Treatment Center Setting
Mt Sinai Wellness Center Philosophy
Mt. Sinai Wellness utilizes evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions along with medication assisted treatment in an integrated fashion to address the psychological and biological etiologies for addictive disorders. Our holistic model incorporates alternative methodologies including Yoga, Tai Chi, equine assisted therapy, nutrition classes and exercise programs to transform the unhealthy lifestyle associated with addiction into active healthy habits. We offer alumni aftercare groups along with onsite AA/smart recover/refuge recovery meetings to assist in the transition of our clients back to their communities. We encourage family involvement in treatment and assist and support them as they handle the care of their loved ones.
Areas of Specialization
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
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.
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.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
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.
Meet the Staff
Leanne Jamison, NCC, LPC
Ms. Jamison is a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with more than ten years of experience in the field of substance abuse, addiction, and dual diagnosis. Ms. Jamison has intensive training in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has assisted with creating a DBT informed program for a residential facility. In addition, she has presented to of professionals both locally and at the National Association for Social Workers on many topics, including “Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery” and “Mindfulness and the Art of Self-Care”. Ms. Jamison has also served as a grant writer, receiving state funds to provide therapeutic services to individuals and families who suffer from domestic violence.
Dr Ayman Fareed
Dr. Fareed is a well-known clinician and academician with more than 20 years of clinical experience in the field of addiction psychiatry. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in both general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. Dr. Fareed is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
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ABOUT MT SINAI WELLNESS CENTER
Located in the mountains of northern Georgia, 55 miles from Atlanta, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center provides an intensive, highly specialized residential program for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The upscale facility also provides on-site medical detoxification services, as well as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals recovering from opioid addiction and alcohol dependency.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission into the program, clients participate in an initial substance abuse and psychiatric evaluation to help clinicians form an individualized plan of care. To treat clients with specific co-occurring concerns, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center provides three specialized residential program tracks: a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT Track), a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT Track), and a Trauma Track.
The specific track is determined by the co-occurring disorder. For instance, clients who struggle with irrational thinking may be referred to the CBT Track, while residents who struggle with emotional regulation may be referred to the DBT Track. Mt. Sinai Wellness Center's Trauma Track may incorporate eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and prolonged exposure to treat individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related concerns.
In addition to these specialized counseling services, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center regular holds 12-Step, Smart Recovery, and Refuge Recovery meetings. Family members may also be invited to attend family counseling sessions and educational support groups. The facility also offers a range of MAT options to help alleviate cravings, specifically Vivitrol and Antabuse for alcohol dependency and Suboxone to treat opioid addiction.
Along with its traditional methods, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center offers a range of experiential and alternative therapies. During residential treatment, clients participate in yoga sessions, acupuncture, Tai Chia, aqua therapy, equine therapy, and rock climbing. Once a client completes the residential program, clinicians help clients and family members to create a comprehensive discharge planning. Alumni are also invited to return to campus for a "recharge" each quarter after graduation.
Mt. Sinai Wellness Center's core treatment team is comprised of a physician highly experienced with addiction medicine, licensed professional counselors, and program coordinators.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set on 43 wooded acres, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center's upscale treatment facility features a heated pool, sun deck, a fully equipped gym, saunas, Jacuzzis, and a recreation room. The grounds feature an outdoor recreational field and hiking trails through the surrounding mountains. Residents also enjoy luxury bedrooms with hardwood floors and private bathrooms, as well as meals prepared by a professional, 4-star chef.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing praised all aspects of the facility, specifically the facility's upscale accommodations and its treatment staff. "I just left Mt. Sinai and the place is really amazing," Dominic wrote. "It really is a mountain resort with amazing people. The Doctor and therapists were great."
Secondary sources revealed other alumni agreed with this positive assessment. On the facility's Facebook page, which the facility can manage, nine reviewers all gave the facility a perfect five out of five-star rating. Many alumni also praised the facility's staff and accommodations. "Great caring environment i have never met a staff so driven to help people with addictiin and recovery," Tasha, a representative reviewer, wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also praised the facility, citing the facility's accommodations, experienced staff, and the quality of food as facility strengths. Each loved one also gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility's overall effectiveness. "I highly recommend Mt. Sinai Wellness Center to anyone whose loved one has an addiction problem," loved one M.R.K. wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Secondary sources also revealed positive employee opinions. On the facility's Facebook page, two employees gave the facility perfect five-star ratings. "Such an amazing place. I am so glad to be apart of this healing team!" one employee wrote.
According to the facility's website, Mt. Sinai Wellness Center accepts most private insurance providers.
Published on November 2017
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