“I wanted a team of excellent professionals collaborating on my daughter’s care and diagnosis. I was not disappointed. The growth she experienced in a few weeks at Bridges changed her life.”
When mood disorders become debilitating in a way that requires more than outpatient treatment can offer, a residential facility can be a place of solace. If you are suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or complicated bereavement, you can greatly benefit from immersion in an involved, personalized therapeutic program and a reprieve from the daily stresses that can interfere with healing. Bridges to Recovery offers not only an intensity that cannot be replicated in the outpatient setting, but new perspectives and a focus on whole-person health. Our peaceful, home-like surroundings coupled with competent, empathetic clinical practice provides an ideal setting for you to engage in the therapeutic process and begin to heal from painful emotional upheaval.
Whether the disorder manifests as depressive, hypomanic, manic, or mixed episodes, we have the experience and expertise to support you working towards stability, resolution, and well-being. Participating in our intimate therapeutic community breaks the isolation that too often results from and worsens mood disorders. The constant observation afforded by our residential facility means that we can provide tailored, responsive treatment to support you in the way that is most meaningful for you on a day-to-day basis. Treatment is targeted to every aspect of your overall well-being and includes physical wellness and self-care therapies that honor the vital connection between mental and physical health.
Medication often plays a major role in the treatment of mood disorders and can at times be a life-saving intervention. The residential setting at Bridges to Recovery means that our on-site psychiatrists are able to administer and monitor medication with a level of attention that is simply not possible on an outpatient basis. Progress and any side-effects can be observed and reported daily, allowing a high level of responsiveness. We are committed to finding effective, well-tolerated medication protocols that best address your individual needs.
Empirical research shows that psychotherapy is an integral part of successful mood disorder treatment. Even when symptoms are greatly alleviated through medication, psychotherapy improves outcomes–and for some clients, therapy alone can be effective. Through a combination of intensive psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), our doctorate-level psychotherapists support you in investigating the underlying issues and experiences that may contribute to mood disorders, and help you establish new coping mechanisms in response to stressors. Our goal is to guide you toward improved self-image, relief from suffering, and a greater ability to live an authentic life.
Our innovative range of group therapies offers safe, respectful social environments for gaining insight, perspective, and support in the company of peers. Knowing that you are not alone and that others share you struggles can be comforting as you move toward healing.
Physical needs can seem insignificant in the face of profound emotional suffering. Self-care, including nutrition and exercise, can be one of the first aspects of life to fall by the wayside when a mood disorder presents itself, and in the darkest stages it can feel like an insurmountable burden. However, physical and mental health have a close, symbiotic relationship, and people suffering from mood disorders often see significant benefits from maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Bridges to Recovery, you are immersed in a total therapeutic environment that attends to physical needs as an integral part of healing. Private chefs prepare healthy meals daily and our physical fitness program allows you to reconnect with your body, experience the benefits of physical activity, and focus energy in a healthy way. We also offer a range of holistic and creative therapies such as yoga, massage, and art therapy to integrate emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.
We invite you to contact us for more information about how Bridges to Recovery can help you or your loved one. We are always available to speak with you about what we have to offer people living with mood disorders and their families.
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