Archive for December, 2015

cottonwood

December 11th, 2015

Recently, I was invited to Cottonwood (formerly called Cottonwood de Tucson) for their Professional’s Day. Cottonwood has been on my radar since the mid-90′s but I never knew too much about their particular program. As a result of spending time on their campus as well as meeting much of their clinical staff, I can say that I am very impressed with what they have to offer. What sets them apart from the crowd is the following:

1. private, family-owned (not corporate)
2. cohesive staff with lots of longevity (10, 15, 20 years)
3. an optimistic, proud atmosphere in spite of the complexities of their cases
4. teenage girls unit designed as a gender-specific treatment
5. comfortable setting without luxurious amenities

All in all, the program and the clinical staff seemed genuine, down-to-earth and clinically-sound. It was a pleasure getting to know their model and how they work with the co-occurring disorders population. I also recommend their 4-day assessment program if you have a client “stuck” in his/her therapy and they can benefit from a multi-disciplinary team assessment with fresh eyes.