Originally from Des Moines, Scott moved to Los Angeles in 2015, in order to get sober and change his life – which he did. Upon graduation from residence in a year-long sober living program, he began working in treatment in 2016. He is currently studying to become a Certified Substance Use Disorder counselor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, listening to vinyl's, spending time with his family, and playing with his dog, Loki.
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Located in the heart of West Los Angeles, Profound LA offers individualized treatment for people seeking comprehensive services that encompass addiction and/or co-occurring mental illness. Our alcohol & drug treatment programs combine traditional methods with cutting-edge techniques for a highly personalized treatment plan designed to treat the patient rather than the condition. You are unique, your treatment should be too.
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
Profound Treatment is committed to provide treatment for individuals and families struggling with alcohol and/or substance addiction. The program is dedicated to provide dual-diagnosis treatment for those suffering from a co-occurring disorder. They provide compassionate and professional staff. Profound Treatment provides a safe and peaceful environment for patients to recover from substance addiction. Many patients choose to live at their sober living facilities in West Los Angeles. They offer different therapies, such as: mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy, humanistic existential therapy and more.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
- Experiential Therapy:
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.
- Family Therapy:
Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.
- Group Therapy:
Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.
- Individual Therapy:
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
- Motivational Interviewing:
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.
- Trauma Therapy:
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
Hands down the best treatment center!! I have struggled with addiction my whole life and have never been able to find a treatment program that truly seemed to care about helping me get clean until I found Profound. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about living in complete recovery and not just staying sober. They really work with you in finding healthy ways to live a sober life as well as aiding in the process of personal growth. The house I lived in was immaculate and the staff always went above and beyond to make people feel comfortable and safe. I never felt alone, even in the hardest times of my recovery. I have been to many programs in California and I would recommend Profound above all the others. I am still sober and now able to really love myself and my life.Tori M
So thankful for Profound Treatment Center. They took me in and safely helped me detox when I had nowhere else to go. From the moment you commit to the program, you are cared for by all of the staff and treated with respect, love and care. The environment is structured and exactly what I needed when I was going through the recovery process. I would highly recommend their treatment center to anyone looking to break free from addiction.Amber O
I can honestly say that Profound Treatment Center changed my life for the better. I had struggled with addiction and mental health problems for years and nearly lost everything in the process. I was at rock bottom with my addiction when I was referred to Profound Treatment Center, and was not sure that another addiction treatment facility in Los Angeles could really do much for me. I was happily proven wrong. Their attention to detail from their addiction treatment specialists all the way to just the overall vibe of the treatment center really made me feel at ease and ready to change my life. I am now on the recovery journey in a place I thought I'd never be. Thank you to everyone for all that you did for me to be healthy and sober.Cheriss F
Changing your unhealthy habits when you are an addict is the hardest thing to do.Thanks to the team at profound rehab, I didn't have to face my addictions alone. I am now 2 years sober and have a life outside of my addiction that I never thought I would have. Before this rehab I went to 3 other rehabs and I didn't stay clean for more than a month. Highly recommend.Anna L
I am so grateful to have my sister back in my life after her completing the addiction treatment program in Los Angeles. The addiction treatment specialists at Profound individually made a difference in her life. They gave her the reassurance and tools that she needed to rebuild her life and get back on her feet. Could not say thank you enough!Jenn Smart
I am forever grateful to the wonderful people at Profound treatment for the fantastic care of my son. He was very ill when he arrived there with drug/mental illness. We honestly did not know where to turn. My son found his way to Profound treatment by the grace of God and his healing has begun. The standout here is the people who genuinely care. John Bryan, Michelle, Scott, Tessa and Andrew were all phenomenal. They communicate so well, and their assessments were spot on. They encourage working after 60 days which is another excellent thing about the program. They try their best to get people on their own personal road to recovery. Facility is beautiful, lots of good food and they cater in a couple times a week from restaurants. Thank you Profound treatment. You will always have a special place in my heart.Jackie Peterson
Scott Ames, RAC - Operations Manager
Nick Shay, RADT - Housing Coordinator
Nick grew up in Libertyville, Illinois before moving to California in 2018. He began working in treatment in 2019. He graduated with a BS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Nick has been sober since 2019, and is passionate about sharing his experience, strength, and hope with individuals seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Nick loves working in treatment because it gives him the opportunity to watch people transform themselves and learn to live healthy and productive lives in sobriety.
Jocel Bibera, RADT - Alumni Coordinator
Jocel (“Jo”) Bibera, has been in recovery since 2013. She grew up in the Philippines before moving to Cerritos, CA at the age of four. Jo began her career in addiction treatment in 2015, after she spent a year focusing on her personal recovery in Southeast Asia. Jo develops robust alumni programs and cultivates solid relationships within the treatment community – she ensures clients feel genuinely supported during their post-treatment transitions, providing them with a strong recovery network upon which to rely.
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