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Our Therapeutic Services

At Epiphany Wellness, we treat each case as an individual who deserves to have options of multiple therapeutic modalities giving them the chance to ‘experience a sudden and striking realization’:

 

Therefore, our person-centered therapeutic approach for substance use disorders is offered through Motivational Interviewing (MI), Gestalt therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT), Spirituality, and multiple Trauma-focused modalities. We aim to treat the core causes of substance use disorders, that when treated, can result in sustainable recovery and wellness.

Treatment that works for the individual

Treating Trauma at Epiphany Wellness

What is Trauma? Trauma has been defined as “Not something that happens to us, but something that happens within us”Peter A. Levine.

 

Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.

 

Evidence shows that trauma and substance use disorders have a high rate of comorbidity.  Epiphany utilizes a ‘bottom-up’ trauma approach to treat this core cause of substance use. Evidence indicates that a trauma event significantly impacts the prefrontal cortex, thus impairing an individual’s ability to access logic and reason. This impairment caused by the trauma event can remain stored within the body.

 

Epiphany addresses this issue of stored trauma by providing a somatic therapy modality prior to addressing the individual’s cognitive needs to treat trauma. This approach attempts to ensure that the individual is better able to regulate their emotional response when discussing their trauma events, and reduces the risk of destabilization and potential for relapse. 

Evidence shows that trauma and substance use disorders have a high rate of comorbidity.  Epiphany utilizes a ‘bottom-up’ trauma approach to treat this core cause of substance use. Evidence indicates that a trauma event significantly impacts the prefrontal cortex, thus impairing an individual’s ability to access logic and reason. This impairment caused by the trauma event can remain stored within the body.

 

Epiphany addresses this issue of stored trauma by providing a somatic therapy modality prior to addressing the individual’s cognitive needs to treat trauma. This approach attempts to ensure that the individual is better able to regulate their emotional response when discussing their trauma events, and reduces the risk of destabilization and potential for relapse. 

The primary purpose of this group is to help our clients to identify their sources of trauma in a supportive, nurturing and healing environment. At Epiphany, Clients are provided with the space and tools to assist with processing their natural trauma responses through healthy strategies. Epiphany utilizes the Seeking Safety curriculum to incorporate psychoeducation on the connection of addiction and trauma, and introduce topics to foster healthy self-expression. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a form of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy specifically developed for reducing the distress caused by the impact of traumatic memories. A trained therapist can guide individuals  to think about a trauma while using forms bi-lateral stimulation (BLS).  Over time, this will help your brain reprocess and desensitize the trauma networks in the brain so that they no longer cause as much sensitization and trauma symptomology.

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that has been effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events. CPT is generally delivered over 12 sessions and helps patients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma. In doing so, the patient creates a new understanding and conceptualization of the traumatic event so that it reduces its ongoing negative effects on current life. CPT can assist the individual with creating meaning from their lived experiences.

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Treatment that works for the individual

Spirituality at Epiphany Wellness

“The opposite of addiction is connection”Johann Hari

 

Spirituality may refer to any kind of meaningful activity, personal growth, or blissful experience. Although there is a tradition of viewing spirituality as a type of re-formation of the human experience, Epiphany embraces the imprecise ambiguity surrounding the definition of this dimension of wellness.

The groups are intended to guide individuals through the journey of creating meaning after substance use disorders. Individuals are guided through the essence of spirituality within each group to address barriers to demonstrating self-honesty, hope, faith, vulnerability, and integrity in recovery.  The curriculum is inclusive of people from all spiritual, philosophical and religious identities and consists of 12- step integration, CBT, Mindfulness and DBT to provide individuals with a meaningful experience in addiction treatment.  

Participants are respected as the experts of their own lives. Narrative Therapy provides participants with the tools to re-frame their lived experiences without shame or judgment in order to gain perspective and promote empowerment. The Goal of groups using narrative therapy is to have participants understand the power of the narratives they create, and to develop a new, more empowering narrative that incorporates the individual’s sense of accountability, values, and unique strengths.

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Care for the Individual

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Its main goals are to teach individuals how to live in the present, develop healthy coping strategies for managing stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their interpersonal relationships. 

 

How is it applied: 

 

A 12-week DBT curriculum aimed at assisting the individual in the development of mindfulness, interpersonal relationship skills, distress tolerance and emotional regulation. Individuals will learn and apply these skills within the broader context of promoting relapse prevention, rebuilding relationships, and emotional stability.

 

The Four Pillars of DBT:

The DBT emotion regulation skills help individuals to identify and process their emotions. This modality teaches individuals to decrease the intensity of their feelings and helps them ride out strong emotions without acting on them. It provides education about the function of emotions and how to not be inundated by them.

Mindfulness skills in DBT are derived from eastern spiritual traditions. These skills help members focus on the present and attend to what is happening in the here and now with intentionality and calm. Mindfulness facilitates individuals in the process of slowing down and focusing on doing what is needed for self-care in the moment. Individuals will learn the benefit of processing their emotions through healthy coping skills as a catalyst towards empowerment.

Distress tolerance helps individuals get through difficult times when emotions are running high. It teaches individuals to soothe themselves in healthy ways when they are feeling upset rather than becoming overwhelmed by emotions or hiding from them. Distress Tolerance provides individuals with the tools to decide how best to proceed in a given situation rather than to engage as a result of a heightened emotional state which can result in adverse outcomes. Distress Tolerance teaches the individual how to engage in stressful situations without behaving in a way that would create additional negative outcomes. Reality Acceptance Skills focus on helping individuals fully accept reality and provide a guideline for responding to painful aspects of life.

Interpersonal effectiveness skills involve assisting individuals  in understanding what their needs are within their relationships and to develop effective strategies  for engaging with others to address their needs with healthy communication styles.. This skill emphasizes respecting the self and others, practicing active listening skills and effective communication, engaging with conflict resolution, repairing relationships and setting healthy boundaries.

Treating the Core Issues

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Epiphany Wellness

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.

The group is structured to use CBT skills to address maladaptive thought patterns that impede recovery. The groups intend to discover core beliefs, automatic thoughts, maladaptive schemes, and high-risk situations that can increase relapse potential. Clients use evidence of their experience to challenge faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking. 

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Epiphany Wellness works with most major insurance companies to help cover the cost of treatment associated with our program. To find out if your insurance will help cover the cost of treatment, click verify benefits now.

Treating the Core Issues

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is a complex and highly developed therapeutic approach that is influenced by field theory, philosophy, psychoanalysis, Eastern thought, and psychology. Gestalt is defined as a unified whole, or nature of a pattern of elements; that is the human mind, body, and spirit act as one and are not treated as separate functions. In the field of addiction, the process of recovery is viewed as a holistic one in which the individual has increasing levels of self-awareness regarding the adverse effects of addiction in all dimensions of their well-being. Gestalt Therapy embraces a present-centered awareness guided by the individual’s lived experience of perceptions, behaviors, and body sensations. At the core of Gestalt Therapy is the importance of healthy relationships, with one’s self and with others, as the central healing mechanism to the human experience. 

 

Below are core concepts of Gestalt Therapy: