What We Do

Transformation House’s programs address addiction by integrating the most current evidence-based practices in substance use disorders treatment and mental health care with a mindfulness-based approach to self-discovery and self-awareness. For more than 30 years, Transformation House has been providing treatment for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders with nourishing spiritual care combined with expert clinical practices. We believe that addiction is a condition that affects the whole of the individual and that treating the whole of the individual is necessary to overcome the disease achieving lasting recovery. Our holistic approach includes addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs with individualized counseling. Transformation House offers the all continuum of care from intensive residential treatment, outpatient, psychiatric services, and medication assisted treatment, to after care planning with recovery housing and prevention.

Our Philosophy

In loving memory of Betty Mathews Founder of Transformation House (November 5th 1938 – October 7th 2020)

“My mission began in 1971 providing shelter and emergency housing to people experiencing homelessness. Since 1991, Transformation House has been dedicated to helping those facing drug and alcohol addiction, using honesty, love, compassion, and respect.”

Evidence-Based Modalities

Transformation House counselors integrate their professional clinical expertise and compassion with best practice modalities, clients’ needs, interests, and values. Clients are sustained to collaborate with their therapist in building treatment plans with goals that are clear, reasonable, measurable, and most of all achievable. Our specialized team has a trauma-responsive focus on training and experience in treating trauma/adverse childhood experiences, substance abuse, family and couple conflict, grief and loss and other mental health concerns. Our services reflect our belief that treatment should be client-centered, strengths-based and enhancing the mind-body connection (holistic approach).

Self-Discovery and Empowerment

While the visible consequences from addiction are well known, such as loss of a job, home, marriage, etc., the loss of self is perhaps the most damaging. At Transformation House, we begin by helping our clients explore and rebuild their sense of self so that they can take an active role in their treatment experience and recovery. We nourish this process through a holistic approach that utilizes unconditional positive regard and mindfulness practices. Evidences show that mindfulness reduces stress, anger, and hostility among populations in treatment by increasing their engagement, awareness of their thoughts and emotions, helping with their rehabilitation and supporting sobriety. We assist our clients with releasing the pain and trauma of the past, letting go anxiety and angst about the future, to be completely present, aware, and awakened to the now.


My own personal transformation started years ago as a client here. This program gave me the tools I would need to help me rebuild a successful life. I just had to believe I was worth it, retain the knowledge given and then apply it in all facets of my life. I am living breathing proof that recovery can be a beautiful thing; The Promises are truly being fulfilled. Today, I am proud to say that I am a Transformation House employee and I am so honored to be a part of this company that has been so instrumental in helping me change my life.

Cali A. – Transformation House Administrative Assistant

I have been struggling with addiction for nearly 20 years. Addiction runs in my family so I thought it was normal the way I was living my life. I’m proud to say I am now 18 months completely sober from all substances. When I first went to Transformation House I thought I really knew who I was deep down but after completing the program and now looking back… I didn’t know myself at all. Transformation House really helped me get down to the underlying problems which lead me down the path of my addiction. The staff and counselors there are amazing… Some of them have real life experiences that could totally relate to what I’ve been through. And the meals at Transformation house are great… Mario is the best chef this side of the Mississippi. My advice for anyone still struggling from addiction… Reach out for help, there are people that care and that will be there for you. Transformation House was there for me every step of the way.

Matthew H. – former client

Thank you for all your guidance and kindness. I was about to leave the program the day after I got there and Zoe encouraged me strongly to stay and I did. I thank you all so much, you made me feel loved and worthed to have a new start in my life.

Anne B. – former client

Almost every client I have encountered at the Transformation House programs grew up in an environment that discouraged psychosocial development and created the foundations for mental health problems and substance use. Both management and staff here are keenly aware of these unfortunate circumstances, and they are able to compassionately take these factors into account in the treatment planning, counseling and, more specifically, in their encouraging of clients to take greater responsibility for their own lives. The executive team is very committed to this mission.

Patrick Schulte, MA LPC – Mental Health Professional

Locations and Services

Women Residential

Mental Health Services

  • Psych Services
  • Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)
  • Med Management

Women Intensive Outpatient (IOP) w/lodging

Gender Specific Outpatient

Betty’s House Sober Living

Men Residential

Mental Health Services

  • Psych Services
  • Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)
  • Med Management

Men Intensive Outpatient (IOP) w/lodging

Gender Specific Outpatient

Men IOP w/lodging

Co-Head Outpatient

By The River Sober Living

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Transformation House provides full continuum of treatment services for co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health problems. We are working to fit the needs of the clients meeting them where they are in their journey, adopting evidence based modalities to pursue measurable clinical outcomes achieving long-term recovery.

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