Sunflower Wellness Retreat

4.8 (163 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
29875 West 339th Street
Osawatomie, KS 66064
8889873155 Visit Website

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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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Griffin

My stay here was life changing. The staff is amazing, they really do make you feel apart of a family. Even our chef is outstanding and talks to us all. If you open your mind, listen, participate in gr...

LK

The staff was excellent and professional. I gained a lot of valuable tools while I was here.

Jarrod

I had a very good and positive experience here at Sunflower. The staff here is very accommodating and easy to get along with. As far as the counseling sessions, they where very on point and allot of i...

TR

I entered treatment at Sunflower Wellness Retreat in a horrible state of mind and was not healthy physically. Upon my discharge I feel like a completely different person. The staff cares for every per...

TYLER

I love this place

Kim

Staff is excellent, caring and supportive in your recovery. The group meetings were awesome and educational. Going to different meets (AA, Smart etc.) was helpful to see where you want to go for treat...

Russ

Sunflower Wellness is a Godsend. They have helped save my life. As soon as you get here you are treated like family.The one on one counseling is thorough and the counselors genuinely care about you, y...

Shelly

I had a great experience at Sunflower Wellness. The Counselor's provided tools and information that will help in all aspects of my life. I highly recommend Sunflower!! All of the staff is very profess...

Bridget

It is true that the more you put into your recovery the more you can get out. I also think that Sunflower does an amazing job in giving you the tools and support that you need to accomplish this. I le...

HAL

This is the right place if you are serious about taking control of your own recovery. Sunflower offers a holistic programming, including CBT instruction, meditation, healthy activities and a focus on ...

Ben

You get back what you put into the program. Not as much individual attention as I expected as I only had individual counseling once in 4 weeks by my appointed staff member. I would recommend this faci...

SG

I love this place! I recommend it 100%

Troy

My counselor was the best thing that ever happened to me

Lyle

I found this place to be very effective. It not only addressed my addiction issues but raised my self-esteem. They address the disease from more than one angle through one on one therapy, psychologica...

IL

It was a great experience. There are always staff here to help. I would defiantly recommend to anyone looking for a great place to get clean and learn how to stay that way.

JM

At first i was really unsure of Rehab, however through this process it was a great learning opportunity for a chance to embrace a new lifestyle. I would recommend Sunflower Wellness to anyone needing ...

BJK

Taking the next step to recovery is a giant step to take and often the most hardest and scariest! When I showed up to Sunflower Wellness my anxiety and nerves were at an all time high. After checking,...

LAW

I met the most wonderful people at this facility. The clients are very friendly, helpful and made me feel normal, considering this is a rehab facility. The accomadations are ok, nothing spectacular. I...

JH

Its a very good place to go for rehab

Bryant

Staff is nice and helpful

Andy

Excellent staff and facilities. Safe and clean environment. Ample activities to keep entertained and personal time. ample one on one councilor services with clients. The educational sessions were enga...

Olivia

This place saved my life, I would recommend it to others. Its a smaller facility so you get a more one on one experience and great groups.

BB

The staff at Sunflower are wonderful. They are very kind, accommodating and knowledgeable. It is definitely a family environment. I would highly recommend Sunflower to anyone seeking help/ treatment....

RP

I didn't want to be here at first, but I soon realized that I needed to be here! This treatment center saved my life. My mind is clearer and I am on my way to sober living...armed with tools to help m...

MH

Not all things in life will be easy. Staying sober might become one of the hardest things that you will accomplish. Admitting to being an addict and working the program is the first step. Good luck wi...

Ann

Sunflower Treatment and Wellness Retreat is an excellent rehabilitation facility for substance dependency. It provides a wonderful sense of community and spirituality. It provides structure and accoun...

DC

Choosing to go to Sunflower was the best decision that I have ever made for myself. The staff is caring and have really helped me have the tools on my journey for healthy sobriety. I will ever be grat...

Brandon

I would recommend Sunflower to anyone. The curriculum is great and the staff is always curteous and helpful. Also the activities and time shared with others here has left me with lifelong friends!!!

HJL

I wanted to die and never thought I would ever be ok. Sunflower has changed the way I look at myself and the world around me in the best of ways. Its filled with amazing staff who give awesome support...

LLW

The staff is very friendly and supportive.

Pete B

I was truly appreciative of the staff's professionalism and the program's curriculum. The informal atmosphere was tremendously effective at easing the process of recovery from a life long addiction. I...

Matthew

I loved it here. I felt comfortable immediately and felt right at home. There is a great balance of structure and freedom. The daily groups are very effective and i feel like I have all the tools I ne...

Tyler

There is plenty of freedom to find yourself here at Sunflower. The staff is genuinely caring, the fellow patients are good people, and I found this treatment center to be very helpful in learning skil...

Joseph

Sunflower helped me more than I can say in a few words. The staff is caring, understanding and knowledgeable. The facility has a very homey feel to it that sets an atmosphere for transition to life ...

Kevin

All staff is great. including the chef

JS

I loved my time at Sunflower. The staff is great, they cover a lot of different aspects of your recovery, and you will never go hungry. You can't go wrong spending time here.

CJ

The treatment was very effective in helping me achieve sobriety by not only looking at myself but helping me with situations that arise during life. Sunflower was very helpful in all aspects of recove...

Richard

my only complaints is noisey and not enough private space

BH

This place has definetley put me in the right direction for my life long recovery!!! I have zero complaints about this program. I recommend it for everyone.

Tyler

I got a lot more out of Sunflower than i expected to. I'd recommend this place whole-heartedly to anyone serious about getting their life back from addiction. Only complaints were some attitudes of so...

John

This is a half 12 step and half holistic (science based) program. Good overall progam.

Brooke

Coming in I felt so numb, so tired, and so broken. Immediately, though, I got a feeling of serene comfort from the wonderful staff here. As my weeks went by, more and more the program offered here hel...

Burd

Sunflower is an outstanding treatment facility! All the counselors and tech staff are very knowledgeable, patient and show concern for each client. The group classes are well-planned, and help learn a...

CB

Sunflower Wellness has really taught me some great skills and tools to continue down my road of recovery! With the supportive and caring staff here i am off to a great start of my recovery! So glad i ...

Rodney

Great staff and techs.

Robin

I am clean 61 days today and this place was great and gave me my life back. My counselor was great. They met all my needs. cooked the best meals ever !

Elliott

Excellent place to get your life back on track!!

Jacob

amazing place, saved my life and many others, thanks

Ss

a good place to learn how live sobor

Dein

Sunflower has given a life worth living and tools to maintain a future worth striving for. I came to this program an 8 year addict with nothing but the clothes on my back and left a with more than sob...

Tammy Muel

If it wasn't for this treatment center I wouldn't have the skills and tools to make it out in the real world. The staff and care takers are the most helpful in the recovery program.I would recommend S...

Alex

THIS PLACE REALLY HELPS. THEY LET YOU USE YOUR PHONE TO TALK TO LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS AND THAT HELPS A LOT. THE FOOD IS AMAZING AND THE COUNSOLORS ARE TO. ALL THE STAFF HERE ARE REALLY HELPFUL

Michael

Great place to work it out!

MJ

Great staff, very organized program and helped me out a lot. The chef bakes amazing cookies everyday! Thanks Sunflower

Terry

Sunflower Wellness has been a very beneficial part of my recovery efforts. I would recommend this facility to anyone that asks me about my experience here or for any information about where to go for ...

Liz

If I had enough money and insurance cover it out actually go back again. Has potential to be a very good rehab. Really accept you for who you are and a great bunch of people. When I went there and her...

Al

Was terrified going in. It was busy, lotsa patients and lotsa activity. Saying that tho, I was also going thru heavy withdrawal. I ended staying 45 days instead of the customary 30. It saved me. I wis...

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...

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...

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 ...

Jws

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

Kyle

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

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...

BJ

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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...

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...

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...

Kayla

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

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.

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.

JJ

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

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...

Jim

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

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

Jeff

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

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

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...

CJW

Excellent treatment center. The staff is amazing.

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...

Tjs

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

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...

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 ...

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...

Lws

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

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...

W S

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

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.

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 ...

Jimmy

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


Areas of Focus
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.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance, encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives, and teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change. Its meetings are educational and include open discussions. SMART Recovery advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments and evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves.

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.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you for everything you have done for me. You have made me a better person and I owe you my life.
    Anonymous
Key Staff Members
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    Maria Ortiz-Towner - Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

    Maria Ortiz-Towner is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. She has been in the addiction field doing inpatient and outpatient treatment since 1999. She has worked with adolescents, adult and families during this time. Maria started out early in her career as an Intensive Supervision Officer for adults in Johnson, Wyandotte and Sedgwick Counties. While doing this she realized that the majority of her clients were engaging in criminal activity in order to support their ever growing alcohol and drug habits. It was at that point that she decided to work on her Masters degree in Marriage and Family therapy. Shortly after graduation she went to work at Hutchinson Maximum Correctional Facility to do therapy with Sexual Offenders. Once again alcohol and drug addiction played a major role in these offenders acting out behaviors. As a result she tested out for her licensed clinical addiction counselor license and began to work in the addiction field. Maria went to work originally in an outpatient substance abuse program as the director of adolescent services. From there she opened up her own private private practice where she worked with individuals and families that suffered from both addiction and other mental health issues. After moving back to the Kansas City area Maria has worked at two different adult outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. While in these positions she has developed the treatment programs both in English and in Spanish. While here at Sunflower Wellness Retreat as the Lead Counselor she is reviewing and adding to an already excellent treatment program adding value to each and every session so as to insure that the clients are receiving the latest and best treatment information and therapy.

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    Tara Haddon - Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor

    Tara N. Haddon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kansas State University. During this time, she specialized and participated in behavioral neuroscience research examining the effects of amphetamine on c-fos levels in the brain’s reward pathway and locomotor sensitivity as well as the effects enrichment during childhood and adulthood has on amphetamine induced hyperactivity. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, Ms. Haddon continued her education, attaining her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Washburn University. She is currently licensed with the BSRB as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She began working in Community Mental Health specializing in Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, and Crisis Intervention. Ms. Haddon also has extensive experience in the corrections setting working with adult and juvenile sex offenders as well as independent private practice experience working with an array of clients with various issues. She has worked with adults, adolescents, children, couples, families, and clients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. When working with clients, Ms. Haddon takes into consideration each of her client’s specific wants and needs, incorporating a therapeutic approach that best fits the client. She is experienced at utilizing the approaches of: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, Family-Systems Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.

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    Judy Kay - LCPC, LCAC

    Judy Kay graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a BS in Psychology and Social Welfare. She received her MA in Counseling from The Alfred Adler Institute of Professional Psychology- Chicago. Ms. Kay is licensed in Kansas both as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC). She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. Throughout her over 35 years of work with all ages in mental health, dual disorders and addictions, she has also completed specialized training and certification as a therapist and clinical supervisor in the Community Reinforcement Approach and GAIN while managing a three-year SAMSHA grant funded program for dually diagnosed adolescents. She has over 25 years of supervisory experience in Community Mental Health Centers and intermediate facilities creating and maintaining programs for dual disorders, women & children’s programs, grant writing, and managing grant funded and Medicaid funded programs.

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    Maggie Oliver - LAC

    16 years as Licensed Mental Health Technician before becoming an APPS Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor in 1996. Licensed by the State of Kansas in 2011. Experience in Medical/Social Detox Care and Treatment and Dual Diagnosis