True and genuine long term and transparent collaboration with our patients, their families, their other medical and behavioral providers and their payers is paramount, we believe, to the long term success of our patients.
We believe in the power of community and group treatment. In working with others who struggle with similar issues, a group can harness the power to effect change that individual therapy often cannot.
We believe that mental illness, eating disorders, and addictions are diseases. Not all are the same—some are acute, some are chronic, some are acute and chronic. With appropriate matching of disease type and severity to level and duration of care, our clinicians can help patients achieve full and sustained recovery.
We believe that long-term, preventative, integrated treatment can be effectively delivered along the outpatient spectrum of care in a manner that is least disruptive and most effective to patients and their families.
We believe in the power of peer support, and in making our space available for mutual support group meetings.
We believe in being of service to our community, participating in community organizations, the schools, and other organizations that strive to educate the public, initiate prevention strategies, improve access to quality care, and decrease stigma associated with having these illnesses, receiving treatment for them or being recovered from them.
We believe in considering the whole family system as a critical component of treatment. Our aim is to help our patients feel supported in all contexts of their lives and this starts with their familial relationships. Family therapy engages all family members in a healing process rather than just focusing on the identified patient. We counsel parents and partners and provide psycho education, in order to strengthen families and foster a nurturing home environment. Through a systems approach to treatment, we can also target and moderate the effects of intergenerational trauma.
We believe that the goal of healthcare is better health, and that our patients and their families want more health. We believe that people want intelligently delivered care, that is effective for the long run, coordinated, and ultimately least disruptive to their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
We believe in treating our patients and their families first and foremost as human beings, who courageously come to us in pain, often times in shame, seeking help and support. We believe our patients deserve compassion and expertise in the care they receive in return. We believe full recovery is attainable and requires a life-long commitment to health.
We believe in treating both the symptoms of these deadly diseases as well as their root causes. We are mindful of the fact that many times addictive diseases co-occur. We have the staff, the expertise and the integrative model to treat people suffering from complex co-occurring illnesses.
We believe strongly in the power of group therapy as an agent of change and a space to promote social support and healing. Group psychotherapy has a strong evidence base provides a unique opportunity to work on issues of intimacy as well as individuation. Group therapy has also been proven useful in treating a broad variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, serious medical illness, loss, and addictive disorders (AGPA, 2003).