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THERAPEUTIC OFFERINGS: ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

THERAPEUTIC

Individual Therapy Sessions

Individual Therapy is offered during the morning sessions and varies based on the individual’s needs. Launch therapists draw from an eclectic combination of humanistic, existential, Dialectical, evidenced-based care, trauma-informed care, Dual Diagnosis, Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Group Therapy Sessions 

Group Therapy is offered during the last hour of each therapeutic morning session. Group focus is determined by weekly topics and group composition needs. This includes personal relationships, health, sexuality, addiction, trauma, and positive psychology.

Family Therapy Sessions

Family Therapy is an important part of each stage of recovery. Family systems therapy informs work in individual sessions as well as by-appointment family therapy sessions. Launch therapists work with families as needed to identify and improve maladaptive patterns of behavior, improve dynamics, and increase harmony within the system.

Art Therapy

Art has been described as a form of symbolic speech that can aid in the verbalization of feelings and emotional experience. Through drawing, painting, collaging and arts and crafts, clients explore feelings, identify emotional conflicts and enhance self-awareness.

Personal Development: Cultivating Your Passions

Young adults don’t often see that they are living in an exciting time in their lives. They oftentimes have the luxury, support, and encouragement to explore healthy interests and talents –  but have not learned to cultivate discipline, or feel inspired enough to overcome the challenges involved in becoming skilled at something. This group helps clients focus on learning about their particular talents. Inspirational guest speakers/performers periodically will be invited to talk to patients about their own struggle and how they overcame them.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) is designed to help clients help curb destructive and compulsive behaviors such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and substance abuse. Through four modules on Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness, clients learn skills to better manage emotional upheavals, impulse control, and poor communication styles.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and be attuned to the emotions of others. It is generally said to include four skills: Emotional awareness, Emotional self-management, Emotional Reasoning, and Emotional Expression.

Expressive Arts

Psychodrama involves role-playing the internal or external conflicts that can keep an individual feeling trapped, leading to a sense of freedom.

Mindfulness & Yoga Classes

Full yoga class with a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) orientation centered around Radical Acceptance. Radical Acceptance helps the patient identify aspects of their body, life, and situation about which they feel frustrated and cannot change. Yoga encourages mindfulness, a compassionate connection to the body, and provides a structured ritual of movement. The goal of mindfulness is to create a quality of mind that can be calm and clear on demand. Need we say more?

Grief & Loss Counseling

The capacity to suffer and survive loss is an important developmental skill. Many patients postpone this process by acting out through destructive behavior (drinking, cutting, sexting, shopping) that momentarily helps them cope by allowing them to check out of their emotional experience. Loss can include a separation from a loved one or pet, family going through a divorce, or even an addiction or negative coping behavior. Each group will focus on 1 or 2 patients’ individual loss and process.

Healthy Sexuality & Romance

This group focuses on struggles with sexuality, sexual orientation, healthy sexual boundaries, intimacy, and romantic relationships. This is a safe and open forum for sensitive topics. We offer psychoeducation on the components of a healthy relationship.

Learning Important Life Skills

This group will help individuals with time management, planning, budgeting, basic software, resume building, interviewing skills and follow-through.

Multi-Family Group Therapy

Using Systems Theory, clients and families examine the different personalities, roles and communication styles that each person plays in the family system. This group helps families identify dysfunctional ways of relating and provide useful strategies and tools to improve family dynamics.

Process Groups

The power of process groups lies in the unique opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, and feedback from peers in a safe and confidential environment. These interpersonal interactions can provide group members an opportunity to deepen their level of self-awareness – giving them an opportunity to learn how they relate to and impact others. Process groups are typically unstructured. Members are welcome to bring any issues to the group that they feel are important. The primary focus of therapy in the group is on the interactions among group members.

Psychodrama

This powerful group dramatizes internal and external conflict by utilizing group members to play a role in the patient’s internal and external world. When patients feel trapped in a problem what they struggle to find is a new perspective. For example, if a patient is struggling with her ambivalence around sobriety, one group member will play the side of her that wants to use while another group member will play the side that wants to get healthy. By bringing internal conflicts to a live stage, patients can experience an alternative and often freeing perspective.

Develop Self-Esteem & Values

Values are the foundation of self-esteem, functioning as the rudder that steers behavior. When we are indecisive, compulsive or in conflict, we can refer to our values to make constructive decisions. The foundation of self-esteem is contingent upon the individual’s ability to uphold (consciously or unconsciously identified) values. clients will be asked to identify 3-5 of their most important values and what current behaviors contradict their values and what behaviors will need to be cultivated to help them align with their values.

Sensory Awareness & Mindfulness

Similar to a guided meditation, but with special emphasis on the senses (smell, touch, hearing, taste), Sensory Awareness cultivates the individual’s relationship to sensory experience which is the gateway to one’s emotional experience. Due to the slow pace of this group, clients are expected to feel uncomfortable, “bored”, anxious, etc.  The group is designed to help individuals connect with the present (anxiety lives in the past and the future), feel more grounded in his/her body, and cultivate a compassionate relationship with the body. This is particularly helpful for patients struggling with ED, cutting, smoking, and other self-harm behaviors. It encourages them to be more present when engaging in these activities as opposed to using these activities to escape reality.

Team Building Activities

Debunking the myth that leadership can’t be taught, this group focuses on exercises that require collaboration, communication, and personal agency. This group is designed to enhance decision making skills, increase resourcefulness, encourage collaboration, and cultivate responsibility and accountability – to the self and the group.

Timeline for Progress & Development

All incoming clients will be asked to create a timeline of his or her life. using note cards or Power Point), from mother’s pregnancy and birth up to the events leading to being admitted for treatment. They will have a week to prepare and present to group during process Encourage clients to examine important life events that have impacted them and the choices they have made.

Twelve-Step Program

Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems.

Weekly Goal Setting

Individuals set long and short term goals in specific areas: Relational, Educational, Vocational, Finance, and Physical Health. Goals are set with timelines or “by when” feature. Clients will be expected to find at least 3 mentors in the community who can aid them in specific goals. This group will aid individuals in setting and completing intentions (cultivating self- trust, integrity) and cultivate trajectory and complexity in time management and multi-tasking.

EDUCATIONAL & VOCATIONAL INTEGRATION

Integrating Education & Vocational Skills

Launch Centers clinical and educational directors work together during client intake, personalized plan development, and monitoring of progress toward achievement of individualized measurable outcomes. Supporting clients in their “launch” into life requires the development of metacognition in cognitive behavioral therapy, and in professional and/or academic work.

Additionally, the integration of existential therapy and exploration of purpose is a central area of focus across the therapeutic and educational domains. Launch Centers integrates therapeutic and educational programs to create a cohesive system of support, guidance, and structured curriculum designed to transition clients into an inspired and productive life.

Launch Centers Educational & Vocational Program

Launch Centers personalizes educational and vocational services to fulfill clients’ individual needs and desired outcomes. The program focuses on three essential areas: Academics, Career, and Independence & Empowerment.

Our Director of Education works with each client individually to create a short and long-term college and career plan, support progress through weekly benchmarks, and ensure program growth and goals are achieved. Launch has assisted clients earn their high school diplomas through an accredited online partner school, re-enroll in university, apply for university, identify and enroll in community college, identify trade schools, and support academic success in courses. Additionally we help clients discover, prepare for, and obtain jobs.

Academic Support

● Records and transcript analysis
● Course identification
● Course syllabus evaluation
● Weekly goal-setting
● Assignment progress monitoring and correspondence
● Partner tutoring sessions as needed
● Collaborative document feedback via Google Docs

Career Support

● Career inventory assessment
● Career preparation support
● Job search applications and assistance
● Job workshops (application, resume, cover letter, mock interviews)
● Internship opportunities
● Volunteer opportunities
● Identification of post-secondary options
● Post-secondary/vocational-technical exploration

Independence & Empowerment

● Goal-setting
● Time management
● Financial literacy
● Health and wellness

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