Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave cognitive behavioral therapy treatment that is taught in a skills format. ACT teaches us how to identify, observe, and accept thoughts and emotions without judgement, particularly those that have caused distress and internal conflict. ACT skills include defusion which helps us detach from one’s own thoughts. ACT helps individuals identify personal values, act in accordance with their values, and find joy and purpose in daily life.
Anxiety Management is a DBT skills group for anxiety which guides us through the identification and awareness of anxiety thoughts and teaches anxiety management skills to keep one from avoiding situations that are anxiety-producing.
Behavior Chain is a DBT instrument that helps us identify the triggers, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors leading to an identified problem behavior. This group helps us build confidence and competence in the utilization of DBT skills when we engage in a problem behavior.
Body Image facilitates the development of respect, love, and appreciation for your body while also exploring the effects of media consumption and cultural information on the relationship we have with our bodies.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) explores how our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs affect our feelings and behavior. CBT helps you identify and move towards your goals, develop problem-solving skills, and challenge cognitive distortions.
Connect with Nature gives patients the opportunity to plant, nurture and enjoy the beauty they help create in the garden. Herbs from the garden are also used in some of the meals prepared by patients.
Cooking Group helps us become familiar with the process of preparing and cooking a variety of foods for consumption. Taking place in our kitchen under the guidance of our dietary staff, this group is hands-on and exemplifies our philosophy of Recovery by Doing.
Creative Expression provides opportunities to create, explore, express, and play as pathways to healing. Various types of creative expression are introduced to empower participants to use these techniques in their recovery journey.
DBT for Distress Tolerance is a skills group for learning and implementing the DBT skills used when one is highly dysregulated. Distress Tolerance skills help us learn to effectively navigate moments of emotional crisis.
DBT for Interpersonal Effectiveness is a skills group for learning effective ways of communicating with others that help us obtain our objectives while maintaining the relationship and maintaining one’s self-respect.
Diary Card Training guides us through the process of using a DBT diary card, a therapeutic instrument that helps us self-monitor our daily emotions, record our urges, and document the DBT skills we used.
DBT for Emotion Regulation is a skills group for learning and implementing the DBT skills used when one is mildly dysregulated. Emotion Regulation skills help us understand the functions of our emotions, the action urges that result from different emotions, and when it is appropriate to act, oppose or problem solve these urges.