Perception Therapy®


Our perceptions about ourselves, others, and life around us begin at birth and continue throughout life. For most, perception is equal to truth. Whether the perception is true or not, makes no difference. The only thing that matters is, “I was told or taught this by a perceived reliable source, so it must be true.”

Perceptions drive behavior. For the individual, that behavior may be positive or negative, productive or unproductive, all depending on how one was taught to perceive and think.

Far more than just meetings and “talk therapy” – Perception Therapy® provides whole person treatment. We start by helping uncover the underlying causes of unwanted, unhealthy behaviors like drug and alcohol abuse. Often, the cause is a trauma.

We know, from decades of work, that people develop fixed perceptions about life after traumas and painful experiences. Though we are not consciously aware of them, our perceptions (or preconceived notions or beliefs) “color” the way we think about ourselves, our worth, and our relationships with others.

Perceptions, determine how we label ourselves and other people, our experiences, and our prospects in the future. Thus, perceptions born of pain are often an underlying, persistent, and difficult to eradicate cause of behavioral dysfunction.

Naturally, when those in pain cannot or do not get help, they often turn to drugs and/or alcohol to diminish their suffering. However, when we successfully uncover perceptions, and when our perceptions change, behaviors can change, too.

Perception Therapy®. really works. Our proven whole person treatment model has proven to be up to four times more effective than traditional 12-Step Programs
Perceptions form the thinking that forms the behaviors.