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I am proud to say I work at Empower! I have seen people transform their lives from hopeless to happy -- from hurting to hopeful. I have had clients say to me that this is the first time they have felt hope in a very long time or the first time they can remember waking up happy. I consider the privilege of working with both clients and staff the best work of my life. I recommend Empower to anyone ready to learn to live again.
Darlene Garner, 2 months ago
I've been to a handful of treatment centers in my life, but Empower was by far the best. It felt like I was on a well needed vacation, in a beautiful spot with my own private room and access to my phone and laptop. We went out several times each week to go shopping, to the beach, to the movies, mini golf and out to dinner. But it was a working vacation, where I learned amazing techniques to calm my mind and body, and have helped me get sober. The Yoga and Meditation that I learned there are very effective, and the classes on Mind, Body, Spirit and Environment were very informative. I would recommend this program to anyone in need of treatment. Today is day 100 (yay me!) after spending 60 days in the program. I don't feel like drinking or drugging today, and am starting to put my life back in order. Thanks Jim, and everybody at Empower - clients and staff - who helped me get back on track and back into enjoying a productive life.
Steve Warren, 3 months ago
Empower is a very different kind of treatment program - I have been an addictions counselor for over 20 years and worked in virtually every type of milieu (in-patient, IOP, private practice, residential) and can truthfully say there is no place quiet like Empower. The small size, dedicated staff and amazing and involved owners are unique, as is the non-12 Step approach. If you've tried traditional treatments without success, or if you haven't, but want a truly caring treatment program, Empower is the place for you.
Linda Spalding, 7 months ago
Last year I was invited to work part time for Empower, LLC, a Drug and Alcohol Treatment center in Clearwater Florida. When I was asked to take on a larger role, I jumped at the opportunity as I believe 100% in our Program and Team and all they do every single day for our client’s! I have never been part of a community that are so supportive and caring! Every single day I watch in awe how we change the quality of life, not to mention saving the lives of so many!
Theresa Laufenberg, 7 months ago
I am proud to say I work at Empower as a Client Service Representative! I I have seen people transform their lives from hopeless to happy -- from hurting to hopeful. I have had clients say to me that this is the first time they have felt hope in a very long time or the first time they can remember waking up happy. I consider the privilege of working with both clients and staff the best work of my life. I recommend Empower to anyone ready to learn to live again.
Darlene Garner, 7 months ago
I cannot say enough about this program. I am forever indebted to Jim and his amazing team. They truly gave my son his life back. They know exactly what they are doing. The team is exceptional and they truly care about my son. Their approach is logical and in my opinion the only way someone with an addiction should be treated. I cannot believe how quickly they were able to help my son and how easy they make it look. I will never forget how nervous I was making that call to help my son find the help he needed to become sober. You see my son has been drinking for years and nothing seemed to help him stay sober until he went to Empower. Jim took care of everything and within a day my son was so much better and excited about his future. He has completed the IP program and will continue to work with the team at Empower for his outpatient program. If they can help him. I am confident anyone going to this program will benefit greatly from their approach to healing.
Pat Hudson, 8 months ago
This place, and the people who work here, *completely* changed my life. I spent nearly 4 months here residential (9/8/16-12/25/16), and left suddenly because they do not treat severe eating disorders, and my anorexia had reached a point of becoming a liability. I was warmly given a letter upon my difficult departure that if I completed a residential treatment program for my ED, along with a few other stipulations, that I could be reassessed to come back for PHP/IOP. I completed all of the objectives, and Empower graciously accepted me back. I spent another 3 months in their IOP program. Fun fact: I also facilitated the Expressive Art Therapy Group. Art is my passion, and they let me run with it, encouraging new ways for it to, well, Empower me. I went to Fairwinds for my ED treatment for over two months in early 2017, and shortly after my mom suddenly passed away in 2013, I was baker-acted into The Willough in Naples for a routine 28 days. Empower blows those programs away by far, and any other I've researched. The staff became like family to me. If it weren't so special, I wouldn't have necessarily had the will to fight so hard to keep persevering on my healing journey to find my way back in. And they kept their word with reassessing me. They've been so gracious to me-- here I felt like a unique human being, not just another number. My primary therapist was honestly one of the best in south Florida (probably a wider geographic area than that, but south Florida is where my experience has occurred), as I have worked with so many therapists since 2013 (I really lost count)- from Naples to New Tampa- and she is more talented and skilled than all of them combined (Dr. Anne Cattarello). My case isn't and wasn't the easiest, with my combination of diagnoses. But, she is absolutely more than qualified to treat each one of them (short of the ED) and the complicated combination. I also got the honor of getting to know another amazing therapist (Dr. Deb Weir), and it just wouldn't be a thorough review unless I included how much she changed my life too. She has since relocated to Asheville, and has a few different projects coming up, one suited for current therapists searching for a training in a unique modality to better help their clients. It is sure to be one-of-a-kind, just like she is. Empower is for people who aren't looking for the traditional, run-of-the-mill rehabilitation experience. They have a very well-rounded program-- for substance abuse recovery, mental health issues, and dual-diagnosis. I was literally their longest voluntarily admitted client, so I know what I'm saying when I tell you: this place is very, very special. It's worth the journey, time, means, and energy to find your way here and work in their program. If you do go: tell Anne, Frank, Linda, Theresa, Jim, Julia, Rob, Liat, Dr. Singh, Rebecca, and Chris (the caterer) I said "hi" and "Autumn misses you already". Also, if you find yourself there, that art work that is... everywhere... that was my *tiny* way of giving back to a place that gave me so, so much. If you've found your way to this page and this review, take it as a sign from the Universe: You belong here. Namaste.
Autumn McGarity, 11 months ago
In January I attended this program for 30 days it changed my life I learned alot about myself and why I made certain decisions that affected my life in a negative way the ceo of the company is a amazing man very caring and giving of his heart and time he was born for this and its not a job to him its his life. He gets great joy from helping people and seeing them recover from whatever is effecting their life and make a positive change I would like to that Mr.Dillon for everything he has done for me and the entire empower staff
Michael Gray Jr, 2 years ago
Last February I attended a month-long program to help me get out of my funk after that I became so in love with the program that I'm now working with them. This organization is doing what I've been wanting to do my whole life helping people become happy helping people relieve the anxiety depression dependence on intoxicants and to really get who they really are￼
Kevin Baluha, 2 years ago