Women’s Mental Health Treatment
Promises offers comprehensive mental health treatment for women in home-like residential settings. You’ll receive care from a distinguished treatment team made up of psychiatrists, some master’s and doctoral level therapists, and other professionals. We have years of experience treating mental illness and co-occurring disorders. We can help you reclaim your life.
Some of the mental health issues we treat include:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Complex Trauma / Emotional Distress
- Mood Disorders / Depression
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Stress Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Intimacy Disorders / Relationship Issues
- Postpartum Depression
- Grief / Loss
- Mid-Life Transition Issues
- Substance Use Disorders / Substance Abuse
- Body Image Issues
- Dual Diagnosis
We believe in the power of women to heal. Balance, flexibility and resilience are key components of mental health. These are central themes in our women’s mental health treatment programs.
Some of the goals of our women’s mental health treatment program include:
- Breaking the cycle of relapse and readmission to acute inpatient care
- Acquiring social skills that promote empathy, understanding and healthy relationships with others
- Experiencing the benefits of psychological, emotional and spiritual health
- Taking responsibility for your illness by learning to manage symptoms
- Understanding the effects, dosage and efficacy of any prescribed medication
- Learning the value of a lifestyle that includes healthy diet, exercise, and recreational and social activity
- Advocating for yourself by asserting yourself in appropriate ways
What to Expect in Residential Mental Health Rehab
At Promises, we tailor treatment to your specific needs. We use evidence-based therapies that most resonate with you. We also educate you about your mental health condition.
Mental Health Evaluation
Each client meets with one of our psychiatrists for a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. The goals of this evaluation are to identify the issues you’re struggling with. Many times we find clients have more than one mental health condition or have co-occurring issues like substance use disorders. We also assess you for any medical issues that may impact treatment. Our comprehensive assessments make sure you obtain the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Following psychiatric testing and assessments, we’ll craft a personalized treatment plan. Promises’ clinicians draw upon a wide range of traditional and alternative therapies to tackle your issues from many angles. We consider your unique background, issues and preferences. This approach helps us create a treatment plan that is relevant and engaging.
Our women’s mental health program is evidence-based and compassionate. Everyone’s experience is different, but core components of Promises’ treatment programs include:
Some hospital-based mental health treatment targets the acute crisis. It often doesn’t address the underlying causes and conflicts associated with substance abuse and mental health conditions. We provide a mental health program that’s tailored to your needs and progresses at your pace.
You aren’t defined by mental health conditions. Our women’s mental health retreat teaches you to:
- Manage your symptoms
- Understand the cycles of your illness
- Identify stressors that complicate recovery
Mental health disorders impact all facets of your life. Promises’ treatment approach helps you restore physical, spiritual and behavioral health. Our traditional, alternative and experiential therapies support whole-person healing.
Individual and Group Therapy
You’ll take part in individual and group therapy. Individual therapy helps you develop a trusting relationship with a counselor. You can use these sessions to dig deeper into your specific issues. Individual therapy is also useful for processing topics you’re not ready to bring to group sessions.
You’ll attend several small group sessions. Group therapy can be a transformative experience. You’ll connect with peers sharing similar struggles. Group leaders will help you navigate interpersonal issues that arise. You’ll see yourself in others and vice versa. Group therapy can help you find different solutions to your problems and improve your communication skills.
Mental health topics we may cover in group therapy include:
- Physical and emotional abuse / trauma
- Subjects specific to the female sex and gender
- Body image concerns
- Assertive communication
- Stress management
- Families and relationships
- Healthy intimacy
- Mental health information like proper self-care and medication management
- Risk factors for other conditions like substance use disorders and eating disorders
- Women’s health
- Signs/symptoms of relapse
Mental health issues can affect women and men differently. It’s important to reflect these gender differences in treatment. Our residential treatment is gender-separate so you don’t feel distracted or inhibited by the opposite sex. We provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can focus entirely on the psychological, social and physical challenges to women’s health and emotional well-being.
Far from a sterile, impersonal hospital environment, our women’s mental health treatment centers are welcoming and comfortable. You’ll enjoy cozy bedding and furniture, soothing views, stylish décor and the comforts of home. Promises’ residential treatment center feels more like a mental health retreat than a health care facility.
We’ll work with you to make sure you have mental health resources to support your recovery after you leave. This may include connecting you with:
- Mental health professionals
- Outpatient programs for women
- Couples or family therapy
- Mental health or addiction resources like support groups
- Transitional/supportive living situations
Effective Treatments for Mental Illness
There are dozens of therapies available to treat mental health disorders. The gold standard for treating most mental health disorders is medication management combined with behavioral therapy.
Some examples of therapies proven effective for mental health disorders are:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you challenge negative and unrealistic thinking. It encourages you to replace those thoughts with more positive, accurate ones. Changing the way you think helps you can change the way you feel and behave. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially effective for treating substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
This form of cognitive behavioral therapy is particularly effective for treating:
- Borderline personality disorder
- Substance abuse
- Depressive disorders
Treatment focuses on four core skills:
- Emotion regulation
- Distress tolerance
- Interpersonal effectiveness
In group therapy, you share your story and hear other people’s stories in a safe, supportive space. Benefits include:
- Honest feedback
- New insights into problems
- Social skills
- Feeling less isolated
Psychodrama is a form of therapeutic role-playing. It’s an effective hands-on alternative to talk therapy. Psychodrama encourages:
- Productive communication
- Problem-solving skills
Mindfulness helps you stay in the present moment. Breathing exercises, meditation and other approaches help you combat negative thought patterns. A large and growing body of research shows mindfulness:
- Builds resilience
- Supports addiction recovery
- Reduces symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression
- Boosts physical health
Creative approaches such as drawing, painting and collage help you express yourself when it’s difficult to find the right words.
Trained equine therapists guide you in therapeutic exercises with horses. Equine therapy can help you:
- Learn to overcome fears
- Address emotional roadblocks
- Explore past trauma
- Develop trust and communication skills
Why Residential Mental Health Treatment?
Mental health disorders can be treated in several settings, including hospitals and outpatient facilities, but there are several benefits to residential mental health treatment:
Stability is important for people working to manage mental health symptoms. Residential treatment helps you develop healthy eating, sleeping and medication management patterns. With round-the-clock care, you’ll learn how to:
- Manage your time
- Stick to a routine
- Minimize down time
- Fill your days with healthy activities and socialization
You’ll be part of a nonjudgmental community of people who understand what you’re going through. A network of peers and trusted therapists offer encouragement, new insights and honest feedback. In residential mental health treatment, you won’t feel alone in difficult moments. Your loved ones will also receive support and the peace of mind knowing you’re safe and getting the treatment you need.
Inpatient mental health treatment is one of the few times in your life you’ll be able to focus entirely on healing. You won’t have the pressures of work, school or family to pull you away from therapeutic work. These also won’t be around to trigger the need to self-medicate or engage in destructive behavior. You won’t have to worry about transportation to appointments, meal planning or other scheduling concerns that could get in the way of sticking to your recovery program.
Residential mental health treatment takes place in a comfortable treatment center that feels like home. This allows you to settle in and focus on your recovery rather than issues with your living arrangements. Since residential treatment goes beyond acute care and crisis stabilization, you’ll have time to delve into underlying issues and create a plan for life after treatment.
Residential mental health treatment centers are typically small and well-staffed. This enables them to tailor care to your individual needs and respond quickly to any changes in how you’re doing. You’ll have your own unique treatment plan that is modified as you make progress during your stay.
Often medications can be an effective complementary treatment for major depressive disorders and other mental health conditions. Residential treatment provides regular psychiatric care to make sure you’re on the best medication for your condition and individual health. With regular medication management appointments, psychiatrists can closely monitor side effects and improvements and tweak dosage as needed.
Benefits of Women-Only Treatment Programs
Women experience mental health disorders differently than men. They have:
- Higher rates of depression, anxiety and certain personality disorders like borderline personality disorder
- Different social and cultural pressures
- Different mental disorder symptoms that affect their lives in different ways
Women may also respond to certain mental health and addiction treatment approaches differently than men. Our women-only treatment programs take into account women’s unique experiences and needs. Some of the benefits of women being in treatment with other women include:
- Strong sense of safety, allowing women to openly discuss personal or sensitive topics
- Fewer distractions and unnecessary worries about what other clients think
- Close-knit community with ongoing opportunities to learn from and forge lifelong bonds with other women
- An accepting environment that fosters self-confidence
Create the Life You Deserve
Get the expert care you need to live your best life possible. Call Promises today for a free, confidential consultation: 844-876-5568.
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