Women in our Residential and Intensive Outpatient Programs participate in Individual and group therapy as well as psycho-educational groups on a variety of topics related to recovery and healing. In addition, the women incorporate daily activities such as Art Therapy, Acupuncture Detoxification Therapy, Yoga, and attend classes at our local YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids three times weekly. The goal is to implement a new and healthy way of living that promotes health and wellness. Family sessions and Monthly Family Groups are also available and often occur toward the end of a woman's treatment in order to ease her transition home.
We have an integrated therapeutic approach, because we know that different women and different issues require different types of interventions. We utilize a great deal of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in which we help women identify self-defeating thinking patterns that contribute to unhealthy behaviors and substitute them with healthier, more functional ways of thinking and behaving. In addition, we are person-centered and focus on emotional healing, rebuilding a sense of self, and healing relationships.