Richard S. Hession

Chief Executive Officer, Interventionist, Co-Founder

Richard Hession of BlueCrest Recovery Center

After shepherding one of his first sponsees into recovery, the man (who is still sober 20 years later) asked him to interview with Merril Lynch, for an Associate Vice President position in Foreign Exchange. He almost turned down the opportunity. He didn’t want the hand out. After all, he didn’t possess the pedigree that so many of the men interviewing had. He hadn’t gone to Harvard or Yale. He didn’t obtain a degree from a prestigious college where he’d have been lectured on the inner workings of Wall Street and the American economy as a whole.

But there was something he did have, something that was blatantly obvious to anyone he came in contact with—passion. And passion, in any field…is indispensable. It determines the difference between failure, and success. Richard’s humble acceptance of that job offer began his tremendously successful occupational career as a foreign exchange trader in New York City working his way up to Director. It was Divine Intervention that placed Richard in the fortunate circumstances he found himself. Twenty years later, that same Divine Intervention has come full circle. But this time, Richard is returning to his first passion. You and your loved ones.

While Wall Street gave him unbelievable gifts and a life he never dreamed imaginable, it began only because of his dedication to recovery and his dedication to helping others toward their own personal success. While working with addicts over the last twenty years, he’s become known for his ability to get through to even the most obstinate addicts. He specializes in working with recovering alcoholics and addicts with resistant behaviors, multiple relapses, criminal records, and general graduates from the school of hard knocks.

Richard’s experience as a trader gave him the interpersonal skills needed to effectively reach even the hardest cases. His work in sales gives him an edge and the ability to talk down even the most erratic substance abusers. His goal is to create a solid foundation for clients and a smooth and easy transition into treatment. As a Hightower trained Interventionist, Richard Hession has the ability to effectively reach active substance abusers— in a way most cannot. His enthusiasm and passion not only makes clients willing to receive treatment, but offers them immeasurable hope needed to peruse permanent sobriety.




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Yes, all information provided is kept confidential and once engaged in treatment; all aspects of treatment are confidential unless otherwise noted by a signed release of information.

We accept most major private insurances. If you do not have insurance, private pay options can be discussed.

At BlueCrest Recovery Center, you will receive a comprehensive multifaceted approach to treatment that includes both group therapy sessions and individual one-on-one therapy sessions based on your unique needs.

Yes, we offer both family support and education groups run by a licensed clinician as well as individual family sessions. Every family and every person is unique, our clinicians will work with you to determine the best approach to healing for yourself and your family.

BlueCrest Recovery Center will conduct an assessment, or level of care evaluation. The goal is to determine the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s individual needs and to provide a recommendation.

Yes, in fact clients with co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program. Every client that comes to BlueCrest receives a comprehensive psychological evaluation to determine what specific mental health needs they have. From there, a personalized treatment plan that addresses both the substance use and mental health concerns.

BlueCrest Recovery adheres to the highest treatment standards established by its accrediting agencies. BlueCrest is currently accredited by Joint Commission and   The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities also known as CARF. These governing agencies certify that our services are consistently meeting rigorous treatment standards and to ensure the highest quality of care is always being provided.

Group schedules for all treatment days are outlined by a clinical curriculum that integrates a multitude of the treatment modalities we offer. Our therapists will conduct weekly individual sessions with each client. These one-on-one sessions most often occurs during treatment hours in lieu of a group session. BlueCrest’s clinical schedule offers comprehensive and diverse therapeutic approaches including, among many others, process (discussion) group, 12-step education/didactic groups, yoga and meditation sessions and life skills training.

Transitioning from treatment to independent living is a common relapse trigger. BlueCrest’s multiple levels of care are intended to gradually “step-down” clinical structure as clients build independence and grow their 12-step program. Clinicians and our Case Manager will assist in making any necessary aftercare referrals for continued care including but not limited to psychiatrists, doctors and therapists.