Compassion. Competence. Communal Healing.
The vision of Above and Beyond is to build an individualized treatment experience that is available to anyone in need regardless of their economic status. Our clients and clinicians create therapeutic alliances that design and execute personalized programs of recovery that co-exist side-by-side personal development and growth goals. We believe that recovery is a process that requires meeting individuals where they are at as well as addressing their environmental life circumstances such as: education, employment readiness, interpersonal relationships, and social redintegrative abilities and activities.
Our Philosophy - Compassion. Competence. Communal Healing. “We believe you can be well.” With these simple words, the founders of Above and Beyond have brought together a seasoned team of staff members from the healthcare community with decades of personal and professional experience in the ever changing field of substance use. When we say, “we believe you can be well” we’re stating our belief in everyone’s ability to experience healing, hope and health when properly stimulated, educated, and supported. It’s this expectation of communal success that drives us to provide our solid foundation of excellence in prevention/intervention to the most fragile and vulnerable people of Chicagoland.
Above and Beyond, committed to the idea that, “everything begins in the relationship,” is intentional about creating a unique hybrid by incorporating what has worked in the past with what evidence-based modern recovery methodology tells us to do in the present. We’re trying to graft a humanitarian touch into the highest standards of professionalism known in the substance abuse industry.
This is our quest, with an intended outcome of returning our clients to their birthright status of being responsible agents of their own destinies.
The concept that we humans have free will and are capable of choosing more for our lives when we’re lovingly recognized, engaged, and motivated to a higher level of being is not new, yet this simple truth is often lost in the language of professional intervention.
Embracing a “People First” interface with our many constituencies is reflected in our reference to “clients with substance struggles,” rather than, “addicts or alcoholics”. Our behaviors should not define us and through our relationship via our shared human experience we try to foster a responsibility for each other in which we find an amplified and expanded level of healing, both ways.
We’ve tried to weave this philosophy into the fabric of who we are across our small but growing organization and all its programs. Staff members embrace and support these cornerstone values which have been developed by the original group who designed Above and Beyond and have put it on its feet.
Come and be a part of us on either side. There are countless points of entry and if these words strike any kind of chord with you, you must join us.