What Do We Treat at Casa Recovery?
Generally, our primary focus is on treating mental health conditions and co-occurring disorders like addiction. However, our clinicians are trained and experienced in a mix of subfields within psychiatry and psychology, providing breadth and depth regarding the disorders that our team is able to properly diagnose and treat. Casa Recovery’s programs are also trauma-informed, meaning that we consider the likelihood that our clients experienced traumatic experiences and how that may have led them to their current situation. Treatment programs that offer a narrow focus on issues like addiction without addressing the underlying issues of trauma or co-occurring conditions like a mental health disorder can result in treatment that is ineffective and mismatched with what the client is experiencing. Approximately half of the individuals with a substance use disorder also have a mental health disorder and vice versa. This is why our team takes a multidisciplinary clinical, medical and holistic approach that prioritizes individualized treatment. The following is a list of conditions we treat:
- Addictive Disorders
- Adjustment Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum
- Bipolar Disorder
- Chronic Pain
- Delusional Disorder
- Disordered Eating
- Dissociative Disorders
- Factitious Disorders
- Depression / Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Somatoform Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
- Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Treatment Depends on the Client
There are many ways to treat trauma, mental health, and substance use disorders. The starting point depends on the primary condition. For example, if you are struggling with an addiction to alcohol, benzodiazepines, or opioids, the first step will likely be detoxification. Medically-supervised detox is the safest option to stabilize off of a number of addictive substances. For others struggling with mental health problems, treatment may start with a mental health assessment and psychiatric stabilization with medication management in a comfortable environment with 24-hour supervision.
What to Expect in a Treatment Program
Once a client is stabilized for acute concerns regarding drug or alcohol withdrawal or a mental health crisis, clients will enter an intensive therapeutic treatment program where they will participate in a combination of individual and group therapies along with ongoing psychiatric services, if needed. Therapy can take a few basic forms: one-on-one with a therapist, in a small group setting with other peers in treatment, and in family therapy. Clients will typically participate in individual therapy sessions two times per week. They will also meet with their primary therapist outside of individual sessions throughout the week in group therapy sessions. Group therapy creates the opportunity to hear experiences from people going through a similar situation. It also provides a space where clients can acquire new skills to cope with stressors in social situations and practice what they learned during one-on-one sessions.
Psychotherapy involves working with a therapist one-on-one to address all concerns, whether they be related to a mental health stressor or a problem with drugs or alcohol. The therapist will guide the client to identify and deal with factors contributing to their condition. Such factors could include traumatic experiences, negative thoughts and behavioral patterns, poor emotional regulation and coping strategies, attachment problems originating in childhood, and so on. The therapist will also help the client develop new skills and healthy coping mechanisms to confront their issues head-on and prevent these issues from controlling their emotions and thoughts. Psychotherapy can be used as a sole therapeutic modality for some conditions, like anxiety and depression. However, this depends on the severity of the condition. Medication used in combination with therapy may be necessary to effectively manage a client’s mental health or substance use disorder.
Small Group Therapy
We give our clients the chance to interact with one another in a controlled, intimate small group environment alongside a professional facilitator. Small groups give our clients the chance to share their experiences with one another and find solace amongst their peers. In groups guided by a therapist, conversations are directed towards reflecting on the healing process and clients are free to discuss what’s working for them and offer support to one another. In groups guided by a holistic practitioner, clients are encouraged to be open-minded in learning new emotion-regulation techniques they can continue to practice on their own time.
Therapies Utilized at Casa Recovery
There are different evidenced-based therapies our team is trained in such as:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Interpersonal therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Small Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Attachment Focused Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Trauma-Focused Therapies including CBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing®
Holistic Modalities at Casa Recovery
In addition to evidence-based therapies, we also provide holistic and alternative therapies. These therapies are an important part of many clients healing process because they address the less tangible parts of oneself like spirituality, and subjective feelings and emotions as well as more tangible part of oneself like bodily sensations and experiences. Engaging in holistic activities adds another dimension to treatment, allowing clients to connect deeply with their mind, body, and spirit. Some may experience a new sense of purpose or understanding of themselves and their life goals. The following holistic modalities are integrated therapeutically throughout the treatment programming:
- Art Therapy
- Dance Movement Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Practices
- Music Therapy
Focusing on Family Dynamics
Another important therapeutic intervention includes the family. The purpose of our family program is to support the loved ones of individuals in our program who are experiencing stress and confusion from their family member’s condition. It is meant to educate these loved ones and help them gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening and how they can cope with it. Family members and dynamics may also have played a significant role in a client’s current problems. Helping the family resolve issues that may have contributed to the client’s harmful behaviors is crucial to a client’s long-term recovery. If the household is determined to still be an unstable environment, allowing the client to be exposed to the same conditions can be triggering and cause them to relapse. Through family education and support, the hope of our clinical team is to help family members finding deeper healing themselves and through this process be able to better support their loved one in recovery.
Continuing Care After Treatment
Varying treatment modalities are used throughout an intensive treatment program whether in a residential treatment setting or an intensive outpatient program. As a client transitions to making after plans, they will have the opportunity to work with a clinician in incorporating the different therapeutic treatment modalities they found most helpful and that will support them on a successful path to long-term healing and recovery. Casa Recovery has been treating clients with mental health conditions, traumatic experiences, and addiction to drugs and alcohol for over ten years. The approach we take is client-centered: focused on an individual’s unique conditions and needs. Our programs offer a whole-person approach offering therapeutic modalities that are evidence-based and holistic. Casa Recovery prides itself in offering programs that are effective, affordable, and all-inclusive. To start your healing journey, call Casa Recovery at (888) 928-2272.