Meet the Staff
ABOUT EXCEL TREATMENT CENTER
Excel Treatment Center is a private treatment facility in northern New Jersey that offers intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and medication assisted treatment (MAT) services for young adults and those who considers themselves “midlife.”
One of just 225 (65.4 percent) of IOPs in the state, Excel’s is run by a team of individuals trained extensively in substance abuse, social work, and counseling. The outpatient facility is also one of just 66 (19.2 percent) facilities statewide accredited with the Joint Commission and has its own coffee house.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Excel Treatment Center treats all major substances and recognizes and works with major mental illnesses such as depression, body image and bipolar disorders, mood and anger management, codependency, sex addiction, PTSD, anxiety, and gambling addiction. When clients arrive, they’ll start with an initial diagnostic assessment that considers their medical and health status, family and work relationships, and personal goals for treatment and beyond.
Some clients may necessitate short-term individual counseling. Others may be recommended for an intensive outpatient (IOP) setting - small size groups and individual counseling for weeks or months. A separate relapse prevention program aims to tackle fresh challenges, “before they turn into old problems.” For others, treatment may last just a few appointments. Clients in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may expect six to eight sessions, those in solution-focused therapy have four to five, while participants of IOP meet for between six and 10 weeks.
Clients interested can access 12-step meetings, as needed. Other services include evaluations, drug screenings, second opinion evaluations for DUI and DWI, and medication management.
Excel programs are collaboratively run by licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), professional counselors (LPCs), drug and alcohol counselors, board-certified advance practice nurses (APNs), and an art therapist whose goal it is to help clients express themselves in non-threatening, creative ways.
Reviews available on Rehabs.com as well as those on Facebook rave over the center; collectively, all five individuals left five-star reviews while two described the program staff as “caring” and “friendly.” “I would absolutely recommend this treatment center to anyone!” wrote grateful alum Becca in a fairly representative statement. “I don’t know where I would be without them,” she told Rehabs.com.
Excel Treatment Center offers set self-pay rates for those not filing insurance. An initial assessment costs $150, a psychiatric evaluation $250. One hour of counseling costs $65 while participation in the IOP for adults comes to $100 per “contact-day.”
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