Meridian Behavioral Health – Tapestry Program

Meridian Behavioral Health – Tapestry Program

ABOUT MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – TAPESTRY IN ST. PAUL, MN

Tapestry is one of Meridian Behavioral Health’s (MBH) 18 residential and outpatient programs in Minnesota. This facility offers residential addiction treatment for adult women. Tapestry takes a holistic approach in its treatment of women struggling with substance abuse and behavioral health. The facility’s website also notes “methadone friendly” services, but does not provide any specifics as to whether or not it prescribes or administers methadone. Tapestry’s treatment track is gender-specific, and is one of 146 (39.5 percent) of facilities in Minnesota to offer specialized treatment tracks for adult women.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Tapestry builds individualized recovery plans from several treatment methods. The facility uses 12-step principles and programming that follows evidence-based treatments such as motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), relapse prevention therapy, and health realization – a therapeutic approach focused on discovering the resilience of each client.

According to the facility’s website, Tapestry also provides treatment for pregnant women, incorporates family programming, and addresses anger management and trauma-related issues.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The facility provides around-the-clock medical services and is staffed by professionals trained to provide psychiatric and psychological services. The three individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave mixed but generally positive rating sregarding the staff’s level of training and experience, with one three-star, one four-star, and one perfect five-star rating.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. One alum polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility’s accommodations four out of five stars while a second alum gave three stars. One alum agreed that the facility was clean and well maintained but the other alum strongly disagreed with this.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing there have been three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. Alum A.T.S. gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, four stars for accommodations, and three stars for meals & accommodations. The alum agreed when asked if the facility was clean and well maintained; if family and loved ones were able to participate in treatment through facility programming; if the facility’s cell phone and visitation policy was fair; and if the facility staff were experienced and well-trained. Yet, she indicated that the facility did not offer excellent leisure, exercise, and extracurricular options.

The second alum polled gave the facility a lower score of three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, three out of five stars for accommodations, and only one star for meals & nutrition. Feeling oppositely from the first alum polled, this anonymous alum strongly agreed that the facility offered excellent leisure, exercise, and extracurricular options and strongly disagreed that the facility was clean and well maintained. She also strongly felt that there were many counseling options to choose from at the facility depending on the client’s preference.

The third anonymous alum gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meals & nutrition. She gave all positive responses for all criteria polled on, including facility cleanliness, affordability of the facility, counseling options, and experience/training of the staff. However, the alum did strongly disagree that the facility had high quality holistic offerings.

The first and third alum polled indicated that they would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab but the second alum strongly disagreed. The first alum wrote a strength of the facility as, “Well trained counselors and staff… They Do not allow cell phones and Internet so that you can focus on your recovery!” She indicated that a weakness of the facility was the lack of exercise equipment and “opportunities to get fresh air.” The third alum indicated a strength of the facility was, “Counselors were caring and understanding, easy to relate to.” When asked for additional commentary, the first alum added, “The food should have been healthier because if you’re eating well, you feel well… Overall, I had a good experience and am two years sober.”

On Google, the facility earned only 1.9 stars from 14 reviewers to date.[1] One positive reviewer noted, “If you REALLY want to get sober and healthy you WILL!! The staff WILL HELP!!” However, many other reviewers complained about the facility, programming, and staff, and one user expressed concern over “a lot of drama, police being called, problems with the med line.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s staff members. On Glassdoor, the facility as whole has 3.1 out of five stars from 20 reviews.[2] It is not clear which employees worked at which facility. Many comments regarding the “pros” of the organization mention good, caring staff members who are supportive of each other and the clients they work with. “Cons” listed include that that many employees feel that they are often overworked and understaffed.

FINANCING

MBH does not publish its fees online, but its website indicates that financing options are available through lending partners. Its HealthGrove page also notes that Medicaid and state insurance are both accepted.

[1]https://goo.gl/oC6Cng
[2] https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Meridian-Behavioral-Health-MN-Reviews-E779540.htm

Reviews about Meridian Behavioral Health – Tapestry Program

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  • This place is a joke. None of the staff are on the same page, each just doing their own thing. Was lied by intake staff about being able to remain on RX's. Very bad facility with mice and other health code violations. Would never go back or recommend to anyone.
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  • Had good exercise and leisure activities but otherwise it needed improvement.
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  • Well trained counselors and staff. All female center. They Do not allow cell phones and Internet so that you can focus on your recovery! Needs more exercise equipment and opportunities to get fresh air. I was able to completely focus on my treatment without many distractions though I would have enjoyed being able to exercise more often. The food should have been healthier because if you're eating well, you feel well. Limited vegetarian options. Overall, I had a good experience and am two years sober. There was not very many women who were strictly alcoholics, as I was, but I still benefitted greatly.
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  • Counselors were caring and understanding, easy to relate to. The facility was set up in Four different houses with names like Freedom House, etc. This facility was not coed which I found was right for me. The management dismissed a counselor in a low down , unprofessional way in front of the clients. The facility and it's 2 month program was uplifting, a much needed learning experience. I have benefited from this program greartly.