If you are coming to Good Heart Recovery, one thing you should know right away is that we are all about treating you like an equal. When you enter into the non-12-step program, you won’t feel judged, you won’t feel pressured to act any way different than who you really are, and you will be given permission to cry, laugh, yell, and tell us what’s really going on. We’re different than other outpatient rehabs. Trust us, you’ll be able to tell on day one.
Our tips for an easy transition into our adult (18+) outpatient program:
Take a deep breath
Acknowledge you’ve made a good decision for a better future
Get a good night’s sleep
Eat something before arriving
Be ready to slowly and confidentially talk about what’s been going on for you
Be ready to truly laugh, smile, and feel again
Good Heart Recovery offers three different outpatient levels of care, each designed to align with an individual’s course of progress and symptom presentation. Every level of care offers group therapy sessions that are specifically designed each morning and afternoon based on the individual members of the group. The schedules above reflect a typical week at each of our levels of care. Please note, the Intensive Outpatient Program can be mornings or afternoons and the Outpatient Program can contain varying days and times. In addition to group therapy, each of our clients at the top two levels of care receive up to six individual sessions a week, every week while they are in treatment:
Each week, our clients are assessed by our medical doctor and PhD in psychoanalysis, Dr. Margorie Gies for medication needs and medical evaluations.
Weekly one-on-one therapy sessions with a Master’s level clinician allow for each of our clients to address the underlying causes of their mental health and substance use disorders.
One a week sessions with a Master’s level case manager provides structured and progressive workshops for clients to gain future employment and educational goals and work on legal and housing issues, as well as relapse prevention and crisis plans.
Our co-founder meets with each client every week to discuss the ‘bigger questions’ about recovery such as: What’s next? Who am I and who do I want to be? How can I release the past? and how to put all the pieces of progress together into a plan for the future.
FAMILY CONNECTION SESSIONS
We work with families to schedule conjoined family connection sessions for the client and their loved ones to come together and discuss the next steps towards reunification and a deeper understanding of one another.
To track our clients’ progress over the course of treatment, we complete psychological assessments upon intake, monthly, and upon discharge to determine our clients’ levels of hope, authenticity, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, automatic thoughts, self-compassion, and loneliness.
You will provide us with a release of information, if you desire, to allow us to contact any loved ones or other treatment providers you would like to participate in your treatment.
Your master’s level clinical case manager will reach out to everyone who is participating in your outpatient treatment each week to provide an update based on your approval.
A COMPLETE FAMILY PROGRAM
We have a family program where you will be provided family and/or couples sessions on site weekly, which can be done via teleconferencing if needed.