Life of Purpose in Fort Washington, PA

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(4.8 of 5)
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1035 Virginia Drive Suite 130
Fort Washington PA 19034

Life of Purpose Philosophy


Life of Purpose offers a full continuum of care centered on reality-based treatment, helping clients ages 14 and up and their families heal from the chaos of addiction. We are dedicated to clinical excellence and compassionate care in three convenient locations in the Pennsylvania area. We use evidenced-based treatment strategies with a strong focus on wellness, life skills, and relapse prevention. We help our clients build successful and promising lives without the use of substances. Life of Purpose offers a variety of programs to accommodate different life stages, from high school to retirement.

Included are:
Ambulatory Opiate Detoxification
Partial Hospitalization
Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services

*Supportive housing resources are available.


Our adolescent addiction awareness and treatment program for ages 14 and up will meet clients developmentally where they are and provide age-appropriate substance use treatment. Strong emphasis is placed on cognitive behavioral skills, affect regulations, oppositional defiant behavior, building social confidence and family work.

This program caters to working adults that have a job or career and focuses on balance, accountability, relapse prevention, and family, among other components. This program is ideal for those that have completed primary care and need additional support to manage re-integration back into the workplace and home.

This program provides individuals with the opportunity to receive treatment services as a potential alternative to incarceration. An individual with pending legal concerns, violations of probation, or court-ordered treatment will work directly with our Court Liaison to help navigate the criminal justice system. Transportation is provided to and from court, attorney appointments, and probation meetings.

This program works with those clients who require substance use treatment and at the same time can manage attending some form of college or university. We also treat clients who cannot manage being in school and have to focus on their treatment in a structured environment. The goal is to get these clients back on track. Every student not only has access to a clinician but also a case manager to help guide them through the intricacies of navigating the collegiate system.

Our REBOUND program is for individuals who have suffered multiple relapses after maintaining some period of sobriety. It offers a specialized process guided by skilled therapists of intense exploration that focuses on the underlying causes that can lead to relapse. Clients and their families are given strategies to manage these challenges for the future. Additionally, the program helps participants identify relapse warning signs and learn specific skills that will aid in preventing additional relapses.

Our family program focuses on reconnecting the client with his or her primary support system. The family/supportive relationship is key for successful recovery. This program is dedicated to not only help the client but also help their loved ones recover and live a healthy life.

The Alumni program is a great tool to connect current and former clients in our program with the sober support and resources they need to succeed in life during and after treatment. We assist our clients as they continue their recovery journey with education, employment leads, and life-skills. We will keep in regular contact through Alumni events like bowling, dancing, food, concerts, etc. Through regular intervals during their sobriety (30, 60, 90, 6 mos. etc) we will check in, help support and track their progress. Our Alumni coordinators always support people coming back and sharing their experience, strength, and hope with those individuals starting their recovery journey. The connections that are made in recovery are integral to our clients long-term success.

The Medication- Assisted Treatment (MAT) is for clients on current suboxone protocols. This program provides on-going support, therapy and accountability necessary to rebuild their lives, while attending our continuum of care.


Life of Purpose has 4 locations to meet your specific needs:
Boca Raton, FL
Fort Washington, PA
Yardley, PA
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Areas of Specialization

  • Reality-Based Treatment Model
    Our Reality-Based Treatment Model focuses on strengthening life skills and spans all levels of care, detox through traditional outpatient. In this modality, we assess a person’s strengths and weaknesses to help individuals adapt to a successful sober life style. Reality Based Treatment programming includes emotion regulation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed treatment.

  • 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.

Facility Highlights

Evidence-based treatment

Reality-based model

Clinically sound

Meet the Staff

Bethany Kassar, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director

Photo of Bethany Kassar, MSW, LCSW

With a proven track record of successfully developing and
executing outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, she will oversee
operations of clinical and medical teams, compliance, programming, and
quality of care at Life of Purpose. Most recently, Bethany served as executive director of outpatient services at Summit Behavioral Health, Hamilton, N.J., where she grew census annually for outpatient sites; managed compliance, The Joint Commission accreditation, and state licensing in multiple states; and introduced a Partial Hospitalization Treatment model and other programs to strengthen the organization's continuum of care.
Bethany's previous healthcare work included serving as a therapist at Onward Behavioral Health, Jamison, Pa., and social worker at Actors' Fund of America, Los Angeles, Calif., where she developed programs for chemical dependency and adolescent intensive outpatient services. Kassar earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern
California and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California
State University.

Beth Ann Rue, MSS, LCSW 200YT

Clinical Director

Photo of Beth Ann Rue, MSS, LCSW 200YT

Has worked in co-occurring drug and alcohol addiction treatment for over 8 years as a clinician working with harm reduction, methadone maintenance, and abstinence based treatment modalities. Helped develop treatment programming and growth of a start up program in the role of site supervisor and recovery yoga specialist. Currently, utilizing skill sets to oversee three outpatient treatment locations: aiding in supervision, tools and training, culture of programs, and utilizing staff strengths to build an effective clinical program. 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


Life of Purpose is an addiction treatment organization that operates multiple treatment facilities. Located in Fort Washington, Penn., Life of Purpose offers a full continuum of care for clients who are 14 and up who are struggling with substance abuse. It is one of the 76 (15.1 percent) of Pennsylvania treatment facilities that provides partial hospitalization programs. Detox, traditional outpatient, and intensive outpatient programs are also available.


According to Life of Purpose's website, the treatment team utilizes a reality-based treatment model that focuses on strengthening life skills. Programming includes emotion regulation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed treatment.

The center also offers evidence-based treatment strategies that focus on wellness, life skills, and relapse prevention. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is available for clients on the Suboxone protocols, and this program provides on-going support, therapy, and accountability.

The adolescent program puts a strong emphasis on cognitive behavioral skills, affect regulations, oppositional defiant behavior, building social confidence, and family work. The family program focuses on reconnecting clients with their support system.

Other services include a rebound program for clients who have relapsed multiple times, collegiate, evening outpatient, and a program as an alternative to incarceration.

Following treatment, clients can participate in the alumni program, which offers sober support and resources. The treatment center helps clients continue their recovery with education, employment leads, and life-skills training.


Life of Purpose's website indicates the treatment team includes alumni coordinators, counselors, and nurses. It is one of the 100 (19.9 percent) of Pennsylvania treatment facilities that is accredited by the Joint Commission.


The three alumni surveyed by at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. They all gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. They also gave high ratings for accommodations and amenities and meals and nutrition. "Overall amazing helpful experience," one alum wrote.

To date, the 73 people to leave reviews on Life of Purpose's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 4.8 out of five stars. However, reviews are for all of its treatment centers, not just the one located in Fort Washington. [1]

Reviewers praised the treatment center's effectiveness and its staff. "If you want treatment that encourages you to pursue your wildest dreams, all while giving you the tools you need to get there clean and sober, this is the place for you," David wrote in a representative review.


The three staffers polled by to date gave positive feedback about Life of Purpose and indicated they would recommend the center.

"All staff members work as a team and truly care about patient care.We offer specialty services such as yoga and chiropractic to our clients," one staffer wrote in a representative review.


Life of Purpose is one of the 350 (69.7 percent) of Pennsylvania treatment centers that accepts insurance.


Published on November 2018

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Liberation's Way (dba) Life of Purpose...1035 Virginia Drive...before we can help our own self be true...disservice to potential employees, academically educated with professional and personal interest personal helping others recover. Recovery; walked in the shoes, lived it, come out on the other side builds the relationship that begins the trust...Good luck!

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Life of Purpose helps clients overcome and continue to work through their addiction with caring and supportive staff. compassion for clients. dedicated staff individual therapy

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Overall amazing helpful experience. Facilities. Had to commute, lots of travel time was a weakness.

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Life of Purpose has taken great lengths to ensure that clients are being treated by licensed and highly credentialed staff. They offer very personalized tracks to help clients achieve their goals. because they offer individualized care you didn't need to get stuck in any specific style of program. They found what worked and used that to get through.The clients were often the same demographic and age which didn't allow for much diversity.

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Life of Purpose offers support through a full continuum of care and uses evidence based clinical practices. Also, helping clients transition from treatment and into college or trade school with support in place. Great, very caring staff!Great compassionate team with a well organized system of care.

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The reality based approached to treatment meets the client where they are in their life. The staff have the expertise to engage the client in considering healthy choices as they move forward with their lives. Reality based treatment as well as credentialed staff. In addiction they are Joint Commission Accredited and Pa. Dept of Drug and Alcohol programming licensed.

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The facility is amazing and well staffed. All staff members work as a team and truly care about patient care.We offer specialty services such as yoga and chiropractic to our clients. More activities is a weakness.

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