Individual and Group Therapeutic Services
Talking things over confidentially with a trained therapist in a safe environment helps clients begin to understand challenging feelings and behaviors. During individual counseling sessions, Clear Springs Ranch clients learn new coping skills by exploring the connections of past experiences and relationships to current problems.
Daily Group Therapy
Group therapy sessions focus on the relationships a person has with others and can help to improve a client’s interpersonal skills. Interacting with others socially with the facilitation of a trained therapist can assist with the recognition of negative patterns. Individuals then are able to learn strategies for understanding and interacting positively with others.
In addition to individual and group therapy, Clear Springs Ranch offers a number of highly focused therapeutic services based on the needs of the client.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This form of psychotherapy helps clients examine how thoughts and beliefs affect behavior. By addressing negative patterns of thoughts and behavior through the help of a trained therapist, positive beliefs can be constructed. Individuals have experienced improved levels of brain functioning and relief from conditions such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders through CBT techniques.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
This approach helps our clients increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning and accepting the triggers that lead to reactive states, such as substance abuse. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy helps identify coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to avoid undesired reactions. The treatment is especially helpful with borderline personality disorders.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
This is a psychotherapy utilizing a sequence of eye movements that were developed by Francine Shapiro to address disturbing memories that may be the cause of psychopathology. When a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli are inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network. The goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of conditions such as Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) by developing more adaptive coping mechanisms.
Mindfulness is a modern movement appropriated from ancient Buddhist roots. As a meditative practice clinically innovated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness involves being aware moment-to-moment of one’s subjective conscious experience from a first-person perspective. At Clear Springs Ranch, clients learn the history, benefits, and experience the practice of mindfulness and practical personal meditation tools.
Healthy Outdoor Activities Program
Recreational activities such as hiking, fishing and cycling help clients relax and unwind. Clients who would like to do so are encouraged to participate in outdoor group sport activities such as basketball, tennis and Frisbee golf.
The basic purpose of this educational, team-building, outdoor obstacle-type course is to facilitate increased self-esteem and self-awareness. Individuals partner with others to practice communicating effectively and learning more about conflict resolution. Problem solving, opportunities for leadership and increased confidence and morale are other benefits from participating in the supervised R.O.P.E.S Program.
Drum circles can help reduce addiction by providing a natural outlet for change in consciousness that the user was previously relying on substances to achieve. Through the use of rhythm instruments, clients express themselves non-verbally.
Equine therapy is the discipline of using horses as a means to provide metaphoric experiences in order to promote emotional growth. Clients who decide to participate are not required to have any prior experience with riding horses.
Comprehensive Discharge Planning
From the moment of arrival, therapists are working with referring personnel and family members to plan for each client’s long-term success upon leaving Clear Springs Ranch. Lifestyle arrangements, educational and employment requirements, and social support systems are all taken into careful consideration along with the availability of local outpatient programs and alumni support networks.