ABOUT OLYMPIA HOUSE
Set on 140 acres of farmland in western Sonoma County in California, Olympia House provides a full continuum of substance abuse treatment services, including non-medical detoxification, traditional and intensive outpatient (IOP) care, residential treatment, and sober living homes for program alumni. According to its website, the center prioritizes diversity across cultural, socioeconomic, educational, familial, and religious backgrounds and is one of 355 (27.1 percent) centers in the state that offers specialized care for the LGBT community.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Olympia House takes a holistic approach to treatment and makes uses of a variety of treatment modalities such as the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, abstinence-based recovery programs like SMART Recovery and LifeRing, and peer support. Programs also offer loved ones weekly and monthly opportunities for family support and involvement.
Participants of both residential and outpatient treatment attend therapy in group settings. Throughout their stay, residents can expect to meet with their assigned psychologist and drug and alcohol counselor as many as three times a week. The IOP is typically completed over the course of eight weeks and meets for group counseling on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. IOP participants are also held to random drug testing.
Due to its unique farm-like setting, Olympia House offers ample opportunity for alternative therapies such as equine therapy, gardening, farm animal care, and, for those seeking an outlet for meditation and reflection, yoga and Tai Chi.
The center’s interdisciplinary treatment team consists of a consulting physician/addiction specialist, psychologists, nurses, counselors, and two licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs).
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Olympia House is a 32-bed facility, suggesting large availability given that the average number of beds in a residential facility was 18, as of 2016. Residents have the option to stay in private or semi-private rooms, and all meals are prepared on-site by an in-house chef. Options for vegetarian and vegan meals are also available upon request.
Other amenities include a game room, an exercise room, and an outdoor patio.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum surveyed by Rehabs.com to date noted having spent 28 days in treatment, and very much agreed that she would recommend the center to others. "The setting is lovely, the staff is loving and supportive and the psychotherapists were exceptional," she praised.
Olympia House also fared very well across secondary sources, such as on Yelp, where the center earned a 4.5-star average rating based on 11 reviews. In one positive comment, former client Christopher described Olympia House as “adaptive, flexible, and singularly focused on making each person’s life better.” His six hours a week in private counseling made a “dramatic” difference. “At Olympia House, I had everything I needed to be very comfortable and a program and staff solely focused on helping me overcome my addiction,” he wrote. A.J. commented that the atmosphere was filled with "compassion and empathy," and M.B. added that "the staff is kind, caring, compassionate, and extremely well educated."
Fellow alum B-ray benefited from the rehab’s psychotherapeutic treatment. “This is a great place for someone who wants evidence based treatment and who wants to explore the reasons behind their addictive behavior rather than blindly professing their powerlessness and relying on a spiritual solution,” he reported to Yelp.
Feedback was similarly positive on Google, where 10 useres produced an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars. Alum M.P. celebrated the program’s “new kinds of therapeutic approaches that heal the body, mind, and soul” and described the staff as “incredible” and “truly” caring people.
An even higher average rating of 4.7 stars out of five was given by 29 users on the center's Facebook page, which it management has the ability to edit.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The pair of family members surveyed by Rehabs.com to date had exclusively positive things to share on their loved ones' experiences here.
“Olympia House was outstanding dealing with our son, John, the father of a former client reported to Rehabs.com, awarding the center a perfect five stars for treatment effectiveness. “The facility is restful and the staff is friendly, professional, and effective. The fact they offer 'tune ups' for life demonstrates their commitment to supportive recovery.”
Cathie, another parent of a program alum, gave the facility five-star ratings for several areas including its holistic options, staff support, executive leadership, pricing, and inclusion of family members throughout recovery. Cathie also reported improvement in her child’s self-awareness, sense of confidence, and involvement in social gatherings. “Their motto is, "Whatever it takes," and that is what happens,” she wrote. “A gifted team with a purpose and commitment.”
Olympia House does not publish its rates online, but is in-network with major insurance plans like Aetna and Anthem Blue Cross.
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