With a personal history of addiction and more than 12 years of experience working in the recovery industry, Andrew understands the challenges faced on the journey to sobriety. Combining first-hand understanding and knowledge gained over time, Andrew is dedicated to helping those who are committed to improving their lifestyles. Andrew is well known and appreciated for his charismatic personality and his ability to uplift family members and clients alike
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BriteLife’s approach draws from modern addiction psychiatry, the “Seeking Safety” model, solution-based clinical approaches, eastern philosophy, and more, because BriteLife Recovery believes in using whatever works for each individual patient. At the core of the BriteLife program, however, is one-on-one treatment.
BriteLife Recovery 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
- Client & Family Support Groups
- Family Program
- Medical Detoxification
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
- Individualized Treatment
- Individual Therapy
- Aftercare Support
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Intensive Outpatient
- Residential Treatment
I was at the lowest point I’d ever been — living without electricity in a cockroach-infested apartment and was hurting mentally, physically and spiritually. I wanted help but didn’t know how to stop. I made a phone call to Mitch and he helped me immediately. From getting me into an appropriate detox and treatment center to cleaning out my apartment, Mitch went above and beyond, simply because I asked him for help. He even drove me there on more than one occasion. I was admitted to treatment the same day. I had a great experience at the treatment center he placed me at and also his sober living facility. I truly don’t know if I would still be clean today if it wasn’t for him. I have rebuilt all my relationships with my family, have worked for the same company for over two years, and went back to school. My life has truly been transformed, and I am extremely grateful for the life I live today.Erica
I've had to make a lot of tough choices and life decisions during my sobriety, and Mitch has always been the one person I run things by before I act. He helps make sure my head is in the right place, and he is in this position because he wants to help. I continued having success after leaving the sober living house and Mitch called me and invited me to come back to work as a behavioral health technician. I accepted and have since been able to take the help Mitch once gave and use it to provide support and compassion for other addicts.Justin L
Today is my son’s 34th birthday. I believe he is alive, well and celebrating because of God’s grace and Mitch Baumann. As a parent himself, Mitch knows what it means to love unconditionally, and has taken this love out into the world. His professionalism, mixed with his passion, inspiration, discipline, empathy and compassion to help those that are lost in the throes of addiction is remarkable. He saw the greatness in my son and helped him achieve self-worth. My son has blossomed into the man I always knew he could be. Mitch is a servant of God, humble, and a true man of integrity. I pray that many more will have the opportunity to know him and be blessed by his work and passion to make each life one worth living.Karen - Mother Of Client
Mitch has saved my life twice. He has been a Godsend filled with guidance and wisdom. When I realized he could overcome substance abuse, I knew I could, too. Because of our ongoing communication, Mitch helps with any obstacle that comes my way. Mitch is the best in his field and no one could do it better, in my opinion. To care about clients the way he does is a gift to the world and to me.Sage
I’m a recovering addict coming up on two years of sobriety. One of my greatest supporters on my road of recovery has been Mitch Baumann. I met him when I was in a recovery house and he became one of the best positive male role models to enter my life. He walked what he talked in every way. He didn’t preach at me like many people did. He simply told me his experience and offered solid advice on how to handle day-to-day life decisions. Mitch has never given up on anyone. I’ve watched Mitch countless times go to bat for his clients when they relapsed, and he got them back into a program. Mitch uses the tools he was blessed with in recovery to help others. I am forever grateful to have met him and to have his continued support in my life. Mitch believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.Josh
Andrew Gautch - Director of Admissions
Dennis Koleda - Program Director
Dennis has a passion for helping those fighting addiction that stems from personal experiences with family and friends who have struggled with the disease. Dennis is dedicated to creating an environment, with a focus on empathy and compassion, that allows all clients to be successful. His objective is to ensure clients are comfortable each day and that they have the resources needed for true, long-term recovery. Dennis has several years of experience in the substance abuse industry and served in a variety of roles including tech, admissions counselor and counselor before being named Service Director.
Kelly Schibler M.D. - Medical Director
Dr. Schibler is Board-certified in family medicine and spent several years in private practice, but always had a special interest in treating psychiatric and substance use disorders. Feeling compelled to help those battling addiction, including the ever-growing opioid epidemic, she completed training for suboxone treatment of opioid-use disorder and pursued a career in the recovery industry. Dr. Schibler believes the best way to achieve recovery is through complete treatment of a client’s medical, psychiatric and social issues, along with fostering spiritual growth. She is also a strong proponent of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), a cutting-edge approach for treating substance use disorders. Dr. Schibler received her M.D. degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo (1990) and completed her family practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital. She is licensed by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners.
Nancy Reali - Clinical Director
Nancy has been a practicing substance-abuse and dual-diagnosis counselor for nearly 20 years and has earned LPC, LPCC-S and LICDC certifications. Well versed in individual, group and family therapy, Nancy specializes in treating substance abuse, eating disorders, self-injurious behaviors, trauma-related conditions and other mental health disorders. Nancy has completed training in EMDR, PIT Level 1 and Trauma, and she uses a wide range of theoretical modalities to ensure the best quality of care for patients. Prior to joining BriteLife Recovery as Clinical Director, Nancy has served as a Case Manager, Assessment Specialist, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, IOP Manager, AOD Director and Clinical Supervisor of both mental-health and substance-use facilities. Nancy received a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University, and earned two master's degrees (Health and Human Services - Health Administration; and Clinical Counseling) from Youngstown State University.
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