Clinical Expertise and Client Care
The Clinical portion of Balance House exists to support men on their road to recovery in a clinical setting though all the levels of our program. We have a truly individualized approach with each client which provides rigorous recovery experiences in a setting where clients can put new skills into practice immediately. We specialize in
- CBT (Cognitive Behavorial Therapy)
- ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
- DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
- EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy
- Trauma Focused Therapy such as EMDR, but infuse experiential and psycho-educational/didactic components as well.
Balance House Clients will work with their treatment team to create an individualized treatment plan that will be developed around their unique needs. Treatment includes group therapy, individual therapy, adventure therapy, and case management.
The following is a list of some of the topics and modalities that we use in our program of treatment. These topics and modalities are informed by best practices recognized in the contemporary field of addiction recovery and are evidence-based:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills that cover the following topics: Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that works with Cognitive Diffusion: methods to decrease racing and compulsive and distressing thought pattern. Acceptance: allowing thoughts to come and go without struggling or dwelling. Contact With the Present: developing curiosity and the experience of the moment; a mindful awareness of the moment. Observing the Self: practicing becoming a third-party observer who can observe self with logic instead of emotions. Values: working with core values and the true self versus the false self. Committed Action: learning ways to use values to create positive action
Psycho-Education and Didactics
Trauma Treatment and Interventions, such as EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitizing and Reprocessing): The adaptive information processing (AIP) model—the theoretical framework for EMDR therapy—explains that some memories associated with adverse life experiences may remain unprocessed due to the high level of disturbance experienced at the time of the event. The stored memory may be linked to emotions, negative cognitions, and physical sensations experienced during the event and the unprocessed memory can affect the way a person responds to subsequent similar adverse experiences. Through EMDR therapy, these fragmented memories can be reprocessed so that they become more coherent and less disruptive.