Alternative to 12 Steps

Take a current emotional reaction and ride it back in time. When was the first time you remember feeling this way? Here lays the root of the problem. We show people a number of Psychological tools to address core problems with tender loving care.

We Treat the "Whole Person"

Since 1994 Dr. Scott Alpert has been treating problems on four levels:  Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually. He has done this at a Mental Health Urgent Care Center, in Residential Treatment, and now in an Outpatient setting for ongoing care. Treatment is not an event, but an ongoing endeavor and Basic Steps Mental Health is committed to being there for you every step of the way. You are taught a variety of evidence based Psychological approaches that are practiced and perfected.  Participants begin and end treatment together which helps you avoid the distractions of people entering or leaving the facility. We help people tap into their innate power to heal the problems that may have been there for years! By treatment end, participants are able to master our "Self-Counseling" method! 
  1. UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD OF PATIENTS
    PERSON CENTERED THERAPY
    “when people are in psychological distress and another person really hears them, without passing any kind of judgment that they are bad or wrong, without trying to take responsibility for them, or without trying to control or mold them, they open up to the deeper levels within themselves and heal” (Dr. Carl Rogers, 1980).
  2. HELPING PEOPLE MAKE MORE RATIONAL DECISIONS
    RATIONAL EMOTIVE THERAPY = ABC's
    According to Dr. Albert Ellis, when there is an A - Activating Event, a person has B - Beliefs about the event and then will enact Behaviors. The C - Consequences of these Behaviors will either be Beneficial or Detrimental. If they are Detrimental they must be D - Disputed and changed. The E - Effect is a perfectly Rational person!
  3. HELPING PEOPLE COMPLETE THEIR UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    GESTALT THERAPY
    According to Dr. Fritz Perls, people get emotionally "Fixated" in time when they suffer trauma. This he referred to as having "Unfinished Business". In order to work through "unfinished business", the situation needed to be viewed from as many angles as possible, in order for a person to get the “whole” picture and grow.
  4. HELPING PEOPLE WORK WITH ASPECTS OF THEIR PERSONALITY
    NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING NLP
    Neurolinguistic Programming works with aspects of one's personality. Aspect work helps a person direct sub-personalities like, the “Inner Critic” that tends to demean and nag you internally. There are many facets to our personality and when they harmoniously work together we are emotionally healthy.
  5. ASSISTING PEOPLE CREATE AN INTERNAL BOND WITH SELF
    OBJECT RELATIONS THERAPY
    Object Relations Therapy believes mental illness stems from early childhood trauma. Healing is seen as creating a loving relationship with the part inside of us that went through difficulty. This approach includes a focus on Developmental Psychology and Play Therapy.
  6. ASSISTING PEOPLE IN STAYING CENTERED IN THE HERE AND NOW
    PSYCHOSYNTHESIS
    Psychosynthesis is known for its work with conflicting intentions. For example having a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. Dr. Assagioli believed we were created in "the image of God" and have that image within. His exercises helped center people in the "here and now" and work through the shame and guilt from the past.
  7. SUPPORTING PEOPLE IN CREATING A FUNCTIONAL PLAN OF ACTION
    REALITY THERAPY
    Reality Therapy is a Behavioral approach where people create a plan of action, make a commitment to it, enact it, and then make the appropriate adjustments to it ongoing. It helps people envision a goal and make incremental steps towards it.
  8. HELPING PEOPLE ESTABLISH AN INTIMATE REALTIONSHIP WITH SELF
    SPIRITUALITY PSYCHOLOGY
    What if we are Spiritual Beings having a Human experience? Then our problems once resolved, can help us grow at the level of the soul. Spiritual Psychology believes that love is the ultimate healer. When love is applied to hurt, we heal. Spiritual Psychology explores your relationship with the God of your understanding and helps you attract what you want in your life.
  9. BECOMING AWARE OF DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY OF ORIGIN DYNAMICS
    FAMILY SYSTEMS
    Dr. Murray Bowen believed that we are part of a family system. This system was transmitted down from generation to generation. A system may be "Open" which allows easy interactions with the outside world or "Closed" which does not. He believed to be healthy one must "Individuate" from their system of origin.
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