One fundamental truth of therapy is that we’re all different. A strategy that is highly effective for one person may be ineffective for someone else. That’s why our clinical team works closely with each client to develop a customized program that includes individual and group therapy as well as a host of innovative strategies. Some of the therapies that we draw from include:

The Daring Way™ shame resilience curriculum — This groundbreaking therapy created by Dr. Brené Brown, a noted therapist and best-selling author, teaches a deeper understanding of shame, how shame can influence emotional well-being and how to develop resilience. The curriculum focuses on shame-driven emotions, thoughts and behaviors that hold us back, and encourages the development of insight into personal vulnerability, courage and worthiness. Speak Confidentially with a Journey Advisor at 844-878-1979.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) — EMDR is an integrative therapy approved by the American Psychological Association and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Using structured protocols, EMDR-trained therapists guide the client through a physical and emotional process designed to provide gentle desensitization to disturbing or painful memories, experiences and emotions.

Brainpaint® neurofeedback — Brainpaint® is a noninvasive neurofeedback system that has been found to improve memory, mood, confidence and performance. During a neurofeedback session, small sensors are attached to the scalp, and the brain’s electrical activity is viewed on a computer screen. The feedback enables clients to develop better self-regulation of thoughts and emotions that drive addiction and other mental health disorders.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) — CBT is a form of talk therapy that guides clients to a better understanding of how thoughts and feelings influence behavior. CBT helps clients internalize the fundamental understanding that while they can’t control everything that happens in the world around them, they can control how they interpret and deal with their environment. In numerous studies, CBT has been found to be consistently effective in the treatment of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance abuse. CBT principles are incorporated into many other types of therapy, including dialectical behavior therapy and rational emotive behavior therapy.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) — DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that has been found to be highly effective in the treatment of a number of psychiatric conditions. DBT helps clients identify thoughts that lead to emotions, which in turn prompt certain behaviors. DBT focuses in particular on teaching skills and techniques for regulating anger and other strong emotions. DBT also provides tools for stress management and for better managing conflicts and other problems that arise in interpersonal relationships.

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) — A form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, REBT is based on the premise that irrational beliefs, often learned in childhood, are at the root of many psychological problems. Irrational beliefs often involve black-and-white thinking, such as “I must perform perfectly or else I’m worthless.” REBT challenges the client to look objectively at their belief systems and thought processes, and test the logic of them. REBT is used to treat a wide range of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, phobias, eating disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse and behavioral addictions, such as gambling addiction.

Naturopathic medicine and holistic therapies — Naturopathic strategies are sometimes used to supplement traditional treatments, such as psychotherapy, for psychiatric disorders and addiction recovery. Naturopathic medicine, which draws from nature and natural substances to heal disease, includes herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture and massage. Speak Confidentially with a Journey Advisor at 844-878-1979.

The Four Agreements — Although not technically a type of therapy, “The Four Agreements,” by don Miguel Ruiz, based on his book by the same name, offers a compelling, highly practical framework for replacing irrational, unproductive self-talk with a more constructive life philosophy. Drawing from Toltec beliefs and ethics, Ruiz details four simple and clear directives that can supplement traditional psychotherapy, 12-step strategies and complementary holistic therapies. The Four Agreements philosophy often resonates with clients who prefer a non-12-step approach.

Self-help support groups — Support groups are often a core component of recovery and relapse prevention. Many are based on the 12-step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which is the oldest and best known of the self-help groups, but there are other types that use a different model. At Journey Healing Centers, we introduce clients to 12-step principles but we also recognize that there are many paths to recovery and support clients in finding whatever strategy works best for them.

Lifeline – Clients complete a lifeline of events that include relationships, challenges, low points, high points, etc. They present the lifeline to others, which helps them take accountability for their actions,  identify patterns in their behavior, and recognize and process trauma events.

Mindfulness – We offer mindfulness opportunities, such as the meditation practice Deeksha, which encourages connection with others and the world around us.

Psychodrama – Using techniques such as role playing, mirroring, future projections and doubling, clients delve into past situations and emotions and also play out and prepare for future scenarios. A therapist serves in a “director” role and other clients serve as “actors.”

Art Therapy – Approaches like art therapy can help clients express blocked emotions that they may have trouble verbalizing. We incorporate various art projects into programming, giving clients a chance to express themselves in alternative ways. 

Sweat Lodge – A Native American healing tradition, sweat lodge typically involves a fire pit, blanket and other materials and is a type of purification and spiritual cleansing ceremony.

Recovery karaoke – We teach clients they can still have fun without substances. One example of this is our recovery karaoke group. Part of regular programming and included in family days, recovery karaoke is our highest-rated group. This popular activity is led by a therapist to ensure a supportive environment, appropriate songs, and help clients process any triggers that arise.