Program Information for Family Members

For Family Members

Most human beings have gone through their lives being unseen for who they truly are, and unheard for what needs to be expressed. This results in our developing loud, abrasive speech when we talk and stomping when we walk. As connective and expressive beings by nature, what is in us must be expressed, one way or another. Our traumas of being unseen and unheard find their way to the surface, usually in a way that is not ideal. If children aren’t allowed to be themselves, they grow up to become escape artists, rarely feeling comfortable in their bodies or their minds. Healing from mental health problems and addiction issues reconnects us to an infinite source of imagination contained within human consciousness. Creativity blossoms and curiosity heightens. Friendships mirror purity. Simplicity returns and is celebrated. Presence becomes a daily pursuit. In short, we build a safe bridge back to our childhood and allow our inner child to experience adulthood for the first time, free from emotional trauma. In this newfound space, anything we choose to dream can become a possibility.

How To Talk To A Loved One About Treatment

If you’re seeking support on how to discuss your loved one needing help, we have some guidance that may support them getting into treatment and helping you say what it is you really feel. When you talk to your loved one about what you’ve been seeing, it will likely go one of two ways: they will either understand and express alignment with what you think is best based on how they’ve been feeling, or they will deny needing support in any way. Some tips to help you through the discussion, founded solely on how one human being should talk to another, are listed below.

When talking to your loved one, say what you mean, and mean what you say:

  • Take a deep breath

  • Make sure you’ve eaten, drank water, and gotten good sleep so you’re in the best possible headspace

  • Talk about yourself and what you’ve seen, using “I” statements

  • Do not be accusatory

  • Speak to listen, not to be heard

  • Admit where you may have supported the current situation

  • Speak from the heart and listen to your loved one from the heart

  • Meet them with love, not with fear

What Care Will Your Loved One Be Provided?

Humanistic. Emotion-Focused. Evidence-Based. Holistic.

Partial Hospitalization

Intensive Outpatient

Outpatient

Outpatient Program: Schedule Overview

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:

PSYCHIATRIC APPOINTMENTS

Each week, our clients are assessed by our medical doctor and PhD in psychoanalysis, Dr. Margorie Gies for medication needs and medical evaluations.

CLINICAL THERAPY

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.

CLINICAL CASE
MANAGEMENT

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.

PSYCHOSPIRITUAL CONSULTATIONS

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.

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS

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.

Can You Trust Us To Care For Your Loved One?

A Healing Center That Feels Like Home

IT’S OUR MISSION TO HEAL OTHERS

A healer’s oath is to “do no harm” and we strive to meet that oath in every step we take as a unified center. We understand that human life is precious and as family members, we know that the care a loved one receives is trusted and that trust should not be broken. Your loved one will be our highest priority and we will care for them like they deserved to be cared for.

WE WILL TREAT THEM LIKE OUR FAMILY

We’ve been through treatment or we have put a family member through treatment. We’ve lost people we love and we’ve seen people succeed beyond their wildest imagination. Our goal is to make sure everything we offer at Good Heart Recovery we would want to be offered to us and/or our loved ones at a treatment center.

How Will You Be Involved In Your Loved One’s Treatment

ARRIVAL

We will work with the client to obtain a release of information and we will reach out to you to confirm they have arrived at our center.

WEEKLY CONTACT

Your loved one’s master’s level clinical case manager will reach out to you every week to provide an update based on the approval of your loved one based on medical confidentiality.

A COMPLETE FAMILY PROGRAM

We also have an entire family program where you will be provided family and/or couples sessions with your loved one, which can be done via teleconferencing if needed.

ADDITIONAL FAMILY SUPPORT

Every Tuesday night, if you are local to Santa Barbara, we offer a family connection workshop where you will learn how to deal with the difficulties, successes, and various aspects of your own self-care and your loved one’s recovery.

FAMILY CONNECTION PROGRAM

Join Our Free Family Therapy Groups - Open to The Public.

Our Family Connection Program focuses on increasing communication between family members and their loved ones suffering from mental health and addiction issues. The program serves to develop an understanding between each individual in the family system through psychoeducation and coping skill integration and to reconnect the family through the innate compassion and acceptance we know to exist in all families underneath the pain and struggle of such difficult times. We work to help you support your loved one and yourself.

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September 30, 2019October 1, 2019

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group
October 2, 2019October 3, 2019October 4, 2019October 5, 2019October 6, 2019
October 7, 2019October 8, 2019

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group
October 9, 2019October 10, 2019October 11, 2019October 12, 2019October 13, 2019
October 14, 2019October 15, 2019

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group
October 16, 2019October 17, 2019October 18, 2019October 19, 2019October 20, 2019
October 21, 2019October 22, 2019

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group
October 23, 2019October 24, 2019October 25, 2019October 26, 2019October 27, 2019
October 28, 2019October 29, 2019

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group

6:30 pm: Weekly Multi-Family Therapy Group
October 30, 2019October 31, 2019November 1, 2019November 2, 2019November 3, 2019

Who Will Be Involved In Your Loved One’s Outpatient Treatment

Over 75 years combined experience treating mental health and addiction

Our facility team is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of mental health and substance use disorder clinicians and counselors. Executively and medically run by doctoral level clinicians and clinically run by seasoned masters level psychotherapists, our team is committed to finding, treating, and reconciling the underlying issues that bring individuals into treatment.

“The importance of family in regards to mental health and addiction recovery is that the family has to be looked at as a unit, including the client. The most important thing is for the client to put themselves in their family members shoes, and vice versa; that creates empathy – it creates understanding – which ultimately leads to compassion.”

Lacee Dilmore, LMFT
Co-Founder & Clinical Director

I Need Help

You are not alone. We are here to help.

My Loved One Needs Help

Let’s come up with a solution together.

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