Windward Way Recovery Philosophy
Our clinically supervised treatment programs assist men in developing & maintaining the foundations of recovery. Our clinically supervised treatment programs assist clients in developing and improving real-world traits that include such things as responsibility, accountability and — structure.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Veronica Parker, LMFT
Veronica is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of clinical experience. She has worked as a therapist in various treatment centers and mental health clinics on a vast array of emotional and behavioral issues including dual diagnosis, substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, and emotion regulation deficits. She has also previously held positions as an adventure therapist and clinical director. Veronica specializes in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Jeremy’s goal is to create a seamless transition from treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues to long-term recovery. And his expertise in consistently achieving that goal comes from years of working in all facets of recovery. As founder and executive director of Windward Way, Jeremy keeps his feet on the ground by remaining heavily involved in the local recovery community, holding several volunteer positions. He maintains professional associations with NAMI, NAATP and NAPHS, and he’s an Orange County Sober Living Coalition member in good standing.
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ABOUT WINDWARD WAY RECOVERY
Located in the coastal community of Costa Mesa in southern California, Windward Way Recovery provides a full continuum of comprehensive treatment services for men faced with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health issues. Using a five-phase system, this men’s-only program combines evidence-based, experiential, and holistic treatment methods to promote long-term recovery. Where appropriate, supervised detoxification services are also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Windward Way Recovery five-phase system includes the following: detoxification, residential treatment (minimum of 30 days), day treatment (six hours of programming a day), intensive outpatient treatment (three hours a day), and outpatient services. Through the phase system, clients gradually transition back into the community while receiving ongoing support and treatment.
Utilizing a range of evidence-based methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), clients attend individual, group, and family therapy to address any underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to addictive behavior. Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR) sessions address issues of trauma, and clients are introduced to 12-step principles and practices.
Along with evidence-based treatment, Windward Way Recovery also incorporates a range of holistic treatments, including yoga, sound therapy, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage, while emphasizing experiential treatment to promote healthy lifestyle changes through leisure and recreational activities. Once clients reach the final phase of treatment, clinicians aid in aftercare planning which may entail sober living arrangements.
The CARF-accredited program employs a large, multidisciplinary staff of master’s level mental health and substance abuse counselors, licensed nurses, and case managers. Per the facility’s webpage, many staff members are also actively in recovery.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Offering both private and shared bedrooms, Windward Way Recovery provides comfortable, upscale accommodations, and luxury amenities for up to 101 residents, including well-appointing dining and living rooms, an on-site pool and hot tub, and outdoor patios. Through its experiential Adventure Program, clients regularly participate in surfing, kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, indoor rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and much more.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
A group of 11 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date collectively awarded the facility excellent average ratings for its counseling options (4.81), holistic offerings (4.63), the staff’s level of training and experience (4.72) - for which alumni called “caring and insightful,” “supportive and encouraging,” and “helpful” - amongst other areas. Four reviewers, in addition, each considered the program instrumental in saving their lives.
“Windward was the best decision i ever made. The staff cared about me and showed me how to live life sober,” wrote alum A.K. Similarly, former client Michael claimed that the facility provided him with “amazing direction on how to be a functioning member of society and exposure to a community of happy health sober people.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Five friends and family members shared experiences and perspectives that paralleled alumni reviews, with several also citing the staff as the strongest component of treatment. “I can undoubtedly say Windward Way is responsible for saving my brothers life and giving him the opportunity to live a meaningful & purposeful life,” Chris, a sibling of an alum, told Rehabs.com. “Great personal, outstanding program, Highly recommend this facility,” commented Michael.
Everyone asked, on a scale from one to five, how strongly they would recommend the treatment program to others, only gave five stars.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Three staff members also felt proudly of the program. Robbie, one reviewer, considered the therapists and case managers here “incredible” as well as the clinical team “the best” he’s ever encountered. And Ryan, another employee, highlighted the facility’s “extremely high success rate,” though only “if the client has the appropriate willingness to recover.”
Treatment costs $4,00 per month, or $12,000 for 90 days, though the facility does accept health insurance and offer financial assistance for those who qualify.
Updated February 2017
Published on April 2017
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