All Kinds of News for August 12, 2020
Redlands, CA - Benchmark Transitions is pleased to announce that Clinical Director Nicholaus Bond, LMFT, was recently featured during "Meaningful Monday" virtual meeting in July, with Candace McKenzie from Discovery Behavioral Health. Nicholas presented Engaging Families: Strategies and Philosophies to Guide Young Adult Treatment during the hour-long virtual presentation. "Evidence-based practices and treatment philosophies can be utilized to guide, shape and enhance family support with young adults with mental health and substance use disorders," states Nick Bond, LMFT. "At Benchmark Transitions, we increase the success for our young adults and their familie in accomplishing treatment goals and objectives," concludes Bond.
Nicholaus Bond, LMFT, is the clinical director at Benchmark Transitions for all levels of care, including detox, residential treatment and clinical transitional living outpatient therapy programs. Nicholaus has extensive experience in training in the treatment of youth and young adults with mental illness and substance use disorders. He holds a Master of Science in marital and family therapy from Loma Linda University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. Nicholaus is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, cognitive processing therapy, the Matrix Model and motivational interviewing and has been previously certified in multi-dimensional family therapy (MDFT) as both a practitioner and supervisor.
Benchmark Transitions is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to residential treatment and transitional living for young adult men and women, ages 18-28. Benchmark provides an evidence-based treatment for mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders, community based supportive transitional living, education and career development and independent living life skills. Benchmark is licensed and certified for substance use and co-occurring mental health discorders by the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health for all levels of care, including sub-acute detoxification, primary residential treatment, outpatient clinical services and supportive transitional living. Benchmark accepts most PPO insurance policies and is a contracted In Network provider with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross (serving most Blue Card members with BCBS), First Health, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, Tri-Care West and Mental Health Network (MHN.)