Greenhouse Treatment Center’s PATH (Personalized and Therapeutic Healing) program provides designated care for individuals who struggle with addiction and chronic mental illness (CMI). Patients with CMI often experience struggles in treatment; they may be less likely to speak up in groups and may not feel as though they fit in. In the PATH program, we understand these struggles and provide an open, supportive environment grounded in skills-based learning that is aimed at addressing each patient’s specific needs.
We welcome individuals 18 years of age and over who struggle with mental illnesses (e.g., bipolar disorder, shizoaffective disorder, etc.) that have had a profound impact on their lives.
Why Choose PATH?
Chronic mental illness adds a new dimension to addiction treatment. Many programs are not equipped to provide specialized care for those who suffer from CMI. In our PATH program, you’ll be treated by a qualified, empathetic team who understands your unique needs. In the PATH program, we tailor our skills training to the ways in which our patients learn best instead of relying solely on traditional methods.
In the PATH program, you’ll have numerous opportunities to give a voice to and cope with emotions that are difficult to express through activities such as:
- Art and music.
- Trauma-informed yoga.
- Creative writing.
How Is PATH Different?
PATH goes beyond the normal co-occurring disorder treatment, putting an intense focus on the treatment of chronic mental illness. While your substance use will be addressed, your time in treatment will be greatly focused on mental health education and learning new coping skills.
Participants in the program benefit from receiving treatment with others who are sharing the same struggles. We strive to make the program a place where you can feel safe to share your struggles and learn/practice new skills designed to help individuals living with mental illness.
A Day in the Program
A day in treatment in our PATH program may include:
- Process group—With the help of a therapist, you’ll process your symptoms, struggles, and emotions in a group with other patients who share similar experiences.
- Skills group—You’ll learn new skills as you share within the group. All participants will learn from each other’s shares.
- Experiential group—You’ll work on positively handling and expressing emotions and process feelings through activities such as art, music, or yoga. Each day will include a specific trauma focus, where you’ll utilize different methods to process traumatic events and share your feelings about them.
- PHP group—You’ll discuss substance abuse issues and/or learn new life skills.
Topics addressed within groups may include:
- Medication management.
- Improving communication.
- Trauma management.
- Crisis management.
- Emotional regulation.
- Safety/suicide awareness.
- Coping with chronic mental illness.
- Building and utilizing support networks.
Our PATH program is run by a dedicated therapist who you’ll work with for several hours per day in groups. Instead of seeing multiple counselors, you’ll have a therapist you see each day, with whom you can build a trusting and positive relationship as you work toward your goals in recovery.
To learn more about how our program can help you or someone you love, call 972-848-0221. We are available at any hour of the day and are happy to discuss more details about the program.