How to Choose One of Our Programs
Choosing the type of treatment you go through is very important because there are many factors to consider. How much time can you devote to treatment, are there financial and insurance constraints? Bottom line, the real issue is properly addressing the problems you are dealing with.
I have a friend that is a dentist and he tells people that you can play with it and go the cheap route or you can do it the right way, what is your choice? With therapy it is the same way. In being seen once a week or once a month, true underlying issues may never be properly addressed. Taking care of the issue the right way will provide you the results you crave.
Our treatment is unique. Though not untested. In a ten year span, Dr. Scott Alpert used this approach at the first Mental Health Urgent Care Center, to treat people in crisis and it showed amazing results! He then transitioned to utilizing it in a Residential / Inpatient setting and now at this outpatient setting. What makes this Spiritual Psychology approach so unique is in addressing the core wounds at the root of the problem.
Look upon our programs as a seminar, or a school if you will. You get to learn many of the top psychological approaches that are widely used in the industry and apply them to yourself. This coupled with our tender loving care approach is a great combination.
Since you’ve probably discovered that your problems aren’t going away on their own, let us teach you our progression on how to process through them properly.
Choosing a Program
To choose a program, be realistic about the severity of your problems. If you have a long list of problems, consider our advanced programs. This is where you live, eat, and sleep our approach and help you establish new beneficial habits instead of falling back on the limiting ones.
Our intensive programs are conducted 9 to 18 hours a week for four weeks, and bring you more rapid results. One hour a week in individual counseling can have you facing a lot of hours on your own, so if you are relatively stable, this would be the best financial option.
Let’s discuss the programs more in depth.
This is one on one counseling, usually once or twice a week with a counselor. In these sessions you explore your problems, look at what you have done to treat this in the past and then work on new skills. Each week there is an assessment given in order for you to continue to do this work on your own. If it is challenging for you to complete these assignments without the support of the program, you may want to consider the Intensive approach.
This includes couple’s therapy. In family therapy the entire family is looked upon as a unit. The family system may be out of balance, therefore communication skills are worked on, power struggles, coalitions, and opening a closed system is addressed and trust us, these sessions are very dynamic as they tend to inspire interactions from all.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
The IOP program runs three days a week – usually Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon. It is conducted in a group setting and individual sessions are also included. There are plans to create this program virtually – so stay tuned.
In the IOP program, you learn counseling skills from ten of the top approaches, and practice these skills on each other. Education and application is the main order and people learn how to address core wounds in a compassionate way.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
The Partial Hospitalization Program is our advanced program for people that would rather stay home instead of going to a residential inpatient program. It runs Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm five days a week for four weeks and you immerse yourself into your own healing. By the end of treatment you will be able to, on paper, have a counseling session with yourself! Yes, a self-counseling! Learn what the professionals do and apply this to yourself. Other programs may teach you some tools, but learning how to be a counselor to yourself has incredible benefits for the rest of your life!
Getting Real Help
We treat problems four ways, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. In doing so, it provides the best odds for problem resolution. We feel that education and a framework to fall back on can provide long term stability. Still, it is important to understand that treatment in the intensive programs may last four weeks minimum, but that doesn’t mean you are totally healed. In the program you learn a structure to fall back on and to be honest long-term stability may take a year, though with the skills you’ve learned this can be handled on your own.
A Note from Dr. Scott
I look upon treatment as learning a new way to live. I too had problems with depression and substance use, so in being there, it is natural for me to help you through the process of healing as well. It took me a good year and a half to incorporate this approach into my daily life and let me tell you the panic, the loneliness, and the feeling less than suddenly disappeared.
There is no shame because you do enough of it yourself. We work together with you to find the tool set that works for you and you get to learn how to master it.
Once you go through our PHP program, aftercare is free for as long as you like. You will see that we are there for you and genuinely care.
If you have any questions, please call. Most national insurances are accepted. It’s time. Read our reviews, learn that what is written here is the truth. This approach is a gem and you can be too.
Compassionate Care is Always Available
There are many more tools and strategies you can use in your pursuit of happiness. Here is where we come in. Contact us at Basic Steps Mental Health and let us support and educate you on this journey back to your loving heart center. Imagine living a heart-centered life, regardless of what is happening externally. We’d love to be of help.
For 25 years, Dr. Scott Alpert, the clinical director of Basic Steps Mental Health, has treated over 7,000 people with mental health and addiction problems, using a Psychological approach that mixes and matches ten of the top approaches used in the industry. We are here virtually and in-person to help you get through this COVID-19 pandemic and many other difficulties you may be experiencing.
May you have good mental health.