Willow Springs Center

1.8 (8 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
690 Edison Way
Reno, NV 89502
8888411499 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Drug and alcohol addiction is a complex illness, and long term sobriety takes more than active parenting and good intentions. The earlier the substance abuse begins, the more likely it will become a serious issue – posing a greater challenge for adolescents. Residential addiction treatment at Willow Springs Center is centered in the Ascent Program. The philosophy of this program is recovery is an ongoing journey which begins upon admission and continues throughout the person’s life. This is a valuable component to the patients’ clinical work and impacts their overall mental health treatment.

Willow Springs Center 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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I recently discharged from Willow Spring\'s DBT Program this October and was there for about two months and two weeks. I was surprised they accepted Medicaid and the quality of the treatment there. I ...


This place is only for juvenile delinquents. Everyone is there my court mandate, not voluntarily. Do NOT send your child there for treatment. Doctor lied to us. He was placed in a filthy room. Therapy...


I was a patient at Willow Springs not too long ago and I would not recommend it. For one thing, the food makes you gain weight like crazy. I was on residential counsel, and that was one of the most co...


My daughter was at Willow Springs for 6 weeks in 2016 . We had MANY complaints: (\'She\' is my daughter) My daughter was never given a peer mentor to help her admission or adjust. We agree that ...


Dude, this place isn\'t even two star, TBH. they were not LGBT friendly. I reported bullying to administrators as well as staff. They did nothing. here\'s the thing... I got worse after attending WSC...


This place is one of the worse of the worst place ever,if you love your child never send them there,no compation or care for them. You pay to much for them to do nothing to help, the food that they ...


This was 32,000 a month and a total waste of money and time. Did not teach anything in 3 months. Total disappointment .

Areas of Focus
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.

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.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Dana M. Arlien, MD
    Dana M. Arlien, MD - Medical Director

    Dana M. Arlien, MD is the medical director at Willow Spring Center. She has an undying compassion for the quality of medical services for those entrusted to our care. An accomplished author, avid outdoors person and the recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships, Dr. Arlien is a former participant in NASA’s Space Life Sciences Training Program. She completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine, where she was chief fellow for child and adolescent psychiatry. She is licensed to practice medicine in the State of Nevada. She earned her doctorate from the University of Nevada, Reno, and her bachelor’s degree with honors in neurobiology, physiology and behavior at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Arlien received the Outstanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident Award in 2006 from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Photo of David Briggs, LCSW, LCADC
    David Briggs, LCSW, LCADC - Director of Clinical Services

    As director of clinical services at Willow Springs Center, David Briggs, LCSW, LCADC is responsible for the therapeutic programs for all patients. He is also the director of Willow Springs’ Outpatient Program. Previously, Briggs was manager of Willow Springs’ Ascent Program for substance abuse treatment, where he developed a comprehensive treatment approach based on the matrix model on addictions. Earlier in his career as an alcohol and drug program coordinator and youth advisor with Washoe County Juvenile Services at Wittenberg Hall, Briggs facilitated group educational and counseling sessions with detained adolescents, trained probation officers and related professionals and evaluated programs using evidence-based techniques.