What makes Adaptive Center different?

You are instructed in the 12 Steps: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc. and expected to join their programs. You are usually scolded, or told that you are in “denial” if you object. You are exposed to the philosophy of the 12 Steps in small meetings—in our center—with the same people that participate in treatment with you. No obligation or coercion to join anything. Simply an opportunity to learn about the 12 Step fellowships for those that will find it useful.
The therapy group is dictated by the personal likes of the therapist conducting the group. The group theme can vary from the counselor’s personal views of recovery, to their preferred method of therapy, or their personal beliefs. Our therapy groups are guided by our Individual Adaptive Model® of treatment. This model of treatment is founded on scientifically evidenced methods of therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Our team is constantly trained in our Individual Adaptive Model®, and adhere to it’s scientific integrity.
Many therapy groups are composed of filling out handouts that the center buys from publishers of addiction educational materials. Every therapy group is centered on you. The entire focus is your life and your challenges. We don’t fill time with cookie-cutter activities.
Many therapy groups are composed of showing videos and movies that vary from instructional videos to the counselor’s favorite movies. Our groups are process groups centered on you, and focused on your challenges. Any other interests or curiosities are unimportant. Time is of the essence and we will not waste any.
Confrontation from therapists and support staff is frequent, and even encouraged as an effective means of eliciting change in clients. Our entire therapy style is founded on reflection. With us you will find a mirror. A mirror reflects back what you present without judgement, or condemnation. We will help you discover your truth through this reflection, not confrontation and judgement.
Most of the organization’s resources are dedicated to their marketing and recruiting efforts: Getting “heads in beds”. The great majority of our resources are invested in the quality of our clinical excellence—not on selling you to come. You come to us for answers and healing, and we owe you the best treatment, so we constantly invest in your success, not sales.
Difference at Adaptive Center

Everything about the Adaptive Center makes it different from other “rehab” treatment facilities. Adaptive Center specializes in addiction, anxiety, and depression treatment. Therapy is tailored to match each individual’s needs. It’s a fully bilingual program designed to treat only 12 clients at a time, and it’s located in the heart of the city, so clients can learn to live free from drugs, alcohol, and mental illness in a real life situation. Most importantly, we aren’t interested in imposing a particular philosophy on clients.

Individualized healing.

“Adaptive Center is something very different from any other treatment center out there,” psychotherapist Donna Hendricks-Marx points out. “Other treatment centers tend to have a model that they then impose upon the client. But Adaptive Center allows the client to be out in the world and in the environment where they’ll be working, working out, and living on their own. At the same time, clients are developing an internal sense of who they are, and ways to understand their addictions.”

Collaborating and discovering solutions.

In contrast, work done at Adaptive Center is a collaboration to obtain recovery from Illness, but true rehabilitation is more than that. True rehabilitation has to result in physical, mental, and emotional fitness. To accomplish total fitness, instead of one person telling the other what to do, we, as — therapist and client — are engaged in discovering solutions that will work best for the client. Discovering what hasn’t worked first, is imperative. Next, we find where we need to go in order not to make the same mistakes again. This approach has been proven to be the best form of therapy for the treatment of addiction, and mental health disorders. Another thing that separates us from the status quo is the way we practice cognitive therapy. We practice “unconscious cognitive psychotherapy”. Our focus is on uncovering the content in the “cognitive unconscious”, the part of the mind where the source of addiction and mental illness live in secret, not just the surface.

We support you.

In our method of psychotherapy we take the position that “We are like midwives. We know when to tell you to breathe, we know when to tell you to push, we know when to tell you to be patient. We support you, we encourage you, we point you in the right direction, but we can’t do it for you,” founder Juan Lesende says. “I need you because you are the expert on your own life, you need me because I know how to get from point A to point B. Together, working, we’ll get there in a more efficient way.”

Our program is different because it will work for you.

Experience this for yourself.

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