I have provided services at Phoenix Gate as a Behavioral Health /Substance Abuse , and Mental Health Counselor for approx. 5 years There is professional staff on board Additionally, the clients are able to receive a wide range of effective treatment for substance abuse.
I was a member of Phoenix Gate's professional staff from 2000 to 2007 when I moved out of the area. I still keep in touch with them. This is a caring facility and I think a vital part of the community.They help people and give them a new lease on life. I have gladly contributed both time and financially to this Organization and consider it an excellent investment.
I am in intern at Phoenix Gate and I have enjoyed watching the clients interact and learn from each other. I fill the the counselor really respects the clients and they can see that she is there for them. I have had nothing but good experiences while I have been interning here at the Phoenix Gate. With the counselor that they have I feel that there will be many people that will benifit from the classes.
I have been acquainted with Phoenix Gate since 2000. Four of my family members have completed different types of counceling at this Organization. Each one is a success story with long lasting effects that changed their lives in a positive way. I would recommend Phoenix Gate to anyone needing help and I even carry a few business cards in case I talk to someone needing intervention.
As a professional in this field, I have been following Phoenix Gate, Inc. since its inception. Many lives have been touched in a number of ways. Families have regained the strength and guidance they need to continue a productive and healthy lifestyle, recovering users have learned to live a life that is free of drugs, and children have been taught ways to say NO to drugs and alcohol. The guidance and direction you can receive from programs like this is immeasurable. It's too bad that there is such a shortage of facilities and funding to support this program.
I became involved with this amazing organization as a Volunteer in August 2010. From the moment I first walked into Phoenix Gate, Inc. I knew it was a special place that improves people's lives. I never dreamed I would be given the opportunity to not only help others make a fresh start, realize they can achieve their goals, and hope for the future but also experience this for myself. In October 2010, I was hired as a full-time employee at Phoenix Gate, Inc. and embarked on a new journey. It's exciting to experience everyone that comes in contact with this organization learn and grow together. The counselor's provide knowledge and support in a non-judgemental manner.
I have been privilaged to be a part of Phoenix Gate since its conception in 1999 both financially and as a volunteer. This organization began when a group of counselors realized a need in our area for a Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Facility that would serve the indigent and low income people. The counselors are highly trained, professional, and caring people; Willing to give their best even when a client could pay little or nothing for their services. An award was given by the state for the Company's involvement in hiring and training people to enter the workforce. They will continue to serve the indigent and low income. after all, that mis what their counselors love to do.
I have had the pleasure of working with Phoenix Gate since 2005, first as a volunteer, then as an employee and now as a board member. I have watched so many people benefit from the programs that Phoenix Gate offers. Many of the clients begin with resentment and finish with the knowledge and confidence to choose a better life for themselves. I have seen clients, who have completed their programs, continue coming to classes just to revisit the environment that they grew to love. This says a lot! The counselors and staff at Phoenix Gate really care about helping people.
I have worked as a counselor at Phoenix Gate and have observed the personal and professional way in which it is operated. I provided counseling and evaluation services, mainly for clients involved with the criminal justice system (probation & parole), in both individual and group settings. The support staff was excellent in assisting with the clients, staff, and the public. While all members of the staff exhibiting familiarization with their specialities, all very good with generalities with this type of work.
More room in the office would have been nice, along with audio visual equipment to assist in group sessions. More private area for individual counseling and evaluations. An area to write reports would have been good to have.
Cross training would help all members of the staff in case someone was unavailable. This would also help in not having to cancel sessions when a staff member could not make it to work.
I found Phoenix Gate to be a very relaxing but yet organized place in which to provide services.