All Kinds of News for June 10, 2020
Redlands, CA - Benchmark Transitions, the longest running treatment and clinical transitional living program specific to young adults, is pleased to welcome Nicholaus Bond, LMFT, as Clinical Director. Nicholaus is responsible for the oversight of clinical treatment and case management programming for all levels of care at Benchmark Transitions, including Residential Treatment at Benchmark Transitions at Wildwood Canyon and Benchmark Transitions at Panorama Ridge, as well as the clinical treatment at the Transitional Living Center (TLC) program and Independent Living Serivces (ILS) extended care program.
When it comes to helping young adults, Nicholaus believes in the mantra "The Family is Medicine." Nicholaus is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive training and experience in the treatment of youth and young adults with mental illness and substance use disorders. He has a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Brigham Young University.
"Nick's training as a clinical therapist and supervisor, as well as his years of experience with young adults, makes him a perfect match for Benchmark Transitions," states Jayne Longnecker-Harper, M.Ed., Founder and CEO of Benchmark. "The combination of Nick's training in trauma-based treatment modalities, with an emphasis in both mental health and substance use disorders is such a key factor for us. In addition, he has specializes in Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy as both a practitioner and supervisor. Engaging the family system in the young adult process at Benchmark is a cornerstone of our work and Nicholaus will bring training, supervision and quality outcomes to the position," she emphasizes.
About Benchmark Transitions
Benchmark Transitions is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to residential treatment and clinical transitional living for young adult men and women, ages 18-28. Benchmark provides evidence-based and compassionate treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, community based supportive transitional living, education and career development and independent living life skills. Benchmark is best known as the longest running young adult specific program, treating complex mental health issues, including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, mood and thought disorders, ADD/ADHD, attachment and trauma, disordered eating behaviors, mild autism spectrum disorders, executive functioning and learning differences. Benchmark accepts most PPO insurance plans and is In-Network with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross (accepting most BCBS/Blue Card members), MHN/Tri-Care, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, First Health and Quantum Health. Benchmark's in-house billing and utilization review department assists families to access quality health care.