Sunflower Wellness Retreat

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Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 4.7
  • Accommodations: 4.7
  • Meals: 4.8
  • Effectiveness: 4.7
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Contact Information
29875 W 339th Street
Osawatomie, KS 66064
8889873155
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    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Sunflower Wellness Retreat applies a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, offering nutrition and fitness alongside therapy and counseling to create an enduring, person-centered treatment plan. Specializing in alcohol and substance abuse, Sunflower Wellness is well-versed in treating those who suffer from chemical dependency issues. In doing so, Sunflower Wellness works with each client to confront and overcome the deeply entrenched issues that have contributed to each his or her addiction, fostering a holistic recovery that addresses maladies of the mind, body, and soul. Sunflower is licensed by the state of Kansas and has a professional staff that includes 2 Licensed addiction counselors and 1 Licensed clinical addiction counselor as well as a full staff of program technicians and other professional staff. This staff has a combined experience of over 50 years in addiction. We teach structured group education, and do one on one face to face sessions with all clients. Our stays can range from 15 days to 120 days depending on the clients need. We accept cash or check, insurance and we can provide some type of scholarship to help pay for part of the client's stay. We provide transportation as necessary and our goal is always to help the client with any and all needs on their road to recovery.

Sunflower Wellness Retreat Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Jerod C

Sunflower is a great treatment facility to attend. Having prior experience in inpatient facilities this has been one of the best I\'ve ever participated in. The staff was very friendly and made me f...

David

Very pleased with staff and arrangements. Enjoyed my overall treatment and care given.

GW

I loved the counselors here as well as the food. With the skills learned here I will be able to go out and be an effective member of society.

Alyssa S.

Fantastic facility. Exceptional staff and recovery resources. 10/10!

Dana

This place rocks! The staff goes above and beyond. I had a full and comprehensive treatment experience at Sunflower and I\'m living a new life because of it. Thank you, Sunflower Wellness, from the bo...

Justin

I really enjoyed the environment of Sunflower Wellness Retreat. Every day I could wake up and have a smile on my face due to the staff and everyone here. I absolutely loved having my counselor. She s...

KWO

I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful program as Sunflower Wellness Retreat. The staff are caring, knowledgeable and provide excellent guidance. The facilities are very comfortable and I ...

JS

this facility concentrates on focusing on support, working the program, self care, importance of healthy habits of nutrition/exercise, focusing also on emotions and dealing with daily life issues. I a...

Andrew

staff was amazing made several new contacts and friends. wouldnt trade my experience here for anything. thank you sunflower wellness....

DM

i loved it. very helpfull. ima miss this place.

Brad

Awesome place!

Dana

I\'ve personally struggled with alcohol for many years. This past year has been very difficult. I\'ve attended Hazelden Betty Ford twice this year (30 days the first time and 87 days the second time) ...

Brandon

I very much enjoyed my stay, and learned a ton of different things to aid me in sobriety.

Kiley

The staff are amazing. I couldn\'t have made it through the hardest part of recovery without any of these people. The food is out of this world. The groups are very effective and engaging.

SS

Great treatment center. Gives you a few different angles to attack your addiction with and is an incredibly safe place to get clean. Also, GREAT FOOD which is a plus!

DM

Great food.. And great counselors/nurse.

Cathi

SUNFLOWER WELLNESS RECOVERY HAS GIVEN ME THE STEPS, THE ENCOURAGEMENT AND THE HOPE THAT I NEEDED TO LEAD THE REST OF MY LIFE IN SOBRIETY, WITH FULL GRATITUDE, I CAN NOW FOCUS. THEY TEACH AND DIRECT T...

JC

This was a great place. The counseling was the best think I could have hoped for. Thanks

Cl

My son was here for 5 1/2 days . I called on the third day and was told by the director that he was doing good. Then on the fifth day I get a call from the same director telling me my son was not doin...

BB

Saved my life!!!

Jadon

this facility was very effective, gave me wonderful tools to live a great and productive life.

MCG

The classes are very unorganized & VERY outdated. Waste of time... They\'re NOT honest with insurance companies & the directors care more about the $ they are receiving from insurance companies, etc....

BMF

I recommend this place, it helped me so much. I loved the food it was amazing.

JMQ

Wonderful place for treatment. other places are full of themselves and telling you how you are wrong and this is how it should be. The folks here at sunflower take your thought processes and irratio...

Brittany

Sunflower has taught me more than any other rehab facility I have ever been too. This place has become my second home & the people have become like family. My 30 days here was more than amazing & it ...

Loren

Loved It here! Everyone was so nice, and helpful ! This place saved my life .

Kim

My experience at Sunflower was really good. The first few days I did not want to be here but, everyone was so welcoming and the classes were amazing. Can I say, the food was amazing too! I am ready...

Angie

I learned so much here, and everyone is very welcoming caring, couldn\'t have asked for a better place and people...Thank You!

Heather

Enjoyed the people I met here. Pretty laid back and they are accommodating to needs. The only thing I would think could change the most are some of the courses. Need to be updated (outdated materia...

GW

... I just didn\'t feel like the managers cared about this concern of mine and other patients when we told them. All in all I feel like maybe I wasted my time and money now. Very frustrating.

Derek

Sunflower Wellness was a great experience in taking my first step to a healthy recovery. The staff was professional, very polite and skilled. The facilities were very clean and the meals were excelle...

RW

As someone who has unfortunately been in couple of different 30 day treatment programs over the past 10 years, Sunflower is by far the best in the Kansas City area. Their staff truly cares from the o...

Alyssa

This program gave me the tools I needed to transform my life and reclaim my identity as a sober person. I am incredibly grateful for this experience, and would highly recommend this program.

JBR

Terribly understaffed. Only 1 employee to as many as 14 patients. Not very helpful for me. I would give them a \"D-\" score.

Travis

This place is THE REAL DEAL. Very knowledgeable staff/counselors.

Jim

I want to thank the people here and the facility itself for being there to help God save my life. Thank You

Gary

Coming to Sunflower Wellness was one of the best things I\'ve ever decided to do for myself. The staff is great and the food is top tier! The directors really put in a lot of work to make your treatme...

Traci

This place was amazing. The staff is more than helpful and very understanding about addiction. They have shown me a whole new way to live and I am very thankful for everyone one of them and all that...

Scott

They are the best. Great food great staff private room. They really helped me. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great rehabilitation center.

JJ

This place saved my life. This is the best rehab I have ever gone to. The counselors were great and so was the program.

TC

I was told that they had a good detox program with their treatment program. I had been drinking when the director picked me up and he told me I would be comfortable during my detox. I was very unhap...

Andrew

great program, all the staff cared about their profession and were very kind to all clients.

Hunter

The staff is amazing and they actually care. The food is beyond amazing, I gained 20 lbs. I strongly recommend this treatment.

Joshua

I really appreciated everything one woman there taught me, I was a little resistant at first then I began to take things with a grain of salt, then a grain of rice, and finally a watermelon. She left ...

Matthew

sunflower wellness has been the best treatment facility that I have been to in Kansas

Shelly

Great - staff was fantastic! I will keep in touch!

PW

Sunflower Wellness is a great place to go for treatment in the Kansas City area. I would definitely recommend it.

Tracy

I really love and appreciate the staff...everyone was so supportive.

Caleb

I would definitely recommend this place!

Tim

Wonderful facility, great people that really changed my life for the better. Forever greatful to all involved with my recovery.

Erin

my experience at sunflower was one of a kind. The staff was amazing. And I made some good friends.

Melissa

This is a great treatment center. The smaller group size really makes it so you can get close to the people here and I feel like that made it easier to get what I needed out of my stay here. Staff is ...

JD

The staff, facility and program were excellent. The small number of patients make it so that all treatment and attention is individualized and effective. The holistic approach to addiction treatment...

Adam

A fantastic place

Kevin

Was everything I needed and more! I have no negative comments at all. I was given every opportunity I could expect and the tools needed to begin a new life CLEAN AND SOBER! Staff, food and message ...

Collin

This is a wonderful facility. I recommend it to anyone looking for treatment. The staff really does care and will understand you well. They are all there for the improvement of your life and if tha...

Sarah

Sunflower saved my life. They are the best place to get well.

Nicole

I enjoyed my stay at Sunflower. The staff was very helpful and made my recovery possible.

BD

The Dr is amazing and so are 3 other staff members!! Highly recommend to anyone that is looking for sobriety.

Danel

This was great place to come! The staff and everyone here are great people to be around!

DG

I was shown some truth here that I may not have otherwise seen. Thank you!

Carrie

I absolutely loved my treatment here at Sunflower. The grounds are very peaceful and serene. AA/NA meetings are available all week as well as gym and church on Sundays. Enjoyed the size of the group. ...

Michael

Saved my life and family Thank you Sunflower I have the rest of my life to look forward to!!!!

SS

God Bless!

RK

I have no complaints! Staff was very nice and accommodating! I would recommend this facility to anyone looking for recovery!

Todd

I had no idea what to expect walking in here in my first day and first treatment. I\'m overly positive in the results that I feel all treatment centers should use Sunflower as their benchmark. I came ...

Dallas

Staff gives 100% effort everyday to their job. I admire work ethic, because it comes from the heart. The passion, love and caring for each individual shows on a daily basis. There is always room for...

SH

This is the first time in rehab but sunflower is a great place and the staff is excellent. and I have learned a lot from Sunflower Retreat . The food is excellent . The counselors are great . Sunflo...

Kyle

Great place to get a fresh start, get grounded, and focus on overcoming this life or death illness

SZ

WOW! I didn\'t know rehab could be so much fun. My counselor was great!! She gave me the quality time I needed to help me with my addiction. I got my own private room, was able to use my cell phone a...

Linus

Sunflower Wellness retreat literally saved my life. The facility focuses on cognitive behavior therapy, fitness and nutrition (the chef\'s food is AMAZING), individual therapy with well trained thera...

Jws

super program, great staff, learned a ton, great one on one communication!

Sl

Peaceful one-on-one time with the counselors. Nice, friendly, staff. Very structured, but easy-going. Learned a lot in group education classes. Had choice of a private room and they even picked me up ...

Allison

I have enjoyed my time and care here at Sunflower. The staff was fantastic and the tools I learned I will carry with me for life. Thank You.

Jimmy

outstanding program, the staff well trained. would recommend to others.

Frankie

Though still very new and experiencing some growing pains while adjusting to a larger number of cliental the programs available and staff/counselors went above and beyond to make sure that I had a saf...

Kayla

My treatment was effective. The accommodations, programs and staff were excellent. I feel blessed to have received such caring and professional treatment.

JJ

Private rooms. A perfect program. Incorporates many wellness therapies. Great staff!

Shannon

Living quarters are comfortable. Comfortable beds and linens. Laundry available. This facility does a great job ensuring that clients get out in the real world during their stay via fieldtrips, groce...

L G

Good counselors. Good activities in and outside of the facility. Great program. They saved my life.

Lws

Great staff. Very educational. Taught clinics, worked with financing. There's meditation and a great exercise program, private rooms. Very professional.

Lori

Sunflower Wellness Retreat truly saved my life. I was not even aware that inpatient treatment was an option for me before the day I made the decision to come here. I will forever be grateful that on...

BJ

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JH

Sunflower Wellness Retreat saved my life. The staff is the big reason. They really cared about my recovery and success and I will always be grateful. I also enjoyed the groups, especially the fitnes...

BW

great care and education nice people and facility.

W S

Education staff food programs, Great staff great classes very caring good nutrition

TRENT

i have had a great experience at sunflower wellness retreat i have learned a lot and i believe i have gained the tools and knowledge i will need to live in sobriety. i will recommend sunflower retrea...

Nick

I had a great experience here. counlers and staff are very helpful. I got what I needed out of my stay here which is to have the idea of how to stay clean and sober

Jps

great experience, learned a lot counselors worked very hard to help, stayed 45 days and food was good and I worked out and followed steps and clinical program, I was lucky to get in they are awesome

Jeff

A wonderful experience, excellent staff with plenty of one on one attention.

Llcf

Very quiet peaceful place; great group activities; fitness program; friendly supportive caring staff; clients would like to stay or come back for visits; very happy cheerful place; nutritious meals; p...

Bren

this place is absolutely amazing for recovery the staff genuinely cares and is here to help with anything needed absolutely awesome place to stay for recovery as long as you want recovery this place w...

Mykaelah

I came in in a depressed state of mind and I talked to the director talked to me and let me stay for 30 days. I stayed a few moew extra weeks because I wasn\'t ready. the groups are really good. the f...

CJW

Excellent treatment center. The staff is amazing.

Tjs

very satisfied highly recommend changed my life for the better thank you all

Jim

The staff at Sunflower Wellness Reb were very helpful and friendly I would recommend them to anybody!.

Js

Great program kind knowledgeable staff good food They understand addiction facility is just the right size. Not to big and not too many patients! Clinical info was helpful!. Sober now for 64 days

Andrew

Not only did this place help with my addiction, but it helped at a much deeper level with my underlying problems such as depression and anxiety. The schedule is amazing and has given me something to b...

Jw

This was a very good experience to the world of sobriety and no complaints. Friendly and helpful staff, always available. Meals were excellent. Enjoyed my stay here and would recommend this facilit...

Chelsey

Sunflower Wellness Retreat is an outstanding program!!! From the directors to the facilitators, Chef, and Entire Staff is just amazing. They go above and beyond their job title. Every Single Staff mem...

CHP

I\'ve stated all comments to counselors and staff. Sunflower has a great program, but is still in the process of continuous improvement. I hope this continues because I believe they have the clients...

Rachel

I have been an addict for 19 years. I have tried four different outpatient programs and two inpatient facilities in the past and none of them have worked. Sunflower provided me with so much great supp...

Matt

Sunflower is a very well run Facility. Got a lot of good info that will able to use to keep me sober. I will recommend sunflower to anyone in need. I would a 10 out of 10 for a score.

Lws

Very peaceful, clean, great programs, great caring people. I learned a lot about addiction. Highly recommend!

Art.

Excellent approach to rehab. Was a different approach then other centers. Counselers very helpful and knowledgeable. All staff members very friendly. Home cooked meals. Very tasty and filling. Highly ...

Jenna

Sunflower has COMPLETELY changed my life, I cant describe in words what this place, staff, and clients have done for me. I thought I was completely hopeless until I came here and the support I got fro...

LH

I can't wait to see Sunflower Wellness Retreat expand! I would not be the same person I am today if it was not for the staff and the opportunity to attend this rehab. Here you are treated as an equal ...


Areas of Focus
Creative Arts Therapy

Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.

12-Step

The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Client & Family Support Groups

Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Alumni Testimonials
  • Thank you for everything you have done for me. You have made me a better person and I owe you my life.
    Anonymous
  • I appreciate the opportunity for this program to get clean and sober and get my life back. Thank you for sharing your experiences with me for me to relate to. Thank you for saving my life.
    Anonymous
  • I want you to know that I’m very grateful for your program. It saved my life and made my daughter’s life better by having a mother again. My new addiction now is working out and staying in shape, thanks to you. Thank you with all of my heart.
    Anonymous
Key Staff Members
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    Dan Ramussen - Licensed Addiction Counselor

    Daniel Rasmussen, originally from Nebraska, resides in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Currently, he is serving as Counselor with Sunflower Wellness Retreat residential treatment center. He is there three days per week, hoping to be a full time member of the staff in the coming months. Aside from Sunflower, Mr. Rasmussen is in Private Practice in Kansas and sees clients when not working at Sunflower. Mr. Rasmussen also played an integral role in the development and expansion of the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition. He served on this groups executive board from 2012-2014. In 2013, he was trained in the facilitation of ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Technique) and has completed over 15 trainings. Mr. Rasmussen has completed his Master’s in Counseling Psychology and also has completed his third year towards his Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology. He hopes to complete his Doctoral degree by May 2018. He is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (KS) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (KS). He also has a Licensed Professional Counselor application pending with the state of Missouri.

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    Rachael - Licensed Addiction Counselor

    Rachael Gallas is a Licensed Addiction Counselor at Sunflower Wellness Retreat. She previously worked at Mirror Inc, as a licensed Addiction Counselor, both in a prison and residential setting. Rachael provides individual, group counseling, family group counseling, and family counseling while clients are present at Sunflower Wellness Retreat.

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    Joe Hammer - Program Director

    Joe has many years of experience running residential treatment facilities.