Sacajawea Substance Abuse Counseling Philosophy
Sacajawea Substance Abuse Counseling is an outpatient facility providing diverse therapies for those suffering from or struggling with chemical dependency. Advocating the power of personal choice and positivity, Sacajawea seeks to give individuals the confidence to choose wisely and establish healthy habits that align with their core ambitions. Treatment incorporates a range of approaches, including but not limited to Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cannabis Cognitive Behavioral Group, Codependency Counseling, individual and family counseling, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Clients are also encouraged to explore spirituality through faith based counseling and 12-Step services. Coursework is also available to those in need of court-ordered DUI services.
Areas of Specialization
Low Intensity Outpatient Groups
Meet the Staff
Jan Kuhn and Victor Wanner are Licensed Addiction Counselors credentialed through NDBACE and members of NAADAC
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ABOUT SACAJAWEA SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING
Named for the guide who helped Lewis and Clark move through unfamiliar and challenging territory, Sacajawea Substance Abuse Counseling offers outpatient treatment for adults struggling with addiction. The small, private counseling center is located in Dickinson, N.D., and provides support for families as well as individuals. Detox services are not available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To begin the process of treatment, clients can participate in an initial online assessment, which is used to create a personal plan of therapy and recovery.
The facility’s two primary counselors approach chemical dependency and substance abuse with an emphasis on responsibility and positive choices. One counselor’s main treatment method is cognitive behavioral therapy. The other counselor focuses on 12-step concepts, which is used by 51 (71.8 percent) of North Dakota treatment facilities.
They also practice faith-based counseling and other evidence-based modalities, including motivational enhancement therapy, solution focused therapy, and rational emotive behavioral therapy, which is only offered by 15 percent of facilities. The center’s website describes the drug and alcohol addiction treatment as “low intensity.”
Alcohol and drug evaluations and Prime for Life DUI classes are also offered for clients are facing obligations in the legal system, making the center one of 30 (42.3 percent) of treatment facilities in the state to offer DUI/DWI services. The DUI class requires a breathalyzer test and both services include reports to be shared with the North Dakota Department of Transportation or other relevant agencies.
Both members of the treatment team are licensed addiction counselors, one with more than three decades of experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The counseling center is located in a mixed commercial and residential neighborhood, blocks from the Stark County Courthouse. In photographs on the facility’s website, group and individual counseling rooms appear comfortably furnished in an office setting.
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff. The few reviews left on secondary review sites reflect polarized opinions.
Of the two Google reviewers to leave commentary, one gave a perfect five-star rating and complimented staff, writing “serious about helping you in your recovery.” The other, one-star reviewer referenced only the evaluation services and characterized staff members as “unprofessional and rude.” The alum also complained of the wait time for receiving “results.” 
According to information provided to Rehabs.com by the facility, some private insurance plans are accepted, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Sanford Health, and United Behavioral Health. Financial assistance is also available.
Published on June 2017
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