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Spencer Recovery Center: Dr. Paul’s at the Bay Outpatient


St Pete Beach FloridaThe Basics

Dr. Paul’s at the Bay is one of the treatment facilities owned by Spencer Recovery Center and located in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Dr. Paul’s offers outpatient treatment that is individualized to each client. In addition to standard outpatient substance abuse treatment, Dr. Paul’s also has a faith-based recovery program that is bible-focused, supporting the spiritual recovery by integrating the Christian philosophy.

Spencer Recovery Center programs aim to “foster change by promoting healthy lifestyle choices” with a residential track as well as support for seniors, young adults, learning disabilities and emotional problems.

Treatment and Staff

Dr. Paul’s takes a multi-level approach to treatment, integrating Behavior Modification, therapy, education and medication management to cover all the bases of addiction and treatment. In order to do this, clients must first participate an initial evaluation and assessment to give the counselors a better understating of their needs and to develop an individualized treatment plan that caters to those needs. Plans are then reviewed every 90 days to ensure that clients are progressing and their recovery needs are still being met.

Treatment plans typically consist of individual and group therapy, vocational rehabilitation and medication management. Individual therapy sessions are scheduled independently, while group sessions are scheduled several times throughout the week. Therapy incorporates both CBT and DBT methodology.

The 12-steps are not included in the program, but clients can be referred to local chapters if requested.

The faith-based Grace Track incorporates intensive counseling with studying the Life Recovery Bible as a recovery text. In addition to the 12-step framework, participants attend group sessions led by a Christian counselor, weekly one-on-one sessions, chaperoned transport to church services every Sunday as well as taking part in a specialized ministry called “The Effect.” Recovery aims to help clients develop humility, honesty and grace.

The staff at DPB consists of clinical psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCs and CADCs.


In addition to the outpatient substance abuse treatment program at Dr. Paul’s at the Bay, the Spencer Recovery network also offers a variety of other treatment programs to clients and the broader community. Other programs include residential care, prescription drug services, an extended care program and an executive rehab program. Additionally, support is available for seniors, young adults, those with learning disabilities and co-occurring emotional problems.

Clients also participate in vocational rehabilitation, during which they are prepared to enter back into the workforce and learn valuable skills such as resume writing, interview techniques and how to search for jobs.

In Summary

Dr. Paul’s at the Bay offers a comprehensive outpatient treatment program for those seeking a variety of evidence-based treatment methods and the 12-steps. The program is flexible, allowing clients to maintain their regular life and work schedules. With a faith-based program option as well as vocational skills training, clients are given a well-rounded approach to treatment and recovery.

Dr. Paul’s at the Bay
140 Covey Ave
St. Pete Beach, FL

Dr. Paul’s at the Bay Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Dr. Paul’s at the Bay by phone at (800) 334-0394.

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