Fewer Treatment Option
A decade or more ago a movement of recovery oriented programs, enhanced policies and treatment options spread throughout the country. People all over the nation began to question their lifestyle and routines. They were fed up with their lonely and meaningless lives, and they wanted more than a mere existence. Some were battling depression, others substance abuse, and still others, the walking wounded, were dealing with childhood and dysfunctional family issues. They were searching for answers.
Between the years of 1985 and 1995, an introspective based recovery movement emerged, broadening the approach to the treatment of alcoholism and drug abuse. This movement, and the new information that was gathered for the treatment of the movement, led to the identification of a variety of new psychiatric diagnosis. Before this time, most of the research that was done on the treatment of mental illness focused on the schizophrenic and other severe and persistent mental illnesses, rather than on the less severe and more treatable problems that were plaguing many "normally functioning" people and their families. These findings eventually expanded the type and number of people treated for mental/emotional problems, and in turn, led to the definition of entirely new and more defined psychiatric diagnoses, the DSM IV. We are now on the verge of an entirely new set of psychiatric diagnoses in the DSM V.
Because of this new information and research, there are many theories and methods that can be utilized in good recovery programs today. If used separately, many of them do not address the total needs of the person seeking help, but when successfully combined with the innate, creative and spiritual aspects of a holistic model of treatment, many people can experience an unlimited and abounding sense of good health and well being.
It is up to the counselor, health care professional, or treatment program to provide assistance in the most efficient and cost effective ways possible. The use of holistic techniques takes into account each aspect of the individual person. By incorporating the spiritual aspects of life, a lasting recovery outcome is possible. With limited health care reimbursement dollars and personal income, successful programs must be highly effective. InnerWisdom, Inc. has helped many clients and professionals achieve this goal.It is also important that we, as professional mental health care providers, counselors and policy makers, work together for the benefit of our clients and our professions. We must work as a group of concerned individuals to voice our alarm and potential solutions to the national leaders that set the policies for such matters. Members of the InnerWisdom, Inc. staff are currently working with city, county, state, and national policy makers to bring about the much-needed change that will allow psychiatric care to flourish again. We feel that it is our responsibility to help find answers to a system of mental health care that is no longer able to deliver the Programs and Services required to help individuals cope with their lives.
- Most essential is our core competence in recovery. We maintain an experienced team, advancing our company-wide objective for highly applicable and cost effective mental health treatment.
- We know how to manage a crisis. We provide a rapid response to any situation as we can quickly evaluate the problem, stabilize the condition and anticipate a positive outcome.
- We apply our skills and expertise to help motivate individuals and groups to work together for the betterment of communities.
- Our client community is diverse and varied. This diversity is reflected in our treatment staff, allowing for healthy therapeutic relationships to develop.
- We understand that other people's feelings are central to emotional well-being. Modeling this philosophy is essential for success. Our treatment programs focus on social awareness - the ability to understand and respond to the needs of others.
What Our Clients Say
Everyone made me feel welcome; the staff and clients, from my first day. If I felt lost or confused, I was pointed in the right direction or was given information to answer my questions. I had time to get adjusted to everything without feeling hurried.
All aspects of the program were special. The staff was kind, well trained, professional, and experienced. Treatment was tailored to each person’s needs, complemented by group therapy. My transformation has been wonderful.
InnerWisdom provided an approach to treatment that renewed my spirit, mind, and body. I would recommend the program to any of my family and friends. The environment is nurturing for anyone needing an environment for recovery.
I am very grateful that my treatment was at InnerWisdom, Inc. This place is very special and that is because of the staff and caring environment.
Fabulous treatment program! Can’t put into words how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to come here.
Inner Wisdom has a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) where patients meet in groups with a therapist on a daily schedule. Patients have a variety of mental illness diagnoses, including Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, and substance abuse, which interfere with their ability to live a full and productive life. Students will have the opportunity to shadow therapists, facilitate therapy groups and Psychoeducation groups, meet individually with patients, and understand the case management required by Medicare and private insurance companies. Students work under a variety of therapists and can observe different styles and strengths. A strong team approach is encouraged. Students have the opportunity to get direct experience with patients and to use their skills creatively in offering therapy.
Former Student Intern