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Four Circles Recovery Center

156 Clear Crossing Lane, Horse Shoe, North Carolina, 28742
Four Circles offers residential substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for young adults. The facility combines comprehensive clinical services with therapeutic wilderness-based activities designed to motivate major change. Clients are forced to become self-sufficient, and begin to see what they are capable of achieving without the aid of alcohol and/or drugs. While the environment is challenging, it is also nurturing and supportive, providing young adults with the encouragement and guidance they need to change their problematic behaviors and build a solid foundation for lifelong sobriety.

Facility Highlights

  • Gender Specific Groups
  • Relapse Prevention Track
  • Holistic Treatment


  • Relapse Prevention

    Four Circles Recovery Center offers a specialized 21-day relapse prevention track for individuals who have completed treatment at any primary alcohol or drug treatment facility within the past 12 months and relapsed. This 21-day program is based on research-backed approaches, including the Gorski-Cenaps® model, which have proven highly effective in helping individuals break the relapse cycle. Our therapists have received extensive training using the Gorski-Cenaps® model and are using it to help clients identify and manage high-risk situations that lead to relapse in the critical first months of recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

Meet the Staff

  • Melanie Weis PhD, LPC, LCAS-P, NCC
    Melanie Weis PhD, LPC, LCAS-P, NCCProgram Director
    Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who works as the manager of the base component of Four Circles. Here, she provides an additional clinical dimension that helps her ensure that clients are provided a clinically-based experience. Through her professional experience, including receiving her Doctorate Counselor Education with a concentration in multicultural counseling, Melanie has worked with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of grief and loss, domestic violence, addiction, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma and depression. To help treat all of her clients on an emotional, cognitive and behavioral level, Melanie approaches counseling from a person-centered and existential framework, where she utilizes Gestalt and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques. Melanie’s passion for her work is inspired by the transformative power of therapeutic interventions that she has witnessed first hand. She feels privileged to meet with individuals as they confront themselves and begin the journey of becoming who they want to be. She believes deeply in an individual’s ability to create meaning in her or her life through a process of self-acceptance, as well as their overall development of awarenes
  • Heather Schnoebelen MA, LPC, LCAS
    Heather Schnoebelen MA, LPC, LCASClinical Director
    Heather holds a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy) from Naropa University. She is a licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Heather has been working with adolescents and families in the wilderness for ten years, and her areas of experience include addictions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, gender identity issues, oppositional behavior, and conduct disorder with adolescents and young adults. Heather loves working with Four Circles because it allows her to combine her love for the magic of the natural world with her passion for the beauty of the human spirit. She is honored to witness people aspiring to grow and change, and remains a devoted member of the Four Circles team. In her spare time, Heather enjoys rock climbing, backpacking and kayaking.

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