FSC Partners with Dr. Phil to Introduce Virtual Reality Therapy

Fresh Start of California is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery to our rehabilitation program. On July 26, 2017, Fresh Start of California integrated this groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) program designed to help reduce recidivism and improve overall outcomes for inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Developed by Dr. Phil McGraw and Jay McGraw, and recently introduced on his #1 rated national talk show, Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery VR program will add an influence to our patients’ lives in the form of Dr. Phil himself –his distinctive voice delivered from exclusive locations that our patients would never normally have access to, including on-stage at his show and sitting with him in his private office.

With more than 45 years of experience working in the mental health profession and addiction recovery, Dr. Phil understands like no one else what it takes for someone to make a drastic change in the direction of their life.

As a complement to our current inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, Fresh Start of California believes this program will put our facility at the forefront of virtual reality technology in healthcare. We are proud to add this tool to our counselors’ arsenal.

To learn more, watch Dr. Phil explain the VR Technology: 

About Fresh Start of California

At Fresh Start of California, our mission is to guide and assist those struggling with addiction. At every step, we remain available in order to help our patients achieve permanent results.

To begin, we provide detoxification services, residential treatment services, and recovery tools that are intended to produce long-term results. We believe each person is different and, as a result, create individualized treatment plans for every patient.

Our facility and team strongly believe that constructive and collaborative activities are key to happiness and success. For this reason, we provide but are not limited to:

  • 12-step therapy
  • Yoga
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy

Regardless of the walk of life a person may come from, we are ready to provide help at every step of the process and help our clients navigate through the process as seamlessly as possible. We are ready to help shape each person’s future for the better.

About Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil McGraw, perhaps the most well-known mental health professional in the world, is the host of the leader in daytime talk, Dr. Phil. Launched in 2002, Dr. Phil provides the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television. For 15 years, Dr. Phil McGraw has used the show’s platform to make psychology accessible and understandable to the general public by addressing important personal and social issues.

With a strong commitment to research, and the assistance of leading scholars and behavioral scientists, Dr. Phil McGraw educates viewers about state-of-the-art and evidence-based treatment options for many of the most challenging problems faced by individuals, couples and families.

His unique dedication to families and children is legend to the millions of people around the world who watch his show and read his books. Dr. Phil’s work was recognized by the American Psychological Association in 2006 as they honored him with a presidential citation. Dr. Phil McGraw is the author of nine #1 New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages, with over 33 million copies in print. Dr. Phil earned a B.A. from Midwestern State University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas, which was followed by a year of post-doctoral training in Forensic Psychology at The Wilmington Institute.

About Jay McGraw

Jay McGraw is the Emmy ® Award-winning creator and executive producer of the syndicated series The Doctors, as well as president and CEO of Los Angeles-based Stage 29 Productions. Jay McGraw is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Doctor on Demand, the successful tele-medicine app that has changed the way people interact with doctors. The app allows fast, easy and cost-effective video visit access to some of the best doctors, psychologists, and other healthcare providers in the country.

He is also CEO of Ghost Mountain Books, Inc., a publishing company that specializes in health, wellness and lifestyle authors and content that has released numerous bestselling titles since its launch in 2012. He is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author, having penned six books. Jay holds a law degree from Southern Methodist University and a psychology degree from University of Texas.

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