ABOUT DYNAMIC LIVING COUNSELING
Headquartered in Phoenix, and operating four additional locations throughout Arizona, Dynamic Living Counseling is a state-licensed facility that provides outpatient and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for adults struggling with substance use. In addition to substance use treatment, the center also provides services that address domestic violence, anger management, and ethics.
Treatment is provided at varying levels of intensity, and many programs contain education for clients with a DUI or other drug-related offenses. It is.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Dynamic Living Counseling offers DUI screenings and various evaluations and assessments. Programming options cover both educational and treatment-related needs. Educational programs are typically less time-intensive, and many fulfill court-ordered DUI treatment requirements. These offerings, which may consist of 16 or more hours of class time, are designed to educate clients about the personal and social effects of substance use.
Dynamic Living also offers several substance use treatment programs that incorporate educational content in addition to group counseling sessions. The lowest intensity of treatment is the Level I Substance Abuse Treatment program, which includes 10 to 20 group counseling sessions. Clients who require additional treatment may opt for the intensive outpatient program (IOP), which includes 56 to 100-plus hours of programming, including bi-weekly, two-hour group counseling sessions.
A relapse prevention andare also offered, requiring a minimum of 10 weekly, two-hour group counseling sessions on topics such as coping skills, identifying triggers, grief and loss, and goal setting.
According to the facility’s website, the treatment consists of “professionally trained counselors.” To date, the one alum polled on the matter by Best-rehabs.com gave the staff’s level of treatment and effectiveness a rating of four out of five stars. “Great people working there. I attended the facility for alcohol counseling and the counselors were great!” the alum wrote.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Dynamic Living Counseling mixed reviews. One anonymous alum had a highly positive experience and awarded the facility four out of five stars for its family participation, its counseling options, and its administrative and discharge procedures. The alum also gave a rating of four stars for the likelihood they’d recommend the facility to others.
Evan, the other alum surveyed at the time of this writing, gave the facility just one star for its treatment effectiveness and wrote: “If your a man in most classes especially DV prepare to be villified.”
On secondary review sites, the facility received mixed to negative reviews. On Yelp, seven individuals gave the facility an average rating of two out of five stars.  Across 10 reviews on Google reviews, the facility received an average rating of 2.6 stars. Comments on these sites ran the gamut from appreciation and praise for quality counseling, to ineffective treatment and a staff only concerned about money.
“The entire staff helped me get through a tricky DUI situation,” Nicholas wrote on Yelp. “If you need help getting through the bureaucracy of the court system and, even worse, the dreaded MVD, go to Dynamic Living.” An anonymous reviewer on Google reviews disagreed, writing: “They do not care about your recovery or the commitment an individual has made to themselves and their own sobriety.”
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs, however, the one alum who evaluated the facility’s cost gave the program four out of five stars for its affordability.