Solstice Counseling & Wellness Center

Solstice Counseling & Wellness Center

ABOUT SOLSTICE COUNSELING & WELLNESS CENTER

With locations in Lumberton and Woodbury, western New Jersey, Solstice Counseling & Wellness Center offers outpatient care at varying intensities for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders.

The Lumberton facility is on a roadside lot on a busy highway between Lumberton and Mount Holly.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Solstice emphasizes the holistic nature of its treatment, underlining the need for physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. The organization also encourages the entire family to participate in treatment, when appropriate. Clients may participate in self-help groups, but Solstice does not specify 12-step meetings or otherwise, and participation in such groups is optional. The center also has a special focus on anger management, and offers dedicated treatment tracks in this area.

Solstice offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and standard outpatient care. The IOP provides up to 12 hours of programming per week, consisting primarily of group therapy. Group therapy is supplemented by family therapy sessions, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when appropriate, medication management, and counseling on topics such as health and wellness and vocational furtherment. All clients leave with an aftercare plan devised in collaboration with the counselor during treatment.

The general outpatient program offers individual and group sessions once or twice a week.

There are dedicated programs for adolescents, offering help at the levels of IOP, general outpatient support, and early intervention. These youth programs focus on skills building, interactive education and interpersonal learning.

Optional additional programming for any clients at Solstice includes yoga as well as programming on parenting, domestic violence, and trauma.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Staff includes a psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed professional counselors, licensed addiction counselors, and social work interns, plus a yoga instructor. Counselors are available 24 hours a day. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of Solstice in Lumberton, and secondary sites yielded mostly positive feedback from alumni at the time of this writing: two five-star ratings and a one-star rating, all left on Google.[1] “The staff is ok, but their curriculum is sad. Very unorganized. Longest wait times, with no real consideration for their patients needs,” was the appraisal of one-star reviewer M.L.; M.L. also added a caution about the center’s allegedly over-zealous attitude to billing. Neither of the five-star reviewers left any commentary with their rating at the time of this writing.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would recommend Solstice. “Strengths:support of patient,” they wrote anonymously, though they added that they would have liked more follow-up and more open communication from the facility; reflecting this opinion, they gave the center a mediocre three out of five stars for its admin and discharge practices and for its family participation. The center’s holistic offerings also received a three-star rating — but almost all 12 of the remaining treatment metrics received four stars, including its treatment effectiveness, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders.

WHAT STAFF SAY

Solstice had a 4.5-star average rating based on seven reviews left by staff on Glassdoor at the time of this writing.[2] The reviewers repeatedly stressed how supportive a community Solstice is for both staff and clients: “We all work together as a cohesive tea[m] striving to improve the lives of every who comes through our doors, from the front desk staff to the counselors, other professionals and the board of directors,” one employee wrote in a representative review. There was only one negative review among the seven ratings, though it did seem to echo the negative alumni review posted on Google, citing an “unprofessional atmosphere.”

“I have the pleasure to work with this organization as they prepare for CARF Accreditation. They are extremely professional, well run and provide outstanding services,” J.C. wrote in a five-star review on Google.

FINANCING

Solstice accepts New Jersey Medicaid and most insurance policies, and has particular relationships with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Optum, and Magellan. The organization also offers a sliding fee scale, and state funding is available for individuals aged 18 to 24. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its affordability.

[1] https://goo.gl/VMRgZG
[2] https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Solstice-Counseling-and-Wellness-Center-Reviews-E1607079.htm

Reviews about Solstice Counseling & Wellness Center

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Strengths:support of patient Weakness:more follow up. tough to get info from facility maybe because it is my daughter in-law.