Valor Behavioral Healthcare: Addiction Treatment Center Philosophy
VALOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE is a full-service, long-term substance abuse treatment facility located in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ. Valor provides a unique approach to recovery focusing on drug and alcohol addiction along with a specialization in dual diagnosis patients suffering from other mental health disorders. We offer powerful and effective methods of treatment for those suffering from substance abuse disorder.
Our main goal is to offer our clients an upscale, safe and structured environment while providing them with support, respect, inspiration and a sense of belonging. We focus on the importance of education and empowerment to not only the suffering addict but the families who are also affected by addiction; with the purpose of reuniting them with their loved ones, leading them on a path of harmony, serenity, and a well-balanced life.
At valor, we understand the importance of individuality. Although we run a very well structured program we allow room for individuality for each and every client. We clearly identify the needs of each individual by assessing various aspects of their life, such as addiction patterns, external factors, client’s intentions, etc., so that we may ensure effective personal growth as well as a positive and successful recovery.
Valor’s primary mission is to provide our clients with relapse prevention tools and give them the support needed to manage their long-term sobriety.
We hold our client’s life and future to high standards. We focus on preparing them for a positive and healthy life outside of recovery and actively work with them to become contributing members of society.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Dr. Karen Kando
Meet the Staff
Dr. Reyes Topete, M.D.
Dr. Reyes is a Board Certified Addictionologist through the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is an expert at Medical Stabilization, Ambulatory Care and Urgent Care. He completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and has been in the field for over 20 years.
He currently provides detoxification and addiction related services at several other facilities in the Valley including Aurora Behavioral Health and St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center, among others.
Dr. Topete understands his patient’s individual needs and dedicates himself to giving them the best, safest and most appropriate care. He is committed to having open communication with referring professionals and the clinical team so that everyone is on the same page for our clients healing process.
Dr. Cho Long Kim
Dr. Kim is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Primary Care Physician licensed in the state of Arizona. Dr. Kim earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Her medical training encompassed an extensive curriculum that elegantly merged every aspect of conventional and ancient natural medical practices. Her clinical experience has been intensely involved with addiction medicine and recovery since 2006. Since being out in practice, Dr. Kim has held multiple medical directorships and is honored to serve as a member of Valor Behavioral Healthcare to assist those in need of detox prior to treatment, as well as help clients with any medical conditions while under the care of Valor Behavioral Healthcare. Prior to medical school, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from The University of California, Riverside. Her scope of practice has included Environmental Medicine, Pharmacology, Minor Surgery, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, and Physical Manipulation. She utilizes a combination of naturopathic and allopathic modalities to support the healing process already occurring in our divine bodies.
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ABOUT VALOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE: ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER
Based in the warm desert of Scottsdale, Ariz., Valor Behavioral Healthcare’s Addiction Treatment Center provides comprehensive treatment programs for individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. In its high-end, state-of-the-art treatment facility, Valor provides a long-term residential program, an intensive outpatient (IOP) track, a robust family program, and extensive aftercare support.
According to the facility’s website, medically monitored detox “will be available soon.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
With long-term sobriety cited as the ultimate goal here, residents are held to a minimum stay of 90 days, though individuals may extend treatment for up to one year. Each morning, residents are provided with daily transportation to Valor’s nearby treatment center where they attend therapy sessions alongside IOP clients, who return home at night.
In addition to 12-step meetings and group sessions that focus on relapse prevention, anger management, and addiction education, clients attend weekly individual therapy with an assigned, master’s level therapist for evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR), for those with trauma. Residents are also supported through life coaching, career guidance, and a trained medical staff who conducts psychological evaluations and administers medication. Holistic opportunities include yoga, meditation, acupuncture, equine therapy, and addiction-based art and music therapy.
Understanding the havoc that addiction causes families, Valor maintains: “We will invite any family members, spouse, child, and anyone else deemed fit by our treatment team to partake in this family programming series.” Accordingly, licensed therapists facilitate family process groups as well as individual and group family sessions designed for families and individuals in treatment to share and learn from the experiences of others.
Both residential and IOP graduates have access to extensive aftercare support that consists of career and school guidance, transitional housing assistance, and referrals for ongoing therapy.
Led by an M.D. who specializes in naturopathic medicine, this facility’s treatment team is comprise of a board-certified addictionologist, a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a case manager, and others. Valor also maintains an intimate staff-to-client ratio of 1:1.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Valor houses up to 18 clients in high-end residential homes located near the treatment center. Residents sleep in comfortable, full-size beds and are provided with clean linens and sheets. Amenities include a large, stocked kitchen, a washer/dryer, a built-in BBQ, a pool with a waterfall, a hot tub, and a fire pit.
Therapy is supplemented by daily visits to the gym and weekly trips to ballgames, movies, or theme parks. Clients are held to random drug and alcohol testing and daily chores to maintain their living space. Valor also requests that clients leave their cell phones and other electronics at home.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has only received feedback from one former client. Chris reported perfect five-star ratings and told Rehabs.com: “I completed Valor Behavioral's 90-day program and have remained sober ever since. The staff at Valor is top notch and their facilities are extremely nice and clean at all times. I entered treatment in a bad place but quickly got comfortable and it truly felt like a home. I would recommend Valor to anyone needing treatment. Overall I had a great experience.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s affiliated friends or family members.
On Yelp, however, Valor came highly recommended from four family members who reported that their loved ones had "life changing” and “incredible” experiences while in treatment.  One, Elizabeth, the proud mother of one alum, said enrolling her son was "one of the best decisions" her family made, and Jeff, another, found favor in the "trained and very professional staff."
Valor works private insurances such as Health Net, Human, Aetna, Cigna, Value Options, United Healthcare, and many more.
Published July 2016
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