Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
Soul Surgery Addiction & Mental Health Center Philosophy
Soul Surgery utilizes unique and proprietary treatment techniques that strengthen the mind, spirit, and body as clients work through complicated and unexpected life experience. This is achieved through the development of weekly individual treatment schedules designed by the Clinical Team. The client-specific schedules are determined by administering weekly assessments of each client. Based on the outcomes, and client input, services are selected and scheduled solely based upon what will be most beneficial for individual client success at their current stage in treatment.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Mary Lopez, RN
Mary Lopez is currently serving as the Executive Director and Director of Nursing at Soul Surgery, one of Arizona’s premier drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Mary is a Registered Nurse with 26 years of experience working in acute care. Her extensive Emergency Room, Critical Care, and Trauma Nursing experience coupled with her understanding of addiction afford a good holistic/medical balance to recovery. Her core values of integrity, growth, innovation and has incredible regard for the recovering addict. Mary has helped organizations achieve Joint Commission Accreditation. Her high patient standards and advocacy for recovery are apparent as she maintains compliance at Soul Surgery. Ms. Lopez built and implemented a new cutting-edge electronic health record, solely used for behavioral health/addictions.
Dr. Locnikar, DO
Steven J Locnikar, DO has over 10 years of experience in addiction medicine and is a Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He also has been Board Certified in Otolaryngology. Dr. Steven Locnikar was one of the most successful reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons in the state of Arizona throughout the 1990s into early 2000. However, during that time he developed a substance addiction that ultimately consumed his personal and professional life. Ironically, after successfully completing extensive inpatient drug and alcohol treatment he returned to the practice of medicine and chose to dedicate the remainder of his personal and professional life to the treatment of others suffering from similar addictions.
JoAnn Richi, MC, LPC
JoAnn Richi, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, writer, and consultant who has for over twenty-five years immersed herself in all aspects of the behavioral healthcare industry. Founder of several successful private sector organizations Ms. Richi is an intuitive and insightful therapist who has also built a fine reputation as a dynamic negotiator and highly skilled manager of behavioral healthcare projects.
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor who completed her Master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy at the University of Phoenix and is licensed by the Nevada State Board of Examiners. She has worked in treatment of Addiction for over 24 years. When working with clients, Sylvia utilizes a Cognitive Behavior therapy approach. Her approach involves genuine caring, acceptance, and non-judgment. She works with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. Sylvia’s own personal history of drug addiction and recovery is emphasized with her own work in the 12 step community.
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ABOUT SOUL SURGERY ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Soul Surgery offers both inpatient and outpatient services for patients suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse, trauma, co-occurring mental health disorders, and other legal matters. Though it’s located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Soul Surgery provides services to the Greater Phoenix Area including Old Town Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Glendale and Surrounding Areas. The facility employs evidence-based mental health practices.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Using substance abuse assessments, the staff at Soul Surgery determines the appropriate treatment measures needed by each client and their family. The client is then placed in the appropriate program. The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) involves 25 hours of psychotherapy each week, and is one of only 42 (11 percent) in the state of Arizona to offer this type of programming. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) includes a minimum of 12.
Soul Surgery offers individual sessions, family sessions, psychiatric services, EMDR treatment for PTSD, and massage therapy. The facility also offers Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT). Treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders is a priority at Soul Surgery, with a focus on anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, bipolar disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The staff at Soul Surgery consists of a medical director and team as well as licensed counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residential specifications are not provided, however Soul Surgery has a list of amenities including a full gym with a rock climbing wall and basketball court on site, and its sober home includes a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a private chef. Soul Surgery offers prepared meals, basketball, yoga, rock climbing wall, massage, putting green, cardio platforms, free weights, and a health food cafe.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, no alumni have submitted reviews to Rehabs.com. Secondary sources also lacked reviews.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, a sole family member left a review on Rehabs.com. The loved one gave a very positive review across all metrics, writing, “I have a family member who attended there services, he is doing great and really enjoyed the groups as well as the overall feeling of the facility. I would reccomend this facility to any family or friend.”
Soul Surgery accepts most major forms of insurance.
Soul Surgery Addiction and Mental Health Centers recently began testing for medical hypersensitivity. If a patient's body is sensitive to a substance, the facility’s medical team can determine exactly what they may be reacting to.
Published on June 2018
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