How Does Your Program Treat Mental Health Problems?
Compassion Behavioral Health has a well-rounded Mental Health Program for individuals struggling with mental illness. After your assessment, our treatment team will put together a personalized treatment plan that includes the therapies and strategies that will work for you.
We encourage family participation and involvement throughout the treatment process. We often find that social acceptance and encouragement from friends and family can make all the difference in the healing process. Also, medication education is important for the family members following their loved ones completion of treatment.
Below are some of the therapies that may be included in your overall mental health treatment regimen:
Our mental health treatment center offers group therapy sessions led by qualified therapists and group facilitators. It’s important to connect with others who share similar struggles.
Most mental health disorders require some type of pharmacological treatment. The right medications will get your symptoms under control so you no longer have to medicate with drugs and alcohol.
Family therapy. Your family plays a large role in how you recover from your dual diagnosis. With our help, they can better understand your motivations for using drugs and how to build a more supportive home environment.
Many people suffer in silence, believing that severe depression, suicidal urges, and auditory hallucinations mean that they are “crazy.” But the truth is, these symptoms-as well as panic attacks, hypervigilance, social phobia, self-mutilation, recurring nightmares, flashbacks, and substance abuse–are often the lingering results of trauma. Our trained therapist, analyze and approach each client with a different therapeutic modality (CBT, EMDR, psychodynamic) to identify new ways to cope with their emotional responses to their experiences. Our program allows for individualized one-on-one trauma treatment as well as trauma based group sessions.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.EMDR has been proven effective in treating a wide range of mental health concerns, including PTSD, phobias, stress, disturbing memories, panic attacks, and even relapse prevention.
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. Used to treat a variety of mental health concerns, DBT focuses on four key principles. These concepts include mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. All areas of DBT aim to strengthen relationships, to identify and tolerate pain, to stimulate awareness, and to recognize feeling. People who are sometimes diagnosed withborderline personality disorderexperience extreme swings in their emotions, see the world in black-and-white shades, and seem to always be jumping from one crisis to another. Because few people understand such reactions — most of all their own family and achildhoodthat emphasized invalidation — they don’t have any methods for coping with these sudden, intense surges of emotion. DBT is a method for teaching skills that will help in this task.
Coping strategies are so important for mental health clients. You can no longer rely on substances to ease your symptoms, so you’ll need to be comfortable coping in other ways.
With one-on-one attention from your therapist, you can develop greater insight into your struggles, develop self-awareness and improve communication.