The Hyde Park Counseling Center treats only a small number of women at a time. This provides a secure and caring environment in which they feel safe about being honest about the challenges they face. Treating only a small number of women at a time also allows us to offer one of the most generous staff-to-patient ratios in the country for a recovery program. Our expert staff can get to know you and create a personalized treatment program designed to meet your specific needs.
At Hyde Park, we create a unique treatment plan for each individual. Your plan will integrate medical, psychological, holistic and spiritual approaches, including physical fitness and nutrition. At the same time, there are some common elements to each woman's treatment plan, including at least one individual psychotherapy session a week, as well as group therapy and patient education sessions.
As soon as you arrive, we will contact members of your family to let them know that you have arrived safely. We will then show you to your room, store your personal belongings, and introduce you to your suitemates. Within a few days of your arrival, you will typically:
- Meet with your primary therapist so he or she can get to know you, help orient you to Hyde Park and together review your preliminary schedule.
- Begin individual therapy.
- Begin group therapy.
- Begin group education classes.
- Work with your primary therapist to design a personalized treatment plan to set you on the path to recovery.
From the moment you arrive, we are already preparing you for a successful discharge. While we want you to remain with us for as long as you need to, your primary therapist and the clinical team will be focused on ensuring that you be will able to lead a happy, productive and healthy life long after you leave. This means your treatment is geared toward preparing you to stay sober and make a smooth transition from treatment to the "real" world. We do this in a number of ways, including:
- Learning from you what you need to stay healthy following your time at Hyde Park. The team will help you identify situations or experiences that can trigger or your desire to use alcohol or drugs and arm you with strategies to avoid them.
- Ensuring that you develop the tools and insights needed to avoid old behaviors, especially at those moments when you are most vulnerable. These tools include gaining insights about yourself, the ability to sense and avoid risky situations, and recognizing your responsibility for yourself and your actions. We'll also help you learn to remain open and rely on friends, family, 12-step groups, spirituality, religion and any other strategy that can provide the strength you need.
- Working with you and your family to help ensure that you return home with the right kind of support from your family and other loved ones. We can also help you realize how you may have undermined your family's trust in the past, and how you can regain it through healthy behavior and open communication.
- Communicating with mental health professionals or religious or spiritual leaders in your local community about the type of support you will need from them after you leave Sunspire Health Hyde Park.
Hyde Park believes that residential treatment is the start of your treatment in the recovery process. Continuing care is essential in the treatment process. Within the assessment phase of your treatment, Hyde Park will take into account continuing care after discharge. This intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a treatment and support program that allows you to understand your disease process and provides you with the techniques required to cope with your addiction. Additionally you will become aware of the support system that is in place to prevent a relapse and continue on the path of recovery.
We encourage you to include family members in your treatment and will make it easy to do so. Your struggle with substance abuse is a major challenge not only for you, but also for your family and others who love you.?Therapy sessions with family members can help you-and them-understand the roots of your addiction, the ways in which your family life must change, the triggers that make you vulnerable to drugs or alcohol and the type of support you will need as you move forward in sobriety. You'll also learn to connect with your family in new ways that allow them to become your allies and supporters in recovery. ?If family members live nearby or can travel to Hyde Park, they can join you for therapy sessions at our facility. If they live far away or are unable to travel, they can still participate in your recovery via conference call or video-conferencing.
Your individual treatment plan will draw on a number of therapies to speak to your unique needs and circumstances. Each treatment plan will combine all or some of the following:
- Treatment by a Board Certified psychiatrist for any mental health issues including depression, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder.
- Group Therapy Sessions [grief and loss, resolving trauma, managing anger, stress, relapse prevention]
- Group Education Classes
- Voluntary religious worship and spiritual support
- Physical fitness and leisure activities
- Meditation and mindfulness
A holistic approach treats your entire being-body, mind and spirit. The benefits to this approach are that you will leave Hyde Park in a stronger, healthier state. The approaches we offer include:
- Nutrition - Discover the connections between the foods you eat and your moods, strength and general health from a licensed nutritionist.
- Meditation - Meditation helps you concentrate your thoughts and gain greater control of your mind. At Hyde Park, you can explore meditation with an instructor who will help you learn how to use it effectively to better respond to stress and challenges.
At Hyde Park, we respect your beliefs and the beliefs of every other person who comes through our doors. We encourage you to include the belief that a higher power can help you recover, and to draw on it as a source of strength after you leave us.
Depending on your medical condition, physical fitness will be allowed on an individualized basis and may become an important part of your treatment plan. Exercise improves your mood, reduces worry and anxiety, strengthens your self-esteem and provides you with greater physical and emotional energy. It can also help you succeed in your lifelong strategy to stay healthy and happy.
With the permission of your primary therapist, you may receive letters, packages and emails. Please understand, though, that this privilege is not unlimited and must be used thoughtfully. Because we are fully committed to the success of your treatment, we want to help you remain as free as possible from external distractions as you work on your recovery.