Founder of The Advantage Group Foundation, Director Patrice Owens came to AAC as an incisive leader in the not-for-profit sector with proven creative problem-solving skills. Handling multiple key leadership functions, Owens oversaw 26 years of continuous growth for Advantage Group, a 501(C) (3) substance abuse outpatient and intensive treatment program for adolescents and young adults serving Chicago and surrounding communities. From inception to CARF Accreditation, Owens also took the community-based Foundation through the processes of state licensure and funding.
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Greenhouse Outpatient Treatment Center is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers. At this facility, we offer the clinically appropriate client an opportunity to complete addiction and co-occurring disorders treatment as an outpatient as opposed to residential (or inpatient) treatment. Our programs allow the client to live offsite while attending structured treatment onsite on a part-time but still effective schedule. To accommodate the client’s family life, employment schedule, and community obligations, we offer flexible scheduling at two levels of outpatient care, Intensive Outpatient Program and an Outpatient program.
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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- Intensive Outpatient
This version of outpatient treatment still allows the individual to stay at home in the evenings, but counseling sessions are longer and more frequent, so the forms of therapy provided are more like those in inpatient treatment programs. IOPs typically involve 10-20 hours of counseling per week, over three days or more. The individual will spend much of their time focusing on their treatment and recovery, but can still spend time with loved ones when they are not attending counseling sessions. Intensive outpatient treatment typically lasts for a few weeks to a few months. This intensity over a brief period of time may benefit those who do not respond well to more relaxed treatment, such as that offered in standard outpatient care.
- Outpatient Treatment
This is a low-intensity form of treatment, in which a person attends 1-3 counseling sessions per week. These are typically group counseling, although one may be individual counseling. Sessions are scheduled during evenings and on weekends, in addition to daytime options, to provide flexibility for those who have work or family responsibilities.
- Individual Therapy
As part of our programs, individual therapy, sometimes called “one-on-one” therapy, is a component of each client’s treatment plan. Upon arrival at our facility, the client is assigned a primary therapist who will provide individual therapy sessions during the treatment stay. During the sessions, topics will include the client’s specific addiction history, coping skills to address any mental health issues (anxiety, depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and others) and the addiction, aftercare planning, and other needs as determined by the client and multidisciplinary treatment team.
- Group Therapy
Much of the addiction therapy for our programs is facilitated using the peer group setting. During groups, the client has the opportunity to explore issues and process his/her recovery in a safe, peer-supported atmosphere. These peer relationships are helpful in the recovery process because they reduce the client’s sense of isolation and allow the client to see how others deal with similar problems (SAMHSA, Treatment Improvement Protocol 41).
Patrice Owens, M.ED, LCPC, LCDC, - Greenhouse Outpatient Director
James Carrell, LMSW, LCDC - Lead IOP Therapist
In his extensive practice working as a therapist, case manager, and sober coach at Greenhouse Treatment Facility, Carrell has always facilitated group and individual therapy with an eye to an individual’s whole journey in recovery. Actively involved in the client’s long-term strategy, Carrell encourages 12-Step networking, assists with sober living placement, and offers clients a clear view of the landscape of aftercare. An active member in good standing of Alcoholics Anonymous for over a decade, Carrell has spoken for nationally-recognized organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and has volunteered at the local affiliation of Chemical Awareness, Resources, and Education (C.A.R.E.). Carrell recently became a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF), the cutting edge process on shame resilience and vulnerability, established by Brene’ Brown. Carrell is well known by clients for building trust and comfort in the therapeutic space with his capacity to listen and connect.
Jeremiah Jackson - Greenhouse Alumni Coordinator
Jeremiah joined American Addiction Centers in 2015 as the Greenhouse Alumni Coordinator. Originally, from Washington State, Jeremiah is, himself, an alumnus of Greenhouse. Because he has seen first-hand how addiction hurts people and destroys families, he is proud to be in a position to work with other Greenhouse alums, supporting the constructive process of recovery. Planning events, talking with clients, and raising awareness are just a few of his goals with our Alumni graduates.
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