ABOUT BURRELL PARK FACILITY
Private nonprofit Burrell Behavioral Health operates numerous mental and behavioral health facilities in Missouri. Burrell Park Facility is one of its five substance abuse treatment centers in Springfield and Branson. Adolescent treatment is available at some centers in the network, although it’s not clear whether that includes Burrell Park. This center does, however, offer outpatient treatment for adults struggling with substance use and. Social detox is available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, staff are trained in 12-step implementation as well as evidence-based practices and trauma-informed care. Treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI).
Other treatment modalities include individual and group counseling, family therapy, medication-assisted treatment via Vivitrol and Suboxone, and educational groups. During treatment, residents cover topics including relapse prevention,support and education, anger management, trauma, and codependency.
As well as coaching clients in relapse prevention and aftercare strategies, Burrell Park Facility often refers graduating clients to sources of community support, including medical or further treatment services.
According to the facility’s website, Burrell Behavioral Health’s staff include physicians, clinical psychologists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors — though it’s not clear who works at the Burrell Park Facility.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has received four reviews from alumni. It’s worth noting that all four attended while the center was called Sigma, which was later taken over by a company called Clarity, which in turn merged with Burrell Behavioral Health in 2013.
All four alumni gave mostly positive feedback. Three alumni recommended Burrell Park with an average four out of five stars, rating it 4.3 stars in staff’s level of experience and training, 3.7 stars in cleanliness, and three stars in holistic treatment offerings. Despite the organization’s emphasis on dual diagnosis, not all alumni were satisfied by the provisions for co-occurring disorders; one gave just three stars, though the other two polled in this category gave four- and five-star ratings.
One anonymous client said that although there was “not much time for one on one,” they “really enjoyed” treatment. Alum Claire wrote: “Lots of tools to learn to deal with triggers. To many hours sitting needed more activities.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones gave mixed reports. Five loved ones recommended Burrell Park with an average 3.8 out of five stars to date, rating the facility 3.4 stars in family participation, 3.4 stars in connectivity and visitor policy, and three stars in holistic treatment offerings. Several of the five total reviewers praised the family involvement, as one respondent wrote: “The family participation in discussions was great.”
Yet three loved ones questioned the overall treatment effectiveness, with all five rating Burrell Park an average 3.3 stars in that category. One anonymous loved one wrote: “It is a great facility but without proper follow up it has many return patients.” Another added: “Was a waste of time for my ex. Didn't help him at all.”
According to the facility’s website, it seems that the client’s counselor determines whether or not insurance is accepted, though the site notes that most counselors accept major health insurances, Medicare, and Medicaid. Eight reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com on affordability at the time of this writing gave an average of 3.5 out of five stars.
Updated March 2017