- Practicing basic self-care
- Building positive experiences
- Cultivating Hope and Gratitude
- Mindfulness techniques
- Developing meaningful activity
- Creating an optimal environment
- Emotional regulation techniques
- Education about co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health
- Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
- Managing High Risk situations
At Midwest Recovery, we use an eclectic treatment approach, drawing from the following evidence-based therapies, approaches and clinical practices:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
emphasizes balancing behavioral change, problem-solving, and emotional regulation with validation, mindfulness, and acceptance.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
looks at negative thinking patterns that lead to self-destructive actions.
The overall goal is that the client will gain awareness into their own ability to modify their thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions.
MI utilizes a non-confrontational, collaborative effort between therapist and client to spark motivation and initiate change. The counselor engages with the client to explore his/her feelings, including ambivalence about changing, and works to help the client find their own motivations.
‘The Three Principles’; Mind - the universal energy that animates all of life, the source of innate health and well-being. Consciousness - the ability to be aware of one's life. Thought - the power to think and thereby to create one's experience of reality. HR seeks to provide a pathway to well-being that does not depend on external circumstances.