Karen Walker is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is the Executive Director of VizOwn, a residential and outpatient treatment center for women with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, and is a behavioral health surveyor for the Council of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. With over thirty years in the behavioral health field, Ms. Walker has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both for profit and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Walker is an approved supervisor for LPC, LMFT, and LADC and has published several articles on the field of addiction. Ms. Walker has been an advocate for the treatment of substance abuse at the state and national level and served as the President of the Oklahoma Substance Abuse Services Alliance, an advocacy organization, for two terms. Ms. Walker’s work has focused on the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders and health and wellness; her passion is working to break the cycle of addiction in families. Ms. Walker received her master’s degree in psychology at East Central University and completed post masters work at the University of Oklahoma.
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- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
With VizOwn, one of the most successful alcohol and substance abuse treatment centers for men and women in Oklahoma, change is possible. We offer an individualized and evidence-based program that focuses on the twelve-step program, as well as addiction, co-occurring issues, and possible trauma.
VizOwn provides a fully integrated program for men and women suffering from drug or alcohol abuse. We use numerous therapy techniques, tools, and strategies to help promote a holistic and successful recovery.
Our individualized approach helps identify the root cause of your addiction. At your time of admission, we assess your addiction, as well as the trauma and psychiatric issues that come with it. Because our program is evidence-based, it's easy to follow.
Avenues Recovery Center (Previously Vizown) 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.
Reviews at a Glance
- 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.
- Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Karen Walker, LPC, LMFT, LADC - Executive Director
Julio I. Rojas, PhD - Pyschology, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciencies, OU College of Medicine
ulio I. Rojas is a licensed health service psychologist and licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Oklahoma. He is a program consultant, provides psychological testing services and participates in treatment team meetings at Vizown. Dr. Rojas’ research and writings focus on the integrated treatment of addictive disorders, psychiatric comorbidity and trauma. Vizown utilizes his Venn diagram heuristic to guide the intentional application of education, evidenced based treatment interventions and therapeutic experiences for Vizown clients. Dr. Rojas is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, OU College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where he is the director of ExecuCare an outpatient based program designed to evaluate and treat impaired health care professionals and executives. Through a behavioral health workforce development grant awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Dr. Rojas has provided training on integrated treatment for addictions, psychiatric comorbidity and trauma across our state to the state funded and supported women’s treatment programs. Dr. Rojas earned his doctoral degree at the University of Georgia and completed his internship training at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. He completed his postdoctoral training in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Chemical Dependency at the OUHSC.
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