THE LAUNCH DIFFERENCE
How We Set Our Clients Up for Success
We are a team of passionate professionals dedicated to helping each client achieve their goals when entering treatment at Launch Centers. Whether you are suffering from substance abuse, mental illness or co-occurring disorders, Launch Centers is here to help each client achieve their goals in recovery.
We crafted a program that specifically aims to help young adults succeed in all areas of their life, not just recovery from substance abuse and/or mental illness. From Educational Programming, Vocational Training, Life-Skills Training, to our Experiential Therapies, we offer a unique program that aims to have one goal: a successful recovery & new life thanks to our working together.
Therapies + Life Skills from Launch Centers
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).
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
This group will help individuals with time management, planning, budgeting, basic software, resume building, interviewing skills and follow-through. 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.
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. We encourage our clients to actively participate in a recovery support group whether it’s AA, NA, CA, SMART Recovery or Refuge Recovery.
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.
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.
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.
Psychodrama involves role-playing the internal or external conflicts that can keep an individual feeling trapped, leading to a sense of freedom. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Launch clinical and educational directors work together during intake to develop a personalized treatment plan and monitor 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 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.
In the Academic Outpatient Program, each client will have their own individual plans created based on background and career goals. Personalized academic guidance:
- Records and transcript analysis
- Course identification
- Course syllabus evaluation and planning
- IEP compliance
- College applications
- Graduation progress evaluation
- Scholarship applications
- Exam preparation
- Specialized tutoring
- Academic success workshops
- Progress monitoring
Vocational + Career Training
The employment landscape can be volatile and scary. But with a solid career plan, you will be prepared and adept at finding work for the rest of your life. An effective career plan includes knowing how to determine, articulate, and sell your personal brand. Our team will guide you through the key steps of career planning, from identifying your dream job and your monetizable passion to branding and networking, so you’ll always be capable of landing that next opportunity.
While in addiction treatment or mental health rehab with Launch Centers each client will have their own Individual plans created based on interests, strengths, and goals. Plans will include services such as:
- Personalized career/employment counseling
- Career inventory assessment
- Career preparation support
- Job search assistance
- Job workshops (application, resume, cover letter, mock interviews)
- Internship opportunities
- Volunteer opportunities
Don’t Wait for Tomorrow. Your New Life Begins Today.