We take an holistic approach to behavioral health services and recovery.
Provides individual and group counseling/therapy including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Therapy (MISA), Relaxation and Coping Skills, Symptom and Medication Management, Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and other wellness/lifestyle assistance for everyday functionality.
Members learn the skills to cope with difficult emotions successfully. Members are encouraged to develop techniques to regulate their reactions to emotional stimuli better and to avoid negative behavioral responses to stress.
The MISA (Mental Illness/Substance Abuse) group is a support group for Independence Center members who have a history of both mental illness and substance abuse. The group discussions utilize traditional 12-step concepts of recovery along with an eclectic mix of information from other self-help groups.
This group is designed to help Independence Center members develop skills to self-soothe and better manage anxiety, stress, and symptoms of mental illness utilizing various relaxation techniques including meditation, deep breathing, guided and thematic imagery, isometric squeezing techniques, and others. Skills to cope with symptoms such as depression, poor impulse control, voices, and other symptoms that compromise member’s health.
The mental health management group is designed to help Independence Center members develop their symptom control and identification skills. Members learn about different psychiatric conditions and medications used to treat them, as well as effective communication skills, particularly with treatment providers.
This holistic group approaches overall wellness by utilizing various resources including Mary Ellen Copeland's Wellness Recovery Action Plan to help members develop.