Our Team

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More About Our Treatment Team

Medical staff (Doctors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, CNAs) – Will ensure a medically safe and comfortable environment for withdrawal management, and general physical and mental health.

Therapists (Licensed professional counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists) – Will bring years of education, training, and experience working with individuals and families struggling with substance use, mental illness, and trauma.

Substance Use Counselors (Certified by the state of Missouri) – Will lead the team of professionals to get you started on your recovery journey, with a focus on distorted thinking, triggers, emotional regulation, and relapse prevention.

Community Support Specialists (Recognized by the state of Missouri) – Will secure your next step in treatment by assisting in the development of a transition plan, as well as, help you maneuver your way through society by finding resources or helping with issues related to the community.

Peer Support Specialists (Certified by the state of Missouri) – Will offer hope, connection with others, guidance, and a sense of belonging, as well as, motivation to continue treatment and ongoing recovery.

Member Care Specialists (Behavioral health technicians) – Will provide safety, support, camaraderie, and direction to help make the treatment experience a little easier.

Wellness staff (Wellness Director, Certified Wellness Coaches, Spiritual Guide, Nutritionist, Exercise Trainer, etc.) – Will offer education and resources needed to improve mind, body, and spirit. These team members will introduce you to, and give you the ability to practice techniques used worldwide to improve personal health and well-being.

Additional Staff

Our staff doesn’t just include the physicians and specialists here at the facility. We have nutritionists that help plan the meals that patients are served on a daily basis. There are wellness instructors that provide structured workouts and scheduled activities for patients to participate in; some of these include yoga instructors and acupuncturists. There is even a spiritual mentor trained to help patients open up to other beliefs and ideas and help them on their own journey to their form of spirituality.

We are always trying to improve our facilities and programs, so we have partnered up with Washington University’s School of Social Work to hire interns from the program. Through this, these interns are able to experience what a real treatment center atmosphere feels like. We encourage these students to learn from our faculty as well as provide modern ideas in order to continue to develop our outreach to a younger population.

Our Dittmer team strives to serve and educate not only the Missouri community but individuals across the nation, as well. If you believe you or a loved one needs more information on substance abuse recovery, please contact us today by calling (636) 707-2097!

 

Article Reviewed by David Sherman, MD

David Sherman, MDDavid Sherman, MD is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) and board certified in Addiction Medicine with the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a native Missourian and graduated medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman completed a two-year fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He leads a highly trained staff of master level certified addiction professionals. Men and women from all over Missouri and the United States come to Sana Lake Recovery Center to get the care they need and deserve.