Sunshine Coast Health Centre Expanding

Shirley Amy
September 2, 2019

British Columbia best-in-class, Sunshine Coast Health Centre, which is known for specializing in alcohol treatment and drug rehab: “is experiencing high demand for its services, not only due to the drug or alcohol crisis in Canada but also due to its reputation as a best-in-class “non 12 step” rehab program”. Because of this scenario, it has just announced the addition of two professionals to its team: John-Michael Parra and Katelynn Bandmann.

Parra and Bandmann’s new positions mean that the Center can now extend its one-to-one counseling and treatment for individuals who are undergoing alcohol treatment and drug rehab, as well as post traumatic stress disorder and other trauma treatment protocols. Chief Marketing Officer, Casey Jordan, remarked that: “Katelynn and John-Michael are exciting new members of our team, by expanding our staff, we are increasing our ability to offer personalized assistance to our clients, including 1-on-1 counseling sessions”.

Are There Any Intake Centers?

Yes, all the main Canadian cities such as Vancouver, have”intake centers,” which allow potential patients to meet professionals face-to-face, prior to,  or after, they have been treated at the Powell River residential facility. This makes things much easier for many people, who can benefit by saving a great deal of time and money traveling.

An Alternative to the Traditional 12-Step Program

These days, the need for alternatives to the conventional approach, is very clear. This has been proved by The Sunshine Coast center’s popularity. – Patients  from all across Canada attend, particularly from Edmonton, Calgary, Richmond, Vancouver, and other large Western cities. Moreover, the facility is boosting its outreach to help as many people as possible.

More About The Sunshine Coast Health Centre

This well known alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility, which has approximately 50 private beds, is set up exclusively for male patients. Ever since its opening, back in 2004, it has promoted its: “philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation”.

The facility provides both alcohol treatment and drug rehabilitation, close to Vancouver, BC. However, it also serves individuals across Canada, especially in provinces such as Alberta and British Columbia, and in cities such as Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary .

The center is known for its successful use of a type of drug rehabilitation based on the methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, and the research of Viktor Frankl. It is referred to as ‘Meaning-Centered Therapy’.

So What Exactly is ‘Meaning-Centered Therapy’?

This refers to: “a psycho-educational approach that recognizes the vital role of meaning and purpose in healing and well-being. It appeals to the patient’s sense of responsibility to make full use of their freedom to pursue what really matters and what constitutes a rewarding future. Within this conceptual framework, the therapist provides a safe and trusting environment that facilitates collaborative effort and shared decision making in terms of preferred interventions, plans, and goals”.

Shirley Amy

Shirley Amy is a Holistic Health Specialist and professional writer who's published 4 books. Her  interests include optimum wellness, mental health, fitness, and positive lifestyle change. She holds University and College qualifications in the fields of Health Science, Nutrition, Mental Health, Fitness, Holistic Therapy and Aromatherapy.

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