At ASPIRE our multidisciplinary team takes a strong skill-based approach using well-researched and evidenced-based therapeutic methods, ensuring that clients leave treatment with concrete coping mechanisms to handle the challenges of daily life after treatment is over. Our staff also is eclectic in their approach to provide innovative healing methods as well, that incorporate the arts and outdoors.
We seek to accompany our clients in the process of self-actualization through identifying their strengths, likes, dislikes, and opportunities for improvement. Our hope is to build resilience and ignite passions that have been latent so as to help foster a life with purpose and exuberance.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented treatment that explores the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT helps people change unhealthy or maladaptive behaviors by challenging the thoughts that lead to these emotions and behaviors.
During a typical CBT session, the therapist uses logic and data – within an atmosphere of compassion and support – to help clients recognize and change their negative thinking patterns. In turn, this leads them to make positive and healthy choices.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) helps treat emotional dysregulation. It is a structured, skills-based approach that helps people live “a life worth living.” This means our clinicians teach clients the skills they need to accomplish their goals and reduce behaviors that get in the way of achieving these goals.
There are four core modules of DBT skills:
These skills are the core pillars of DBT and are integrated into our treatment.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a counseling approach that helps individuals resolve their ambivalence about engaging in treatment and stopping their substance use. This approach aims to evoke rapid and internally motivated change. Motivational interviewing principles are used to strengthen motivation and build a plan for change. Coping strategies for high-risk situations are suggested and discussed with the patient.
Through a specific, evidence-based method of asking questions and listening nonjudgmentally, the therapist guides the patient through the process of eliminating harmful, risky behaviors and forming new positive habits. The goal of MET is to attempt to motivate the patient to want to change. This treatment is particularly helpful for teens who are usually ambivalent, reluctant, and defensive about their problems.
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This group utilizes mediums of art, music, yoga, and equine therapy to assist our clients in identifying and expressing issues. These activities are designed to create an outlet for relaxation and socialization while increasing awareness of appropriate leisure time activities. Living skills such as non-chemical coping, relaxation techniques, problem solving, assertiveness training, nutrition, and maintaining personal health and fitness.
We believe teens are wired to learn through fun and exploration. Our programs include various experiential therapies such as art therapy, yoga, physical activities, and outdoor adventures to help teens become their happiest, healthiest selves.