Grey Matters has obvious neuroscience connections, but when I came up with the name is was a “double entendre” that went right through the obvious brain connotations and into the realm of decision making science; that is, after years of watching people making very big life changing decisions in therapy and seeking the holy grail of somehow manufacturing “wisdom on their own terms””, it hit me that people did very poor with the ‘greys” of life. However, it was this dissonance felt inside where true contentment was going to be found-—–that is, could we really handle “grey matters” of life well and with true confrontation of our own self-deception. So the name was created as a call to a “third voice”, so to speak, for those stuck in the binary options of ‘therapy or coaching”, pills or self-help. We use cognitive neuroscience and even cutting edge neurotechnologies to get inside complicated, resistant, or nuanced areas of transformation where ‘second order change’ principles are needed…….not just for symptom reduction but for true healing. And yes, addiction treatment, to me, fits desperately into this area of work, as it needs both innovation and less rote, cookie cutter approaches to fix the brain and our consciousness around how we see the world.”
Where does insurance fit in?
It doesn’t…no insurance is accepted to work one on one with me in a private consulting relationship featuring my technologies and skills. All private pay, retainer-based.
Is direct treatment exclusive to the VIP budget, and what is the average cost for your services?
Hard to say. Anytime any doctor flies to any location around the world to work intimately in this context, yes, I guess it is called a VIP budget that can range, depending on all the bells and whistles, from $9500 to 15k for a base retreat/intensive with me. If budget is a concern, people fly to me and I can do a wide variety of my services (from neurotech-based addiction treatment to couples facilitation/intensives to individual coaching to executive/career development consulting) between $4500 and $7500.
How does your cycle of treatment compare with the traditional 30, 60, 90 day programs?
Good question. I see my work as either 1) an alternative to the traditional rehab model (ie, as a stand alone program for folks needing customized care due to their lifestyle ,or 2) a way to enhance efficacy WHILE going through any client-desired inpatient or outpatient model of care, by optimizing the brain’s functioning. We are meta-level based change agents—–we change the thinking inside the thinking —-for BOTH 12 step and non-12 step action plans so intention and action get aligned better in the brain; and in doing that we believe the goals are hit better, whether you are in an inpatient program or not.
Do you have any statistics on relapse rates after direct treatment vs other IOP or residential treatment?
All my data is anecdotal-based at this juncture www.greymattersintl.com/company/testimonials/), but certain methods and technological approaches within my overall approach for sure have an empirical basis of course.
What would you like our readers to know about direct treatment and it’s benefits?
I would like folks to know that there are options to getting sober and that maybe a substance abuse rehab isn’t for you for not so bad reasons. That it is at least possible when seeking outside the box solutions that one isn’t avoiding their decision to get really well. Only that person knows if finding me and being interested in this neuro-based care is really either a cloaked argument to run away from “the real work” needing to be done, or if I am exactly what they have been looking for….That their failed attempts in changing WASN’’T BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO GET BETTER…but that their brain hadn’’t healed autonomically all it’s reactive or trauma-based “patterns “underneath” their addiction.
What do you see as the future of direct treatment?
I see neuroscience being the future of care, especially as autonomy grows as a value in our society and people are able to pick/customize to their liking the factors of their experience. While some of these factors can be foolery in their superficiality (something we see a lot in luxury rehabs and their confusion of amenities with efficacy) when thinking about non-essential factors of care, a lot of it is darn reasonable when it comes to what our company is about and finding the best way for a brain to heal from its compulsive/impulsive patterns of behavior.
Contact Dr. Kevin Fleming at 877-606-6161 for more information about addiction treatment or other psychological disorders you may have.