Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
Pinnacle Peak Recovery Philosophy
Pinnacle Peak Recovery provides a comprehensive approach to overcoming chemical dependency, alcoholism, process addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders by providing nationally recognized evidence-based treatment options in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. Our services consist of Extended Care Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, Family Programs, and Alumni Services.
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.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
I would highly recommend pinnacle peak recovery to anyone struggling with chemical dependency issues. The majority of the staff have once been in the same boat and have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. They share their experiences with others who are still suffering and show people how to make it to the light.
My Son went through Pinnacle Peak Recovery last January. After 3 long years of watching him suffer from addiction and 4 different inpatient programs, I am happy to say that his treatment was successful. He is now helping others in the community, working full time, and enrolling into ASU for summer sessions.
This place saved my life and held me accountable they gave me the tools I needed to function in the real world.. I just wanna say thanks to all the staff and Tyler for making this a great experience.. It's a great treatment center and there's some great therapists there.. I've been to a lot of treatment centers and this is by far the best one.. The individualized treatment plans there are second to none.. You get lots of individualized care and that's what us addicts and alcoholics need in early recovery.. I just wanna say I appreciate all of you there.. And thank you so much for giving me another chance at life. 4 months sober this week! -Daniel C
Pinnacle Peak saved my life. I had nothing left. I had lost my job, home, family and friends. My addiction had won. The team at Pinnacle showed me that I could turn my life around. I am eternally grateful to their loving team. - Ryan
I reached out to Pinnacle Peak Recovery when I had lost all hope and had no where else to turn. Their caring staff took me in and showed me that it is possible to live a fulfilling life without using drugs or alcohol. Since completing this program, I got my family back, started working and have finally achieved long term sobriety. I am eternally grateful for what this program has done for me and I would recommend it to anyone struggling!
Meet the Staff
As Executive Director, Kaleigh oversees the operations and administrative departments at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. Kaleigh previously served as Pinnacle Peak’s Director of Operations. In her new role, Kaleigh uses her remarkable organizational and leadership skills to manage housing, transportation, admissions and special events.
“I believe a foundational aspect of healing is for our clients to feel comfortable and secure in their living situation,” said Kaleigh. She is committed to creating a safe and comfortable space so clients can transition into a place of healing and lifelong recovery. Kaleigh inspires her team to create that space. As part of this process she helps people set expectations for their future living environments. She also enhances their sense of responsibility and pride in making living arrangements. “This prepares them for life outside of Pinnacle Peak Recovery,” says Kaleigh.
Kaleigh further contributes to the recovery community by facilitating 12-Step meetings in hospitals and other health institutions. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball and volleyball.
Ashlea Taylor, MAS-MFT, LMFT
Ashlea is the Clinical Director for Pinnacle Peak Recovery. In this role, she manages the clinical staff and organizes and creates therapy curriculum to meet the unique needs of each person who walks through the door at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. Her broad experience includes being a shift supervisor at a crisis psychiatric hospital, program supervisor, and marriage and family therapist.
Pinnacle Peak Recovery is like a large family. To that end, we strongly encourage acceptance and growth. We also work to help people feel comfortable with themselves and their surroundings. In this environment, one can truly become themselves.
You also will find that the environment is laughter and fun filled. “I strongly believe in a community/family approach, to therapy and that laughter is a key part of recovery. My goal is for clients to feel like they are a part of something and to create their own goals. From there, they learn how to find their own solutions,” remarked Taylor. “Through our holistic approach to healing the mind, body, and soul, we give clients the opportunity to understand who they are and who they are within the world. We then help them gain the tools they need to be successful in recovery and to meet their goals in life,” said Ashlea.
Ashlea earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Advanced Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist. In her free time, she enjoys a bevy of activities. These include spending time with family, going to the movies and concerts, and being involved in church and community organizations. She also enjoys being a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Incorporated, whose vision is to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. She’s also a bit of a foodie.
Megan Smith, MSPC, LAC
Clinical Team Lead
Megan Smith is one of the first people clients meet when they arrive at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. Her calming presence brings a sense of serenity to clients as they begin their treatment. In her role as Clinical Team Lead, Megan gets an overview of the client’s struggles through her bio-psychosocial evaluations. She is the first person that clients will entrust with their story upon arrival.
With five years’ experience in the behavioral health field, Megan has lead court ordered SA groups and provided counseling in Opioid Maintenance Therapy. She loves coming to work at Pinnacle Peak Recovery each day. She is inspired by clients who come here and want to change their life.
Megan’s personal philosophy toward recovery work is that a strong foundation and a community of support makes the difference for clients to maintain lifelong sobriety. “Pinnacle Peak Recovery is a special place that provides community and places a high level of respect and appreciation for clients. Furthermore, we assist clients in learning strong coping mechanisms and finding their place within the larger sober community.”
All therapists at Pinnacle Peak have earned Master’s Degrees, including Megan. She was awarded her Master in Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.
During her time away from Pinnacle Peak, Megan enjoys an active lifestyle running and playing with her kids.
Trisha Kelly, MAS-MFT, LAMFT
Trisha serves as a Primary Therapist at Pinnacle Peak Recovery, specializing in systems theory, which uses the framework of how family of origin, environment, or culture impacts one’s worldview, identity, or presenting concern. In addition, she incorporates trauma education, motivational interviewing, and narrative modalities into each session. In addition to individual therapy, Trisha holds process group therapy daily where she challenges clients to get comfortable with being uncomfortable without the need to use substances.
“I encourage authenticity with my clients and feel honored to be a part of their journey toward inner healing. My passion is empowering people, while being with them completely through their recovery process. Humor, honesty, and humanity are present in all my sessions.”
Trisha was awarded a Masters of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University and is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. She holds certifications in PREPARE/ENICH (premarital counseling), Level 1 Training in Gottman Method couples therapy, and will achieve EMDR certification in January, 2017. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Arizona.
In her free time, Trisha enjoys being active, traveling and maintaining a well-balanced life. Trisha was formally a professional dancer before pursuing the career of therapy.
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ABOUT PINNACLE PEAK RECOVERY
Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Pinnacle Peak Recovery offers a full continuum of treatment services for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The center’s programming includes detox, inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), extended care, and alumni services. While most residential clients remain on-site for 30-45 days, individuals who opt for an extended stay may remain in treatment for over 90 days.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the center’s website, Pinnacle Peak Recovery takes a comprehensive, holistic approach designed to modify behavior, regulate emotions, and increase mindful thinking. The center utilizes a number of evidence-based treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). The center’s treatment team also employs a variety of alternative and experiential treatments, including equine therapy, art therapy, Tai Chi, meditation, and yoga.
While in treatment, clients are exposed to both 12-step and non-12-step recovery models. They engage in individual and group therapy, and family members of clients are encouraged to participate in the center’s family program. Medication-assisted therapy may also be utilized to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and treat co-occurring mental health conditions.
Pinnacle Peak Recovery offers a 2:1 staff-to-client ratio. According to the facility’s website, the treatment team includes a psychiatrist, a physician, a psychiatric nurse, a nurse practitioner, master’s-level therapists, and case managers experienced in the field of addiction.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to its website, Pinnacle Peak Recovery offers upscale, homelike accommodations. The center’s apartment-style residences house up to 32 individuals at a time, offering private bedrooms, an on-site pool, communal spaces with upscale furnishings, whirlpool-style tubs, and full kitchens. While residing in the facility, clients also have full access to an LA Fitness gym, and the program facilitates hiking and climbing excursions and trips to the local bowling alley and movie theaters.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this review submitted positive feedback regarding their experiences with Pinnacle Peak Recovery. Each reported receiving life-changing treatment and specifically highlighted the center’s staff. “Super grateful for this program and all the staff!” Norman told Rehabs.com. E.E. also noted the value of the center’s small group size. “The way they run groups is one of my favorite things about this place. Each group only has give or take 8 people in them instead of every single client in one room together,” E.E. wrote.
Reviews submitted to third-party sites were also positive. The seven Google users who submitted reviews provided an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars. Like Rehabs.com survey respondents, Google users were particularly impressed with the center’s staff, who they characterized as both professional and empathetic. “The majority of the staff have once been in the same boat and have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. They share their experiences with others who are still suffering and show people how to make it to the light,” Devin wrote in a representative review.
On the center’s Facebook page, which the facility has the option to edit, 23 users provided an average rating of five out of five stars. The three alumni who submitted commentary along with their ratings credited the facility with positively impacting their lives. “Not a day goes by that i don't think of PPR and all they have done for me and countless others! Amazing program i am so grateful i had the opportunity to go there!” Lorenzo wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Lisa, the one family member to submit a review to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, was pleased with the treatment her son received. She gave the center’s treatment effectiveness a five-star rating and praised the treatment team. “The staff at Pinnacle Peak truly care and I believe they saved my son's life!” she wrote.
One month of treatment at Pinnacle Peak Recovery costs $13,000, and 90 days of treatment is $21,000. The center’s day rate is $500. The facility accepts some private insurance plans and offers financial assistance for eligible individuals.
Published on January 2018
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