Jonathan-Saul

Jonathan Saul, CMHC

Founder | Executive Director

Biography

Jonathan Saul, CHMC is one of the founding partners of Brighton Recovery Center. Jonathan has spent over ten years in the mental health and substance use disorder industry with his work ranging from direct clinical care to administration and leadership.

He is passionate about the dual diagnosis population and believes that every person has an opportunity to be healthy and regain hope in their lives with the right treatment at the right time.

Jonathan’s leadership quality and style enables him to build a team of people that are dedicated and focused on the common goal of providing excellent service, a healing environment, and a treatment experience based on best practices.

Originally from California, Jonathan received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in Physiological Science and went on to complete his Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Utah.

In addition to his dedication to the helping profession, Jonathan loves to spend time with his wife and three children, mountain bike riding, and playing music.

Video Transcript:

Dual diagnosis treatment is the concept of treating mental health issues and substance use disorder issues at the same time.  We view that as being very important because, if you come in and seek treatment for just the substance use disorder, and you leave treatment without treating the mental health issue, the issue that was causing you to self medicate hasn’t been treated, hasn’t been touched. When people come to treatment at Brighton we look at both, they are assessed for both, and if and when it is applicable, they are treated for both. Every person comes in with their own subset of issues. The addiction piece is there, perhaps the mental health piece is there. You need to sift through their individual issues in order to treat them effective. When you’re multi-faceted you have a lot of different team members looking at one patient and then converging on the treatment process to insure that this one patient is fully covered. A multi-faceted approach moves us away from a one size fits all treatment environment. A lot of treatment centers about the are very focused on treating a group of people rather than the individual and we believe that while group therapy is very important and part of our program, bringing the individual in and treating their issues specifically is more effective.