Therapists & Counselors: 
Working With Us

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We work with addiction treatment and mental health professionals on joint care for their patients. 

Many of our participants have tried and failed with traditional 12-step programs. We run an intimate, 10-bed residential treatment program with a focus on dual diagnosis. We've successfully treated people suffering from the following addictions and conditions:

  • Alcoholism
  • Heroin and other opiates
  • Crystal Meth
  • Marijuana
  • Suboxone

We take an entirely different approach to treating dual diagnosis issues of substance abuse and mood disorders. 

We fundamentally believe that unresolved underlying core issues drive most people to abuse alcohol, drugs, or cause some other behavioral disorder. It's the intense feelings of depression, anxiety, self loathing and/or hopelessness that drive people to use. They are self medicating to get away from these feelings.

We focus all of our effort on healing the underlying core mental and emotional issues that are causing those feelings. And we're very good at it. We have a self-reported 80%+ success rate after almost 2 years of sessions.

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Our Unique Approach to Addiction Treatment

We take an entirely different approach than any other addiction treatment program. In designing our program, we started with a blank piece of paper. We didn’t look at what insurance would pay for and we didn’t look at what other programs were doing. We focused on creating a program that would provide the best opportunity for our participants to heal the underlying core issues that were limiting their lives. We refused to compromise that program in order to fit any existing model or any pressures from insurance.

We experientially teach our participants counseling skills, strategies and concepts that allow them to identify their underlying issues and heal them. We give them a set of tools that can be used for the rest of their lives.

They learn by doing. We don’t spend a lot of time talking but rather we introduce a skill, concept or strategy quickly and then they actually practice it and master it.  When they leave our program, they've mastered these processes, have experienced healing their issues and have a toolbox so they can continue to work on issues as they come forward in their life.



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80%+ Success Rate

Our success rate is currently a little over 80%. We know what you're thinking: that's outrageous. That can't be true. And maybe we can't continue with this level of success, but this is what our graduates are self-reporting after almost 2 years of sessions. 

Each month, we check in by phone, email and text with all of our graduates to see how they are doing and see if there is anything we can do to support them. A byproduct of this activity is that we hear how each of them is doing and are able to track their success. More than 80% of our graduates tell us they're living a life free of their addiction.

After Care

We have a very strong aftercare program that relies on partnering with therapists and counselors. We learned very early that aftercare was really the key to success. When our graduates leave they are standing tall, feeling good, feeling clear and confident and why shouldn’t they be? They just spent a month with us and all the tools and habits that we have instilled with them. The key to real success is take all these tools and habits and install them in their life away from The Clearing.

In order to make sure this happens, we stay heavily involved in their lives for AT LEAST the next five weeks after they leave us. We do this to ensure that they get these tools working in their lives back home. Our aftercare support continues as long as they need it. However, we insist that they participate for at least that first five weeks. We are also working with the participants' counselors and therapists, if they have one, for a seamless and coordinated transition.

Our aftercare program is strong and we're making it stronger. We just implemented a mentoring program for those who need some additional help getting their life restarted after The Clearing.

Word is Getting Out

Joe & BetsyWe've now worked with people from 23 states and Canada. We're getting referrals from therapists across the country and an increasing number of medical detox programs are finding and referring prospective participants to us.

Our graduates and their families are spreading the word about us.  Here are what some of them are saying:

  • "They helped me overcome my struggles and discover who I truly am behind all of my layers…."
  • "There are no words to express our gratitude, please know that it comes from deep within our hearts…"
  • "Choosing to go to The Clearing has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. I am happy to sing your praises and share what a wonder place you all have created."
  • "I wanted to send you a special note of thanks. I have my daughter back again!"

We look forward to working with you.