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Off Drugs… Without Drugs!

At dohi Center for Well-being, we are a Drug-Free facility. This means we help you without the use of drugs. We use Evidence-based Practices and cutting edge Psychotherapy, Coaching, and Counseling techniques that are very effective, reliable, and valid. We know a person can overcome drug addiction without the use of drugs like methadone and suboxone that, while helping to address withdrawal*, do nothing to address the underlying mental health of addiction. So why become dependent on another drug? Be drug-free… the choice is yours.

*  https://drcharlottetest.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/vitamin-c-the-brain-and-behavior/


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Press Release 11/11/2014

dohi Center for Well-being is now accepting new clients in Waynesboro, PA

Waynesboro, PA, November 11, 2014:  dohi Center for Well-being, LLC, owned and operated by Timothy R. Test, Sr., Ph.D., N.D., MCA, CSC, CCDS, CRC and Charlotte M. Test, N.D., B.A., CLC, RAS, is now accepting new clients for substance use disorders (SUD), co-occurring disorders, and mental health counseling for drug-free treatment in Franklin County.  Located at 1663 East Main Street in Waynesboro, dohi Center for Well-being is a facility that specializes in health and wellness services for children through adults, and Veterans and families.  Our services include:

  • Mental Health Counseling
    • substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
    • trauma, grief, and crisis
    • anger management
  • Health Psychology
    • nutrition and lifestyle management
    • health and illness management
    • meditation, relaxation, wellness seminars and workshops
  • Employee Assistance Program service provider
  • Life Care Planning
    • disabilities dispute
    • end of life planning
  • Holistic therapies in Rehabilitation Counseling and Wellness Coaching

The dohi Center team of therapists holds degrees and certifications in Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, and Naturopathy.  The dohi facility is licensed by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide outpatient drug-free treatment for Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders, and Dr. Test is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

The peaceful atmosphere of dohi Center and the skill of the therapists offer the opportunity for clients to receive treatment discreetly while they engage in health transformation activities that everyone can benefit from regardless of their healing needs.

ABOUT OUR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

THE WELLNESS PLAN

The skills and knowledge of our team of specialists are at the cutting edge in holistic therapies with the understanding of the link between the mind, body, and spirit.  Our therapists work to meet the individual on his or her initial level, and then design a personalized plan for a journey toward total life transformation. Our approach to addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders is based on decades of clinical and scientific research and time-tested methodologies while we utilize the caring person-center approach to counseling.  We pride ourselves in the support and services we offer to those who struggle with addiction by providing a structure in which they can be successful in recovering and improving their overall well-being.

THE dohi CURRICULUM

Mindfullness-based cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and the stages of change model have been developed from evidence-based practices.  These models provide us with an engaging, fresh, and interactive approach to improving well-being.  To offer a truly holistic program of an integration of treatments, we incorporate the best practices we find for addiction and mental health with the vital fundamentals of body, mind and spirit wellness.

ASSESSMENTS

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care while maintaining a comfortable and soothing environment, putting emphasis on the individual rather than the disease label.  We tailor our approach to each client by identifying his or her particular needs from which we create specific individualized plans.

MEETINGS AND PARTICIPATION

Clients are encouraged to attend support group meetings several times a week and weekly community meetings, in addition to the individual therapy sessions and group sessions at dohi Center as the primary focus.  This ensures each client attains the most therapeutic benefits possible.  Each client is empowered to be well.

GROUPS/CLASSES

Several psycho-educational classes are offered, emphasizing the evidenced-based treatment modalities of Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Stages of Change, Community Therapy Model, and Systems Thinking.

These classes offer clients the opportunity to assess their current situations, clearly define goals and develop necessary coping skills and strategies.  In addition to these classes, clients may participate in life skills classes, wellness groups, guidance in nutrition, anger management, and meditation.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Clients receive at least 1 individual therapy session per week with their primary therapist.

GROUP THERAPY

Facilitated by our staff, clients have the opportunity to explore issues and process their efforts in recovering and improving well-being in a safe, peer-supported atmosphere.

FAMILY THERAPY

One or more family therapy sessions are offered during a client’s treatment. The purpose is to include important people in the treatment process, such as a significant other, child, parent, sibling, friend or employer. This program is educational and therapeutic with respect to helping loved ones understand the process of chemical dependency and how to implement healthy coping strategies — especially when there are feelings of anxiety or fear, or a crisis arises.

Chances for improving well-being and recovery are increased by family participation, and because of this, we ask all clients to encourage family members and/or loved ones to take part. In addition, most of the activities our clients participate in are beneficial to everyone’s health and well-being.  Insights in the working aspects of relationships are discussed, as well as areas where changes may occur.

CONTINUED CARE

Recovering from addictions and improving well-being involves a lifelong way of living; each client’s works with their primary therapist in developing a continuing care plan.  Upon leaving the services at dohi Center for Well-being, clients are empowered with the appropriate contacts and referrals which help in continuing along the road to healing and enjoying better well-being.

Call us at 717-473-4980

dohi Center for Well-being

Timothy R. Test, Sr., Ph.D., N.D., LPC, MCA, CSC, CCDS, CRC, Chief Clinical Director

Charlotte M. Test, N.D., B.A., CLC, RAS, D&A Project Director


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September is Recovery Month

Recovery from Substance Use Disorders is Possible!

People in recovery are all around us.  They are full contributors to our community, participating in business, volunteering, and providing for their families.  To promote an even more accepting environment, where people feel free to join others on their path of recovery, it’s important that we reach out to them or speak up for their cause.  Too many people are still unaware that prevention works and that substance use disorders can be treated, just like other health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension.  We can work together to improve the overall health of our community by supporting behavioral health.

Having worked in health and wellness fields for many years, we at dohi Center have witnessed the positive reality of recovery.  Individuals who embrace recovery achieve improved mental and physical health, as well as build stronger relationships with their neighbors, family members, and peers.  We need to make more people feel like recovery is possible.

Substance use disorders affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels.  They need to know that help is available.  In fact, in 2012, 2.5 million people aged 12 or older who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem received treatment at a specialty facility.

These individuals can get better, both physically and emotionally.  They need the support of a welcoming community – one that speaks up for their cause and one that reaches out to lend a hand.

Our community can engage in ways to speak up and reach out by celebrating with us the 25th annual National Recovery Month, an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

We urge all community members and organizations to join in on the celebration and help stem the incidence of substance use disorders.  Engaging with organizations by offering financial or volunteer support can help make recovery possible.  Let people know that free, confidential help is available 24 hours a day through SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD).  Additionally, you can provide information about local treatment and recovery resources on your website and link to additional information available at http://www.recoverymonth.gov.

To speak up or reach out to a person in recovery or seeking prevention or treatment services can make a huge difference. Together we can help others realize the promise of recovery.

Charlotte M. Test, N.D., B.A., RAS
D&A Project Director, dohi Center for Well-being Chief Executive Director

Timothy R. Test, Ph.D., N.D., M.C.A., C.S.C., C.C.D.S.
dohi Center for Well-being Chief Clinical Director


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Press Release June 5, 2014

Press Release June 5, 2014

Holistic Treatment for Substance Addictions

dohi Center for Well-being is now accepting new clients

Gettysburg, PA, June 5, 2014:  dohi Center for Well-being, LLC, owned and operated by Gettysburg residents, Timothy R. Test, Sr., Ph.D., N.D.,  and Charlotte M. Test, N.D., BAPSY, as a Pennsylvania licensed Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Facility, is now accepting new clients with substance use disorders (SUD), and co-occurring disorders for drug-free treatment.  Located at 233 West High Street in Gettysburg, dohi Center for Well-being is a facility for receiving holistic services in natural wellness, including mental health counseling, Naturopathy, meditation workshops, rehabilitation and wellness coaching, as well as other complimentary therapies.  The peaceful atmosphere of dohi Center and the skill of the providers offers the opportunity for clients to receive treatment discreetly while they engage in health transformation activities that everyone benefits from regardless of their healing needs.

Alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases, not choices.  While people may make choices in consuming an addictive substance, they do not choose to become addicted.  Many times, a chemical dependency is the consequence of long-term use of a medication that leads to abuse of the substance and eventual addiction.  The addiction is often a symptom of deeper underlying issues that are masked by the abused substances.  The more an individual abuses a substance, the more difficult they find it to live without taking the substance.  The person then finds themselves in a pattern of behavior that can ruin every aspect of life, socially, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  The person finds they no longer have harmony and balance in their life.

“At dohi Center for Well-being, we provide the plan for creating harmony and balance in your life.  What makes us remarkable is that we view each person as an important member of society with purpose, not as the disease.  After all, the dis-ease a person is experiencing, however it manifests, is an external expression of an internal imbalance”, says Charlotte Test, the project’s director at dohi Center.   Dr. Timothy Test, the chief clinical director adds that “often, people with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders can feel stigmatized, labeled, and self-conscious about seeking treatment.  What sets us apart from others is that a person can come here and get help without feeling like everyone else will know why they are here.  As we provide different services, a person can be assured of discreetness and holistic treatment of mind, body, and spirit.”

ABOUT OUR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

THE WELLNESS PLAN

The skills and knowledge of our team of specialists are at the cutting edge in holistic therapies with the understanding of the link between the mind, body, and spirit.  Our specialists work to meet the individual on his or her initial level, then design a personalized plan for a journey toward total life transformation. Our approach to addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders is based on decades of clinical and scientific research and time-tested methodologies.  We pride ourselves in the support and services we offer to those who struggle with addiction by providing a structure in which they can be successful in recovering and improving their overall well-being.

THE dohi CURRICULUM

Mindfullness-based cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and the stages of change model have been developed from evidence-based practices.  These models provide us with an engaging, fresh, and interactive approach to improving well-being.  To offer a truly holistic program of an integration of treatments, we incorporate the best practices we find for addiction and mental health with the vital fundamentals of body, mind and spirit wellness.

ASSESSMENTS

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care while maintaining a comfortable and soothing environment, putting emphasis on the individual rather than the disease label.  We tailor our approach to each client by identifying his or her particular needs from which we create specific individualized plans.

MEETINGS AND PARTICIPATION

Clients attend support group meetings several times a week and weekly community meetings, in addition to the individual therapy sessions and group sessions at dohi Center, which ensures each client attains the most therapeutic benefits possible.  Each client is empowered to be well.

GROUPS/CLASSES

Several psycho-educational classes are offered, emphasizing the evidenced-based treatment modalities of Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Stages of Change, Community Therapy Model, and Systems Thinking.

These classes offer clients the opportunity to assess their current situations, clearly define goals and develop necessary coping skills and strategies.  In addition to these classes, clients may participate in life skills classes, wellness groups, and meditation and fitness groups.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Clients receive at least 1 individual therapy session per week with their primary therapist.

GROUP THERAPY

Facilitated by our staff, clients have the opportunity to explore issues and process their efforts in recovering and improving well-being in a safe, peer-supported atmosphere.

FAMILY THERAPY

One or more family therapy sessions are offered during a client’s treatment. The purpose is to include important people in the treatment process, such as a significant other, child, parent, sibling, friend or employer. This program is educational and therapeutic with respect to helping loved ones understand the process of chemical dependency and how to implement healthy coping strategies — especially when there are feelings of anxiety or fear, or a crisis arises.

Chances for improving well-being and recovery are increased by family participation, and because of this, we ask all clients to encourage family members and/or loved ones to take part. In addition, most of the activities our clients participate in are beneficial to everyone’s health and well-being.  Insight into working aspects of relationships are discussed, as well as areas where changes may occur.

AFTERCARE

Recovering from addictions and improving well-being involves a lifelong way of living; each client’s primary therapist and case management team assist in developing a continuing care plan.  Upon leaving the services at dohi Center for Well-being, clients are empowered with the appropriate contacts and referrals which help in continuing along the road to healing and enjoying better well-being.

Call us now at 717-334-2433

dohi Center for Well-being

Charlotte Test, ND, BAPSY, D&A Project Director

Timothy R. Test, PhD, ND, Chief Clinical Director


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Addiction Treatment at dohi Center

We are pleased to announce:

As a PA licensed Drug & Alcohol abuse treatment provider, we’ll be accepting new clients within the next 2 weeks. We are one of 3 licensed outpatient facilities in Adams County. As you know we continue providing Naturopathic Health services, Meditation workshops, Natural Lifestyle education and coaching, as well as training in natural healing modalities. Our services for SUD treatment are complimented by our holistic approach to mind/body healing so that whatever reason clients come see us, each individual can expect outstanding services discretely provided by our expert staff.