About Synethia Toms

Synethia is an avid writer and blogger. Synethia holds a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech, and her interests include holistic health, herbology, reading, and human rights. She enjoys live music and plays, spending time in nature, and having fun with her toddler

Randall Drury, MA

Program Assistant Randall was born within the contiguous U.S. and spent his childhood living in various parts of our country (Honolulu, Jacksonville NC, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, and Twentynine Palms). His adolescence/adulthood has been much less transitive; being a Washington metro area resident for several years. Randall enjoys spending time with family, engaging in [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|clinical-staff, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Advantages of Group Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment

Group Therapy is defined as any type of therapy aimed at creating symptom reduction and recovery in two or more people. It can be as effective as individual therapy, and in some cases even more effective than individual therapy. One advantage of this form of therapy is that it enables people who abuse substances to [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How Substance Abuse Affects the Family

When one member of a family experiences an addiction, it is common that all members of the family will be affected. The sometimes devastating effects can cause weak attachment bonds between parent and child due to emotional distance from the parent, financial difficulties for the family in some cases, as well as a parent being [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Vanessa Vergnetti, ND, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer As the CEO and founder of Sagebrush, Vanessa’s vision for healing, growth and recovery are the core of her life’s work.  She is steadfast and dedicated to creating sacred spaces where true transformations can occur.  Her knowledge and expertise in alternative treatments to addictions and other chronic and degenerative diseases have made [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|directors|0 Comments

Substance Abuse and Homelessness

In many situations, substance abuse can begin as a result of homelessness or can also be a cause of homelessness.  Sometimes, addictive disorders can cause people to lose their jobs or send their relationships with family and friends into a downward spiral. Housing can also be lost if people begin abusing substances or if their [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Maria Maslyanko, MS

Overnight Staff After finishing her undergraduate degree in Finance and graduate degree in Health Services Administration, Maria joined the U.S. Army. While there, she worked as a Behavioral Health Technician. Working with people inspired her to pursue the fields of science and medicine. Once her military obligation was completed, she returned to Virginia to finish [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|clinical-staff|0 Comments

In The News: A Community Pulls Together

The citizens of Carbon County, Utah have come together in an effort to fight against opioid addiction. According to state health department data, Carbon County has the highest rate of prescription overdose deaths in Utah. Many in the community know at least one person affected by this tragedy--for example, the Carbon County sheriff Jeff Wood [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Dangers of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic Cannabinoids, also known as "synthetic marijuana" are manmade chemicals that are both mind altering and falsely marketed as safe and legal alternatives to marijuana. According to the National Institutes of Health, although they act on the same brain cell receptors as THC (the ingredient in marijuana), some of them bind more strongly and produce [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Dangers of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Jasmine Nejat, MA

Addictions Counselor Jasmine is a resident in counseling with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. She provides group, individual, and couples therapy. Jasmine sees both clients in addiction treatment and those seeking mental health counseling. Jasmine uses a range of techniques from mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person centered and solution [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|clinical-staff, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jasmine Nejat, MA

Willow Smith, MA

Residential Therapist Willow Rose Smith is originally from North Wisconsin and is excited to be completing her Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist residencies at Sagebrush Treatment Center. Willow attended The University of the South: Sewanee in Sewanee, TN for her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and completed her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|clinical-staff, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Willow Smith, MA

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