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Mental Health Treatment Program

Our mission is to provide affordable, compassionate and comprehensive care to individuals struggling with mental illness through a personalized blend of evidence-based and innovative therapies.

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Program Philosophy

It is the philosophy of Harbor of Grace Enhance Recovery Center, LLC. (HoG) Mental Health Program to assist our patients with developing and maintaining coping skills that facilitate recovery and an enhanced quality of life. Patients are empowered to make decisions about their care and participate fully in their own recovery process.

Program Description

The National Law Enforcement and First Responder Wellness Center at Harbor of Grace’s Mental Health Treatment Program is a clinically managed, medium-intensity residential program for adults, 18 years and older, with a diagnosed mental health disorder, needing a safe and structured living environment that allows additional time for stabilization and recovery skill development. The program provides 24-hour care with trained staff for patients able to tolerate and use an active milieu or therapeutic community setting. Daily groups, individual and family counseling and education/experiential sessions are designed to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of mental illness. Patients develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their disease, laying the foundation for recovery and healing. The length of stay in the HoG Residential Program is determined on a case-by-case basis, however most patients stay a minimum of 14 days. Licensed, experienced therapists collaborate with patients to develop problem or need statements, measurable treatment goals and specific strategies and methods for sustainable recovery.

Program Goals

The overall goal of Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center Mental Health Treatment Program is to increase the quality of life through the provision of specialized treatment and recovery services.  Specific areas of focus include:

    1. Mental Health Disorder Psychoeducation 
    2. Self-Discovery / Self-Awareness 
    3. Acceptance and Change
    4. Self-Care
    5. Distress Tolerance and Coping Skills
    6. Grief and Loss
    7. Trauma / PTSD / Complex PTSD 
    8. Relationships
    9. Continued Care

Program Objectives

HoG’s Mental Health program seeks to achieve the following specific objectives: 

    1. To gain a further understanding of mental illness and mental health 
    2. Develop coping skills that promote increased quality of life  
    3. To improve social, familial adjustment and integration.
    4. To reduce the need for a higher level of care.
    5. Improved health and well-being of each patient.
    6. Build hope, skills and knowledge for lifelong management of mental health.

Program Services/Continuum of Care

HoG’s Mental Health program provides a continuum of care that ensures all patients are assessed, evaluated and provided the appropriate services for their identified strengths and needs. Patients assessed with needs that cannot be met through HoG’s Mental Health Program are referred to providers that can meet their individual needs. The specific areas that demonstrate a continuum of care are as follows

    1. Screening and Intake Assessment:  Screening and intake assessment is completed within 24 hours of admission. The strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of each patient are identified explicitly for integration within an individual plan of care and diagnosed level of care.
    2. Comprehensive Individual Planning: An individual plan is developed with each patient within the first 7 days of admission.  The patient is a full participant in the process, and goals and objectives are based on individual needs, strengths, abilities and preferences. Counselors assist each patient in developing achievable goals to support a recovery lifestyle. 
    3. Individual, Group, and Family Therapy: Each patient is assigned a credentialed therapist who is responsible for coordination of care.  Individual, group, and/or family therapy sessions take place to assist the patient in both individual treatment plan goals and objectives. 
    4. Crisis Intervention: Emergency response to medical and behavioral crisis is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staff utilize an on-call system and procedures that ensure all situations requiring specialized crisis intervention are responded in a timely and effective manner.
    5. Medication Management:  Medication management is available to assist with an increase in life functioning. Through the services of qualified physicians, medications are prescribed, and their efficacy is evaluated on an ongoing basis. Education is provided to individual patients regarding the effects, use, and expected outcomes of medication. Patients have access to psychiatric consultation within 2 business days of request. Emergency psychiatric needs are met through referral to a 24/7 hospital behavioral health referral and/or transfer.
    6. Psychosocial Education: Psychosocial education is available to patients in both individual and group formats and provided to assist with interpersonal relations, view of self, importance of self-care, continued treatment options and recommendations, knowledge of mental illness, and utilization of various therapeutic evidence based treatment modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Trauma Treatment (Instinctual Trauma Response, Brainspotting, Cognitive Processing Therapy).
    7. Progress Reviews and Individual Plan Reformulation: Regularly scheduled meetings are held with each patient, every 30 days, to review the progress of their individual goals and update and/or revise the Individual Plan. 
    8. Case Management:  Each patient works with their individual counselor who oversees patient treatment progress, referrals to outpatient services and additional levels of care as needed. 
    9. Discharge Planning and Criteria: Discharge planning occurs throughout all phases of the program. The person served has met discharge criteria when the goals of the individual plan are achieved and referral to support services is completed, where appropriate. Patients fully participate in discharge planning and counselor’s assist in transitioning to the recovery plan.