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Silvermist

130 Critchlow School Road, Renfrew, Pennsylvania, 16053
At Silvermist, our philosophy is that every young adult suffering with a substance use disorder is capable of revitalization and persistent change. When clinical issues are effectively and collaboratively addressed, real change occurs. Transformation begins with establishing a purpose and developing a plan to achieve and elevate that purpose. Silvermist exists to assist young adults in growing abilities, recognizing attributes and diminishing addictive traits and behaviors.

Facility Highlights

  • Movie theater room, sauna, saltwater pool
  • Holistic 12-step program
  • High staff-to-client ratio

Specialization

  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Equine Therapy

    A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Gemma Carlino, LPC, CADC
    Gemma Carlino, LPC, CADCTherapist
    Gemma graduated from Duquesne University with a Masters of Education in Counseling degree. She is a licensed professional counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor with over eight years of experience working in the fields of drug and alcohol addiction and mental health. Gemma has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families in outpatient, residential and school settings, in addition to the medically-monitored treatment setting. She has experience working with dually-diagnosed clients dealing with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder and other mental health diagnoses. She also has experience in crisis intervention. Her objective is to help clients identify and achieve their goals for recovery and daily living. She feels that every client has the ability to reach their maximum potential and thrive outside of a treatment setting. Gemma believes in a person-centered approach to treatment and utilizes multiple modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy and Family Systems Theory.
  • Carrie Kuhs, LPC
    Carrie Kuhs, LPCTherapist
    Carrie graduated from Mercyhurst University with bachelor’s degrees in art therapy and psychology. She went on to receive her master’s degree at Vermont College of Norwich University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Art Therapist who has facilitated therapy with special emphasis on utilizing the creative arts for growth and healing. Carrie has worked over the last 25 years with multiple populations including dual diagnosed adults and adolescents, families and children. Carrie encourages the client to establish their own goals and addresses the treatment needs of those struggling with depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, trauma, anger, relational, personality, and family difficulties. Her approach is strength-based and supportive, reinforcing positive strategies to cope and solve problems while working towards sustaining recovery. Carrie utilizes evidenced-based practices including the Expressive arts, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment-based, Trauma Focused, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Relational. Carrie believes that healthy connections foster healing and places importance on positive communication, boundaries and support within the client’s family system.

Financial Details

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Treatment Center Links

Patient Reviews

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Thank goodness I’m still sober, but it’s been a huge struggle. Silvermist is fine, but there is a huge discord between staff who care and have struggled themselves and management. Silvermist is a money machine. I saw dear friends get kicked out because they couldn’t pay anymore and I’m texting them, they relapsed after dropping thousands and trying so hard. My parents paid $10 grand for me to go. I was told after 26 days, out of the blue, “you’re being discharged tomorrow”. The good staff that cared was honest and said, “you aren’t ready”. Which was true. All of my 15+ friends that went here relapsed but one in the two months since going. It’s a money machine. Beautiful, great food, great atmosphere. But don’t pay extra to go here. Since leaving I’ve done a lot of reading. Apparently accommodations don’t equal sobriety. Studies say other (cheap) places have been equally effective if not more than this one. Don’t waste your money.
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Son attended. They required a substantial downpayment up front that they promised would be reimbursed if he left early, which he did. After 10 weeks we are still trying to get the reimbursement and only get the run around. Also a number of the promised services were not available because "at the time we are understaffed." What they did provide seemed good, they had some good staff. But their administration seems different and intent on ripping us off. This place is not cheap and they should have better administrative service. Yeah the food id good and the location nice. But the promise and hype is more than the delivery and cost.
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Extremely expensive yet highly ineffective. I noticed they don't publish their success rate. My experience was full of incompetent coddling, mixed with good food.
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    Says max 14 clients and are proud of a 1:4 staff to client ratio....which means at any given time you only have like 3 total staff members ???
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    Silvermist was a wonderful experience. It was a very small community with only 14 people which allowed you to get great counseling as well as great group settings. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in every aspect. The amentities were unbelievable with a personal chef, Outdoor pool and volleyball court, indoor movie theater and pool table. They took you to an outside meeting every night. Yoga, acupunture, and message therapy were also part of the program. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and more importantly a loved one!