Mental Health Treatment Methods
Mental health disorders are complex and serious issues. Each disorder presents unique challenges and must be treated accordingly. At Banyan Mental Health, we offer programs that enable patients to live happy and healthy lives. While mental illnesses cannot be “cured,” they can be effectively managed.
Our treatment methods include individual, family, and group therapy. Patients participate in therapeutic programming 6-8 hours a day, 5-6 days a week.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
CBT helps to address problems with a proactive approach. This therapy doesn’t dig up the past, but rather focuses on the future. With CBT in our residential mental health program, patients learn how to solve many of life’s problems by changing thought patterns or habits. Therapists will sit with the patient and work together to identify the patient’s problems. Then, the therapist will help identify how new patterns of thought or behavior can address these problems.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT helps patients find a balance within typically opposing views in their lives. DBT utilizes two major techniques to help patients accept and regulate their emotions to better change behaviors. Acceptance techniques help patients understand why they engage in certain behaviors. Change techniques help patients replace these unwanted behaviors with more positive actions.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFT)
SFT takes a solution-based, rather than problem solving, approach to therapy. Typically, SFT is used in conjunction with other therapies. The therapist helps the patient understand core idea that change is constant, and the future is more important than one’s history. SFT helps patients build solutions to reach their goals. SFT is an increasingly popular approach to mental illness treatment in Boca.
This approach focuses on the here and now, rather than digging up the past. With reality therapy, patients focus on making sure basic needs are met. Reality therapy asserts that mental distress is not caused by mental illness, but rather it is caused by failure to have basic psychological needs met.
Reality therapy at a residential mental health program helps patients in many ways. It acts as a self-help approach, giving patients more effective control over their lives. This helps boost confidence and self-esteem, thus improving coping mechanisms as well. With reality therapy, patients are better able to control their thoughts and actions while ensuring their basic needs are met.
Group therapy involves two or more patients, and one or more therapists working together towards a common goal. This therapy approach is especially effective for psychotherapy methods, helping several patients identify and address their challenges in a supportive communal setting. Group therapy is also more cost-effective for many patients.
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Setting and achieving big goals can be overwhelming for anyone, but motivational interviewing can help make things more approachable. In this therapy approach, patients and therapists work together to set goals. Then, the therapist helps the patient understand what they need to do to achieve those goals. This therapy is patient-driven and very verbal, helping to make the changes more attainable.
These are just some of the many approaches our professionals at Banyan Mental Health offer to help with treatment. We address a wide variety of disorders, both individual and co-occurring. Contact us today to learn how we can help you or someone you love to overcome mental health challenges.