Frequently Asked Questions

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Some Common Questions

Where is the Center • A Place of HOPE?

The Center • A Place of HOPE is located in Edmonds, Washington, 20 minutes north of Seattle and just steps away from the shores of the Puget Sound.

Who is your treatment program for?

Our treatment programs are for those struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, abuse, trauma healing, PTSD, OCD, relationship issues, spiritual renewal, substance, and sexual addictions.

What is your treatment philosophy?

The Center bases its treatment on the proven Whole Person Care model, which was created by The Center Founder, Dr. Gregory Jantz in the 1980’s. Whole Person Care treats the entire “you,” your mind, body and spirit. We look at every aspect of your life, from the time you were a young child to today, to uncover each element that has impacted your life and influenced your current situation. It is reflective and can be “heavy,“ but experience shows that without this important process, true long-term healing is not possible. Once we discover the core issues that are causing your struggles, we work with you to address and work through them using techniques like DBT, CBT, expressive therapy, IV therapy, trauma-based therapy modules, individual and group therapy.

We also focus on the “body” portion of Whole Person Care by working with you on your diet, medication, and physical health. Included in this portion of therapy is to work on understanding the importance of restful sleep.  You could learn how to cook healthy meals, be evaluated for medication/supplements or vitamins, learn what an appropriate fitness program can look like for you, and practice getting quality sleep.

The final portion of Whole Person Care involves strengthening and healing your spiritual walk. For those who request this portion of therapy, we work with you to understand your faith, and to help resolve any issues that might be associated with it. We then work with you to strengthen your faith and your relationship with God.

For over 30 years, The Center has honed this approach with outstanding, long-term results for our clients. We also provide post-treatment alumni programs and support to ensure the recovery you start while at The Center is encouraged, and the tools and techniques you learned are reinforced.

Who is providing treatment at The Center?

Our team of dedicated professionals includes:

  • Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN)
  • Certified Dietitian (CD)
  • Medical Physician (MD)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (MA-C)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist (MD)
  • Naturopathic Physician (NP)
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
  • Licensed Psychologist (PhD)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS)

How do meals work at The Center • A Place of HOPE?

Whole-grain cereal, oatmeal, and almond milk is provided at no charge for breakfast. You are welcome to supplement these items with your own healthy breakfast items. Our nutrition team can help provide ideas, options and give suggestions based on your program details for breakfast or dinner meals.

The Center provides a healthy lunch Monday through Friday at no additional charge. Dinners are on your own every night of the week. There is a local grocery store within a few blocks of The Center where you can shop for yourself. We can accommodate vegetarian, non-dairy, gluten-free and other dietary needs.

What level of care does The Center • A Place of HOPE provide?

The Center provides a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) level of care. PHP involves supervised care from approximately 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am through 5 pm on Saturdays. PHP is often appropriate for those who are having difficulty functioning because of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or relationship trauma, but can complete basic everyday living tasks like cooking, grocery shopping, laundry, waking up on their own, and can follow general housing and program rules.  The Center does provide security cameras on all its properties during non-supervised hours (approximately 6 pm to 8 am, and Sundays) but does not provide residential supervision during the evening and night.

For optional living arrangements, The Center may provide secure, condominium-style housing with modern kitchens, living rooms and nice bedrooms. It includes dining rooms, and most buildings have patios or balconies.

How much does treatment cost?

Each treatment program is different, and the length and level of care required in each program varies. Each person discusses the cost of their program with an Admissions Specialist prior to arrival to fully understand what costs are involved.

Costs are on a per-diem basis and include shared and/or private accommodations, morning and afternoon meals, medical and psychological evaluations. The Center bills most private insurance providers.

We work with several PPO Insurance Providers and your Admissions Team specialist will advise you if you would like a cost of treatment breakdown. Each insurance carrier provides different levels of coverage for different treatment programs, but we can give you a good estimate based on historical data from each carrier. Unfortunately, we do not accept State of Federally Funded Insurance or HMO Plans.

If you have no insurance, we do accept private pay for treatment. Many people like this option to ensure they receive additions to their treatment, customization and details that insurance might not provide. The cost of Private Pay Programs varies depending on the level of care and the length of treatment; however, we can provide good quotes for you immediately following your initial Intake Interview/Assessment.

How long is a typical length of stay at The Center • A Place of HOPE?

Four weeks is a typical length of treatment, but each person is different. We have completed anywhere from 2–3 week programs to 6-8 week programs or longer.

Your Admissions Team Specialist will complete an initial Intake Assessment to help you determine what is right for you.

What does the aftercare program look like?

Clients meet with an aftercare coordinator during their program to make a plan for outpatient therapy in their area. The Center also offers an extensive “Alumni Program.”

An online Alumni portal and private Alumni Facebook groups will allow you to stay in contact with The Center for as long as you would like after you complete your program.  There are also opportunities for telehealth, Alumni mentors and over the phone/zoom group sessions.

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Whole Person Care

The whole person approach to treatment integrates all aspects of a person’s life:

  • Emotional well-being
  • Physical health
  • Spiritual peace
  • Relational happiness
  • Intellectual growth
  • Nutritional vitality