Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Boise State University’s Advanced Standing Social Work Program in May of 2013. Erica’s professional background has been in substance abuse, crisis intervention, family therapy, trauma therapy, vulnerable population advocacy, and working within the LGBT community. She finds passion in getting to the underlying cause of ongoing struggles for clients. Erica consistently works towards encouraging and motivating clients to seek ongoing change in life to better their circumstance. Erica continues to contribute to, and advocate for, the addict and alcoholic recovery community. She finds that working in this field is not only rewarding but life changing, as well. Erica is excited to continue to grow professionally within NorthPoint Recovery.
The Evergreen at NorthPointADD YOUR REVIEW
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Our facility is fully licensed and we pride ourselves on providing a safe treatment environment for our staff and clients. The property has been completely remodeled to offer a clean and spacious experience for drug and alcohol treatment, and we look forward to helping you and your loved ones regain control and independence in your life.
The Evergreen at NorthPoint 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
- Intensive Outpatient
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.
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.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
- 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.
- 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.
- Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
- Eating Disorder Treatment
Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.
Im really proud to be apart of Evergreen at Northpoint since they were the ones that helped me through the darkest time of my life. They thought me real life tools I could actually use in the real world that actually work something I wouldn't of learned on my own. The staff really cares here and gives there ALL each and everyday something that was very visible throughout my stay at Northpoint. I'm really blessed to be apart of Evergreen at Northpoint.Zach P.
Amazing program. I am now on my was to an addiction free life thanks to the staff and everything I learned. ThanksSherri D.
What a great program, I learned a lot and was surrounded by people who actually cared! Highly recommend!Chad K.
The best outpatient care one can get, hands down. Caring and qualified staff, a private, new and clean facility. This model of outpatient saved my life, and having counselors that understood me and what I was going through made the difference (the majority are in recovery themselves) The facility is clean, new, and beautiful. This is the place to find recovery.Seana M
Erica Lopez - LCSW, LCPC/ Director of Clinical Services
Mike Biggins - CADC/Director of Program
Michael Biggins M.Ed, CADC has been in the treatment services for the last 10 years. Michael has held positions as a crisis intervention specialist, counselor, assistant drug court coordinator, treatment supervisor and program director. Michael has worked in nearly all adult treatment modalities - from conflict resolution for violent offenders to court supervised treatment for a diverse adult addicted population to treatment care for opiate sufferers to self-determined outpatient services to inpatient adult treatment services to education for patients, families and the community. Michael brings a supportive, patient-centered, strength-based approach to the multidisciplinary team at NorthPoint Recovery. Michael recognizes the treatment focused, 24-hour structured, holistic care offered by the NorthPoint program affords patients the greatest opportunity for success and he is proud to be a member of the team of clinicians.
Connie Guy - LMHC/Primary Counselor
Connie is credentialed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee. Connie has been working in the mental health field for 21 years in residential treatment, corrections, as a social worker and as a licensed mental health counselor in community mental health settings, medical settings and in private practice. Connie is passionate about the work she does with individuals, groups and families and working to provide a path of healing for all. Connie works from a framework of understanding that each client has unique strengths and abilities that empower them to build a “life worth living” as well as work with Connie to develop a treatment plan that is most effective for them according to their skills, abilities and support systems. Connie has an understanding that the way that we think influences the way that we feel and that this impacts the way the we behave. Connie uses interventions that enable the person to learn new ways to think and feel in order to change the way that they behave over the long term. Connie received a bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and holds a Master’s of science degree in mental health counseling from Capella University. Connie lives in Monroe with her husband and daughter and is excited to be a part of the Northpoint Recovery Team.