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Who We Are

The positive psychology model of PERMA+ is at the heart of Visit Health Recovery’s treatment philosophy. Research has shown that this approach significantly improves physical health, vitality, job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and commitment within organizations.

Our Mission

Visit Health Recovery’s mission is to provide customized care and treatment to address the mental, physical, and spiritual problems that accompany addiction. We focus on holistic and evidence-based interventions that provide people with the necessary tools to achieve a successful recovery.

An Integrated Recovery Model for Individualized Treatment

Our model is designed to help clients effectively recover from addiction while respecting and validating each individual's unique needs, values, and experiences.
 

The program uses evidence-based interventions employed by licensed professionals to provide a thorough assessment of each case and create an individual treatment plan to support clients in their personal paths to recovery.
 

We adhere to the positive psychology model of PERMA+ to treatment, which research has shown significantly improves physical health, vitality, job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and commitment within organizations (Kern, Waters, Alder, & White, 2014).

 

Our holistic, state-of-the-art curriculum focuses on nutrition, exercise, yoga, meditation, art therapy, and acupuncture.

Visit Health Recovery programs will collaborate and assist with aftercare. This may include coordination with community supports such as 12 Step Programs, peer recovery, mental health therapy, and other supportive networks to facilitate sustained recovery. Aftercare plans may also include therapy with family and or significant others. Aftercare planning will be provided per individual clients needs and request.

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Our Programs

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our program offers 12 hours of group and individual therapies weekly. It is designed to help clients improve their performance across all aspects of daily life. We integrate evidence-based treatments and holistic methods to provide a unique treatment experience backed by the latest research.

Current IOP therapies offered:

  • Positive Psychology for Addiction (PERMA)

  • Mindfulness Relapse Prevention

  • Health and Wellness

  • Seeking Safety and Finding Your Best Self

Residential Treatment Program

We provide a full-service residential treatment program for individuals struggling with addiction. Our goal is to create a safe and relaxing environment, while providing temporary housing and support. Our staff is dedicated to helping people recover and learn the skills to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Residential Facility details:

  • 24/7 residential monitoring and support

  • On-site wellness programs

  • Tranquil setting with plenty of outdoor space

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Meet the Team

The Visit Health Recovery Los Gatos team comprises mental health professionals offering a range of knowledge and expertise. Each member is united in their dedication to our holistic approach to healing and recovery.

Kevin Kuhlow

Kevin Kuhlow

Executive Director

MS LAADC-LR-1001621

As Visit Health Recovery's Executive Director, Kevin brings over 15 years of executive leadership experience and 10 years of counseling and executive performance coaching to the team. After working on his own recovery, Kevin obtained his Masters in Addiction Counseling and began work on his speciality of organizational psychology with a focus on performance improvement. His passion for researching and applying habits of top performers and incorporating them into advanced evidence-based treatment for addiction and substance use allows him to build customized, solutions-based treatment plans for the patients he serves. Using a model focused on the five dimensions of wellness, his goal is to help clients manage stress and live a more integrated and flourishing life.

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George Baez

Operations Manager

George is a passionate and experienced healthcare professional with over 35 years of diverse experience in business operations, substance use navigation, and end-of-life consulting. He is a certified death doula and has worked in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, startups, and clinics, where he has demonstrated his skills in data analysis, project management, compliance, training, and customer service. He has also contributed to the improvement of healthcare equality and accessibility for marginalized populations, such as LGBTQ+ and substance use disorder patients. In his personal time, he provides end-of-life consulting services to individuals and their families dealing with the challenges of end-of-life care. He is passionate about helping people live and die with dignity, grace, and compassion.

Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders

Program Director

CADC II | ICADC #A063210923

Jason brings almost 15 years of leadership experience to the Program Director role, and has used this experience to inform his methods of addiction recovery treatment since 2014. Jason plays a vital role in the implementation of Visit Health’s policies and procedures to best align with today’s demands for evidence-based treatment practices. He brings his extensive experience in addiction treatment to the role, and uses a compassionate and motivating counseling style to aide those struggling with addiction and substance abuse. Jason joined the team because he believes strongly that Visit Health Recovery has created an environment where an individual can truly discover their purpose, passion, and principles. Combining his education and life experiences, Jason’s goal is to show others that they can become the best version of themselves and thrive in today's stressful world.

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Katie Conway

Counselor

Katie is a compassionate Substance Abuse Counselor at Visit Health Recovery, serving as a guiding light in the journey of sobriety. As a woman in recovery herself, Katie holds a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification, infusing her work with a deep understanding and empathy. Specializing in Client-Centered Therapy, she tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each individual she supports. Katie is a driving force in Process Groups, guiding clients through their journey of self-discovery and healing. Her expertise extends to Relapse Prevention, Conscious Recovery, and Health and Wellness, empowering others to reclaim control over their lives. Through individual counseling, she provides personalized care, recognizing the importance of addressing the specific challenges each person faces. Katie's journey is a testament to the transformative power of recovery, and she brings this strength and optimism to her role as a counselor. Outside the counseling room, Katie cherishes simple joys – an avid reader inspired by literature, finding tranquility in beach walks, reflection and mindfulness through her travels, and maintaining an overall well-being through regular gym visits.

Carmen Rivera

Carmen Rivera

CADCII - Substance Abuse Specialist 

Carmen Rivera holds a CADCII Substance Abuse credential, which she acquired over 26 years ago from San Jose City College. Her professional focus lies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) within group and individual settings, with a particular emphasis on serving the Bilingual Latino Community. Carmen is well-versed in therapeutic modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In her current position at Visit Health Recovery, Carmen's responsibilities include implementing various group therapy approaches, modalities, and innovative techniques to support individuals in their recovery journey. She is attentive to the individualized nature of treatment while maintaining an overarching goal of establishing a secure and supportive environment for clients to address life stressors, such as trauma, childhood experiences, and substance use challenges. Outside her professional sphere, Carmen enjoys spending time with her family. Activities like going to the movies, walking her dogs, and attending family events are among her preferred leisure pursuits. Carmen also finds immense joy in the company of her grandchildren.

Our Intensive Outpatient Center and a Residential Treatment Facility provide patients the necessary tools to get their lives back.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions
about our Intensive Outpatient Services

  1. What is intensive outpatient treatment (IOP)?
    Intensive outpatient treatment is a structured, non-residential program that offers a comprehensive level of care for individuals dealing with substance use disorders. It involves a combination of therapy, counseling, and support while allowing participants to continue with their daily lives.

     

  2. Who is a good candidate for intensive outpatient treatment?
    IOP is suitable for individuals who require a higher level of support than traditional outpatient services but do not need 24-hour supervision. It's an excellent option for those with moderate addiction issues or as a step-down from residential treatment.
     

  3. What services are offered in an intensive outpatient program?
    Our IOP in Los Gatos, CA includes group and individual therapy, counseling, psychoeducation, relapse prevention, and support group participation. Our programs are designed to address the unique needs of each participant. For more information on our treatments and services, click here.

     

  4. How long does intensive outpatient treatment typically last?
    The duration of IOP varies as we cater to the needs of our individual client’s needs, but is typically eight weeks.

     

  5. What types of addiction are treated in intensive outpatient programs?
    Our IOP’s are designed to address a range of substance use disorders, including alcohol, drugs, prescription medications, and behavioral addictions.

     

  6. What is the admission process like for intensive outpatient treatment?
    To start the admission process, individuals can contact us here, or call our Los Gatos team at (650) 331-0134. We'll conduct an assessment to determine the appropriate level of care and guide you through the necessary paperwork.

     

  7. Are family members involved in the intensive outpatient treatment process?
    Yes, family involvement is encouraged. We offer family therapy sessions and educational resources to help loved ones understand addiction, provide support, and contribute to the recovery process.
     

  8. What makes your intensive outpatient program different?
    Our IOP stands out for its flexible scheduling, evidence-based therapies, experienced and caring staff, and a supportive community. We prioritize individualized care and work with participants to develop personalized treatment plans.

     

  9. How is confidentiality maintained in intensive outpatient treatment?
    We prioritize confidentiality and adhere to strict privacy policies. Information shared during treatment is kept confidential within legal and ethical boundaries.
     

  10. What happens after completing intensive outpatient treatment?
    After completing the program, we provide aftercare planning, ongoing support, and resources to help individuals maintain their recovery. This may include continued outpatient therapy, support groups, and relapse prevention strategies.
     

  11. Do you accept insurance, and what are the payment options for intensive outpatient treatment?
    We accept various insurance plans, and our admissions team can assist in verifying coverage. Additionally, we offer flexible payment options and financial assistance for those without insurance coverage. Please note, we do not accept Medi-cal patients in California currently.

     

  12. What credentials and qualifications do staff members have in the intensive outpatient clinic?
    Our staff includes licensed and credentialed professionals with expertise in addiction treatment, counseling, therapy, and medical care. We take a multidisciplinary approach to address the diverse needs of our participants.

     

  13. Can I continue working while in intensive outpatient treatment?
    Yes, one of the benefits of IOP is that it allows participants to maintain their daily commitments, including work or school, while receiving intensive treatment during specified hours.

     

  14. Is there drug testing in the intensive outpatient program?
    Yes, we may conduct periodic drug testing as part of our commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive treatment environment. This helps monitor progress and maintain accountability.

     

  15. What support is available for dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders in intensive outpatient treatment?
    Our program is not equipped to address co-occurring disorders at this time.

     

  16. How do you handle relapse prevention in intensive outpatient treatment?
    Our program includes relapse prevention strategies, coping skills training, and ongoing support to empower individuals in maintaining sobriety. Participants also learn to identify triggers and develop a personalized plan for relapse prevention.

Frequently Asked Questions
about our Residential Treatment

  1. What is residential recovery?
    Residential recovery is a form of treatment where individuals live on-site in a supportive environment designed to address addiction. It provides intensive therapy, counseling, and a structured routine to facilitate lasting recovery.
     

  2. Who is a good candidate for residential recovery?
    Residential recovery is recommended for individuals with moderate to severe substance use disorders or those who require a highly structured and immersive treatment environment. It's suitable for those who may struggle with maintaining sobriety in their home environment.
     

  3. What services are offered in a residential recovery program?
    Our program includes individual and group therapy, counseling, educational sessions, recreational activities, and support group participation. We tailor our services to address the unique needs of each individual.
     

  4. How long does residential recovery typically last?
    The duration of residential recovery varies based on individual needs. On average, programs can range from 30 days to several months. The length is determined through ongoing assessments of progress and individualized treatment planning.
     

  5. What types of addictions are treated in residential recovery programs?
    Our program is designed to address a wide range of substance use disorders, including but not limited to alcohol, drugs, prescription medications, and behavioral addictions.
     

  6. What is the admission process like?
    To start the admission process, individuals can contact our admissions team. This typically involves a confidential assessment to determine the most appropriate level of care. Once accepted, our team will guide you through the necessary paperwork and preparations for your stay.
     

  7. Are family members involved in the recovery process?
    Yes, family involvement is encouraged. We offer family therapy sessions and educational resources to help loved ones understand addiction, provide support, and contribute to the recovery process.
     

  8. What amenities and accommodations are provided?
    Our residential facility offers comfortable living arrangements, nutritious meals, recreational spaces, and various amenities, including an onsite organic farming component to ensure a supportive and healing environment during your stay.
     

  9. How is confidentiality maintained?
    We take confidentiality seriously and adhere to strict privacy policies. All information shared during treatment is kept confidential within legal and ethical boundaries.
     

  10. What happens after completing the residential program?
    After completing the program, we offer aftercare services, ongoing support, and assistance in transitioning back to daily life through our Intensive Outpatient program also located in Los Gatos.
     

  11. What makes your residential recovery program different?
    Our program stands out for its personalized approach, experienced and compassionate staff, evidence-based therapies, and commitment to long-term success. We prioritize individual needs and provide a supportive community for healing.
     

  12. Do you accept insurance, and what are the payment options?
    We accept various insurance plans, and our admissions team can assist in verifying coverage. Additionally, we offer flexible payment options and financial assistance for those without insurance coverage. At this time, however, we do not accept Medi-cal patients.
     

  13. What credentials and qualifications do staff members have?
    Our staff consists of licensed and credentialed professionals with expertise in addiction treatment, counseling, therapy, and medical care. We prioritize a multidisciplinary approach to address the diverse needs of our clients.
     

  14. Can I visit the facility before enrolling?
    Yes, we encourage potential clients and their families to schedule a tour of our facility. This provides an opportunity to see the environment, meet the staff, and ask any additional questions. Call us at (650) 331-0134 to schedule a tour.
     

  15. How do you handle relapse prevention?
    Our program includes relapse prevention strategies, coping skills training, and ongoing support to empower individuals in maintaining sobriety. We also offer resources for continued support after leaving the program.
     

  16. Is there a follow-up or alumni program?
    Yes, we have a robust alumni program that provides ongoing support, networking opportunities, and events. Staying connected with our community can contribute to sustained recovery beyond the residential program.

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