Our Comprehensive Treatment Model

Our comprehensive treatment program is specifically designed to serve young adults with mental health issues impacting mood, difficulty with managing daily affairs and independent living, and challenges achieving career and educational goals. Spruce Mountain Inn has crafted an innovative treatment model that integrates evidence based therapeutic services with a comprehensive Career & Education Support Program and Life Skills Program. An interdisciplinary team of clinicians and support professionals work together from a common treatment plan developed with the resident to ensure that goals addressing mental health, daily living, social engagement, and planning for the future are being targeted in a complementary way.

As residents build skills, they progress through our “step down” housing continuum with increased opportunities for independence that mirror real -world independent living.

At Spruce Mountain Inn, we are fortunate to have an exceptional multidisciplinary staff team who employ innovative and evidence-based practices in individual and group therapy.  We offer structured skills-based and psycho-education groups and opportunities for outdoor and experiential activities.  Our low staff-to-resident ratio and our intimate program size allow us to maintain an intentional supportive community that is the foundation of the treatment we provide.

Treatment programming at Spruce employs a wide range of proven methods and approaches:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and other trauma-informed therapies
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Neuropsychiatric/neuroplasticity resident education and tools
  • Recovery and 12-Step related addictions education and counseling
  • Mindfulness-based therapies and related mindfulness tools
  • Experiential & expressive arts therapies

In addition to the individual and group therapeutic work, residents participate in these groups and activities designed to build skills, strengthen their sense of self, promote general health and wellness and guide them to a meaningful plan for a future beyond treatment:

  • Academic and/or employment supports
  • Supported volunteerism
  • Health and wellness psycho-education groups
  • Independent Living Skills Seminars
  • Yoga
  • Outdoor and adventure-based recreation
  • Structured and independent arts groups