The Center: A Place of Hope

By The Fix staff 08/01/17

The Center offers a variety of programs for residential treatment, focusing on treating substance abuse as well as a range of other conditions, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and sexual and emotional abuse.

The Center: A Place of Hope
Location : 547 Dayton St Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone : (888) 771-5166
Price : $30,000 (30 days)
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Insurance : No
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Introduction and Basic Services

Founded by Dr. Gregory Jantz in 1984, The Center: A Place of Hope is an inpatient program based just outside of Seattle in Edmonds, Washington. The author of 28 books, Dr. Jantz began his career treating individuals suffering from eating disorders. In doing so, he realized that the disorders were often co-occurring with others issues such as depression and addiction.

The Center offers a variety of programs for residential treatment, focusing on treating substance abuse as well as a range of other conditions, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and sexual and emotional abuse. In fact, it was recently voted as the number one center for treating depression.

Facility and Meals

The facility is set on Edmonds’ waterfront and near the city center, offering luxury houses meant to feel like home, with modern kitchens, spacious living rooms and calming views of Edmonds’ greenery. Clients have comfortable, large bedrooms housing two residents each, and some rooms also feature a deck and patio. Each house can accommodate six to eight clients. The layout of the facility is akin to a campus; all buildings are within walking distance of one another.

Housekeeping, laundry and linen care is included at no additional cost. Nutritious and well-balanced meals are provided in the morning and afternoon as part of the dietary element of the treatment program, and special diets—including vegetarian and dairy- and gluten-free—can be accommodated. Residents usually prepare their own dinner but are also welcome to go to one of the many nearby cafes and restaurants.

Treatment Protocol and Team

The length of the program is tailored to each specific client, ranging from just a few days to over four weeks. A phone assessment is made, followed by one in person, and clients needing to detox before intake are referred to an outside facility.

Because treatment focuses on the whole body there are a number of specialists on hand in addition to licensed doctors and registered nurses: naturopaths; psychiatrists, counselors and psychologists; nutritionists, dieticians and other specialists focusing on eating disorders; LACDs; MFTs and clergy. After an assessment by clinicians and any undiagnosed co-occurring disorders are identified, a specialized treatment program, including one that may focus on dual diagnosis support, is developed specifically for each individual based on a person’s needs and past experiences.

Treatment at The Center involves both group and individual therapy. Schedules are personalized but the typical day consists of two to three group sessions, a one-on-one session with the client’s designated counselor, a meeting with a psychiatrist and a medical meeting based on need. Counselors are trained in 12-step methods and employ these, along with DBT in group therapy and CBT in individual sessions when needed.

Family programming, including group sessions, is offered near the end of the client’s stay after a necessary period of adjustment during which clients have the space to adjust their behaviors.

Clients in need of aftercare are referred to outpatient programs and applicable 12-step groups.

Bonus Amenities

There is a fitness facility on site, as well as yoga classes, massage therapy and access to fitness trainers in order to address the importance of physical exericse to a successful and lasting recovery.

Though clients are not permitted to have cars, they are encouraged to utilize local public transit to explore the quaint and calm town of Edmonds.

Alumni support is offered through the Alumni Portal, which facilitates “state-of-the-art resources and engagement opportunities” for those who have completed the center’s program. The portal connects alumni and clients’ personal counselors, offering additional content, continued training, access to events and information about follow-up treatment.


The Center: A Place of Hope offers high-quality amenities and intensive care that is especially well suited to clients dealing with dual diagnoses. The amount of specialists and doctors on staff ensures that every resident is given personalized care and attention. This facility is a great option for Northwestern residents seeking a solid foundation for recovery in a safe, supportive setting.

The Center • A Place Of Hope

547 Dayton St
Edmonds, WA 98020

(888) 771-5166

[email protected]

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