Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Georgia
Addressing Mental Health Disorders & Addiction in One Cohesive Program
Mental health disorders and addiction often go hand in hand, which is why it’s critical that rehab centers offer dual diagnosis treatment programs. At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we have several programs that help patients address behavioral health problems. These issues are often a driving factor in addiction, and taking the time to identify and manage them helps patients reduce the risk of relapse.
Addition can affect people from all walks of life. Call (800) 353-4673 today to speak with a compassionate treatment specialist about our dual diagnosis program in Georgia.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The CBT program at Mount Sinai Wellness Center finds in uniqueness through the way therapy is conducted. CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, meaning that through a specific technique, the therapist attempts to guide the patient into restructuring the distorted thought process of that patient. The model of Thinking, Feeling, Acting is where the therapist begins his or her assessment to conceptualize where the patient is in their cognitive and emotional state.
We help patients identify patterns of distorted thinking. The therapist’s main focus is to understand the cognitive relationship the client has with his or her addiction, again, so that the patient can restructure their thought process, identify unhealthy behaviors, and replace them with positive actions.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) track is a highly structured form of behavior therapy. “Dialectical” therapy focused on the balance between acceptance and change. This form of behavior therapy aims to assist individuals with pervasive emotional dysregulation, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and a previous diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This track is led by a licensed professional who is intensively trained in DBT.
There are four group modules that each individual is taken through which include:
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Emotion Regulation
- Distress Tolerance
Through each of these modules, you will learn skills to better regulate their emotions and to replace dysfunctional coping strategist with more adaptive behaviors.
A key component of this treatment is maintaining and reviewing a diary card. The diary card tracks the severity of urges and your feelings about treatment. In the moments where you were unable to utilize effective skills, a behavior chain analysis is conducted to identify how and where more effective coping strategies could have been implemented.
The trauma track is a trauma-informed, highly individualized treatment program for patients who suffer from PTSD, ASD (Acute Stress Disorder), Complex Trauma, and co-occurring diagnosis of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Patients will receive extensive treatment services which will include daily process groups, recreation therapy, and individual sessions weekly. This track is facilitated by a licensed therapist with certification in trauma work and several years of experience working with patients with complex trauma.
The program is evidence-based using various modalities to treat the patient. MSWC will use the following modalities:
- Prolonged Exposure - A form of behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat PTSD, characterized by re-experiencing the traumatic event through remembering it and engaging with it, rather than avoiding the memories of the events.
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing – A therapy proven to help reduce symptoms related to depression, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, addictions, and phobias. The disturbing memories are reprocessed by the brain, changing negative cognitions to positive cognitions, resulting in painful feelings being exchanged for more resolved, peaceful feelings.
- CBT – A goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviors that are behind a patient’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
- Seeking Safety - A present-focused therapy that helps clients attain safety from trauma, PTSD and substance abuse by emphasizing coping skills, grounding techniques, and education.
- Beyond Trauma - A curriculum designed for women dealing with both trauma and addiction. Beyond Trauma emphasizes that they are intricately linked. Experiential therapies will include Tai Chi, Yoga, Equine Therapy, Meditation, Acupuncture, Massage, Music, and Art Therapy.
It is our desire at Mount Sinai to meet our patients where they are, build rapport, and provide a safe environment where you can engage in the deep work of recovery from trauma. We also help our patients experience a sustained healthy lifestyle that will produce wholeness, purpose, improved relationships, and overall wellness.