The Core Model is an Integrated Systems Model that incorporates the best of Marriage and Family Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Adventure Therapy with issue-driven specialty training in trauma and multiple addictions. It is an issue-driven model and not a model-driven model, if you will, so we can customize our approach to each unique client and family. All of this is built on the foundation of Christian Intimacy Theory; every person has been created by God, and in the image of God, to love and be loved at a core-to-core level of intimacy. Addiction is an intimacy disorder according to Patrick Carnes and other research. People who have deep, quality, rich relationships, in other words, core-to-core intimacy, don’t develop addictions or are not relapsing in their addictions.