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The Exclusive Hawaii

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5.0
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31-631 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Hakalau, Hawaii 96710

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

  • Executive
  • Luxury
  • Oceanfront
  • Private/Secluded

Facility Highlights

Acupuncture

New Life Direction Coaching Program

Experiential Engagement Therapy (EET)

Emotional Fluidity

Customized Bodywork: Massage, Structural Integration, Cranial Sacral

Mindful Inquiry

Core Belief Restructuring (CBR)

Nutritional Counseling

EMDR & EFT

Philosophy

The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center is a secluded, small eight-bed facility tucked away on a private estate offering a state-of-the-art non-12 step, holistic addiction treatment program. We believe to conquer addiction, it is essential to treat the whole person rather than a single symptom. We address chemical imbalances created by alcohol and drugs and focus on releasing previous trauma and unresolved pain. Our proprietary Core Belief Restructuring approach restructures the hidden beliefs that otherwise hold clients back and combines experiential learning with cognitive learning. We offer one of the most customized treatment programs in the country with exceptional services and amenities. From the very first day clients entrust themselves to our care, and running concurrent with their addiction recovery program, clients will participate in relapse prevention and our individualized New Life Direction process. Together we help clients assemble the building blocks they need to live a renewed and passionate life and teach the skills to overcome old addiction triggers. By the time clients leave The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center, their new life has already begun! We teach clients how being authentic, vulnerable and connected will naturally take the place of addictive behaviors. We share our philosophy of non-judgment and unconditional acceptance, and love of self and others. We’re committed to creating a cocoon of safety and warmth that allows clients to immerse themselves fully into the program. We realize that when clients are facing their shadow and their past, it may be the hardest thing they’ve ever done, and we make it as comfortable as possible.

Testimonials

  • "I feel better physically and mentally. I also really appreciated the new life approach. I feel like I have a clear goal in mind for my future and a path that has been constructed that will lead me to get to my goals."
  • "I'm going home a new person, ready for a fresh start, a completely different person than I was thirty days ago. I’m very happy. I have a plan and methods of use to continue the work on myself into the future."
  • "I could not imagine I would have grown so much in a month and it was a very challenging and rewarding experience all in one"
  • "I struggled with addiction for years. Working with Jean-François is the only thing that has ever really worked! I use the skills he taught me every day and find them very effective for keeping me on track and moving forward in a positive and healthy way."
  • "Before I came to The Exclusive, my life was spiraling down like you wouldn’t believe. I was drinking close to one liter of scotch a day and my wife and kids were ready to leave me. I was feeling worthless and depressed. At The Exclusive I learnt that alcohol wasn’t my real problem, my real problem was things inside me, some beliefs inside me that were hurting me bad enough to where I felt that I had to go and escape through the bottle of alcohol and once I started uncovering those truths, it was pretty amazing the way I started feeling and realizing that, that’s true. Although I know I would never drink alcohol again, I now have the tools that I was taught here at the center, how to really deal with life in a more positive way, where I no longer beat myself up and I’m a lot happier."

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Dr. Julie Brush
Medical Director

Dr. Julie Brush is a graduate of National University of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland, Oregon. She was the recipient of the Helfgott Research Institute Student Research Scholarship in 2005 for her work studying the immune-stimulating properties of herbs. For the past 12 years, she has been practicing at 2BWell clinics in Lake Oswego and Portland, Oregon as a family physician. In January 2018, she and her family moved to the beautiful Big Island where she served as the Medical Director at the Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat until June 2018. She has completed additional training with Dr. Ben Lynch on the subject of MTHFR genetic mutations and impact on health, with Dr. Dan Carter to learn Bowen therapy, and with Dr. Dick Thom on UNDA drainage. She is an active member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians and of the Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians and is certified in IV Therapy. As a NUNM graduate, Julie has completed extensive medical training in both primary care and naturopathic medicine. She practices under a new paradigm of health care. In this paradigm, you, the patient, are listened to, you are given the tools to achieve optimum health and you are an active participant in your health care. This is an individualized approach that honors your unique history. The naturopathic approach seeks to identify and treat the cause of disease, which both treats acute issues and prevents future health problems.

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Jean-Francois Benoist
Co-Founder & Program Director

Jean-François Benoist is the creator of Core Belief Restructuring (CBR), upon which The Exclusive treatment program is based. He is a certified professional counselor trained at The Option Institute International Learning and Training Center. He began his studies in human development and empowerment in 1983 with Robert Hargrove and Relationships, Inc., and has been deeply involved in mentoring others for over twenty years. Author of The Exclusive Guide to Becoming Deeply Happy, Jean-François has a depth of experience in helping individuals, couples and families address and heal issues involving addictions, physical violence, sexual abuse, relationship concerns, bereavement, critical health challenges, eating disorders, conflict resolution, and depression. He is versed in individual therapy as well as group counseling. The direct correlation between deeply-held beliefs and painful addictions is Jean-François' highly-refined specialty. He is highly experienced and rigorously trained in a Socratic methodology and deep listening, enabling him to impart powerful life-changing skills that create immediate results.

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Joyce Marvel-Benoist
Co-Founder, Center Director & Counselor

Joyce is a longtime consultant and pragmatic problem solver, having worked to empower individuals, families and companies for nearly 30 years. Known for her consistent, authentic and passionate optimism, Joyce inspires her clients to clearly identify their life’s work and do what it takes to move beyond addiction into a truly fulfilling life of purpose. Applying her focused intuition and deep compassion, she serves as a seasoned guide adept at finding real, accessible and even joyful solutions to the often heartbreaking problems that have resulted from substance abuse. Trained and certified in multiple approaches, Joyce has developed a unique style that encompasses palpable tenderness; fierce truth telling; verbalizing the unseen, the unsaid and the forbidden; and embracing the whole person. Joyce’s approach is lively and highly participatory as she leads transformative, innovative programs including: Laughter Yoga, Life Purpose Life Passion, Empowering the Family and What’s Great About It!.

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Laura Wade
Therapist/CSAC

Our resident CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor), Laura’s overflowing acceptance supports people in facing and re-authoring events that hold the most sway in their lives. With an MA in psychological counseling and specialty in systemic counseling for couples and families, she utilizes Core Belief Restructuring, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and experiential exercises to support clients in making lasting changes. As a neurological enthusiast, she weaves psychological education with exercises and skills to release stress from the nervous system and pilots clients in restructuring neural pathways. She is passionate about creating space for clients to practice authentic and vulnerable communication, which supports people in increasing the meaningful connections in their lives. Utilizing trauma informed practices, Laura worked as a sexual assault crisis counselor, lead groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual assault, and hosted workshops on trauma in family systems, counseling sexual minorities, and spirituality in therapy.

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5.0
Excellent
This was my 4th treatment center and i am so grateful and blessed to have gone. I have never felt so loved and cared for in a treatment center before. The staff is AMAZING the food is AMAZING the accommodations are (again) AMAZING. I had the highest quality care I have EVER received. The groups are so useful and I felt so prepared for real life after. The longest I could stay sober before I went was 2 months. After I left I was sober in total for 4 and a half. I did slip but they gave me the tools to get right back to where I was and I have almost a month again. Their after care program has helped so much. Twice a week I speak with one of the counselors and she is AMAZING. THANK YOU GUYS FOR GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK. I have never felt more happy or free or prepared to handle life. If you’re looking for an amazing treatment center in the most beautiful healing environment THIS IS THE PLACE. I’d go back for vacation if I could but I’m now employed full time (which they prepared me for). My life is amazing beyond my wildest dreams. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
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5.0
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Beautiful, serene property and cozy home. Every meal is made to order, with love and is so amazing. The staff are the most committed, loving, kind, people who are doing what they were born for. The owners are so creative with meeting every person idividuals needs. Truly an amazing place to heal. Sometimes the cows moo really loud. I was court ordered for 90 days. I was taking adderral and also had autoimmune issues. I was so sad and torn to leave my kids who were 12 and 14 at the time and getting there was half the battle. Smelling the Hawaiin air, seeing the beautiful home and property and being met with such kindness and compassion eased my anxiety. The days were filled with teaching, discovery, art, play, exercise, delicious meals, laughter, tears, rest and self care. They are teachers of life with a lot of experience. And they actually practice what they preach. Some days I was really angry or sad and it was all accepted. That's the part I was most blown away by. There's nothing I could say or do that would make them treat me differently. They love and accept and are compassionate and kind because that's what they choose to do and be. No matter how I am that's how they are. I felt safe to explore the traumas of my past and look at my beliefs and how they shaped my life and to do it without judgment. I went back for more healing a few different times after that for a total of six months. The Exclusive Hawaii is truly a place of healing and has forever changed my life because of the vision, dedication and love that they live and give.
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5.0
Excellent
Real deep level effectiveness excellent caring staff Unique and life changing program. This program is different than anything else out there. It really helped us address the deepest underlying issues to make permanent changes in our lives
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5.0
Excellent
The Exclusive excels at customized experiential therapeutic work, which focuses on the underlying issues of the substance abuse. The center is like a loving family; all the staff care deeply about their work. The internet can be slow on cloudy days, yet there's plenty of offerings to keep one engaged on working on themselves. The therapeutic work, while delivered with loving acceptance and care, may be some of the most challenging experiences of your life. While it may be difficult to look at the pain, trauma, and denial connected with substance abuse, the therapists here will guide you steadfast in this process.
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5.0
Excellent
customized therapy according to individual appropriateness; caring, nonjudgmental staff; beautiful location; nutritious, tasty food, accommodating individuals' needs. You will hear cows sometimes; they are nearby. I have worked there since 2011 and I have seen the staff develop over time, personally and professionally. We are dedicated to being of service in the most consciously elevated way, no matter where the clients are on their life journey.
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5.0
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This facility offers individually focused treatment supporting the history, beliefs, body orientation, and trauma that underlies struggles with addiction. The team facilitates a full holistically-minded program to support recovery, integration, meaning-making, and continued healing and wellness. This facility requires a client's commitment to look at underlying issues and work at a deep level to understand the root causes of addiction, which involves a strong work-ethic and curiosity from clients. The staff approaches all clients with honesty, compassion, integrity, and support for growth and change. The staff works together to insure continuity of care.
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5.0
Excellent
Deeply compassionate and well trained staff, offering a very effective yet unique approach. Wish it was available in more locations. When I placed my son in the Exclusive Hawaii program, I was feeling very afraid. He seemed so troubled and so distant for so many years that I doubted that I would ever be able to have a meaningful relationship with him again. Toward the end of his 30 day stay, I went to the center and spent a couple of days going through the process with him. It was not easy... he had a lot of anger with me and they helped him to release that anger by allowing him the safe space to hurl his intense feelings and rage directly at me. I was stunned, but as I sat in that line of fire with openness and a willingness to hear him (with a lot of help and coaching from the treatment staff) I was amazed to observe him go through a transition from deep wounding and pain to a place of re connection and love. Four years later that love is still present and he is sober and moving forward in many positive ways. I am so grateful!
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5.0
Excellent
Strengths: location, staff, treatment modality...excellent. Weaknesses: no intravenous nutrient support.The amount of support from the entire team throughout is unheard of. The method is revolutionary. I feel transformed since starting their 2 months ago. It was an unforgettable experience.
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