Torn Counseling & Recovery offers both a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. In many cases, self-medication and substance abuse are the symptom of a more prevalent underlying issue. Torn seeks to bring awareness and understanding to WHY individuals seek to self-medicate with prescription medication and other illicit substances in order to find healthy, wellness centered alternatives that allow our clients to cope and live successfully without the use of substances.
You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed, or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.
Mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, and many others are often exacerbated by the use of drugs and alcohol. Whether it’s realized or not, many people with mental health challenges are prone to turn to drugs and alcohol as a means of trying to cope with the turmoil they are experiencing internally. The temporary relief sought through substance use in reality only serves to perpetuate the underlying illness.
Alcohol abuse has been overwhelmingly known to worsen the effects of mood and anxiety disorders. Not only can this worsen the effects of underlying mental health disorders, but it can nullify the effectiveness of prescribed medications for the treatment of one’s mental health. Heavy opioid abuse can lead to a severe risk for depression and other diagnosed mental disorders. Marijuana is often dismissed by drug users as harmless; however, can actually lead to prolonged psychotic reactions, and can even increase the risk for schizophrenia.
At Torn Counseling & Recovery, we seek to bring awareness to the effects that alcohol and illicit substances can have on the state of one’s mental health.
CBT is one of the most well-established of the skills-based talk therapy treatments used by mental health professionals in the treatment of mental health disorders. The core premise seeks to challenge distorted thoughts and behaviors, thus prompting positive mood change and a higher level of functioning.
DBT is most effective for those who struggle with self-harm, borderline personality disorder, and other self-destructive disorders such as chronic relapse and substance use. DBT leans on the utilization of four core modules to create change-oriented strategies with the goal of reaching balance in lieu of dysfunction.
ACT is an empirically based psychological intervention taking an action-oriented approach in the treatment of mental health disorders. ACT is designed to bring patients to a place of acceptance regarding the hardships they have experienced in their lives, ultimately leading to a state of cohesion between their values and actions.
Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy is a process in which we resolve our distressing past while living a principle-centered life in the present. It’s intended purpose seeks to lower stressors arising from past trauma while learning to live a life based around resiliency and intentionality.