The PCI Philosophy

Relationship-Driven Treatment

Since the birth of psychology, research has always shown that healthy relationships are the foundation of health and wellbeing. All staff at PCI are focused on developing the healthiest relationship with every client we have the honor of assisting on their path to healing, recovery, and personal growth.



The PCI approach is wellness-oriented. The entire team, from the support staff to the clinical staff, is focused on the highest possible standard of care. From the moment you call to schedule an evaluation until the time you finish your healing journey with us, you will interact with some of the most mindful, genuine, and focused people you will ever meet who are all attuned to your recovery and personal growth needs. Because our treatment philosophy is relationship-driven we believe that every interaction with a client or their family member is important. Through mindful, boundaried, and compassionate relationships we at PCI believe we can help you and your loved one grow and recover–never rushing to “get someone sober” because sobriety is not the end goal. Our end goal at PCI is a lifestyle of wellness. Wellness means a balanced mind-body relationship that goes beyond abstinence, beyond maintaining a job or other socially derived standards. Wellness, in the context of your unique life circumstances, includes healthily interdependent relationships, physical health maintenance, spiritual understanding, mindful living, honesty, integrity, and so many more important facets that make up our character or personhood. We at PCI strive to help our clients develop a way of living that fundamentally alters the way they see and participate in the world.


Why PCI?

The staff at PCI Westlake Centers are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and intensive treatment experience. This means developing an in-depth understanding of your developmental history, present circumstances, family dynamics, medical needs, emotional challenges, and any struggles you may have had with drugs, alcohol, or other potentially addictive experiences.

PCI stands for Psychological Care Institute. For three reasons we consider ourselves an “institute” and not simply a “rehab” or a “treatment center.”

  1. Unlike most facilities, our clinical staff is composed of professionals trained in the most current and scientifically supported healing practices for addiction, mental health issues, and personal growth.


  1. We are actively engaged in research projects, using data from our treatment outcomes to prove just how effective and cost saving our model of treatment has been for our clients. Specifically, we administer the same measures suggested by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM-5 “Cross-Cutting Symptom Measures” on a monthly basis to track our clients’ progress in learning to manage their affective states as they continue on a journey of wellness through sobriety and developing healthier relationships. We will be sharing our data and outcomes on a regular basis at professional meetings, seminars, and conferences because we believe in transparency. We are confident in our relationship-driven and science-driven model, and yet, part of being a science-driven institute is being flexible and open to change as more data are collected showing new trends.


  1. Every member of the PCI team is actively engaged in a personal growth journey.

We at PCI strive for the highest standard of care, which means fluidly integrating the science of psychology and wellness with the art of mindful clinical practice.  Feel free to contact us to find out more about our services.

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