Haven House staff understands how years of addiction and dealing with symptoms of mental illness curtails an individual’s ability to focus on the basic demands of “growing up”. We know how daunting it can be for our clients to face the challenges of showing up to schools or employment for the very first time and in some cases working in a highly competitive corporate environment. With years of experience, we recognize this insidious cycle of symptoms preventing action, and then inaction promoting addiction, and we are committed to intervening on this cycle with our exemplary life skills team. At Haven House we utilize a parallel approach. While our team is working to explore and resolve underlying issues, we are also helping clients to confront the present day developmental task which must be faced in order to ensure lasting recovery.
At Haven House Treatment Centers, we have seen the impact that treating the whole person can have on his or her long term success. We offer the following services which help patients develop the habits that aid them in maintaining balance when the stress of life begins to creep back in once treatment has ended.
Upon entry into our treatment program, clients are assigned a therapist who spearheads treatment planning and acts as the primary liaison with family members or loved ones. All our licensed clinicians are also trained as Case Managers who insure that all collateral (legal, employment, referring medical professional, sober living homes, etc.) are always aware of a client’s progress or any obstacles along the way. Clients meet with their individual therapist once a week or more if indicated. Haven House therapists create a safe and nurturing environment for clients to explore their underlying issues, and let down their defenses and find healthy coping skills during the treatment program.
Our staff has a firm belief in communication and this is where Case Management is crucial during treatment. A patient’s case is reviewed during our weekly Clinical Team meeting. Patients are assigned a Primary Therapist who communicates with the appropriate members of the client’s “support team”. It is also the Primary Therapist's duty to report all progress or regress to the Clinical Director on a weekly basis. This starts once a patient has been admitted and continues all the through the discharge process.
Addicts coming into recovery are often plagued with shame and a profound feeling of isolation. The staff at Haven House is continually amazed at the curative effect of group therapy and the power of peer to peer healing from positive reflection and identification. Seasoned group leaders are present to guide the group as clients work through the their individual or inter-group issues. Group Therapy sessions at our recovery center in the Los Angeles area may include: