Therapy Types at Greenhouse
Therapy lays the foundation for a lasting recovery, and at Greenhouse you’ll participate in both individual counseling and group therapy sessions led by our team of 14 master’s level therapists. We utilize proven therapies that have been shown to improve outcomes for patients.
A specialized homework program and custom-tailored treatment plan is given to every client and guided by the assigned primary therapist.
Our Core Therapies
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Helps the patient move from ambivalent feelings about addiction treatment to a state of genuine desire for change and readiness for recovery. This therapy helps remind the person why they wanted to find recovery and build on those feelings as they put in the hard work needed to stay sober.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Effective in treating addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Many individuals have harmful thinking patterns and thoughts that drive unhealthy behaviors. CBT encourages the client to address thought patterns and to eliminate or phase out the unhealthy ones.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Similar to CBT, this therapy can help the client identify recurring automatic negative thought patterns that are harmful and replace these negative thinking patterns with healthier ones.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Often used for clients with co-occurring bipolar personality disorder and addiction, DBT helps clients learn new ways of coping with painful or negative emotions and develop skills to navigate relationship conflict.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Effective in treating addiction and co-occurring disorders, EMDR can benefit clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a personal history of sexual assault, wartime violence, natural disasters, domestic violence, or other traumatic life events. It can also aid in symptom reduction and improve emotional stability. This therapy can be very effective for those whose past traumas trigger their substance use.
Seeking Safety: Developed by Lisa M. Najavits, PhD, this therapeutic approach is appropriate for the patient who has experienced trauma, such as past sexual, emotional, or physical abuse. This program helps patients learn to cope in healthy ways that don’t involve substance use. Patients taking part in the Seeking Safety curriculum can count on their privacy being protected (for example group times and locations are kept confidential), as they work through very difficult and traumatic events.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, refers to the use of certain treatment medications in combination with therapy to treat addiction. Medications offered at Greenhouse include buprenorphine, Suboxone, Vivitrol, and Sublocade.
When it comes to administering any medications, we are committed to providing the very best treatment for you as an individual. Greenhouse is a strong proponent of the field known as Pharmacogenetics, which uses the knowledge of an individual’s genetic makeup to inform what medications will be most effective for them in treatment. Greenhouse utilizes AAC’s Addiction Labs of America to get genetic tests within 24-hours, and integrates the knowledge into individual treatment plans.
Expressive and Holistic Therapies
Greenhouse has therapists who come in to work with patients to help them express their emotions in creative and healthy ways. Through expressive therapies such as art and music therapy, patients learn more productive ways to cope. Being able to express oneself in ways such as creating art is just one more tool in the recovery toolbox.
Because of the therapeutic environment, Greenhouse is able to offer a wealth of holistic therapies to promote recovery on a physical, spiritual, and emotional level. Whether you opt for yoga or meditation, Pilates or tai chi, fitness or spiritual reflection, Greenhouse can provide you the opportunity to participate in the holistic activity that most appeals to you.
Greenhouse clients have the opportunity to participate in recovery groups while in treatment. Groups such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous that follow the 12-step philosophy are extremely helpful for many people both new to recovery and those who have been in recovery for years. They provide 12 specific principles to live by in order to manage the compulsion to abuse substances.
Therapy lays the foundation for a lasting recovery.
Alternatives to 12-step groups, such as SMART Recovery, are also offered at Greenhouse, for those who are uncomfortable with the 12-step model or the concept of a “higher power”.