Behavioral Wellness & Recovery Philosophy
At Behavioral Wellness and Recovery of Pennsylvania we are committed to being a driving force of empowerment and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorders.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
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
Dr. Chu has a MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and a Ph.D. from Adelphi University. He received his BA from the University of Michigan Dr. Chu has twenty-five years’ experience in operations and finance. He has provided operational support and/or initiated, structured and financed transactions for private companies in healthcare, high technology, manufacturing and in financial services.
Zach has a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Master’s in American History. He obtained his CAADC in May, 2016. Has been a counselor since 2013.
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ABOUT BEHAVIORAL WELLNESS & RECOVERY
Behavioral Wellness and Recovery (BWR) is a family-centric rehabilitation center that serves men and women struggling with substance use (SUD) and co-occurring disorders in West Chester, Penn, just 45 minutes west of Philadelphia. One of just 114 (22.7 percent of) residential programs in the state of Pennsylvania, the Joint-Commission accredited 40-bed facility offers dual diagnosis treatment at both residential and outpatient levels of care.
BWR does not offer on-site detox, however, according to its website, it can help facilitate admissions into a nearby affiliated detox center.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients undergo an assessment of psychosocial, medical, substance use, and psychiatric evaluations upon arrival at Behavioral Wellness and Recovery.
At the root of BWR programs is the belief that addiction is not a bad habit, but the result of a multitude of factors that can be addressed using a combination of conventional and nontraditional treatments. As such, men and women aged 18 and older can expect to participate in a diverse evidence-based curriculum of cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavior (DBT) therapies, the Seeking Safety program, as well as art, music, and recreation.
While BWR offers residential treatment for up to 40 clients, it also has outpatient care options - including partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and traditional outpatient (OP) - for those not in need in 24-hour support. Regardless of their route taken, all clients work with their counselor and case manager in preparing a discharge plan that incorporates housing, employment, follow-up care, and involvement in the local recovery community.
BWR also partners with a local sober living home, providing PHP and IOP clients with daily transportation to and from the facility. The PHP focuses on providing a safe and healthy community environment whereas the IOP allows for dual commitments to both treatment and work or school. Where appropriate, BWR encourages family participation at all stages of care.
The clinical staff at BWR consists of certified alcohol and drug addiction counselors, licensed psychologists and social workers, and a master’s level recreation therapist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to its website, BWR has capacity to accommodate 40 adult men and women at a time. The sober living recommended by BWR is located in a nearby historic home with 24-hour support. There, rooms are spacious and shared.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The roughly half a dozen alumni polled by Rehabs.com as of this writing shared detailed accounts of highly positive treatment experiences. Collectively, BWR alumni expressed their appreciation for a dedicated, supportive, and caring staff and a “gem of a treatment program” that provided a “small intimate setting where you aren’t just a number.” The five alumni polled on the matter gave five out of five stars for treatment, accommodations, and meals.
On Google, where 29 individuals awarded BWR an excellent 4.1 out of five stars, many were similarly grateful for the time they were able to “rebuild” their lives, as Sara put it. “Never once felt judged and someone was always there to listen to me!” she added. “I'd recommend to anyone who may be seeking help.
Several found the program life-changing. “I went to Behavioral Wellness and Recovery and I can honestly say it truly changed my life,” wrote Chris. Michael, another alum, called BWR “the best experience” of his life. “It fundamentally changed me and my long standing negative core beliefs,” he told Google.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date had positive feedback on his wife's experience at BWR. Awarding five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, P.W.A. commented on a “superb” staff and well-run treatment program. “I cannot give any higher recommendation,” he told Rehabs.com.
Loved ones writing to Google were also pleased. Joanna told of a “fantastic” treatment team who taught her how to love her son “without enabling him.”
Treatment comes to $1695 a day. According to its website, BWR works with major PPO health insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, making it one of just 350 (69.7 percent) facilities statewide that accept private health insurance.
Published on November 2018
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