The HeadWaters clinical treatment program is individually tailored from the results of an in-depth assessment process regarding the client’s substance abuse, mental health and family background. Individualized psychotherapy, psychiatric and psychological services, combined with active family involvement are core components. Ours is an empowerment model that seeks to build on the positives and strengths of each client and family. We identify the healthy interests and experiences that clients may have neglected, repressed or never pursued to help these individuals develop new sources of strength and well-being. Addiction is commonly aggravated by uncomfortable emotions, thoughts or feelings. We work with our clients to develop self-soothing techniques and to identify therapies that can help address bio-psycho-social forces that influence their addiction.
Our psychological services programs include the use of evidence-based therapies such as:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy/Cognitive Restructuring
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dual-focus Group Therapy
- Emotional Desensitization
Psychological staff members collaborate closely with each client’s multidisciplinary treatment team to review his or her progress and identify any further psychological issues that may emerge during treatment. When co-occurring disorders are identified, these are treated in conjunction with the individual’s addiction and its manifestations. Such co-occurring disorders may include depression, anxiety, rage, anger management and eating disorders.