Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, their families and those in their communities.
I found the Balance residential program. It has been the perfect place for me. Every staff member is expert in what they do, and they are so nice. I felt comfortable from the time I got here. And the food is amazing!”
Each client will be assigned an individual therapist. In our Residential Program, clients will see their therapist on a daily basis. In our Intensive Outpatient Program, individual therapy is offered on an as-needed basis. In individual therapy, clients are able to explore what may be contributing to their symptoms and gain insight into underlying issues.
This form of therapy focuses on revealing the unconscious content of the client’s psyche that is causing tension. This is similar to psychoanalysis, as it involves looking at early experiences, internal conflicts and problems, interpersonal relationships and defense mechanisms. Working through these core issues is the key to successful recovery from mental health and dual diagnosis struggles.
In the CBT groups, we will work with clients to examine how they think about the world, as our interpretation of events can lead to emotional responses. The goal will be to teach clients to identify and change dysfunctional thought patterns. Our therapists will be teaching clients new ways of behaving that will be more adaptive and lead to better overall functioning.
Clients are able to heal through the use of creative expression and imagination, through the use of the body, and through the use of the “right brain” which allows us to express feelings and emotions before censoring ourselves. The process, rather than the final product, is emphasized.
EMDR is often used for PTSD but has also been shown to be effective for panic disorder, addictions, and specific phobias. Clients bring to mind an emotionally unpleasant belief about themselves as related to a difficult event. With these images in mind, clients are asked to pay attention to an outside stimulus, such as eye movement. Faced with the difficult event, the brain is often overwhelmed, making it difficult to process information normally. The event may be repressed, and the act of remembering it can trigger the “fight or flight” response. EMDR works by building new connections between these difficult events and positive beliefs within other areas of the memory.
Our experienced team will facilitate therapy in small groups. Groups are used to promote growth by developing, exploring, and examining interpersonal relationships within the group. This is a safe environment in which clients can feel comfortable sharing information that allows those with common issues, stories, and emotions to feel understood.
Motivational Interviewing will help clients believe in their ability to change. It helps clients take personal responsibility for initiating and sustaining healthy behavior. Motivational Interviewing normally includes problem-solving and solution-focused strategies that build on clients’ past success. The therapist will listen empathically and interview with purpose, to encourage the client to find discrepancies between reaching their life goals and the consequences of continuing to go on as they have without making changes.
In DBT, our therapists work with clients to balance acceptance and change. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is helpful for those who may have behaviors interfering with successful treatment. We will work with clients to expand their toolbox of coping skills so they are able to experience painful emotions they may be avoiding, and so they can address problems of everyday life including career and relationships. DBT can help clients gain a greater sense of themselves by reducing potential feelings of boredom or emptiness.
Our treatment will include techniques focused on controlling the client’s level of stress. As stress is known to contribute to physical and emotional decline, the process of stress management is the key to a successful life. At Balance Treatment Center, we focus on the positive and healthy.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a cognitive based therapy that uses practices based in mindfulness to foster acceptance of what is most challenging in life and commit to values-based living.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy combines cognitive therapy and mindfulness meditation to learn new ways of relating to the experiences of depression and anxiety.
Horse-assisted therapy is extremely effective in treating a variety of psychological issues. There are both physiological and psychological benefits gained from interacting with horses. These include lowered heart rate and blood pressure, decreased stress, reduced feelings of anger, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning, and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience, and self-esteem.
Multi-Family Groups are designed to develop an alliance between the client, family, providers and others in the support network. Our team works to help inform family members about mental illness, develop communication skills and problem solve. The goal is to provide understanding and support the so client may live the most fulfilling life possible.
Neurofeedback helps the brain operate to its potential, like exercise helps the body. It is a real-time reward system for the brain as it is retrained for healthier activity. Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biofeedback, is a learning process that helps to build new or more appropriate neuropathways by allowing us to observe the brain’s activity and provide the client with feedback in real time. The client is rewarded for the new and healthier pathways created. Through a gradual process, the client is able to use this feedback to retrain their brain to function better as they are developing these self-regulation skills.
A diet filled with whole, natural foods is key in the development of the brain and cognitive function. With a diet optimizing nutritional benefits, while still addressing individual needs, clients may notice a significant difference in physical and mental well-being. Anxiety wanes, mental clarity is abundant, energy levels are increased and moods lift. Clients are given all the tools required to continue their path of wellness including recipes, meal plans, shopping lists and extensive knowledge from cooking and nutrition classes.