Our mental health and addiction treatment centers offer a blend of traditional and alternative therapies so that you can find the approaches that best support your recovery.
Therapies offered at each treatment center vary and are based on clinical need and length of stay. Some may require an additional charge. Please call our recovery advisors at 844-876-5568 for the most current list of therapies available at a particular treatment center and to find out if any treatments may incur an additional cost.
Group therapy approaches may include support groups, psychoeducational groups, skills development groups and relapse prevention groups, among others. Substance abuse and mental health issues can lead to isolation. Reconnecting to a group or community can help reduce isolation and facilitate the development of essential recovery skills.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches people to recognize moods, thoughts and situations that may contribute to destructive behaviors. A therapist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy techniques helps you explore self-defeating thoughts that are so often at the root of distressing emotional and mental conditions.
One-on-one counseling sessions provide an opportunity for you to more intensely focus on specific issues and discuss difficulties you’re not yet ready to bring to group therapy. You’ll also develop a trusting relationship with your therapist. Individual therapy helps you learn about your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
During relapse prevention planning, you’ll learn to identify specific high-risk situations, skills for coping with them and how to care for yourself in a way that guards against relapse. Other goals of relapse prevention are learning how to adopt a balanced lifestyle, positive behaviors and stimulus control techniques.
Family therapy helps you and your loved ones improve communication, resolve conflicts and learn how to best support one another in recovery. As clinically appropriate, our programs offer family therapy via phone or in person. Family therapy may include all or some family members or other significant people in your life.
Our psychiatric teams approach your treatment from a holistic standpoint. If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions, we’ll work with you to determine if research-backed medications are appropriate and teach you about potential side effects as well as how to properly manage your medication.
We’ll work closely with you and your family and/or referring therapist to facilitate a smooth transition back into everyday life after treatment. From sober living arrangements to resources for therapy, support groups and medical care, we’ll work with you to make sure you are well-positioned for the next stage of recovery.
Our clients not only recover physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. We support your spiritual journey in recovery through whatever means most resonate with you. Whether this is 12-step groups, 12-step alternatives, mindfulness, time in nature or other routes, you’ll find ways to experience spirituality that enrich your recovery and your life.
Mindfulness meditation is the evidence-based practice of focusing attention on your breathing and internal body sensations. The practice of mindfulness can be extended beyond traditional meditation to include walking meditation, mindful eating, body scans and other activities that bring you back to the present moment.
Yoga is the ancient discipline of joining the physical self with the spiritual self. By engaging in postures, or “asanas,” yoga helps you strengthen, align and tone your body. Increased blood flow during yoga also helps flush toxins from the body. Yoga’s meditative element helps bring emotional balance, while deep breathing calms the mind.
Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback, is a noninvasive technique where auditory and visual feedback helps train the brain to produce more functional and adaptive patterns of brain waves. Neurofeedback can improve mood, increase confidence, enhance performance and memory, and decrease obsessive, addictive thoughts.
Nutritional counseling helps you learn how to make nourishing food choices, which is important in achieving a healthy lifestyle in recovery. Foods that are high in nutrients can help rebuild damaged tissues and organs and improve functioning of the nervous and gastrointestinal systems.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a trauma-focused therapy that uses non-invasive bilateral stimulation of the eyes to help you reprocess difficult memories and emotions and develop healthier perspectives. Many people suffering from issues like trauma who haven’t responded to other approaches have improved with EMDR therapy.
Art therapy is useful for expressing feelings that are hard to verbalize. It can help you resolve issues, identify and manage feelings, and improve awareness and self-esteem. Art therapy uses traditional forms of art, such as painting in oils or acrylics, watercolors, drawing, photography, sculpture and other types of visual art expression.
The emotional pain of death, divorce or other major loss can be debilitating. Sometimes you need more than outpatient counseling to begin to heal. This is especially critical if grief has led to unhealthy coping mechanisms like substance abuse or other destructive behaviors. Grief counseling may take place in individual therapy or groups.
This ancient form of Chinese medicine can help detoxify the body of chemicals, reduce cravings and calm the mind. A trained acupuncturist places fine needles into the skin at strategic points in the body known as “acupuncture points” to promote healing, alleviate discomfort, boost the immune system and create a sense of well-being.
Somatic Experiencing, also known as somatic therapy, is a body-oriented approach to treating trauma. It is based on the assumption that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma. Somatic Experiencing restores self-regulation and returns a sense of aliveness, wholeness and relaxation to trauma survivors.
People in the early stages of recovery often feel a disconnection between mind and body. Therapeutic massage can help bridge that gap, providing a sense of deep relaxation, alleviating pain and increasing alertness. Massage also reduces the stress hormone cortisol which can help ease anxiety, depression, agitation and cravings.
People who are recovering from mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress disorders and trauma often lack self-esteem and feel that they have lost their “voice.” They may have become so accustomed to living in a prolonged state of pain or fear or numbing themselves with drugs and alcohol.
A blend of evocative reverberant music, art therapy and clinical process groups, Integrative Breathwork helps you access and begin to address core issues that often underpin addiction and mental health issues. Led by a professional counselor, Integrative Breathwork sessions are gender-specific and provide a quiet, reflective, healing experience.
Seeking Safety is an evidence-based treatment approach developed specifically for post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. Addressing a range of cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal domains, you’ll learn practical tools to avoid relapse, cope with inevitable stressors, and restore ideals that may have been lost during your struggle.
Sometimes known as the Sacred Hoop, the medicine wheel has been used for health and healing by generations of various Native American tribes. Each direction represents different aspects of health and the cycles of life. The medicine wheel is often a place of meditation or prayer and is integrated into treatment as a means to enhance spirituality.
Women recovering from mental health disorders may struggle with self-confidence and have trouble speaking up for themselves. The women’s empowerment groups at Promises Malibu Vista help clients learn to express themselves assertively in an accepting, supportive, gender-separate environment.
This goal-oriented, empathetic therapeutic technique encourages you to look objectively at your choices and behaviors with the help of a therapist. Instead of a hierarchical therapeutic relationship, in motivational interviewing, the therapist serves as a collaborator. Together you’ll come up with solutions to current challenges and build resiliency.
Based on the acclaimed book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, we offer groups that encourage you to evaluate your attitudes and beliefs and consider alternative ways of thinking and engaging with others. These agreements could also be called belief systems or entrenched attitudes. “The Four Agreements” offers suggestions for alternative ways to live.
Drumming is an ancient Native American musical tradition. Drum circles create a sense of fellowship and allow you to express yourself and explore spirituality through music. You’ll work with other clients to build rhythms, follow the beat of the drum and reflect on the experience.
This approach blends the benefits of mindfulness meditation with cognitive behavioral therapy tools to help you manage thoughts and behaviors to guard against relapse. Relapse happens long before one picks up a drink or a drug and this group helps you learn to take action before you reach for a substance.
In this evidence-based treatment approach developed by Promises Austin’s chief medical officer, you’ll learn tools not only for getting sober but also for building resilience and living a meaningful life. Some features of the Positive Recovery® program include journaling, meditation, daily reflections and practicing gratitude.
A labyrinth is a path for personal or psychological transformation. It’s typically a maze-like structure comprised of rocks. Walking through the labyrinth has a different meaning for different people. For some, it is used as a walking meditation. Others find it allows them to become closer to their higher power or to explore inner parts of themselves.
Clients who have struggled with mental health issues often need to develop or relearn social skills as well as acquire effective coping skills. We provide social skills training in an accepting, same-sex environment and teaches you to draw upon healthy coping skills during stressful situations.
Teambuilding is an experiential therapy technique that uses activities to promote communication, trust, teamwork and other skills needed to create healthy and meaningful relationships with others. Teambuilding helps clients learn to establish, appreciate and maintain the support they need in recovery.
Our Rising StrongTM workshop is based on the teachings in Dr. Brené Brown’s book “Rising Strong.” Led by a certified Rising Strong facilitator and master’s level therapists, the workshop builds upon the work you do in The Daring WayTM shame-resilience curriculum. You’ll learn that when you live authentically and courageously, you’ll inevitably stumble.
While stress is a part of life, it can be difficult to cope with it effectively. When in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse or managing mental health conditions, stress that goes unattended can be overwhelming and is often among the factors that precipitate relapse. We teach you how to effectively manage stress without compulsive behaviors.