment approaches in the field of trauma. Dr. Laureen Turner Worden has participated in Level I and Level II trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Les Greenberg, Ph.D.; completed the year-long intensive training process in DBT; and has 2 levels of training in EMDR. Her therapeutic style is interpersonal, experiential, developmental and process oriented, as she strives to meet her clients where they are at, and create in-vivo experiences to foster therapeutic growth and to deepen learning.
Dr. Matt Blagys, PhD
Dr. Blagys earned his Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas where he published and presented research on treatment processes and outcomes. Dr. Blagys then completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School where he continued to hone his clinical skills and publish research. Dr. Blagys then completed a prestigious four year postdoctoral fellowship at the Austen Riggs Center, a nationally recognized residential treatment center specializing in working with clients previously labeled 'as treatment resistant'--individuals with highly complex psychiatric and substance abuse problems and chronic suicidal ideation/attempts that have struggled to benefit from traditional mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment. It was at Austen Riggs where Dr. Blagys developed his philosophy of patient centered care that preserves and prizes clients' authority for their treatment and treatment goals. Dr. Blagys became passionate about helping others traditionally labeled as resistant or difficult to treat and sought to extend his philosophy to other treatment centers. Dr. has worked in several addiction and residential treatment centers including Primary Therapist and Admissions Director at the The Boyer House, Staff Psychologist, Co-Chair of the Psychology Department, and Internship Supervisor at Napa State Hospital, and as Clinical Director of Alta Mira Recovery Programs in Marin County, CA. In his free time, Dr. Blagys enjoys spending time with his family and children and playing sports. His current clinical interests including addiction recovery, working with treatment resistance, personality disorders, and working in multidisciplinary teams.
Dr. Tim Worden
Dr. Worden has been working as a neurologically-oriented psychologist over the past 25 years. He has been at the forefront of the treatment of addiction, with his nationally recognized workshops, including the Neurophysiology of Addictions & The Six Tasks of Effective Recovery. Additionally, from a brain based perspective, he has developed a unique Cognitive-Experiential psychotherapeutic approach which integrates emotional-motivational factors into the traditional insight and cognitively-oriented psychotherapies. Dr. Worden has utilized this psychotherapeutic approach to rapidly address deep underlying emotional issues common with addictions, particularly guilt & shame, unresolved loss, anxiety from trauma, and relationship issues.
Dr. Deborah Bowman, PhD., N.P.
Dr. Bowman is a board certified nurse practitioner and psychologist specializing in addiction and dual diagnosis medicine. She is EMDR certified and extensively treats patients with post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and patients on the autism spectrum who are chemically dependent. Dr. Bowman has provided detoxification and medical management, both inpatient and outpatient, for over 20 years, and practices privately in Sausalito, CA. Previously, she taught mental health nursing at Northwestern Michigan College. She was educated at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
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ABOUT REFLECTIONS EXECUTIVE REHAB FACILITY
Located less than 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Novato, Calif., Reflections Executive Rehab is a boutique, luxury rehab facility that provides a full continuum of programming for high-profile executives and business professionals struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. With capacity for six residents, Reflections Executive Rehab specializes in highly-individualized residential treatment. The facility also offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and sober housing/extended care program for residential alumni. If necessary, Reflections facilitates medical detoxification services on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, all clients undergo a comprehensive psychosocial assessment with the clinical director. Clients are then assigned a Ph.D.-level clinical psychologist, with whom they meet for individual counseling five times a week. If necessary, clients may undergo medication-assisted detoxification, which is designed to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal. Detoxification typically lasts between five and seven days.
Reflections’ residential program typically lasts 30, 60 or 90 days, depending on the individual needs of the client. The facility’s strength-focused programming blends evidence-based with holistic methods treatment methods. Utilizing a range of treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the facility offers both individual therapy session and process groups that focus on issues of trauma, unresolved grief and loss, and relapse prevention. Residents also participate in a range of holistic and alternative treatments, including music therapy, artistic expression, yoga, and equine therapy.
In addition, residents attend didactic educational groups on anger management, cross addiction, skill-building, forming healthy relationships, stress management, and other topics that may affect a professional in recovery. Along with programming that addresses chemical dependency, clients struggling with a dual diagnosis receive ongoing psychiatric evaluations and medication management, and an LGBT-sensitive program track is also available.
During residential treatment, clients can expect highly structured weekdays and less-intensive weekends. Weekends may involve therapeutic massages, adventure therapy, attending off-site movies, and family visits. To include family members in the process of recovery, Reflections hosts an intensive, two-day family program each month.
Before discharge from the residential program, clinicians provide comprehensive after planning and may encourage the individual to transition into Reflections’ 12-week intensive outpatient program. IOP consists of two individual therapy sessions per week, group counseling, family counseling, and art therapy. Residential alumni who require a more-intensive level of care may transition into the extended care program. The extended care program provides high-end sober housing and 20 hours of clinical programming per week.
Reflections’ treatment team is comprised of physicians experienced in the process of detoxification, nurses, doctoral-level therapists and psychologists, licensed counselors, holistic treatment specialists, and a support staff. According to the facility’s website, Reflections provides a low staff-to-client ratio of 3:1.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Reflections Executive Rehab Facility is a luxurious Mediterranean-style villa situated on two secluded acres. Clients enjoy private bedrooms and bathrooms, and the high-end facility boasts a pool, hot tub, a game room, individual work stations, and fully-equipped gym. An executive chef prepares made-to-order breakfast and gourmet meals using organic ingredients daily. As a residential program designed for executives and professionals, there are no restrictions on phones, laptops, or TV. Clients may work on their laptops or tablets between treatment sessions, allowing them to stay engaged with work when necessary.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The eight alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing praised the facility, namely its qualified staff and the facility’s attentive care. All eight former clients polled gave a perfect five-star rating for the facility’s overall effectiveness. “The most thorough, top of the line, credential, compassionate and comfortable treatment facility I have ever known!” alum W.F. wrote. Alum V.P.R. described the staff as “excellent and empathetic,” while former client A.M. wrote: “Some of the best staff out there for addiction recovery.” Reporting sustained recovery, alum Anne added: “I draw upon the tools I learned there every single day.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date supported positive alumni opinions. Offering five-star ratings for the facility’s overall effectiveness and accommodations, loved one T.H. wrote: “Exceptional treatment in every way…” Reviews found through secondary sources agreed. On Google reviews, 12 individuals awarded the facility an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars. Reporting a successful treatment and easy intake process, Dave, a representative reviewer, wrote: “My friend is happy, healthy and finally for the first time in a long time excited about her future.”
The cost of the luxury residential program is $65,000 per month or $2,500 per day. The 90-day residential program cost $150,000. According to the facility’s website, Reflections Executive Rehab accepts some private insurance providers, but advises prospective clients to verify their insurance prior to admission.
Updated February 2017
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