28-Day Residential Rehab

Our sessions run for 28 days.  Groups begin and complete the course together, thereby eliminating interruptions caused by participants coming and going throughout the month. This also allows us to create a cohesive and supportive group. The Program builds progressively, one day upon another; continuity is an important part of the process.  Mondays through Saturdays are spent in active sessions and alternative therapies. Sundays are a free day – visitors are welcome on Sunday afternoon.

0529_260x1731.jpgOur Program includes workshops, individual therapy, group therapy, homework, projects, reflective time, reading and meditation. All these activities help identify, explore and heal the core mental and emotional issues underlying challenging behaviors.

For those that need to address chemical dependency first, we have a recommended medical detox options that work seamlessly with The Clearing’s inpatient residential treatment program. Once medical detox is complete, you will join our Program to address and heal your underlying core issues that led to substance addiction.

Typical Day and Week at The Clearing

We have a structured program to facilitate engagement and healing:

  Monday - Saturday Sunday
7:30am – 9:00am Yoga/Tai Chi & Breakfast Breakfast
9:00am – 1:00pm Workshop Free time.

Family visits permitted Sunday afternoon.
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 6:00pm Group and individual therapy
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm – 10:00pm Free time:
• Reading
• Email
• Internet
• Homework
• Movies
• Etc.


Greater Seattle Rehab

The Clearing is a located on a peaceful 64-acre farm on beautiful San Juan Island, part of a group of nearly 200 islands collectively known as the San Juan Islands, about 75 miles north of Seattle, WA in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Private Room and Bath

Each Participant will  have their own private room and bath.

Group Program

Participants enter and leave as member of a group. This unique approach avoids the disruptions caused by people entering and departing the group throughout the month. Other programs intake and discharge clients daily, creating a distracting and disjointed experience.

A group that begins and ends together allows for a structured, solid, progressive program of learning. Everyone moves forward at the same pace, one day building upon another.

Cost Transparency

The Clearing publishes its Program charges – no surprises or hidden costs. Our pricing is about half the cost of many comparable residential treatment centers. See our rehab price comparison  – how much is residential rehab really going to cost? for more information.

Fresh, Seasonal, Home Style Food

Good food, plain and simple. We are committed to providing delicious, home style, healthy and pleasing menus, using locally-sourced and organic ingredients when possible. You’ll enjoy three meals plus two healthy snacks per day. We want you to always look forward to mealtime!

Working Farm

Located on a 64-acre working farm with a variety of animals, our holistic residential treatment enter is part of one of the most picturesque locations in North America.

Family Care & Visitation

Participants will come out of the program as changed individuals. Family and friends are invited to attend a Family Workshop during the final three days of the Program in order to facilitate reintegration and understanding of the Participant’s growth.

Sunday afternoons provide an opportunity to be with family. A wide variety of great accommodations are available on San Juan Island.

After Care Program

Graduates will be armed with a full set of counseling skills and other techniques that will help them address future challenges. In addition, support continues after completion of the Program, including access to our staff, other graduates, online support and continuing education workshops. Graduates are contacted regularly as part of our after care protocol.

Email Privileges

We understand you have email relationships you desire to maintain over the course of the Program. Due to HIPAA regulations, we are unable to allow personal computers onsite; however, you are welcome to check out an Internet-enabled laptop to maintain contact with friends and family. Work is discouraged; this time is for your personal healing.

Cell Phone Privileges

Like laptops, we understand cell phones are a critical tool of everyday life. While we are unable to accommodate your personal phone because of HIPAA regulations prohibiting cameras onsite (to ensure privacy), you will be able to check out a phone during appropriate hours to maintain contact with friends and loved ones.


Insurance plans and coverage vary widely, and many insurance plans cover residential treatment. Some of The Clearing’s Program fees may be covered by your insurance. At this time, we will be an “out-of-network” provider under your insurance plan. We look to you for full payment upfront and then you get reimbursed by your insurance company, based on your plan coverage. For planning purposes and budgeting, we are currently developing a standard estimated “bill” with all the insurance codes on it so that you can work with your insurance provider to see roughly what they will reimburse. We will help in any way we can.

Thorough Screening Process

Applicants are carefully screened for their ability to authentically participate in our Program.  Our application helps us better understand the applicant and their needs.

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Selecting the right treatment option can be a complicated decision.  

Call us as at 425-275-8600 to discuss your specific situation and see if The Clearing may be right for you. It's confidential and there's never any pressure.

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