Treatment Center Setting
- Beach Community
Boca Recovery Center Philosophy
Boca Recovery Center is here to provide the best quality care in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. We are passionate about helping people overcome addiction and supporting them to rebuild their lives on a foundation of health and well being. Addiction is a family disease and our highly trained staff will work closely with our clients and their loved ones to support the healing process. Through an individualized process, we are committed to the instillation of hope in situations that may have appeared hopeless. Addiction is a cunning and baffling affliction and there is no one-size-fits-all method that can ensure a person’s successful recovery. Our clinical staff all practice at a Master’s or Doctoral level. Our passion comes from personal and professional experience. We love to be a part of our clients’ story. We provide a strength based assessment process to facilitate accurate treatment planning and focus. Together, we create a plan of action that will address specific needs and help build a solid foundation for your recovery. We occupy a beautiful location in sunny South Florida near the hub of Deerfield Beach, just ½ mile from the ocean. The recovery community is strong and convenient. Our passionate, insightful staff are fully committed to the goal of providing a safe, comfortable, cutting edge treatment experience. Our relationship with clients starts from the first call and we remain available through our alumni program. This encourages peer relationships to remain active well beyond treatment.
Areas of Specialization
Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Dr. John Carter, PsyD
Dr. Carter is a Florida licensed Psychologist who has been providing therapy from 2000. He has lived and worked throughout Florida, Central California, and Northwest Italy as a police consultant, counselor, professor at three universities, vocational rehabilitation counselor, and psychologist in the fields of clinical, forensic, and substance use treatment. His extensive clinical training has included psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and interpersonal therapeutic approaches with multiple trainings after his three Psychology degrees in a myriad of areas relevant to his practice.
Kathryn Del Guidice CAC, ICADC, CET
Kathryn is a certified addictions counselor (CAC) (ICADC) (CET) with multiple years of experience in the field of Dual Diagnosis. Kathryn's passion and enthusiasm for assisting individuals suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders is unparalleled. Throughout her career, Kathryn has attained positions of progressive responsibility within nationally renowned treatment facilities. Her prior experience and expertise includes recovery counseling, admissions coordinator, family program development, clinical coordinator, operations management, and program director. Kathryn is responsible for managing the Boca Recovery Center programs and on her free time she can generally be found offering support to her recovery community. Kathryn has spent nearly 10 years in media and outreach to bring awareness of our present opioid epidemic. Her work includes coordinating alumni events; developing Parent and Family Support groups; working with her community on addiction prevention programs.
Dr. Sergey P. Litvinov
Dr. Sergey Litvinov graduated from Donetsk State Medical University in 1984 before completing a residency in Psychiatry at University of Texas Health Science Center from 2003 to 2006. He then completed a fellowship in General Psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital from 2006 to 2007. Dr. Sergey Litvinov is a psychiatrist, a primary care doctor for the mind. He provides care the psychological well-being of men and women, with an ability to diagnose and help manage all kinds of different types of mental illness. These might include things like addiction, depressive disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, or anxiety disorders, for example. Dr. Litvinov may provide treatments covering anything from medication management plans to unique forms of therapy.
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ABOUT BOCA RECOVERY CENTER
Located less than a mile from the beach in southeastern Florida, Boca Recovery Center provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment with simultaneous transitional housing for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. According to its website, the rehab center prioritizes support for young people, including college students. Detoxification services are not offered on-site, but referrals to recommended detox programs are available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The intake process includes both psychological and medical evaluations, and treatment plans are designed to build on each client's strengths.
Among the treatment modalities used are cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-oriented Associative Awareness treatment, according to information provided to Rehabs.com by the facility. Both gender-specific and dual diagnosis (co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder) groups are also offered, along with life skills training and case management services.
Two levels of intensive outpatient therapy are offered during day and evening treatment sessions. In discussing aftercare services, the facility's website emphasizes the value of connections with Florida's large recovery community.
Treatment team members include certified addiction counselors and certified interventionists, a nurse practitioner, and a psychiatrist. According to information provided by the facility, all clinical therapists hold master's or doctoral degrees.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Photographs on the facility's website present comfortable, simply-decorated living and therapy spaces. Bedrooms are shared, each with its own flat screen television, and meals are catered. Inside is a kitchenette and an air hockey table, and outside are group lounge settings.
Residents receive gym memberships. Luxury transportation is provided to the gym, to local 12-step meetings, and to doctor appointments, as well as between the residence and treatment center.
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff. However, feedback left on secondary review sites is overwhelmingly positive.
By far, the most common aspects of Boca Recovery Center praised in Google and Facebook reviews are accommodations and staff.
Fourteen Google reviews gave an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars. Two of these, along with several on Facebook, characterized staff members as dedicated, motivating, consistent, and empathetic. One noted appreciatively that the program was founded by individuals in recovery themselves. About one third of the reviewers emphasized the facility's cleanliness and comfort. In a representative review, Bruce wrote that it was "an environment that is conducive to recovery." A family member reported that the rehab center helped their loved one "become the person he was again."
In 29 Facebook reviews averaging a 4.8- out of five-star rating, there were no recurring complaints. A single one-star reviewer complained of cost, but gave no clear indication of direct relation to the program. Most written comments echoed positive opinions of the setting and of treatment staff who stuck with clients through the rehab process.
References by two alumni reviewers to being among the first clients at the center around the summer of 2016 suggest that the rehab center is relatively new.
According to the facility's website, staff members are available to assist clients in verifying insurance coverage. Information provided by Boca Recovery Center to Rehabs.com lists fees at $25,000 for 90 days and $15,000 for one month of treatment.
Published on May 2017
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