High Focus Centers Overview
High Focus Centers is an established provider of evidence-based, structured treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health afflictions. In 1994, High Focus Centers created the first Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents battling substance abuse in New Jersey and have been providing a host of other treatments for the past two decades. The centers have several locations scattered across the state of New Jersey. Some of these include Paramus, Cherry Hill, Freehold, Branchburg, and Lawrenceville. The center caters to both teenagers and adults and provides individualized treatment plans for each patient suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorder. The centers offer medical assessments—which can take up to two hours and is done by counselors—to determine an effective path of treatment for each patient and outpatient programs in all its locations. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) which helps individuals struggling with substance use disorder ease their withdrawal symptoms are also provided by the centers. In addition to evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), the centers also engage its clients in individual, family, and group therapy, meeting 2-5 days in a week, holistic treatments which include mindfulness, art therapy, experiential therapy, and pet therapy. For teenagers and adolescents suffering from substance abuse, the centers offer three models of treatment: the Promoting Education, Awareness and Knowledge (P.E.A.K) program, the Risk Intervention & Substance Education (R.I.S.E.) program, and the Providing Addiction Treatment and Hope (P.A.T.H.).
Treatment & Therapy
The centers offer various levels of care for its patients. These include:
Detoxification & Medication Assisted Treatment
The center provides a medically managed detoxification program which helps patients going through the detox process to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. The program also combines counseling and behavioral therapy to its detox approach in order to address the root cause of their addictions.
Trauma Intensive Outpatient Program
This program is specifically tailored for adults who have either a recent or past history of trauma which contributes to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other symptoms. It is designed to complement other forms of therapy for trauma (e.g. individual and group therapy) and can work as an initial treatment option or an alternative to outpatient therapy.
Intensive Outpatient Program
The center offers a day and night Intensive Outpatient Program that takes up to 2-5 days per week, for three 3 hours daily. Individual, group and family therapy take place every day. The program may also include evaluations and Saturday relapse prevention if necessary.
Partial Care Program
For people who are dealing with substance abuse and need support, this program provides recovery through daily meetings which address addictive behaviors. Holistic therapy is used in the program and clients are encouraged to participate in weekly family sessions.
The following are some of the issues treated at the hospital:
- Substance Addiction (Alcohol, Prescription medications, opiates etc.)
- Co-occurring Disorders
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Eating Disorder
The center offers a list of therapy options for patients which include:
- Family Program
- Individual Therapy
- Holistic Therapy
- Group Therapy
High Focus Center costs vary greatly depending on the type of treatment program a client is registered into. When a client or family member calls, the center will ask for insurance information for verification. The licensed professional will give a treatment recommendation depending on the issue and then will verify is the insurance can cover the bills. The center is in-network with multiple insurance providers or carriers such as:
- Horizon Behavioral Health
- 1199 NJ Benefit Fund
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Qual Care
- Value Options
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
- and many more
High Focus Centers Advantages
The center provides multiple options for outpatient programs for teenagers and adults. A client with dual diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse addiction) will gain a lot from the programs offered as it mixes different styles of treatment such as; holistic therapies with the patient empowerment, family involvement, and spiritual support programs. The center is also a good choice for clients seeking outpatient treatment in the area. The center offers relapse prevention programs to clients who have completed the inpatient program as aftercare on Saturdays. Clients with opioid addiction are helped through recovery groups using the Hazeldon Model of treatment.
Vice President of Operations
Thomas holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College majoring in Psychology and also as a PSYD from the University of Hartford in Psychology as well.
Director of Clinical Services
Meredith holds a Bachelor’s degree from DeSales University majoring in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Counseling. She has been working for the center for over 13 years (since 2004).
National Director of Marketing
Daniel went to Rutgers University and was working as Regional Director at Silver Hill Hospital before for over 3 years before moving to High Focus Center where he is the director of marketing.