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Tree House Recovery for Men Philosophy
Tree House Recovery chemical dependency treatment center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Aftercare to Men. Tree House Recovery's unique approach to chemical dependency treatment focuses on the mind/body connection to build sustainable, healthy lives. Because we believe that simply removing substances is not enough, we equip clients with the skills and knowledge needed to live lasting, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
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.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
I’ve never had this level of confidence and consciousness in my life.
To see [our son] excited about the things going on in his life is truly a wonderful thing!
Tree House Recovery gave me so much more than sobriety. I now have everything I need to maintain a successful, joyous life.
The connection between Tree House’s staff and clients was unlike anything I’ve seen or experienced in the past.
As they build their bodies and minds back, something takes hold and delivers them from the Black Hole of Addiction. Today I am grateful for…the entire staff at Tree House Recovery.
Tree House is a family. All current, past and future alumni are my brothers, who I know I can call on whenever I need them.
Meet the Staff
We found Geoffrey’s story to be as colorful and detailed as his tattoos. As a young man, he discovered the therapeutic qualities that music brought to his life. This led him to the Orange County music/club scene, a scene that featured drugs and alcohol. A veteran/survivor of a seven-year battle with drug addiction and a Treatment Center graduate, Geoffrey currently has ten successful years in recovery. His dangerous path did uncover a new direction and focus. Profoundly dedicated to carving out a career in the field of substance abuse, he has earned an Associate Degree in Human Services and is actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. With over eight years of experience in counseling and lecturing on Chemical Dependency, Geoffrey has developed a great understanding of and appreciation for the importance of educating addicts in relation to the biological, psychological and social dynamics of their disease. Armed with this education, recovering addicts discover the strength and ability to steer clear of the trappings of relapse.
Physical Empowerment Director
At Tree House Recovery in Costa Mesa, our 90-Day Treatment Program teaches our residents that being physically fit and strong, along with comparable psychological health, paves the way to healthy behaviors, good decisions and, ultimately, to sobriety.
Knowing that, finding an ideal candidate to fill the position of Physical Empowerment Director deserved to be at the top of our priority list. And, while our search connected us to plenty of good people, we were looking for much more than “good”. We wanted someone who could “talk the talk” AND “walk the walk”.
Neil Trusso is that person for us. With a rich and impressive history as a college athlete, a US Navy SEAL Team member, a triathlete, a tactical gear designer, the holder of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and the founder of a Film Production Company, Neil most certainly has proven that he can “walk the walk”.
The men at Tree House, under Neil’s guidance and mentoring, will be able to explore and discover untouched and untapped depths of inner strength and physical health. Once uncovered, these lessons taught by Neil will provide our residents with a solid foundation for the construction of a clean, sober and nourishing life.
George Coleman is the creator of the “ Naked Writing Program “ at Tree House Recovery and he is the man who will be personally directing and guiding our residents through every phase of that program. In addition to the fact that George has designed an excellent “ expressive writing “ regiment of assignments for the men at Tree House, he comes to us with an unusually impressive array of accomplishments and strength of character that are particularly well suited to our goals.
While building an unblemished history of over 25 years of being clean and sober, George has provided mentorship and advice to hundreds of men and women seeking to understand their journeys into sobriety. Also, as a survivor of three combat tours as a US Military Intelligence specialist in Asia, a long roller coaster ride with PTSD symptoms, a bad marriage and an extensive career as an addict/alcoholic, George endows Tree House with a staff member that the residents can connect with and relate to on a wide variety of levels.
At Tree House, we understand that the overall success of our Program ultimately lies in the hands of our staff and their ability to communicate our message and mission. In our aspirations to have a positive and lasting impact of the lives of the men who come through our doors, we are fully aware of how fortunate we are to have enrolled George in our vision.
Kathy Du Vernet
Kathy DuVernet, M.S., E - RYT 500, CYT, is the founder of Breathing Room Yoga for Recovery. She is an advanced yoga teacher (E - RYT 500) and a certified yoga therapist (CYT) with a master’s degree in counseling psychology and over three decades of experience in the healing professions and movement arts. She holds certifications in Kripalu Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Y12 SR – The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery. When not on her yoga mat, Kathy enjoys spending time in nature, dancing with abandon, reading whatever is available, watching indie movies and cavorting with her family, friends and assorted furry critters. Kathy is grateful to all her teachers, her recovery tribe and every yogi she has met for lighting a path towards her own freedom and health.
Rehabs.com Editorial Review
ABOUT TREE HOUSE RECOVERY FOR MEN
Tree House Recovery, a beautiful Orange County treatment center, features physical fitness and creative literary therapies through partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient, outpatient, dual diagnosis, and aftercare programs. Detox is not offered at Tree House Recovery. Treatment for chemical dependency at Tree House Recovery for Men focuses on a mind and body connection. More than simply removing addictive substances, the goal for each client is to develop knowledge and practice of healthy, fulfilling life choices.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
A daily, holistic combination of activities and therapies helps clients to build balanced physical and psychological strength. In addition to yoga and group exercise sessions, judgement-free writing sessions, addiction education, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step practices, and individual counseling all challenge and support individuals as they pursue benchmarks and build tools to thrive long-term in work and relationships after rehab.
One highlight of the Tree House experience, according to the facility’s website, is the opportunity to participate in fun, sober activities together during recovery, such as preparing for a triathalon. Aftercare and transitional living options are also offered.
PHP clients participate in therapy five days a week for a minimum of six hours a day, following individualized treatment plans, which include three random drug tests each week. Twenty-four hour support is available.
Tree House Recovery staff members are a diverse team of addiction counselors and fitness, yoga, experiential, and literary therapists. Together they contribute to the facility’s 1:1.6 staff-to-client ratio. Staff members include military veterans, individuals in recovery with years of sobriety, and therapists with bachelor’s level fine arts and master’s in counseling psychology degrees.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Reflecting the image of sustainable growth in the facility’s name, Tree House Recovery features inspiring outdoor and indoor spaces surrounded by trees and natural light.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Twelve alumni of Tree House Recovery programs wrote to Rehabs.com about their very positive experiences. All 12 gave five out of five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness. M.S. stated succinctly: “When I left treatment I was prepared.”
Mentioning potential weaknesses as actual strengths was a trend in alumni reviews. For instance, two men described the demanding nature of the program in a positive light. Alum B.C. wrote: “The program will be challenging but well worth it if you put forth the effort,” and J.W. specified: “I was not babied or pampered like I experienced at some other rehab facilities but instead was encouraged to make the changes within myself.”
Two additional trends were alumni recognition of the staff’s knowledge, caring, and understanding, and satisfaction with accommodations. Cleanliness and maintenance received an average rating of 4.16 out of five stars. Two reviews included comments on meals. G.N.C. identified a facility weakness: “You have to cook.” J.H. suggested the need for “a better nutrition program.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Friends and family reviewed the facility highly. Accommodations, nutrition, exercise, leisure, counseling, and staff support each received either four or five out of five stars from the three loved ones surveyed at the time of this writing.
Two family member reviews noted that their loved ones had more than 18 months of sobriety following rehab at Tree House, both having previously tried other treatment centers without success. Family involvement itself received an average rating of 3.66. Emphasizing the program’s integration of physical, psychological, and social wellness, R.H. wrote of his loved one: “THR gave him the education, tools and physical well-being to be the sober man he is today.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two staff member reviews highlight the program’s emphasis on developing positive practices and perspectives through recovery. Robert wrote that “clients are shown how to love being sober while living empowered fulfilled lives”
According to the facility’s website, Tree House Recovery accepts most private insurance. Treatment costs are $800 per day and $16,675 per month.
Updated December 2016
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