Treatment Center Setting
- Beach Community
Enlightened Solutions Philosophy
The mission of Enlightened Solutions, LLC is to help individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder recover the mind, body and spirit through a holistic approach and 12 step philosophy. We believe in meeting the person where they are and forming an individualized program to work with their specific needs.
Areas of Specialization
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
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.
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.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Meet the Staff
Lisa Cordasco, LCADC,LCSW,CCTP
Primary Therapist/ Trauma Specialist
Lisa Cordasco is a group and individual therapist at Enlightened Solutions. Lisa has worked with individuals with mental health and addiction issues for the past five years at both the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Lisa utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in her work with clients and pulls from multiple skill sets including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral therapies, such as DBT and ACT, as well as psychodrama and experiential therapies. She is a licensed social worker, who recently completed all requirements toward licensed clinical social worker and is awaiting board approval. Lisa received her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University in New York, NY. Lisa graduated summa cum laude after studying clinical social work, with a specialization in addictions and a strong focus in trauma informed care. She has recently completed her education and clinical hours toward requirements for her LCADC in New Jersey. This past year, Lisa earned her certification as a clinical trauma professional with the international association for trauma professionals. Lisa is also a person in long term recovery herself and finds it deeply rewarding to help others find their path to personal healing and growth.
Dr. Charles Meusburger
Charles E. Meusburger, MD is a graduate of the University of Rome Medical School and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a Board Certified Diplomat of Neurology and Psychiatry and has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 25 years. A former Department Chairman of Psychiatry, Residency Director and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services in a large health system, Dr. Meusburger is an independent practitioner specializing in adult and adolescent psychiatry. He takes pride in providing his patients full 60-minute sessions in order to best understand their unique behavioral health needs and individual goals. He is distinguished among his patients for delivering superior clinical skills in a caring, compassionate and deeply sensitive manner. Though Dr. Meusburger has a thriving private practice, he also serves as the psychiatrist for a community mental health program that cares for homeless individuals with intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Dr. Meusburger is a speaker on many topics and a published author of numerous articles on behavioral health conditions and management.
Robert Snyder, MHS,LCADC, & CCS
Executive Director of Clinical Services
Robert Snyder has been working in the field of substance abuse for ten years. He has experience in residential and outpatient settings, and has helped a wide variety of people battle addiction, including both adults and adolescents. He received his Master’s degree, LCADC and CCS in 2013. He teaches assessment skills for addiction studies as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Cape Community College. As a person in longterm recovery, Robert is active in his community and has a passion for helping others attain positive change in their lives.
My addiction took me to places I never imagined. I lived on the streets with a $300-a-day heroin habit. With dark circles under my eyes and track marks along my arms, I felt dead; my soul was gone. At the time, life seemed hopeless.
After several attempts at rehabilitation, I finally successfully detoxed at Seabrook House in Seabrook, NJ. I then entered a women's transitional facility in Southern California where, during my 3-month stay, I began to gather the tools I needed to live without drugs. I learned the simple life skills that are necessary to stay clean and obtain serenity in my life. I stayed in California for 2 & 1/2 years while working and participating in 12-step recovery before returning home to NJ.
I saw the need for something following the short term treatment that addicts were getting and began to pursue opening some housing for recovering addicts in NJ similar to what I experienced in California. So, here's what happened…
2001 - The Hansen Foundation, Inc. was formed.
2004 - Hansen House for Men opened with 34 bed capacity
2005 - Hansen House for Women opened with 34 bed capacity
2007 - Serenity House for Women opened with 11 beds
2008 - Serenity Meadows for Women opened with 10 beds
2012 - Randy Scarborough House for Men opened with 12 beds
2014 - Serenity Rose House for Women opened with 11 beds
2015 - Serenity Estates opened the first luxury sober living house for Women in NJ
2015 - September 15 - Enlightened Solutions opened with Partial Care, IOP & OP Treatment
2015 - Serenity Estates for Men opened with 14 beds
2015 - Hope Farm opened to the community to provide theraputic equine services
I have been drug-free for 20 years and along with continuing to keep recovery my #1 priority, I practice yoga regularly and believe in eating healthy and organic foods. We are what we eat after all and our body is really all we have so we better take good care of it! I am so excited to be able to incorporate all of what I have learned in my recovery for the benefit of those in Enlightened Solutions and all of the Serenity Houses.
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ABOUT ENLIGHTENED SOLUTIONS
From a wooded location near Atlantic City International Airport in southeastern New Jersey, Enlightened Solutions offers an intensive outpatient program, outpatient services, and a partial hospitalization program for clients seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Specialized groups for gender-specific issues and specific disorders or addictions are available. Detox is available on site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Enlightened Solutions begins with a phone assessment by a trained admissions counselor to determine if the treatment program at Enlightened Solutions is a good fit for each client. A follow-up assessment by a mental health professional is scheduled within the first few days of being accepted into and beginning the treatment program. The best method of treatment is applied based on these assessments.
Enlightened Solutions uses a holistic method of treating addiction and co-occurring disorders. Clients participate in standard treatments including individual, group, and 12-step therapy programs. However, clients also participate in a range of treatments designed to provide spiritual, mental, and physical recovery options as well.
Enlightened Solutions partners with Comprehensive Wellness to provide access to sports and other recreational therapy options. These options include nutritional education, yoga, and physical therapies. Equine therapy, constellation therapy, music/art therapy, and acupuncture are also available.
Relapse prevention and sober living support are provided to help clients establish and maintain a sober living lifestyle after treatment. Family involvement is encouraged, and family therapy and support services can be made available as needed.
The treatment team at Enlightened Solutions consists of certified therapists and social workers. Staff members with specialized certifications such as family therapy, constellation therapy, and other holistic methods are on hand to coordinate treatments. The facility is accredited by the Joint Commission. All three of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave the facility five out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All three of the alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback about Enlightened Solutions.
The single alum polled on the facility’s offerings in 15 treatment metrics gave five out of five star ratings for each category, including its treatment effectiveness, holistic options, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders.
Alumni also repeatedly praised the center’s staff: “Staff is 100% committed to helping the clients in anyway possible,” alum Amy wrote in a representative review. Alum J.F. added: “I have been to multiple treatment facilities, and I have never experienced the type of care I received at Enlightened Solutions, anywhere else.”
On its official Facebook page, which the facility manages, Enlightened Solutions received 33 five out of five star reviews.  Alumni frequently credited the facility with “saving” their lives and called it the “best” facility in the state. In a representative review, alum Stephen wrote: “Best treatment for drug and alcohol abuse in the state of New Jersey hands down. Every staff member truly cares about the well being of the client all the way up to the owners who as well interact with the clients which is huge. It's relieving to know that there's this kind of help finally in New Jersey because it has been desperately needed and they give everyone a shot whether you have insurance no insurance money or no money for treatment no one is turned down which is a beautiful thing. The therapy is amazing as well.”
On Google, the facility earned 4.6 out of five stars from 10 reviews.  Alumni praised the holistic focus, organic food, friendly and professional staff, and the facility itself. In a representative review, alum Beau wrote: “Love the environment, the staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable. They really are serious about recovery and trying to help their clients live to their full potential in the healthiest way possible. Not to mention the building is so nice and the property is huge.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The three staffers polled by Rehabs.com to date about Enlightened Solutions gave positive feedback.
Two of them were polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics and gave five out of five star ratings for its holistic options, family program, and treatment for co-occurring disorders.
All three of the reviewers praised the center’s staff: “Excellent Staff who are knowledgeable , friendly, and readily available to all client's and clients family members,” loved one Kiersten wrote, and John added: “I have never been around more passionate clinicians or people in general who truly care about each individual coming through the door.”
Enlightened Solutions accepts private insurance plans on an out-of-network basis, as well as self-pay.
The center accepts private insurance on an out-of-network basis. All three of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it five out of five stars.
Published on December 2017
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