The Carter Clinic

The Carter Clinic

ABOUT THE CARTER CENTER

One of five locations throughout N.C., the Carter Clinic of Raleigh provides outpatient-based treatment services for adults, youth, and families struggling with chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring difficulties. The facility also provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals struggling with opioid dependency.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

To help clinicians identify specific concerns and form an individualized treatment program, clients first participate in an initial behavioral and/or psychiatric health evaluation. To treat its clients, Carter Clinic utilizes evidence-based treatment methods, which primarily blends counseling sessions with ongoing medication management.

To specialize its treatment, the clinic offers both substance abuse-, psychiatric-specific counseling sessions, as well as specialized services for children and adolescents. During treatment, clients may regularly participate in one-on-one, group, and family counseling sessions. These counseling sessions may be designed to address the emotional, mental, social, and familial factors that may contribute to substance abuse disorders, mental illness, or co-occurring disorders.

If necessary, Carter Clinic also provides MAT for individuals struggling with opioid dependency. Utilizing Suboxone, the clinic strives to alleviate the discomfort of opioid withdrawal and help curb cravings. During the Suboxone regimen, clients may be required to also attend regular counseling sessions that address various topics concerning addiction and recovery, such as relapse prevention techniques, emotional regulation, and developing community-based support groups.

Along with counseling sessions, the clinic also provides ongoing medication management to help alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders and co-occurring psychiatric concerns. If necessary, clients may be referred for psychological testing to help clinicians form an appropriate medication regimen. In addition to its clinical services, Carter Clinic also offers Biblical and Christian-based counseling sessions.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Carter Clinic’s multidisciplinary treatment staff is comprised of board-certified psychiatrists, physicians who specialize in addiction medicine, licensed mental health therapists, substance abuse and addiction counselors, psychiatric physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, Angela, praised most aspects of the facility. Out of five stars, Angela awarded perfect five-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options and the availability of staff. The survey respondent also gave four-star ratings for the amount of family participation and for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training. I’m no longer always searching for my next pain pills, Angela wrote, adding,”My family has more faith in me.”

Secondary sources revealed more mixed opinions among alumni concerning the facility. On Google reviews, 34 individuals gave the facility an average rating of 2.6 out of five stars[1]. While some alumni felt the facility’s staff was highly effective and dedicated, others were critical of long waits times and felt the facility was poorly run.” It was a great experience. The staff and doctor are very compassionate and understanding,” Gina, a representative reviewer, wrote. However, reviewer Danielle wrote: “This place is the most unorganized mess. You can never get through to anyone.” Supporting both of these opinions, alum Noah added: “Doctors are great but it’s the office staff that’s a problem.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

While Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive feedback from loved ones to date, Google reviews also revealed that many family members were not satisfied with the office staff or the facility’s communication. Citing communication issues, parent Jeffrey wrote: “Very unfortunate experience at this place,” while parent Michelle described the office staff as “rude” and “inconsiderate.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

Secondary sources revealed generally positive opinions of the clinic among staff members. On Indeed, one reviewer gave the facility a perfect five out of five-star rating, while two other reviewers gave the facility moderate three-star ratings. Two reviewers described the facility as “flexible,” while another reviewer wrote: “This clinic is very busy, but friendly.

*FINANCING

Carter Clinic accepts some private insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna, as well as Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare. Self-payment is also accepted, though the facility does not accept cash payments.

[1] https://goo.gl/rPkehT

Reviews about The Carter Clinic

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I received great therapy and between that and Suboxone. I am in recovery. Great counselors.