Treatment Approach

Treatment Formula

Family-owned and operated, Defining Wellness Centers is a true labor of love. My wife Robin and I, along with our children, are deeply passionate about wellness, mental health and addiction treatment. We are a family, dedicated to helping other families.

Before opening Defining Wellness Centers, Robin and I had been retired for several years. We had owned and operated Clarity Way in Pennsylvania and felt we had fulfilled an important career milestone when we chose to retire. However, we found that we were constantly asked by friends, family, former colleagues and clients, where they should go, or take loved ones, to receive treatment. Additionally, we began to witness addiction issues with our own sons, Christopher and Cameron. 

We created Defining Wellness with two central goals in mind: to share our love, understanding and compassion with clients and to utilize the best health and wellness modalities available today to treat addiction. Our programs are built on a foundation of proven, evidence-based therapeutic techniques combined with cutting-edge bio-technological treatments, fitness and experiential learning. Our end goal is to provide the support and tools necessary for people become their best selves through emotional wellness and balance.

We began to look around for a facility we felt we could recommend to others and consider for our adult children, but we couldn’t find what we were looking for. We wanted a place that treated the whole individual – body, mind and spirit – not just the symptoms of addiction. We knew that treatment approaches had changed over the years and believed there was a more productive and effective recovery treatment method. But we came to realize, it didn’t exist.

With all of this in mind, we decided to come out of retirement and create Defining Wellness Centers in 2019. The evidence-based technology we incorporate into our centers is second-to-none. We are at the forefront of utilizing neuroscience in our treatment programs which provides a whole new layer of understanding how our brains and bodies work. There is no other treatment center in the country that utilizes the variety and depth of services you will find at Defining Wellness. We understand that every person is different, and recovery programs need to be customized to be truly effective. The more tools we have, the better the outcomes.


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A Treatment Program That Helps You Define Wellness

Through traditional and alternative programs and approaches to treatment, our team gets to know our clients and learns their strengths, weaknesses, hopes, and fears. By employing a wide variety of clinical modalities, we’re able to go beyond the surface to find what’s buried beneath. Often, these deep-seated issues have festered unchecked for awhile. By taking the time to learn each client’s story, we’re able to properly treat these ailments so that our clients can heal.

It’s important that clients engage in therapies and biotechnological interventions that provide clarity. Neurofeedback and other evidence-based methodologies provide benefits in the treatment of behavioral, mental health and substance abuse challenges. Therapeutic and biotechnological interventions we utilize include the following:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodrama
  • Brain Mapping
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

A Program That Honors the Differences in You

The secure campus at Defining Wellness Centers is set up to provide the perfect location for many programs, including gender-specific treatment. Our clients’ sleeping areas are gender-specific, as is much of our clinical programming. We’ve found that for clients who are dealing with certain traumatic events, or those who have impulse control issues, gender-specific treatment can be incredibly effective and provides a level of safety and comfort.

Because of the size of our tranquil property, located just outside of Jackson, Mississippi, there’s plenty of space for clients to enjoy nature, spend peaceful time in our non-denominational chapel, or exercise their creativity in our music and art studios. We also have an on-site fitness center so that clients can strengthen themselves physically while they heal mentally and emotionally.

Family Therapy and our Family Program are important elements of the Defining Wellness Centers treatment program. We encourage family engagement as it often benefits all involved. Addiction and mental health diagnoses impact everyone – loved ones have suffered along with the client receiving treatment. Providing a safe space for clients and their loved ones to engage with one another and to create a plan for healthy support is a tremendous part of our treatment approach.

The Confidence to Live Well

Defining Wellness Centers provides detox, residential, outpatient, and monitoring programs for a long-term continuum of care. Working with each client individually, we assess their needs and collaboratively develop a care plan and supporting program. We understand the bruises that addiction and dual diagnosis leave on one’s body and heart. When entering treatment emotions are typically all over the place and very unregulated. Our dedicated and compassionate team walks clients and their loved ones through our treatment programs, supporting emotional regulation and paving the way toward a healthier future. To learn more about how our programs can help you or your loved one please call us.