A new ‘holistic approach’
Substance abuse clinic now open
“We don’t turn anybody down. If you want help, you’ll get help.”
These are the words of Terry Sallis, who along with his wife Karen Sallis, own and operate Integrated Treatment Services in Newton. Both are MSW, LMSW, and certified substance abuse counselors. They recently opened a branch of their clinic in Marshalltown, located at 204 E. State St., Suite E.
The clinic is a one-stop service that offers a bevy of outpatient evaluation and treatment services including: traditional and culture-specific substance abuse treatment programs, socialization education, anger management, co-occurring disorders, OWI evaluations and DUI classes, and mental health evaluations and treatment, for both adults and children, in group and individual sessions.
“We don’t consider ourselves tradition. We believe in treatment on demand and offering people options,” Terry Sallis said.
The Marshalltown branch is staffed by his son Terris Sallis, who is a substance abuse counselor and BHIS worker; Jolene Sager, who is substance abuse and mental health counselor and a Marshalltown native; and Kim Zantingh, a mental health therapist.
“We understand that addiction is a very powerful disease,” Zantingh said. “If a client feels like they’re being heard and listened to, they’re much more willing to come back.”
The staff said one key component of what makes them stand out from the competition is the fact that many of them have had first-hand experiences with substance abuse and mental illness.
“I was a drug addict 10 years ago — I was in a halfway house. When I got out, I made a commitment to be a better mother, person and to help others,” Sager said.
Company founder Terry Sallis has his own success story.
“I’m a former offender. I’ve been to prison, but I’ve been clean for 20 years,” Sallis said.
He said he is proud of the awards the business has won, and its cutting-edge approaches.
“We’re considered experts on therapy for African Americans,” he said. “The racial, ethnic and diversity understanding is very important.”
Integrated Treatment Services staff have presented workshops, trainings and speaking engagements, publishing and presenting materials at the community, state and national levels.
An open house will be held Wednesday, March 14 from 4-6 p.m., with refreshments provided.
The facility is open Monday-Friday by appointment, with help available 24 hours a day. The Marshalltown office may be reached at: 641-352-3548. The after hours cell phone number is: 641-691-6762.
To learn more, visit: www.integratedtreatmentservices.org
Contact Sara Jordan-Heintz at 641-753-6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org