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Individual Therapy

Assigned a master’s level therapist for the duration of treatment Weekly sessions Focused therapeutic support for more challenging issues involving trauma, childhood events, shame/guilt, self-esteem/negative self-perceptions

Does United Healthcare Cover Rehab

Curious to know, “Does United Healthcare Cover Rehab?” The answer is “Yes, UHC does cover rehab.” The company was founded in 1977 by Richard T. Burke. It is the largest health insurer in the country. In addition to offering insurance plans, it also offers wellness programs and other products that.

The 5 Different Types Of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is an issue that can affect people in many different ways. While it may be common knowledge that drinking too much alcohol can lead to issues, there are actually several types of alcoholism, and the effects they can have on the individual vary greatly. Dive into these different variants.

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Cover Rehab?

Blue Cross Blue Shield is a health insurance plan that covers medical expenses. The benefits include rehab, coverage for outpatient prescription drugs, inpatient hospital stays, and treatment related to chronic conditions. Note, Blue Cross Blue Shield does cover rehab, but only if you qualify. The amount of coverage depends on.

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?

Why do addicts relapse when things are good? is a question we may ask ourselves. Many people abuse alcohol and other drugs in an attempt to cope with stress or failure. In times of despair, they turn to substances as a way to numb themselves to the emotional pain that.

Can Narcan Be Used For Alcohol?

Narcan is not used for alcohol. It is the brand name for the drug Naloxone, a drug used to treat opioid overdoses. Narcan is sometimes confused with Naltrexone (Vivitrol), a drug used in alcohol treatment, to avert cravings and aid in the recovery process. Naltrexone alcohol treatment helps people suffering.

Does Acid (LSD) Show Up On A Drug Test?

Maybe you just wanted to experiment. Perhaps you gave in to peer pressure. Or possibly this is the latest in a series of dangerous decisions. Whatever the reason, you’ve been using a powerful drug and you’re beginning to worry about the long-term ramifications. How long will LSD remain in your.

What Happens During An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a relatively new way to provide mental health treatment. They offer an alternative to inpatient care for people who need more support than what can be provided in an outpatient setting but don’t require the intensity of 24-hour care that is found in a hospital..

How Dual Diagnosis Can Worsen If Left Untreated

Living with a dual diagnosis – which is when an individual is managing both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder – can be incredibly challenging. It’s important to identify these conditions as soon as possible because if they are left untreated, the symptoms of each can worsen.

Are You A Good Candidate For A Partial Hospitalization Program?

Do you find yourself struggling with addiction or a mental health issue that has consumed your life, making it difficult to function? If so, you may be a good candidate for a partial hospitalization program. While seeking treatment is often intimidating and challenging, partial hospitalization programs can provide a vital.

How Can A Partial Hospitalization Program Benefit You?

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a structured program of outpatient services as an alternative to inpatient care. Patients get intense care throughout the day but are not required to stay overnight. The idea of inpatient care can be daunting and can make people less willing to seek help. A.

What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program And How Does It Work?

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured treatment program where eating disorders, mental health disorders, and substance addiction are addressed. Similar to a partial hospitalization program, this type of program does not require around-the-clock supervision. What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program? So, what exactly is intensive outpatient therapy, and.

Is Gabapentin Addictive?

Gabapentin is a prescription medication that is often used to treat people who have been having convulsions, partial seizures, and nerve pain. As is the case with virtually every type of prescription medication, gabapentin use has both beneficial features and certain unpleasant side effects. Common questions about gabapentin’s side effects.

A Comprehensive Guide To Dual Diagnosis

When listening to stories from those with mental health disorders or substance abuse disorders, it may not come to mind that someone can battle both of these things at the same time. Unfortunately, this is more common than we might think. Studies have shown direct links between these two diagnoses..

Dual Diagnosis: Dealing With Depression As Summer Comes To An End

As the days get cooler and shorter, it can become more challenging to manage depressive symptoms. For people with pre-existing addictions, this time of year can be more difficult than anything. Being affected by a dual diagnosis may make recovery seem impossible. However, with the care of the professionals at.

Alcohol Addiction Recovery: 5 Actions You Can Take Right Now

Today we are going to give you actionable steps that you can start right now. That’s right, the time is now, and you can choose to take action and get a hold of your alcohol addiction recovery process. Today is a new day, and it’s high time you take hold.

Colin Harris

Colin Harris, a dedicated advocate for quality addiction treatment, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Longleaf Recovery and Wellness. With a deeply personal connection to the challenges faced by individuals and families grappling with addiction, Colin's journey in recovery has fueled his commitment to making a meaningful impact.

Group Therapy

Humans are capable of healing one another by receiving directed support from peers. This is why much of the therapy at our program is provided in a group setting. This is the indicated modality for most mental health-issues. Licensed, masters–level  therapists facilitate and direct all  group therapy where real-life issues.

Ian Henyon, LPC

Having worked in a variety of clinical settings since 2008, Ian brings well over a decade of treatment center experience to the leadership role at Birmingham Recovery Center. As Executive Director, he is responsible for all aspects of BRC’s operations and provision of services. Being firmly grounded in the notion.

Psychoeducation/LifeSkills

Having information and knowing how to apply it to daily life is essential to maintaining recovery. Coping skills, effective communication, brain functionality, and many other topics are presented each day by our qualified staff in education lectures. Our clients are given the opportunity to learn and discuss a variety of.

John Giannetto

Since beginning his career in 2010, John quickly realized that he had a passion to help people struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. Being a person in long term recovery, he understands the importance of ensuring that each client is placed into the appropriate clinical care to address.

Medication Management/Psychiatric Services

A key component to recovery from mental health disorders is the consistent application of the correct medication. All clients are evaluated by our psychiatric practitioners who can prescribe appropriate medications and make adjustments throughout the course of treatment. Some medications can be administered in a long-acting injectable formulation that only.

Amy Rast, LPC

Amy brings a wealth of essential experience in her role as Chief Clinical Officer. Upon completion of her master’s degree, she embarked on a dedicated career in the field of substance use disorders, demonstrating unwavering commitment and expertise. Over the past 14 years, she has garnered extensive experience in both.

Family Sessions & Family Support Group

Clients whose families are engaged in the treatment process tend to have better outcomes. This is why facilitating sessions with parents, spouses, or other loved-ones is an important component of our treatment program. These sessions are facilitated by the client’s assigned therapist who will work with them throughout treatment. Additionally,.

Dr. Tim Carpenter

Timothy Carpenter is a Mississippi native and received his undergraduate degree at Ole Miss. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and.

Brainspotting & EMDR

Brainspotting and EMDR are two specialized modalities that focus on reducing the symptomology around trauma, anxiety, and substance use. Utilizing these techniques requires additional training beyond the masters-level training and state licensing.

Peter Bergeron

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After starting his career in banking in New York’s financial district, he moved back to Birmingham to work as Controller for a small regional company. Over the last 15 years,.

Genetic Testing

In the past, trial and error has been the only available approach to trying new medications. With advances in genetic testing, a cheek swab or saliva collection can be analyzed to determine whether specific medications will not be effective. This type of testing is ancillary to our standard services so.

Nancy Joseph

Nancy is the Director of RCM oversite of the Revenue Cycle Division, which consists of services for Revenue Cycle Management, Billing, Coding, Data Analytics, Provider Credentialing, Policies & Procedures, Trainings, etc. Nancy joined Longleaf Centers 2022, with 18 years’ experience and emphasis on revenue management, business development and operations. Nancy’s.

Neuropsychological Testing/Psychological Assessment

Though we routinely utilize a variety of assessment instruments in our program, there are some dysfunctions that can elude identification in the normal course of psychotherapy. Cognitive impairments, language processing deficiencies, memory or attention difficulties, and personality disorders can be impediments to recovery but these conditions require specialized testing that.

Susan Harper, LPC

Susan Harper is a dedicated substance use disorder and mental health professional with over 15 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Auburn University and Master's degrees in both Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. Susan started her career with Bradford Health Services in 2009 holding.

Molly Williams-Quick, LPC-S

Molly, a Birmingham, Alabama native, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Montevallo. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2004 and is now an LPC supervisor. Molly's professional path is.

Healthcare Professional Evaluations

Healthcare professionals are just as susceptible to mental health disorders as anyone else. But these disorders can be disruptive to caring for their patients. We are approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing to complete healthcare professional evaluations and make recommendations for treatment if necessary. Since our evaluation process can.

Jennifer Gentry

Jennifer is originally from Cullman, Alabama. She is an Outreach Coordinator for Longleaf Recovery and Wellness. She is a Certified Recovery Coach. Jennifer is passionate about recovery as she has walked this journey herself. She has extensive background in Medical Stabilization, treatment placement and discharge planning. Outside of work, she.

Aftercare Support

Recovery is often compared to a marathon rather than a sprint because human behavior has a tendency to drift back to old patterns. While we have structured our higher levels of care to be spread out over about 4-5 months, maintaining healthy patterns of recovery often requires support over a.

Assessment & Diagnosis

Sometimes, just having some answers provides our clients and their families some relief. All of our clients will undergo extensive assessment by our masters-level clinicians and be evaluated by one of our psychiatric practitioners. With this information clients will receive a specific diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan will be.

Cammann Harris, BS

Cammann is from Atlanta, GA and moved to Birmingham in August of 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Kennesaw State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at the University of Alabama. Cammann has a passion for helping others and is excited to.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic approach that is particularly suited to treating mental health disorders. In short, clients learn to accept their full range of thoughts and emotions rather than trying to avoid, deny, or alter them. With this understanding, clients commit to making necessary changes in.

Detox

Detoxing is a term used to describe the very earliest stages of recovery when an individual has recently stopped using alcohol or drugs. During this acute phase, generally the first 3-7 days, a person’s body begins to adjust to the lack of substance use, often resulting in feelings of severe.

Emily Croft

Emily, originally from Bremen, GA, is an Intake Representative at Birmingham Recovery Center. With a heart for service, she holds a key position in the CA area, sponsoring women and guiding them through their journey to sobriety using the 12 steps. Emily's compassion stems from her own experience in recovery,.

Individual Therapy

Our individual therapy service begins with clients being assigned a master’s level therapist for the duration of their treatment. Clients will meet with their therapist in weekly sessions that are focused on therapeutic support for more challenging issues involving trauma, childhood events, shame/guilt.

Patrick Laney

Patrick is excited to be a part of the long-leaf family. He is proud to be part of an organization that places people first in recovery. He has worked in the recovery field for over fifteen years. Patrick has worked in various environments from inpatient to outreach programs during his.

Group Therapy

We believe that humans are capable of healing one another by receiving support from peers. This is the thinking behind our group therapy activities that are facilitated by a licensed therapist. Within the group setting, clients are able to address real-life issues and practice new skills in a safe, supportive.

Kira Ryan, ALC

Kira is a compassionate mental health therapist dedicated to helping individuals navigate their journey towards wellness. With a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of West Alabama, Kira brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice. Believing in a holistic approach to therapy, she.

Psychoeducation/Lifeskills

Having information and knowing how to apply it to daily life is essential to maintaining recovery. Coping skills, effective communication, brain functionality, and many other topics are presented each day by our qualified staff in education lectures. Our clients are given the opportunity to learn and discuss a variety of.

Allison Payne, LMSW

Allison is a dedicated therapist at Longleaf Recovery, bringing a wealth of personal and professional experience to the field of addiction recovery. As a person in long-term recovery, Allison understands firsthand the challenges and triumphs that come with achieving a fulfilling life free from substances. This personal journey fuels her.

Medication for Substance Use Disorder

Most medical disorders are treated with medication and substance use disorders are no different. Medication is just one of the important tools that are used to support recovery goals. There are a number of pharmacological options for addressing the cravings related to alcohol and opiates, including long-acting medication that only.

Kileigh Carson

Kileigh has always been fueled by her free spirit and passion for helping others. A native of Huntsville, she earned her Bachelor of Communication Arts from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Dedicated to her community, she believes in spreading awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding addiction, advocating for compassion.

Medication Management/ Psychiatric Services

Substance use is often not the only problem faced by our clients. Anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, for example, commonly co-occur with substance use. When these types of psychiatric disorders are present they often exacerbate the problems associated with substance use. Our clients are evaluated by our psychiatric practitioners who.

LaTeska Brown, MSW

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Family Sessions & Family Support Group

Clients whose families are engaged in the treatment process tend to have better outcomes. This is why facilitating sessions with parents, spouses, or other loved-ones is an important component of our treatment program. These sessions are facilitated by the client’s assigned therapist who will work with them throughout treatment. Additionally,.

Evan Seale, LPC-S

Evan is a dedicated and compassionate Program Director specializing in substance abuse treatment programs. He is driven by a profound passion for guiding individuals towards their full potential through the journey of recovery. Having personally experienced the challenges of seeking treatment and the immense rewards of a substance-free life, Evan.

Brainspotting & EMDR

Brainspotting and EMDR are two specialized modalities that focus on reducing the symptomology around trauma, anxiety, and substance use. Utilizing these techniques requires additional training beyond the masters-level training and state licensing.

Bethany Turner, LMSW

Bethany was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alabama and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Alabama. Bethany has over seven years of experience working in addiction recovery, serving in various roles.

Genetic Testing

In the past, trial and error has been the only available approach to trying new medications. With advances in genetic testing, a cheek swab or saliva collection can be analyzed to determine whether specific medications will not be effective. This type of testing is ancillary to our standard services so.

Nick Clark, RN

K. Nick Clark, originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, is serving as the program nurse for Longleaf Recovery in Huntsville, AL. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and has been working as an emergency room nurse for more than two years..

Neuropsychological Testing/ Psychological Assessment

Though we routinely utilize a variety of assessment instruments in our program, there are some dysfunctions that can elude identification in the normal course of psychotherapy. Cognitive impairments, language processing deficiencies, memory or attention difficulties, and personality disorders can be impediments to recovery but these conditions require specialized testing that.

Shonna Martin, PMHNP

I was born in Pennsylvania, spent my childhood living right outside of Lexington KY, and then moved to south Alabama with my family in 2004. I moved to Birmingham in 2009 where I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. I.

Healthcare Professional Evaluations

Healthcare professionals are just as susceptible to substance use and mental health disorders as anyone else. But these disorders can be disruptive to caring for their patients. We are approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing to complete healthcare professional evaluations and make recommendations for treatment if necessary. Since our.

Aftercare Support

Recovery is often compared to a marathon rather than a sprint because human behavior has a tendency to drift back to old patterns. While we have structured our higher levels of care to be spread out over about 90 days, maintaining healthy patterns of recovery often requires support over a.

Breana Marshall, LICSW

Breana Marshall was born and raised in Florence, AL. A dedicated social work professional, she holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville. With a deep-rooted passion for supporting individuals facing mental illness and substance use disorders, she has devoted several years to making a meaningful.

Amy Rast, LPC

Amy brings a wealth of essential experience in her role as Chief Clinical Officer. Upon completion of her master’s degree, she embarked on a dedicated career in the field of substance use disorders, demonstrating unwavering commitment and expertise. Over the past 14 years, she has garnered extensive experience in both.

Kayla White, LICSW

Kayla is a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate support to individuals navigating the challenging journey of addiction recovery. Kayla has an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Life Education from Samford University and a Master of Social Work.

Thomas Smith, LMSW

Thomas Smith brings a wealth of experience and compassion to his role as Clinical Addictions Therapist at the Birmingham Recovery Center and is dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to recovery. Before joining the BRC Thomas was an ADMH Certified Recovery Support Specialist for 7 years working for various.

Jen Watts, M.Ed., ALC, NCC

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Jen holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Montevallo. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is currently under supervision as an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC).

Tommy Wald, ALC

Tommy was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds an undergraduate degree in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UAB. Tommy is currently under supervision as an associate licensed counselor. Prior to joining Birmingham Recovery.

Jillian Dale, ALC

Jillian was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is additionally certified in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, and she is currently under supervision as.

Julia Fibbe, LMSW

Originally from Mobile, AL, Julia received her master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As a Licensed Master’s Social Worker, Julia has experience providing emergency treatment in a residential setting to adolescents who are experiencing homelessness, runaways, or involved with the juvenile court system. Additionally, she’s equipped to.

Allison Schmale, ALC

Allison was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Auburn University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is additionally certified in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, and she is.

Caroline Wilson, MSW

Caroline was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, before later moving to Birmingham. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies and Master of Social Work from Samford University. Prior to joining Birmingham Recovery Center, Caroline completed multiple practicum trainings in local healthcare, advocacy, and family.

Elizabeth Wackenhut, CRSS

As a Client Care Coordinator at Longleaf Recovery and Wellness, Elizabeth brings a unique perspective to her role, drawing from her personal journey of recovery. Having navigated her own path to wellness, she understands the challenges and triumphs that come with it, allowing her to offer empathetic and effective assistance..

Paul Bryant, LMSW, CRSS

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and has a strong desire to give back to the community. Paul completed his undergraduate studies in social work at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and also received his master’s degree in clinical and medical social work from UAB. While.

Nuly Farruk, CRSS

Nuly, our dedicated Client Care Coordinator at the Birmingham Recovery Center, brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to her role. Having maintained an unwavering sobriety for 11 years, she understands firsthand the challenges individuals face on their journey towards overcoming substance use disorders. As a certified Peer Support.

Leah Brast, MS, ALC

Leah was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of West Alabama. Before joining Birmingham Recovery Center, Leah was a counselor for the Jimmie Hale.