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Reflections Rehab Facility

We are very honored and proud that Reflections continues to hold the highest regarded reputation in the national rehab field, as our commitment to a successful treatment has always been the focal point of our clinical influence.  Reflections Ph.D. clinical treatment approach is changing the lives in those patients seeking the successful recovery in addiction.  

 

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"After spending two months here I only have amazing experiences, healing, hope, gratitude, love, and a new beginning to take with me. The way you allow each person to have such an individual and healthy recovery is astonishing to me. I'm sure I can't truly know all the sacrifices you have made to make this possible. I've been given time here to heal, learn, and be prepared to live the next journey of my life. I'm thankful for our meetings Dr. Hanna. I will take with me when you told me that you were proud of me. Also, when you said you like me as a person. I'll be practicing clear boundaries with others."

"Take care and I'm so glad you two are a team."

R.M.  

 


"Where to begin...this has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I never imagined that I would form such strong bonds with my fellow residents, as well as the staff. I cannot express my gratitude enough for being welcomed and make so comfortable here. My treatment made me take a very hard look at myself and I discovered things about myself that years of therapy didn’t uncover. My biggest success here is leaving knowing how much help I need form others to stay sober. Without that awareness, my odds would be very low. Thanks to you all for giving me the tools to go back into the world with a fighting chance."

Sincerely,

C.B.


"Reflections is unlike any place I have ever been. I have been to other treatment centers, but nothing compares to the quality of the staff here. I walked through the doors broken, scared, and felt all alone. The therapist and counselors helped me dig deep and uncover core issues that had never been dealt with. I was able to start the healing process. I regained my self-confidence, drive, and life. As I start my new journey, I will remember all my tools I learned at Reflections. Remain open-minded, honest, set boundaries, go to meetings, work the 12-steps, call my sponsor, and be of service. Thank you again for helping me get my life back."

B.A.


"Most people are rushed to the hospital due to physical injury, however, I checked into Reflections on a spiritual stretcher. I came in with a broken life, and a shattered soul. I was greeted with kindness and understanding so pure and unlike any other place. As the people that surrounded me showed me the way to pick up the pieces that I thought were meant to be left on the floor. Be it a kind word, a vibrant smile, or even a well-placed saying! Slowly and steadily I started to heal, and it was a beautiful and difficult path. Everything started to come together and my soul became united once again. I left feeling ready to fly. So thank you all, you saved me in ways I can’t even explain."

"Thank you for the gift of life."

M.E.


"Thank you all so very much. Your kindness, your support, and your love has meant the world to me. Each of you in your own way have given me hope, when I was so hopeless. I am such a different person that I was when I walked in, and for that I am truly grateful. Thank you for saving my life...even when I didn’t want to. Love to you all! E. L. It is sometimes difficult to take a hard look at yourself in relation to what’s troubling you, and come to the realization that you are your own worst enemy. I am extremely grateful to all at Reflections for their caring insight, support and advice. This includes all members of the staff, as well as fellow residents. The experience is life changing. J.W. Thanks for all the support. This place became home for me. All the staff and clients helped me through the tough times. The advice given has changed my life. At times people upset me but I learned that is life. I will miss everyone so much and I can’t wait to come back and share my recovery with new residents."

"Thanks for giving me a chance to get my life back. With great love,"

A.Y.


"Reflections turned out to be the perfect storm of environmental conditions, world class therapy, and individualized custom approaches that facilitated the personal transformation I so needed. As I immersed myself in the program, I could not help but believe I was part of a totally unique treatment model that stands alone in its field."

"Every element of Reflections has been tailored to generate positive change. I came to treatment to get sober, and my expectations were eclipsed as I walked away feeling empowered and genuinely inspired. Reflections is the most innovative program that I have encountered, and I am honored to have had the privilege to benefit from their passionate team of experts."

M. C.


"I am extremely grateful for my experience at Reflections. I chose Reflections because I had been to a fine rehab before, but I needed a place not to just get sober but to have a psychic change. I found that at Reflections. Reflections let me keep my dignity while healing. Because they only have six people at a time I received a lot of personal attention from the very qualified staff, and the group experience was invaluable. All the staff is exceptional from the clinical staff to the housekeeper. They are all so compassionate and accommodating. I felt they all genuinely were invested in my well being and sobriety, and continue so upon my reentry into my real world with all it's triggers. The accommodations are akin to a five star resort. I can not say enough about the chef Brenda. She is awesome and cooks with love. I also especially enjoyed Adventure Bob" who took us on outings in beautiful Marin County."

"It was a truly healing experience for me."

A. B.


"As someone who has experienced several treatment facilities, Reflections is unique in many ways. While the private room, food, and attentive and caring staff provide for a special experiences, it is the power of a small group of individuals with a common goal who are willing to share their hopes and fears that I will most memorable. Coming to Reflections is of course about sobriety, but it is also learning how to find one's place in the world and facing the challenges that hold us back in this endeavor...A unique and rewarding experience. Thanks for everything."

A. H.


"My time at Reflections was a bitter sweet experience. Bitter in that of course I was going through one of the worse times of my life and sweet in that I ended up having one of the most positively wonderful experiences of my life as well. I never thought I would miss a residential program but I do. Reflections was my first and I'm very hopeful my last. They truly want to see you succeed and will do everything in their power to help you and that is the truth. As well as their amazing staff the house is beautiful and with a small occupancy they are better equipped to meet your needs from special workouts, massages, shopping really just about anything."

T. V.


"I am truly grateful for my time at Reflections. The staff and family became a second family to me. I don't think I could have gone to a better program. You guys are seriously the BEST!I love it here and I honestly do not want to leave. You will definitely be seeing me again.. as a visitor that is! Again I am grateful for the tools and knowledge that you all have given me."

S. T.


"I am eternally grateful for Reflections, and incredibly lucky to have found it.  There are many reasons, but the biggest one is this: everyone here = the staff and my fellow clients – have helped me find a sense of self-worth that I’ve never really had, even prior to my use.  I leave here holding my head high thanks to all of you.  When I first called to inquire, and Will chatted with me for quite a while, I knew I’d found the right place to get healthy."

G.P.


"I am very appreciative of the support and fellowship I enjoyed during my tenure at Reflections.  The summer of the 13th year of the 3rd millennium had been very difficult for me.  My hope is that my time here will mark a watershed in my life.  The staff provided excellent support and guidance throughout my stay and the overall approach toward recovery was wonderful from my perspective.  I hope to remain in contact, primarily socially, with the team and my fellow residents.  Such is the level of my praise for your program and the people involved."

Sincerely,

J.B.


"What I liked about Reflections was the ratio of staff to residents.  You won’t find this ratio anywhere else which makes the attention each resident receives different than any other treatment facility.  I had been to St. Helena two years prior and left after two weeks because they lacked the 1:1 attention I was looking for.  The dual diagnosis approach is an added benefit for anyone with a substance abuse problem and for me I found this to be a huge advantage.  Different than other facilities, in this intimate setting you will build relationships quickly with other residents."

J.I.


"Wow!  Whew!  Really?!!  To my dearest Reflections family I do not know how you knew I could learn, feel, love, hope all that which I was convinced was more than out of reach, all of that which I would have deemed imagined.  I do not know how to say ‘thank you’ for hope, for life, for another chance, (genuine and precious) for gratitude, from humility, for a mirror that shows me that I am worthwhile.  I am saying thank you anyway.  For all of this and something so much bigger, who knew it could fit at a treatment center?  For friends and a family that have helped change the path of my life.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I found things here that I didn’t know I was living for."

C.W.


"I can’t even begin to put into work the gratitude that I have for Reflections…the doctors and the staff alike.  I came here a very broken and hurting person.  Very afraid of life, afraid to succeed, afraid even to be a sober person.  I can say with confidence today that I have laid that fear to rest.  I’d like to express a special thanks to Dr. Moreland, Dr. Hanna, Ole-Jan, Dolores and my good friend Tencia.  You guys, in your own ways in rebuilding me from the ground up.  You’ve given me a happiness I’ve never had… and you’ve truly saved my life.  God Bless you all here at Reflections." 

"I appreciate you."

I.Y.


"For me, leaving Reflections was much like leaving home for the first time to live on my own.  I had learned all of the skills necessary to take care of myself, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  I learned how to handle difficult situations, stay healthy, and the things that kept me happy.  I was ready, yet when it came time for me to leave, I wished I hadn't grown up so fast. 

Reflections, all of the unbelievably caring, supportive, and devoted staff, has held me and cared for me through the entire journey of the past three months.  I arrived, walked in, well actually I fell flat on my face up the front steps.  I was a ghost, a hollow shell of a person.  I was utterly defeated, full of grief, guilt, fear, shame, loss, anxiety, and boy was I sick.  I have made friends I know I will have for life, people I will never forget.  I've learned how to believe in my god again. 

I've learned the tools to be, and stay sober, healthy, and continue to grow and learn.  I've learned I am not alone, that countless others are out there who understand me, and all that I have been trhough, and that the very people are helping one another to help themselves.  But most of all that they have rebuilt their lives, on step at a time, and they are happy, healthy, thriving people.  I learned I can once again learn to love and respect myself, and that I am worth saving.  I am leaving a happy, healthy, sober, and eternally grateful person.  Reflections will always hold a very special place in my heart."

J.B.


"I can't imagine going to treatment anywhere else but here.  The staff were great and it made a big difference that we are encouraged to do certain things rather than told to do them.  I made friends here; I laughed here; and I had truly happy moments for the first time in a long time.  The professionalism of the staff was apparent each and every day and I'm so happy that I got to work with these counselors and therapists.  I leave here with new hope for the future.  I take with me good memories and new skills and tools as I face new experiences ahead.  Thank you for everything!"

M.M.


"The accommodations and the size of the staff, plus the small number of residents, makes for a more personalized experience here. I found that it made the perfect setting to work on my particular issues. The interaction between residents as well as the staff-to-resident interaction provided for a learning experience far beyond anything I expected. Thank you and continue helping people."

B.W.


"Sadness, lost, self-loathing, addiction, trauma. These were but a few of the pieces of luggage I brought with me when I walked through the doors of Reflections, and these are the pieces of luggage I chose to leave behind. All I can do is thank you, thank you, thank you. Perfect healing environment, a family of 6 of us (residents), loving compassionate staff, and amazing meals form the chefs."

"Thank you Reflections, for giving me back my life."

L.M.


"Where to begin?  I came here not knowing I was an addict.  All I knew was I was miserable and my life had become unmanageable, narrow, constricted, and painful.  Reflections has given me life - a life I never knew possible.  The care, grace and compassion I have experienced are unlike any gifts I've ever known.  I am learning to trust - learning to accept and be accepted.  I now know what true family feels like.  Like a bridge over troubled water."

"With love, light and new-found gratitude,"

G.B.


"Considering an in-patient treatment center was a last resort for me. After trying for 2 years to manage my excessive drinking with fits and starts of abstinence, and investing in two 10-day medical treatments, I felt defeated and desperate. I had also been taking Ambien for insomnia for a decade and wanted to eliminate that at the same time. As an executive for a software company I could not afford to take 30 or 60 days off work without putting my job at risk and felt cornered, knowing that my situation was not going to get better, only worse with time."

"My wife and I researched 36 recovery centers in the US and narrowed down the list to 5 to interview as serious prospects. From the moment we first inquired, the Reflections team stood out as exceptionally experienced, honest and committed. What really struck us was everyone we spoke with seemed to take my recovery very personally and Dr. Hanna even provided my wife his mobile number instructing her to call him directly with any questions. After arriving and entering treatment, it became even more apparent how committed the entire staff is. Every person on the team was steeped in practical recovery knowledge and with personal experience. I do mean everyone, including the night shift and the head chef (Alika); everyone."

"My experience at Reflections was truly life changing. They accommodated my need to work 20-30 hours per week (which is almost unheard of) and the quality of the program was really amazing, from Dr. Moreland to exceptional therapist Tiffany, and counselors such as Issac, Greg, Will and Ole-Jan. Within the first week, I was absolutely certain that we had made the right choice and the right investment. The ratio of staff to clients is also remarkable and having 6 people in groups is a huge advantage over programs that try to do the same process with groups of 20. Another unexpected point of excellence is the type of clients Reflections attracts. I am forever grateful to the people in the program with me who dug deep and provided tremendous insight and support."

"If you're considering this type of program, my advice is do it right now. Reflections can turn your situation around 180 degrees. Get your life back. Your loved ones will be forever grateful to have the *real* you back in their lives."

D.D.


"I came to Reflections feeling like I was stepping off a cliff and counting on people I'd never met to catch me.  I was thinking of the staff at the time.  Little did I know that my fellow residents would play such a large role in my experience here.  That being said, I am tremendously grateful to the staff here at Reflections, from the house-keeper to Dr. Hanna and Louise.  Everyone has treated me with respect and dignity.  I cam here to save my life.  I had no idea that this experience would enrich my life as well.  Thank you all again."

H.H.


"The river was too wide, and the current was too strong---I wouldn't have made it across safely without all the love and support I received from the moment I crossed the threshold.  Thank you to the most amazing staff and to my fellow participants - "Team Reflections" - I'll be forever indebted to one and all for your deep compassion and kindness.  Love is the answer."

S.M.


"High-end Facility - High-end Staff - High-end Counseling.  I came in a lost soul and left with an inner peace and good understanding of myself and my disease.  The time spent here was rewarding.  Individual sessions and group processing were invaluable.  Thank you and I will keep you in my thoughts for my next 30 years."

T.P.


"To my new extended family including staff and clients.  I woke up this morning expecting to be excited to go home to my family and friends.  But mixed with that feeling was sadness.  Sadness because I will miss all of you very very much.  You've brought out my inner-self and helped me rediscover my strength and my voice, all without judgment.  For anyone reading this, if you are scared or reluctant as I was, just let go and go for it.  I promise you, this is as afe place filled with amazing people." 

"With fondness and love to my friends at Reflections,"

J.L.


"Thanks to all (staff and clients) for your kind treatment and understanding -- and the opportunity to feel the liberation of "opening up."  The beauty of this house and its people was my pleasure to experience.  Best of luck to all past, and present, and future inhabitants."

"Get Serene, Now."

K.O.


"The time I spent at Reflections seemed to fly by.  The staff and friends I made during my stay are people that I will never forget and carry the memories of for the rest of my life.  I have been surrounded by some of the most compassionate people I have ever met and am ready to go face any challenge that may arise.  Thanks you!"

E.S.


"Thanks to the staff, my experience at Reflections has been one of a kind.  I appreciate all the kind words and wonderful advice I received."

N.C.

 


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