“There’s visionary work going on at Imagine, where love, dedication, and deep understanding of behavioral health are the touchstones for all who pass through its stained-glass doors. Yet the hope and healing generated in this charming uptown cottage reach far beyond its walls. Imagine’s steady heartbeat is the engine of transformation in so many lives, a true example of the alchemic possibilities of treatment. I feel privileged to be a part of this quirky and accepting family and honored to witness its expanding ripple of recovery.”
Dr. Mel Pohl will share his vast knowledge of non-pharmacologic alternatives and mind-body medicine approaches in the treatment of chronic pain.
“Your thoughts and emotions are key factors in your experience of chronic pain. This is not to say, in any way, that your pain experience isn’t real, but you must understand the mind-body connection in order to recover. This will be the key to freeing yourself from the protective mechanism by which the brain and nervous system create chronic pain. These protective mechanisms can cause a host of conditions, syndromes, symptoms, and issues associated with inflammation, which results in chronic pain.
Once you discover how to invite repressed emotions to rise to the surface, the body settles into a balanced state that eliminates symptoms triggered in a fight-or-flight mode. Calming the nervous system will be your way out of chronic pain, the key to freeing yourself from the protective mechanisms by which the brain and nervous system create chronic pain.”
Substance use/mental health recovery thrives with consistency and structure, creating new pathways and healthy patterns of thinking and behaving.
The program is designed to serve adults 18 and older who seek recovery from substance misuse, substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues.
Imagine Recovery’s 12-week Mental Health DBT Skills Outpatient Program (OP) includes one three-hour therapeutic group and one individual therapy session weekly.
OP Plus gives individuals seeking mental health recovery opportunities to engage, learn, and build community. OP Plus clients participate in additional group therapies in addition to OP DBT Skills Group.
Six full-time Master’s-level Clinicians (degrees in social work, counseling, and addiction counseling) conduct all individual and group therapy sessions and support all clients and families.
Two Addiction Medicine Psychiatrists on staff for clients’ psychiatric care and medication management.
All care is client-centered; groups are small, giving each client a lot of space for growth and individual attention.
Imagine team members are compassionate, engaging, and supportive.
Owners are available after hours and on weekends for clients and families, and anyone seeking help and/or needing local and national resources. Contact Felicia at 225.937.1132 or email@example.com and Christopher at 225.937.5091.
While attending a recovery fundraiser at a friend’s house in early 2017, Imagine founders Christopher and Felicia were heartbroken to learn that our New Orleans and Tulane communities had lost several members due to substance misuse and suicide. They were immediately inspired to take action to create something that New Orleans needed… a place where substance use and mental health are treated with cutting-edge therapies, care, understanding and personal connection in an intimate, stigma-free setting.
Located in the heart of uptown New Orleans, Imagine Recovery is the manifestation of a deeply personal calling, providing a quality of care we’d seek for our own friends, families and loved ones.
Felicia Montiforte Kleinpeter, Co-founder and CEO of Imagine Recovery, shares her journey from addiction and losing custody of her children to finding recovery. Learn how she turned her struggle into her life’s mission. Contact her at (225) 937-1132 or firstname.lastname@example.org for substance use, mental health and/or family support.
The Latest Findings From Neuroscience Research
This lecture reviews the most up-to-date science of addiction, the current arguments for and against addiction’s conceptualization as a disease, and how the principles of recovery management counter the pathophysiology of addiction and improve a recovering person’s chances of achieving long-term recovery.
Sunday, February 19th
New Orleans, LA 70115
I will NEVER forget you and Chris taking my hand and walking me through the hardest time in my life. Your words gave me hope when I needed it the most. I make 6 months this week!!”
I can’t say enough how much Imagine has impacted my life. Being in a new city, I felt lucky and grateful that a place like Imagine was a familiarity and sort-of home base in my life for the first couple months – and I know it will always be there for me moving forward. It has not only helped me build a strong community and confidence as I start this new chapter of my life, but it also has given me tools to continue to succeed in whatever life throws at me.
Felicia & Chris,
We are beyond grateful for what you have done for our son and our family. You caught a soul before he fell too far and redirected the course of his life. What we are learning about epigenetics is that you have not only impacted our son, but also his future children and their children. You are deeply impacting this world. You are both such inspirations to all those that are fortunate enough to know you.
Parents of an Imagine alumni
I’M SO GRATEFUL
To everyone in the Imagine Family, I wanted to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. This truly was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. I promise to come back every now and again because I don’t want to lose touch with the people that changed my life for the better.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you and with love,
Anonymous male graduate, 24
I was sitting outside, enjoying the breeze, watching the trees sway and admiring the beautiful colors. For me, that is a stillness I was once uncomfortable being in. I must admit, I did not think I needed IOP at Imagine after completing a 30-day inpatient program. In fact, I felt I knew all the cliché sayings, read the material, had it thrown at me from every direction, and I would not gain anything from attending IOP post-inpatient treatment. Oh how wrong I was! While attending group meetings and one-on-ones, I gained so much insight, compassion and confidence. I learned to fully forgive, both myself and others. I am more patient when I used to be reactionary. The shell of a person I once considered myself is now humbly strong. And guess what – I like me. I could not have made these leaps without the guidance and suggestions I received at Imagine. I am beyond grateful to have y’all as part of my journey. Thank you so much for everything you do and everything you’ve allowed me to gain through your program.
Much Love Ladies 🙂
To the wonderful people of Imagine,
Someone wise once told me that we should live our lives in a way that, when we pass, the most important words spoken about you will be “They made a difference.”
In the game of addiction, hope is hard to come by, the pain swallows people whole and the wounds can turn into an unimaginable cancer. If one can muster up enough strength and conviction, recovery is possible. But still, the process has to include the contrasting element to addiction, connection.
At Imagine, Felicia, you’ve devoted your life to be a healer. You have provided the pace for connection – that is a crucial element in having a chance at conquering addiction. The wonderful staff are all as equally important as you are. Thank you all for your compassion. It is a breath of fresh air!
I know I speak on behalf of many people when I say… Imagine is making a difference in this world!
When I came through the doors of Imagine last year, I looked and felt like the “before” photo in a pet adoption advertisement: Sick, scared, confused, and probably not smelling all that great. I didn’t know exactly what I needed, only that I wanted a better life, a healthier, happier one. Soon after, I became Imagine Client #1. No pressure, right? After ten weeks of IOP and eight weeks of outpatient treatment, I felt as though I’d been born again. It’s not hard to see why Imagine has chosen a phoenix as its spirit animal and logo, a legendary mythical creature that is continuously born anew from its own ashes. And that’s precisely how I feel today, rebuilt from the charred remains of an unhealthy and fearful life, a new and better man, husband, brother, son, and (at least I hope) member of the human race. For the first time in a long time, I have peace, health, and hope, which are no small things. I am, and will always be, eternally grateful for those gifts.
The perfect balance. Substance, mental health, and how they affect each other. The quality and safety are stellar. Imagine has been life changing for me. I now see a full future ahead of myself and believe I am truly worthy of long-term recovery.
Imagine has changed my life and my entire outlook on my future.
An extremely welcoming, supporting, safe and nurturing space; ideal for healing. Rehab saved my life. Imagine Recovery gave me my freedom. Can’t thank y’all enough!
Terrific clinicians and program skills. I’m happier than I’ve ever been!
Imagine Recovery is the best decision I’ve ever made. It is a top-notch program with top notch people. Imagine helped me find my true self and make a path for the life I want to live.