Why We May Be A Good Fit For Your Client/Patient

The Bridge to Recovery works in collaboration with the referent to assure that we are the best fit for the potential client. We are ideal for:

  • An individual who finds themselves “stuck,” or at an impasse with their primary, couples, or family therapist. Due to the limited time available in weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions, those with deeply unresolved trauma can find themselves at such as impasse that can be equally frustrating to both the patient and the therapist. They can benefit from the residential setting offered by The Bridge to Recovery, which allows for unrestricted time, use of multiple trauma resolution modalities in a single setting, and a multi-team (with skilled and highly trained professionals in diverse specialties) approach. Following completion of the program, they are then encouraged as a part of their aftercare plan to continue with their referring therapist, and both therapist and patient experience a renewed ability to move forward in their care plan.

  • Individuals graduating or transitioning out of a primary treatment program (including primary programs for sex, substance abuse disorders, and disordered eating) and are needing to address unresolved trauma (that if not resolved may lead to relapse or a transition into other negative maladaptive behaviors). Additionally, an individual who has experienced chronic relapse can benefit from The Bridge, as they have often participated in large amounts of primary work around their disordered behavior (i.e. multiple placements in inpatient programs, attempts at 12-step work, long histories of therapeutic interventions and treatment, etc.), but need to address the deeply rooted trauma at the core of the ongoing suffering.

  • Family members of the “identified patient” can benefit from attending The Bridge to Recovery to address their own pain, shame, anger, and/or guilt surrounding their loved one’s behavior.

  • Individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and other chronic, negative, maladaptive, and negative coping behaviors, such as love/sex/relationship issues, caretaking & control issues, anger & rage, shopping/spending & gambling issues, and misery & martyrdom.

  • Individuals with toxic levels of latent, pain-producing shame, deeply repressed backlogged emotions, lack of identity and self-esteem, difficulty self-regulating emotions, and a lack of healthy internal and external boundaries.

Who might The Bridge not be a good fit for?

In most cases, we believe that most people would benefit from attending a program at The Bridge to Recovery – we all have pain, suffering, and historical trauma that we have experienced and by resolving such issues, we can become much healthier and happier people. However, we also acknowledge that sometimes timing or other factors could indicate that The Bridge may NOT be the best fit. This can include:

  • Individuals who are active in a primary addiction including substance addiction, sex addiction, and disordered eating. We recommend the individual stabilize in their primary addictive behavior by attending a primary residential program or detox specialized in the respective behavior. Upon completion of the primary program and/or detox, we then recommend their aftercare team (including the referent) and/or case manager coordinate with our team to arrange door-to-door transfer so they can directly jump into their underlying core trauma work. While the primary program helps to address the active symptomatic behavior(s), they can then attend our program to address the underlying causes.

  • Individuals with a newly diagnosed and/or untreated mental health or psychiatric condition. This can also include individuals who have been newly prescribed psychiatric or mental health medications. We recommend individuals be 30 days out from both a recent diagnosis or beginning psychiatric care, and from starting or changing any psychiatric medications. Once the individual has been stabilized under the care of a psychiatric professional, we can coordinate care for them to attend our program.

  • Any individual where the group setting model would not be beneficial, and additionally could cause safety concerns for both the individual and the group at large.

If you would like more information on our unique approach to healing trauma and the modalities we employ, click over to Our Care Model.