The following research-based treatment modalities are practiced in individual and group therapy sessions and daily psychoeducational/didactic groups. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but an overview of the treatment modalities most commonly used.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Those who suffer from addiction are often driven by destructive thought patterns. CBT encourages clients to question and examine recurring thoughts in order to phase out those that are negative and unhealthy.

Scientific studies have shown that CBT is an effective form in treating addiction, mental health conditions, and eating disorders.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Similar to CBT, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) helps clients identify, challenge, and replace their destructive thoughts and convictions with healthier, adaptive thoughts. Empirical studies demonstrate that this process incites emotional well-being and goal achievement.


Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Historically, many addiction professionals used a confrontational approach to try to “talk sense” into individuals with substance problems. Unfortunately, some still use this approach today. Research demonstrates this approach is highly unsuccessful because it is likely to cause resentment and distress, harming self-worth as well as willingness to change.

Conversely, Motivational Interviewing is a major aspect of our programming because it ties into our philosophies of caring staff, collaborative processes, and individualized treatment.

MI is a collaborative, therapeutic conversation between licensed clinicians and clients that addresses the common problem of ambivalence for change. As defined by William Miller, the creator of MI, its purpose is to strengthen the client’s own motivation for and commitment to change in a manner that is consistent with said client’s values. Therefore, rather than imposing or forcing particular changes, we “meet the client where the client is” and help her/him move toward his/her goals by drawing out and building his/her readiness to change.


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT teaches clients how to regulate their emotions to reduce the self-destructive behaviors that derive from extreme, intense emotions. An effective treatment for substance conditions, eating disorders, anger-related issues, self-injury, and Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT is easily customizable to address a variety of needs.

Primarily a skill-building approach, DBT focuses on the development of four key skill sets:

1. Distress tolerance

2. Emotion regulation

3. Mindfulness (to live in the moment and fully experience emotions)

4. Interpersonal effectiveness