Many people struggle to manage a mental health condition on their own, hoping that eventually it will resolve itself. Unfortunately, in most cases once a mental health disorder develops it will only become more unmanageable as time goes on, leading to more psychological and physical consequences. Untreated mental illness can derail a career and destabilize relationships as well.
Finding expert mental health treatment services to help restore functioning and quality of life is the first essential step to take when battling psychological distress. Capo by the Sea offers comprehensive treatment for individuals needing guidance in managing a mental health disorder within a peaceful, serene setting. Services are available in either outpatient or residential formats, and offered in varying levels of intensity based on the individual needs of each client.
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Outpatient mental health treatment provides psychiatric services in a non-residential setting, offering varying degrees of intensity based on the diagnosis. The client resides at home and accesses the psychotherapy and psychiatric care at an outpatient treatment center. This allows flexibility so the individual can continue to fulfill work and family obligations. Outpatient mental health services can also be utilized for aftercare therapy after completing a residential program.
Residential Mental Health Services
The residential mental health rehab provides housing so the client can reside at the treatment center for an extended period of time. A residential rehab offers many benefits, as it allows the individual to focus on getting better while residing in a safe, supportive, stress-free environment. Treatment plans are individualized for each client, and an array of therapeutic activities work together as an integrative approach to healing.
Mental Health Conditions Treated
- Anxiety disorders. Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health disorder experienced in the US, with 40 million adults impacted by some form of anxiety disorder. The anxiety spectrum of disorders includes:
- Panic disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Social anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Depressive disorders. Depression is a serious mental health disorder that affects over 17 million adults annually. There are different variants of depression, including:
- Major depressive disorder (MDD
- Persistent depressive disorder (PDD), or dysthymia
- Postpartum depression
- Premenopausal dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
- Mood disorders. Also referred as mood affective disorders, a mood disorder involves a disturbance in mood that is exhibited by mood swings. These include:
- Bipolar disorder I
- Bipolar disorder II
- Cyclothymic disorder
- Personality disorder. Disordered behaviors that are deeply engrained that can cause interpersonal problems and trouble functioning in society. These include:
- Borderline personality disorder
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
Mental Health Treatment
A comprehensive approach to mental healthcare will provide the client with a variety of therapeutic interventions and activities that work together in achieving the identified recovery goals. Engaging each client with relevant activities that address specific wellness needs, our therapists strive to partner with clients. This encourages clients to become stakeholders in their own recovery and become more deeply involved in reaching wellness benchmarks.
Therapeutic activities include:
- Individual psychotherapy. Therapy sessions provide a safe, confidential space for patients to explore any emotional issues that may be contributing to the resulting mental health disorder. Evidence-based treatment modalities offer the most effective outcomes, including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a short-term behavior therapy that guides clients toward recognizing how distortions in their thought processes can result in self-destructive behaviors or persistent low mood. CBT helps clients replace negative self-talk with affirming, productive thoughts that then lead to positive behavioral and psychological effects.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is a subtype of CBT that focuses on a four-part systematic approach to improving mental health and functioning. DBT teaches mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness, which are life skills that can improve functioning.
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. This approach blends the use of mindfulness meditation, breath work, and core CBT methods to guide clients to be less reactive to incoming stimuli. Instead MBCT teaches them to acknowledge the thoughts and feelings, and to accept them, but not react to them.
- Psychodynamic therapy. Also referred to as psychoanalysis, is a deeper and more intensive approach to psychotherapy. This type of therapy focuses attention on the childhood and past traumatic events, as well as the unconscious aspects of the psyche.
- Group therapy. Patients benefit from sharing their experiences and challenges with others in small group settings facilitated by a therapist. This works best with groups are organized around a particular mental health disorder, such as all participants dealing with depression. They will be provided with topics and are encouraged to share openly, which fosters peer support.
- Family therapy. Family therapy sessions benefit both the patient and the family members as they share how the loved one’s mental health disorder has impacted the family, and strive to improve interaction and communication through therapy. Families are taught conflict resolution techniques, healthy boundary setting, and how to avoid enabling or codependent behaviors.
- Medication management. In many cases, medications is prescribed to help manage and mitigate the symptoms of the mental health disorder, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-psychotic drugs, and mood stabilizers. During a residential stay, medications can be monitored and tweaked accordingly.
- Experiential or holistic therapies. To further augment the effects of the traditional therapies, experiential activities such as mindfulness meditation, yoga classes, art and music therapy, and deep-breathing techniques, are included in the treatment plan. These types of holistic methods work on healing the mind-body connection through relaxation, emotion regulation, and stress reduction skills.
- Recreation and fitness. Exercise offers both psychological and physical benefits, helping to improve fitness levels, sleep quality, and mood, while elevating self-esteem. In recent years, exercise and nutritional counseling are often integrated into a mental health treatment programs. Mental health rehabs now include regular cardio activities such as swimming, hiking, or walking, or cycling. In addition, dietary counseling offers clients the information to make fundamental changes in the food selections they make. Restoring healthy psychological functioning relies on sound physical functioning for the best treatment outcomes.
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