Every client at The Bridges Network will receive a treatment plan specific to their needs. Based on the individuals history, current progress in treatment, and ongoing reassessments we will be able to ensure that each person will receive the right tools to survive successfully in the outside world without drugs or alcohol.
However, while our program has a significant emphasis on drug and alcohol addiction we offer a wide array of programs. Meaning you or your loved one does not necessarily need to be an addict or alcohol to attend The Bridges Network. Anyone suffering from mental/behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, or chronic pain can find help here.
Some key parts to our program include:
• Alcohol and Chemical Dependency
• Eating Disorders referral
• Trauma and Abuse
• Mood and Anxiety Disorders
• Chronic Pain
Extensive Treatment Modalities & Therapies Available On-Site
We believe here at The Bridges Network that all issues a client is struggling with are important and deserve attention. The best results, we have found, is for these issues to be dealt with continuously and not one at a time. Most issues are intertwined with each other, or co-exist together at the same time. By dealing with all the issues simultaneously the client will be given the opportunity to discover how each struggle is connected to another.
The methods used here at The Bridges Network to serve the needs of each specific treatment plan are:
• Twelve-Step philosophy with multiple on-site and off-site meetings
• Group Process and Individual Therapy
• Family Program
• Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Nutritional classes
• Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Grief and Spiritual Work
• Integrative Therapies: Massage Therapy, Yoga, Art Therapy
• Therapeutic & Recreational Activities Program: Adventure Therapy, Equine-Assisted Therapy
Expert Full-Time Staff On-Site
Our treatment team here at The Bridges Network consists of full-time medical and psychiatric staff, psychologists, master-level therapists, EMDR specialists, registered dieticians, therapeutic activity specialists, and licensed therapy practitioners.
Depending on you or your loved ones needs, a treatment team will be designed specifically for you or that person. The client will meet with their primary therapist once a week to discuss progress and current struggles. In addition, if Trauma related work or potential Eating Disorder related work is needed the client will meet with those specialists once a week as well. If a need arises for services outside of the scope of services, a referral to a specialist will be made. However, all of our staff is full-time so if the client is struggling or needs to see a therapist immediately, the ability to see them not on a scheduled day is possible.
Cognitive Therapy was created with the idea that by changing the thought process and the belief system of an individual you can thus change a person’s behavior. Here at The Bridges Network CBT is used in therapy sessions by influencing client’s to change their behavior and general mental health through the alteration of negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Developed in the mid 1960’s by Aaron T. Beck, a psychiatrist who is most well-known for his advances in therapy specifically focusing on depression, Cognitive Therapy has been proved successful an innumerable amount. Since its creation in the 1960s Cognitive Therapy has developed into three different forms. The first is known as Pure Cognitive Therapy.
Pure Cognitive Therapy
This kind of Cognitive Therapy focuses specifically on unhealthy or negative thinking. An example of this kind of thinking could look like an addict who continues to relapse and uses that as a reason to believe they can never get sober. The goal here is for the therapist to convince the addict that this is just negative thinking not fact or future. By accomplishing this, the addict can then have hope for the future, and be able to forgive themselves for being human.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This kind of therapy operates solely on the idea that our thoughts create our feelings and behaviors and it has nothing to do with our physical surroundings, environment, or people. This train of thought allows individuals to look inward at their own emotional and thought process, instead of pointing blame on others “making” them feel a certain way. It is empowering in the way of personal responsibility and control, no one has the power to control how you think or feel. This method is proven extremely helpful for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, panic attacks, eating disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET)
Rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT) has to deal specifically with those whose belief systems and attitudes towards life are impeding their ability to live a happy life. It helps individuals realize when their beliefs have a direct correlation to their self-worth and teaches them how to break that connection to exist without that reliance.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Originally meant to deal with Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT helps individuals develop everyday life and social skills. Some examples of this include being mindful of others feelings, and reframing thoughts when dealing with others. In addition to those with Borderline Personality Disorder, it also helps in treating those suffering from mood disorders, and those who self-harm.
Psychodynamic therapy is the original modality for therapy, and what some consider to be, “traditional therapy”. First developed by Freud, the construct in thinking and theory behind it has changed considerably over the years. However, while some aspects have changed, the relationship between client and therapist has not. Focusing specifically on how conflicts repeat themselves, therapists will help the client realize that how they react to the world is directly linked to their family system. This form of therapy has proven to be extremely helpful for those suffering from physical trauma, emotional trauma, and sexual trauma.
This kind of therapy, much unlike other modalities, shows up in a number of different ways. The Humanist Therapy focus can range from women’s issues to those struggling with the effects of racism. The core belief behind it is that a person is part of a whole, that what is needed in therapy is self-discovery rather than criticism of one part. Creativity is also a huge component; therapists will work on issues with a client that promotes an understanding of acceptance and imagination.