Frequently Asked Questions
Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. A trauma-informed approach recognizes the prevalence of trauma, recognizing how trauma affects a person, and responding by putting this knowledge into practice.
Trauma by definition is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Trauma is commonly recognized to be associated with extreme experiences such as sexual assault, genocide, and war, however trauma is much more wide ranging. Many individuals experience trauma throughout their life through divorce, illness, accidents, loss of a loved one. Everyday life situations can be traumatic for one person and may not be for another, it depends on how the person perceives the experience.
Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.
Solution-focused therapy is a short-term approach that concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and uses coaching, questioning, and goal setting to come up with a plan for change.
PHP is the acronym for partial hospitalization program.
PHP is the highest level of care we offer at our facility. It means that the individual attending the program will attend groups five days a week for six hours per day and return home at the end of each day.
IOP is the acronym for intensive outpatient program. IOP is one level of care lower than PHP.
An individual in IOP attend groups three days per week for three hours per day. Our IOP program is offered five days per week, flexible to the individual’s schedule. The IOP groups run from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
OP is the acronym used for outpatient program.
OP is a step-down from IOP and is our lowest level of care offered. Individuals in outpatient treatment must attend one group per week and will receive one hour of individual therapy per week.
Our Certified Addiction Counselor will conduct a thorough DUI evaluation and then make a determination of which type of program would be most beneficial.
Telehealth is the delivery of health services utilizing technology such as phone or secure Skype.
We offer telehealth aftercare services as an additional option to clients who have completed our program.
Our telehealth aftercare services are offered on an as needed basis to clients and serve as a supplement, not a replacement, to other services that the client may be receiving (e.g. outpatient face to face counseling). Depending on the client, this service will be offered for up to 6 months, 1 time per week and billed as an additional fee.