Steps to Recovery now offers lasting recovery from primary mental health conditions. We provide a safe and supportive environment while working with each client and their family to understand their unique needs before creating a tailored treatment plan. Our expert clinical team helps our clients build the self-reliance and self-awareness skills needed to live a more independent life after treatment.

Our Mental Health Program

Every client in our program will receive a psychiatric evaluation by our board-certified psychiatrist as well as a full biopsychosocial assessment by a master’s level clinician when they admit. After a treatment plan is established, clients will be able to participate in group therapy, individual counseling, case management, family therapy, and weekly medication management.

Our PHP program operates Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm.

Our IOP services operate on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the day from 9 am until 12 pm and at night from 6 pm until 9 pm.

What We Treat

A major depressive disorder interferes with a person’s capacity to function. While depressed, an individual may find it difficult to handle daily responsibilities like working, school, or even interacting with family and friends. While some people may only experience depression once in their lives, the majority of those who are diagnosed with major depression experience recurrent episodes.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive worries about daily life, which aren’t typically a source of constant dread for other people. For example, an individual with generalized anxiety disorder may worry that while walking to work, someone will accidentally knock a heavy object out of a window above, knocking them unconscious or worse. While this event is possible, it’s highly unlikely. Generalized anxiety disorder can also cause frequent heart palpitations or intrusive, worrisome thoughts.

Those who suffer from personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), have intense emotions that come on suddenly and go away quickly, frequently within hours. Individuals with personality disorders usually receive little to no sympathy from those around them because few can understand the source behind their emotions.

Mood swings, unstable relationships, challenges with long-term planning, impulse control, and issues with self-identity are traits of personality disorders. One of the main signs is an obsessional fear of abandonment, which manifests as a desperate desire for personal relationships as well as irrational, impulsive behavior that drives people away. Those who struggle with a personality disorder frequently have higher rates of self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

OCD is characterized by recurrent, unpleasant thoughts and rituals that interfere with day-to-day living. For instance, if you have OCD, you might worry about leaving the oven on when you leave your home. You might not be persuaded that your oven is off even after visiting your home three or four times. Rituals that will stop anything “bad” from happening, like repeatedly washing your hands to avoid becoming sick, are some of the coping techniques used by those suffering from OCD.
A bipolar disorder causes mood and energy swings, including manic and depressive episodes. People with this condition experience unrealistic high mental states and may become detached from reality during manic episodes. On the other extreme, they might believe they possess superpowers or, in a less extreme form, shop impulsively for things they can’t afford. Although there isn’t a singular cause for bipolar disorder, one theory is that the condition is caused by a defect in brain circuitry, which involves areas that control mood, thought, and behavior. In addition, stress can play a role in development, and in women, hormonal fluctuations may also exacerbate symptoms. Although there’s a genetic hypothesis for bipolar disorder, no gene or gene set has been identified that increases the likelihood of developing the condition.
Both schizoaffective and schizophrenia disorders are psychotic conditions characterized by impairments in a person’s ability to sense reality as it is and/or the production in a person’s mind of imaginary sights or sounds. Schizophrenia affects a person’s behavior, thought process, and emotions, which frequently leaves the sufferer prone to delusional, irrational beliefs about themselves or other people. Schizophrenia can also make it difficult for a person to focus, manage their emotions, make decisions, or create normal motivations, which can make them act unusually withdrawn or anxious in social settings. Although schizophrenia can occur at any age, it typically shows symptoms in males in their late teens and early 20s and women in their late 20s and early 30s. Schizophrenia is rarely identified in patients older than 40 or younger than 12 years old.

How We Treat

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals focus on practicing acceptance and commitment. ACT encourages individuals to concentrate on accepting uncomfortable feelings and better comprehending their motivations, rather than ignoring or fighting them. This method teaches individuals healthier ways to deal with their feelings so they can more effectively address the problems that are the cause of their addiction or mental health condition.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that aims to change the harmful negative thought patterns that some people form about themselves. “No one likes me,” and “I’m not good enough” are a couple of examples of chronic negative thinking. A strong dread of abandonment or the conviction that other people are continually critiquing them can also exist. These unpleasant repetitions are the kind of mindset that CBT can help change. The emphasis is on examining the relationships between thoughts, emotions, and actions and how these impact behavior. Addiction to drugs or self-harm is just two harmful coping methods that can result from destructive and unreasonable thinking systems. CBT can enhance coping skills and aid in the eradication of self-destructive habits by assisting them in identifying and analyzing these negative thought patterns.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that involves a skills-based approach. DBT’s main objectives are to improve people’s emotional regulation, interpersonal relationships, distress tolerance, and level of awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. Even though DBT was created to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), it is a successful treatment for substance use disorder as well as several mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety.
The goal of evidence-based mindfulness treatment is to help patients live fully and clearly in the now, without dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. It is based on the notion that thoughts influence emotions and vice versa and is frequently used in conjunction with other therapies. For example, an individual may repeat negative views and self-esteem-harming statements as well as rehash unpleasant experiences. For clients with intrusive negative thought patterns, mindfulness is helpful in their healing process.
Nutrition therapy assists individuals in addressing one of the underlying reasons of their mental health disorder, specifically poor gut health and a malnourished body and brain. If these issues aren’t resolved, other forms of therapy may be less likely to be successful. We provide our clients with evidence-based information to assist them in making dietary changes that enhance their mental health. These programs can assist in teaching people how they can change their diet and learn which foods they should avoid. The use of nutrition therapy rewires people’s thinking about the connection between what they eat and how they feel.
Life skills practice helps support clients in developing practical skills essential for thriving in daily life. Individuals with mental health disorders may experience disruptions that interfere with the normal pattern of growth. In recovery, they can learn how to budget money, create a meal plan, look for employment, and fulfill other daily responsibilities. We reinforce existing skills in the context of a life in recovery, which boosts each client’s confidence. With continual encouragement and assistance, individuals take accountability, which leads to lasting independence. Using life skills in addition to other therapy methods offers several benefits in recovery, including teaching individuals the skills needed to enjoy a healthier, more balanced life.
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