High Focus Centers Opens Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment Program in Evans, Georgia
ALTOONA, PA – November 21, 2022 – High Focus Centers announced today the opening of an outpatient treatment program in Evans, Georgia for adult men and women diagnosed with common mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar and co-occurring mental health/chemical dependency in the CRSA and surrounding counties. Just twelve miles northwest of Augusta, the new location in Evans marks High Focus Centers’ fourth outpatient program in Georgia along with Marietta, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek and fourteenth across North Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia and Connecticut, offering a full continuum of individualized, evidence-based treatment options for adolescents and adults. The [...]
High Focus Centers Opens Outpatient Treatment Program in Farmington, Connecticut
ALTOONA, PA – July 20, 2022 – High Focus Centers announced today the opening of an outpatient treatment program in Farmington, Connecticut for adolescents ages 13-17 diagnosed with a mental health, substance use and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. The new location in Farmington marks High Focus Centers’ second outpatient program in Connecticut and fourteenth across North Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia and Connecticut offering a full continuum of individualized, evidence-based treatment options for adolescents and adults. The experienced clinical team at the Farmington program utilizes therapeutic models and two levels of structured outpatient services including Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs [...]
Trauma Recovery: 6 Ways Your Body Can Be an Ally
Written by Gwen Blumberg Islam, LSW, Clinician for High Focus Centers in Paramus Often after experiencing trauma, the body can start to feel disconnected or even like the enemy, and reconnecting to it can be a scary thing to consider. There was likely a time when being in your body was a painful place to be, and it might have seemed safer, and even necessary, to disconnect from it. There’s a good chance your body might still experience pain or discomfort as a result of past trauma, and it’s only natural to have an initial urge to avoid that. However, [...]
Creating a Self-Soothing Kit: Tip of the Day
Michael Fenimore, LPC, an adult psychiatric clinician at High Focus Centers in Freehold, New Jersey, discusses self-soothing as a coping skill during times of stress. Learn how to create a “self-soothing kit” for yourself that engages all five senses and can be a calming resource when you experience feelings of distress or vulnerable moments in your life.
High Focus Centers Opens New Outpatient Treatment Facility in Norwalk, CT
High Focus Centers, a Joint Commission accredited provider of outpatient behavioral healthcare treatment for individuals suffering with mental health, substance use, and eating disorders, announced today that it will open a new location on February 21, 2020 in Norwalk, Connecticut. This facility offers structured mental health programs for children and teenagers aged 10 through 18 diagnosed with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders. The new location in Norwalk, Connecticut is the eighth High Focus Centers site and employs a multidisciplinary team including licensed clinicians and psychiatrists. Patients will have access to an array of services including group, individual and family therapy in [...]
Finding Alcohol-Free Activities in New Jersey
Now that you’re in the recovery phase of alcoholism, you may find your usual go-to activities are no longer an option. Finding fun and interesting activities to keep busy that don’t involve drinking are key to your recovery. New Jersey has many alcohol-free activities, so you can have a great time while maintaining sobriety! Dry Towns New Jersey is known for its “dry” towns, meaning areas that don’t sell alcohol. This could include restaurants that don’t serve alcohol but may or may not allow BYOB. Many of these places are family friendly and don’t have a party vibe. Of the [...]
New Jersey’s Opioid Prescription Law
Governor Chris Christie’s new law on stricter opioid prescription regulations went into effect May 16, 2017. The new law is to combat against the growing rate of opioid related deaths that is taking a toll on New Jersey families. According to the CDC, approximately 1,600 people died in New Jersey of drug overdoses in 2015. More data from the CDC show that the rate of heroin and fentanyl deaths in New Jersey has started to outpace the national average. When New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino learned that 8 out of 10 overdose deaths began with prescription painkillers, immediate action was [...]
Paying for Treatment: New Jersey Parity Laws
The federal parity law requires equality between behavioral health services and other medical care. New Jersey parity laws extend those rights.
The Joint Commission Renews Accreditation for High Focus Centers
Following their intensive survey, on August 26, 2016 The Joint Commission announced that High Focus Centers has received a renewal of its full three-year accreditation. An accreditation by the Joint Commission represents a behavioral healthcare provider’s commitment to maintaining a high standard of care within its facilities and ensuring that treatment and services are provided in a safe and professional manner. This accreditation assures clients, families and the public that High Focus meets or exceeds nationally-recognized criteria for quality and delivery of behavioral health services. In awarding accreditation, the Joint Commission examines a multitude of standards, including but not limited to Environment of Care, Human Resource [...]
High Focus Centers to Open Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Camden County
High Focus Centers announced it will soon be opening its seventh outpatient treatment location in Cherry Hill, NJ. Adults and adolescents in the Camden County area will have access to intensive outpatient and partial care programs designed to help clients and families overcome their challenges with mental illness and substance abuse in the least restrictive setting possible. Having successfully treated thousands of individuals struggling with mental illness and/or addiction over the past twenty years, High Focus Centers announced it will soon be opening its seventh outpatient treatment location in Cherry Hill, NJ. Adults and adolescents in the Camden County area will have access to intensive outpatient [...]
Evening Psychiatric & Co-Occurring IOP in Freehold Now Open!
High Focus Centers has always sought to provide patients with the highest quality behavioral health services in the least restrictive setting possible. Our model promotes a healthy and smooth transition back to prior levels of functioning. A large part of this includes restoring the ability to attend school, work, or address the many responsibilities that never disappear. For many of our psychiatric patients, we are seeing that they are ready to make this transition, even though their current disposition calls for continued structured treatment. For this reason High Focus Centers in Freehold is now offering EVENING Psychiatric & Co-Occurring Intensive [...]
High Focus Centers Now On Sober Grid!
High Focus Centers is proud to announce that it will be providing another resource for alumni and those in the local recovery community. Sober Grid will now be available at no cost for all High Focus Centers alumni, and Sober Grid members can join an online HFC alumni group that will provide daily inspiration, opportunities to build sober connections, and up-to-date news about community events. Sober Grid is a mobile app designed for those in recovery from addiction. Like Facebook, it allows users to build a profile and post to a newsfeed. However, each user has the option to protect [...]