ABOUT THE GABLES
Located in a quiet neighborhood in Rochester, Minn., The Gables offers residential treatment for adult women who are struggling with substance abuse and. Care is offered at various intensities, but all programming is intended for women who have sought treatment elsewhere but not achieved sobriety. Detox services are not offered on-site, thus clients must be medically stable before beginning treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Prior to beginning treatment, clients meet with The Gables admissions staff to determine the most appropriate course of treatment and coordinate financial arrangements. Treatment is offered at high, medium, and low intensities, the last of which is similar to halfway housing.
The Gables uses the disease-model approach to treating addiction and considers the whole person when creating a treatment plan. Group therapy is the center’s primary treatment method, though individual counseling is available. Group therapy topics include relationships and co-dependency, self-esteem and mental health issues, body image and nutrition, sober living and parenting skills, and relapse prevention. Although the therapeutic focus is the 12-Step model, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is also utilized.
Families are incorporated into treatment through family therapy, and the center’s family program employs consulting therapists who run lectures, discussion groups, and counseling sessions.
Staff at The Gables includes a medical director, a psychologist, a consulting psychiatrist, and a dietician, as well as licensed chemical dependency counselors, chemical dependency technicians, nurses, and spirituality consultants.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
While in treatment, clients reside in a four-story, English Tudor mansion built in 1912. The home accommodates up to 30 women at a time and includes furnished lounge areas and an outdoor patio. An on-site chef prepares three meals a day, which are served family style. Clients sleep in twin beds and share bedrooms with up to two other residents.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The eight alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed reviews of their experiences at the Gables. Three alumni were pleased with their experiences and gave the program’s treatment effectiveness five out of five stars. They highlighted the center’s homelike environment, the value of all-female treatment, and the “incredible” counselors. “My favorite thing was that I never once felt like I was being talked down to. Rather, I felt like I was talking to equals, educated women who genuinely cares about me and my success,” alum Amanda told Best-rehabs.com.
The remaining alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com ranged from mediocre to negative. Karelyn gave the program’s treatment effectiveness three stars and noted that she would recommend the center to others. However, other alumni complained about the staff, which they characterized as rude and unconcerned, noting the center’s high turnover rate. “A staff member was rude and treated me like the scrum of the earth… The day I came two councelors had quit… My eval was done by a woman who left two days later. I was tossed around between the remaining two councelors and it all felt so not personal,”
R.B. told Best-rehabs.com. Former residents also expressed frustration with the center’s focus on rules and discipline. “A lot of emphasis on if our clothes were folded/hung the way they wanted them, or if there was a scrap of paper on the floor. We would be pulled out of a recovery study hall type of group each morning to go fix anything in our personal space or in shared areas that wasn’t the way the staff wanted it,” K. wrote.
On Google, nine individuals provided an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars. While I.S., a five-star reviewer, found the experience to be “horrible,” she felt that it was ultimately effective. “I thought she hated me and had it out for me because she was short, to the point, and direct and now I realize she saw thru me,” she wrote, describing one counselor’s “tough love” approach. Despite the mostly high ratings, a couple former residents were disappointed with the center’s inconsistent staff, the programming, and the facility itself. “The counselor I was signed to meet with me irregularly, wasn’t there when I needed her and would rarely go over assignments that I had,” T.R. wrote.
CiteHealth users were unimpressed with The Gables, giving the center an overall rating of 1.5 out of five stars. Reviewers complained about staff inconsistency, as well as what they perceived as a focus on money. “Out of 30 women there is only 2 of us that are sber. so what does that tell you about going there. everything is money to them,” one reviewer wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
M.K., the one staff member surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, noted that they would recommend the facility to others. They gave the overall quality of the center’s care five stars, highlighted the “great food” and “beautiful home,” and told Best-rehabs.com that “everything is awesome there.”
According the facility’s website, The Gables accepts self-pay and most insurance and government funding, includingPotential clients should be aware that full physical and psychiatric evaluations and transportation are not part of the core treatment package and may result in additional fees.