About Enlightened Recovery
About Our Centers
Enlightened Recovery Center is an addiction treatment center located in New Jersey that offers comprehensive and individualized care to individuals struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Our center’s goal is to help individuals achieve long-term recovery by addressing the underlying causes of addiction and providing the necessary support and resources to maintain sobriety. Enlighted Recovery Center’s team of experienced addiction treatment professionals are committed to providing compassionate care and support to our clients and their families throughout the recovery process.
At Enlightened Recovery Center, our approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment and care is centered around treating the whole person, not just the addiction. We believe that addiction is a complex disease that requires a personalized and comprehensive approach to treatment. That is why we combine evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, with alternative and complementary therapies, including yoga and meditation, to address the underlying causes of addiction and promote healing and recovery.
Our team of experienced addiction treatment professionals works closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and challenges. Our programs also focus on building life skills and providing support and resources for you to maintain your recovery after treatment.
We are committed to providing compassionate care and support to you and your family throughout your recovery journey.
Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Hansen went from living on the street with a $300-a-day heroin habit to becoming a role model and advocate for those struggling with substance abuse issues. Through her non-profit organization, The Hansen Foundation, she has founded halfway houses and sober living facilities for men and women alike. Jennifer is also a certified yoga instructor, and follows a holistic way of life through organic eating, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and herbal remedies. Her personal experiences taught her that recovery does not end after short-term rehabilitation, and that more resources are necessary to ensure long-term stability and growth. The Hansen Foundation was the beginning, and through Enlightened Solutions, Jennifer seeks to continue filling this void and reaching out to addicts in need. Her experience and deep knowledge of holistic living guides us in providing therapies that teach our clients to care for the earth they live on so that it can provide healing properties for them during recovery and throughout their healthy, conscious lives.
Co-Founder, Executive Director Of Operations, Housing, President Of NJARR
Terri Burns has been in long-term active recovery since 1997 and has been working in the field of addiction since 1999. She is committed to helping those who suffer from addiction regain control of their lives, and has worked with adults, adolescents, and families who have been affected by this disease. Terri is a dedicated volunteer at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, and also has experience in residential treatment facilities. Terri is the Director of Operations for various sober living homes, and has a keen understanding of what it takes to provide the best patient care services while cultivating fun and happiness in recovery, having experienced it herself. Her focus is on assisting residents with family difficulties and legal matters, and providing individual support to residents so that they may fulfill their short- and long-term goals.
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Snyder has been working in the field of substance abuse for ten years, and has been inspired by his clients every step of the way. He has experience in both residential and outpatient settings, and has helped a wide variety of people battling addiction, from adolescents to adults. Robert received his Master’s degree, LCADC, and CCS in 2013. He teaches assessment skills for addiction studies as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Cape Community College, and brings a strong educational base to the Enlightened Solutions team to educate those suffering from this disease. As a person in long-term recovery, Robert is active in his community and has a passion for helping others effect a positive change in their lives. Robert finds treating those in addiction recovery fulfilling, and shares what he’s learned in recovery with the community every chance he gets. As a part of our community relationship-building activities, Robert brings members of the community and our recovery family together to cultivate an environment of support and togetherness.
Chief Administrative Officer
Meet Melissa, Chief Administrative Officer of Enlightened Recovery. With 20 years of experience in addiction treatment and 15 years in management, Melissa is a seasoned professional in the field. Her background as a behavioral health technician sparked her interest in addiction counseling, leading her to receive her addiction counseling certificate from Atlantic Cape Community College and a bachelor’s degree in human services, specializing in addiction counseling from Springfield College.Melissa went on her education focusing on leadership trainings with a passion for Organizational Management. Melissa has held leadership positions in all levels of Substance Use Disorder Treatment including Clinical Director and Executive Director.
Melissa’s personal experience in recovery, coupled with her professional expertise, has equipped her with a unique perspective on addiction treatment. As a Chief Administrative Officer, Melissa is focused on creating a client experience that supports long term recovery.
Melissa’s passion for holistic health and the implementation of Enlightened Recovery’s mission and vision to help individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder is evident in her approach to treatment. She utilizes a combination of clinical and holistic approaches, incorporating healing through nutrition, clinical, medical, and holistic practices.
With Melissa’s leadership, Enlightened Recovery is committed to helping individuals and families overcome active addiction and recover the mind, body, and spirit through a holistic approach and 12-step philosophy.
Dr. Charles Meusburger, M.D.
Dr. Charles Meusburger, M.D.
Charles E. Meusburger, MD, is a graduate of the University of Rome Medical School, and he completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a Board Certified Diplomat of Neurology and Psychiatry, and has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 25 years. A former Department Chairman of Psychiatry, Residency Director and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services in a large health system, Dr. Meusburger is an independent practitioner specializing in adult and adolescent psychiatry. He takes pride in providing his patients full 60-minute sessions in order to best understand their unique behavioral health needs and individual goals. He is distinguished among his patients for delivering superior clinical skills in a caring, compassionate, and deeply sensitive manner. Though Dr. Meusburger has a thriving private practice, he also serves as the psychiatrist for a community mental health program that cares for homeless individuals with intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Dr. Meusburger is a speaker on many topics and a published author of numerous articles on behavioral health conditions and management.
Chief Clinical Officer
As Chief Clinical Officer at Enlightened Recovery, Matthew diligently collaborates with clinical supervisors across all locations to consistently deliver, assess, and enhance every aspect of the client experience.
Matthew’s profound passion for the recovery community was ignited after seeking help for his own personal struggles during his youth. He began his career in 2009, focusing on early intervention strategies for adolescents and mastering the 12 core functions of substance abuse. During this period, Matthew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (2009) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (2011) from Rutgers University.
In his post-graduate career, Matthew transitioned to working with adult populations, addressing co-occurring clients and emphasizing the identification of underlying issues, such as unresolved trauma, that contribute to addiction. Since 2015, he has held various managerial positions in addiction treatment and served as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Social Work, teaching courses within the Addiction Counselor Training Program.
As a hands-on executive, Matthew collaborates closely with all departments to ensure comprehensive teamwork, allowing Enlightened Recovery to provide the best possible service to clients and their families.
Matthew holds licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, as well as certification as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey. He is also nationally recognized as a Clinical Supervisor and Trauma Professional.
Jennifer is a highly skilled and compassionate Program Director at Enlightened Recovery, with a wealth of experience and training in the field of substance abuse and mental health disorders. With a caring and empathetic approach, Jennifer oversees the facility’s daily operations from both a clinical and administrative perspective.
She began her career in the substance abuse field in 2015, and has since gained extensive experience working with individuals and groups struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Jennifer completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2018 and a Master in Social Work in 2019, both from Stockton University. She is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey, with additional training in various therapeutic modalities.
Jennifer’s commitment to providing the best possible care to her clients has led her to pursue additional training in cutting-edge approaches to trauma therapy, including brain spotting, which has shown great success in treating a range of mental health disorders. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
However, Jennifer’s qualifications extend beyond her professional experience. She is also in long-term recovery from substance use, which provides her with a unique perspective and deep understanding of the struggle that clients face when seeking treatment. Jennifer’s personal journey has inspired her to help others who are also battling addiction and to create a supportive and compassionate environment for clients to heal.
Throughout her post-graduate career, Jennifer has worked in supervisory roles, assisting Clinical and Executive Directors in managing day-to-day operations and ensuring the delivery of high-quality care to clients. Her dedication to her clients and staff, along with her extensive experience and training, make her a highly effective and compassionate Program Director.
At Enlightened Recovery, Jennifer is committed to providing individualized, evidence-based care to every client. She understands that addiction is a complex and deeply personal issue, and works tirelessly to provide individualized care to each client. With her unique combination of professional expertise and personal experience, Jennifer is a powerful asset to the Enlightened Recovery team.
Levels of Care Offered
At Enlightened Recovery New Jersey, we offer a range of addiction treatment services to help you overcome your addiction. Our inpatient detox program and residential program are both available at our main location in North Plainfield, New Jersey. Our partial care program is offered at our South Plainfield location. Our intensive outpatient program can be accessed at either of our locations. We are dedicated to helping you navigate your recovery process and helping you to get back on track with your life.
A partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a type of addiction treatment program that provides a higher level of care than traditional outpatient programs but is less intensive than inpatient programs. PHP is designed for individuals who require more structured and intensive treatment than traditional outpatient programs but do not need around-the-clock medical supervision.
In a partial hospitalization program, individuals receive a range of evidence-based therapies, including individual and group counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and holistic therapies. Our PHP offers intensive therapeutic and clinical treatment six days a week, Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm.
This type of program can be beneficial for individuals who are transitioning from inpatient care or need more support than traditional outpatient programs but cannot commit to a full-time inpatient program.
Enlightened Recovery Center offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as a part of its comprehensive addiction treatment services. The intensive outpatient program at Enlightened Recovery Center provides structured and evidence-based treatment options to individuals who require more support than traditional outpatient programs.
The program includes several hours of treatment per day, several days per week, and provides a range of therapies, including holistic therapies, dialectical behavioral therapy, and group/individual therapy.
The IOP at Enlightened Recovery Center is designed to be flexible and tailored to individual needs, providing the necessary support to help individuals achieve and sustain their recovery goals.
Outpatient programs are addiction treatment programs that allow individuals to receive treatment while maintaining their daily responsibilities, such as work or school. Unlike inpatient programs, where individuals live on-site for a period of time, outpatient programs offer more flexibility, with individuals attending therapy sessions and group meetings on a schedule that works for them.
Our outpatient programs offer a range of evidence-based therapies, including individual and group counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. These programs can be a great option for individuals with mild to moderate addiction, those who have completed an inpatient program and need continued support, or those who cannot commit to a full-time program due to personal or financial reasons.
It is important to consult with our addiction treatment professionals to determine the best treatment option for your individual needs.
The Hansen Foundation embraces RECOVERY – for those who suffer from substance abuse disorders, their families and friends. The Hansen Foundation owns and operates Serenity Houses, extended-care recovery residences in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The Serenity House staff treats all residents as individuals, each with unique circumstances, and provides them with the tools and skills they need to sustain successful lives in recovery.
More than Sober Living, Serenity Houses and Serenity Estates help those with addictions to access treatment, promote healthy and sustainable life choices and reunite families. Hope Farm and Community Education Programs introduce a holistic approach to wellness and productive living. Hansen Foundation raises funds for Resident Scholarships and supplements needs for our live-saving endeavors.
Hope Farm is an operational horse farm that also has chickens, a pig and organic produce. We have facilities to provide indoor equine therapy all-year-long with over 400 acres of trails to ride.
Begin your Recovery at Our New Jersey Addiction Treatment Centers
At our New Jersey addiction treatment centers, we understand that beginning the journey to recovery can be both difficult and overwhelming. However, we are here to provide the support, guidance, and resources needed to achieve lasting sobriety. Our experienced team of professionals utilizes evidence-based treatment approaches to address the underlying causes of addiction and develop personalized treatment plans for each individual’s unique needs. With a focus on mind, body, and spirit, we strive to empower our clients to overcome addiction and live fulfilling, healthy lives.
Take the first step towards a brighter future with Enlightened Recovery Center and begin your recovery journey with us. Contact us today.