Residential Treatment for Anxiety
The most effective approach for treating anxiety is through a combination of talk therapy (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT] to challenge anxiety provoking thoughts) and learning new skills that are tailored to increase distress tolerance.
Everyone experiences stress and anxiety; however, when anxiety reaches a level that prevents an individual from engaging in life, it becomes important for that individual to explore and challenge their distress with the help of a therapist. Learning the skills needed to tolerate the discomfort is a first step. If social situations produce anxiety, a therapist can help a client learn the types of interpersonal skills needed to keep the anxiety in check.
At Spruce Mountain Inn, we recognize that just meeting with a therapist in an office setting is not enough. This is why treatment for young adults with anxiety takes place not only in the therapist's office but also by engaging with the community (as a means for these young adults to practice what they are learning). Opportunities for outside engagement happen in a variety of settings such as school, employment, and community activities on and off campus.
Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment.
Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. The benefits of residential treatment for anxiety/depression/OCD include:
The benefits of residential treatment for anxiety include:
24-hour access to a seasoned team of caring, professional staff.
full immersion in a supportive community, with other young people working to overcome similar challenges
the opportunity to experience a fresh environment, break habits, and escape triggers experienced in a typical living situation.
the opportunity to work, build life-skills, and contribute creatively in a controlled, supportive setting.
moderating the use of technology and social media, the overuse of which may fuel anxiety.
family therapy and parent coaching (for parents and other affected family members) to help improve communication, foster cooperation, and facilitate healthy respect among family members.
During my son’s stay at Spruce Mountain Inn, I can tell you that the staff was nothing short of INCREDIBLE. The Director, Assistant Director and Case Manager were my main points of communication and they were outstanding! All were highly clinically skilled and communicative and they followed through with everything that we asked and often took the initiative to offer help without our request.
The education, the groups, were invaluable. The counselors were A-1. Availability of staff was 24/7. Spruce Mountain Inn saved my life, plain and simple.
It gave me great inner strength and peace to know that my child was in a safe and nurturing environment. You helped me re-establish faith and trust in my daughter. You have offered me and my daughter a new beginning.