The Wellness Project
The Wellness Project is an integrative, successive, and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, focusing on the evaluation and management of symptoms. It is our belief that patients with chronic, complex problems can significantly improve by learning how to manage the body and the brain's response to illness, reducing the impact that the condition has on their lives.
Using an integrated psychosocial and physical approach, our team of physicians, counselors, and auxiliary specialist’s work with patients to develop a master plan that will help them learn alternative ways of coping with their limitations, reacquiring a realistic level of functioning.
After a thorough assessment and evaluation by our staff physicians, the individual may be admitted to the Partial Hospital Program. The patient is assigned a Case Manager who consults with the physicians and the treatment team to develop a comprehensive plan of treatment.
Instillation of Hope: The instillation and maintenance of hope are crucial in all aspects of chronic disease management. Not only is hope required to keep the individual engaged so that the other curative factors may take effect, but confidence, which is the maintenance of hope, can itself be therapeutically effective. Many individuals enter a treatment program with a sense of hopelessness. When life gets to a point where nothing seems to bring relief, or pain and stressors keep getting worse, the individual eventually develops a give-in and give-up attitude. Unless the individual can reunite with a sense of hope, progress is rarely possible.
Scope of Therapeutic Services
Group Therapy: In this basic group, with the aid of a counselor, individuals learn to discuss personal, practical, occupational and social problems in a supportive atmosphere with other people who have similar problems. This group helps individuals develop the necessary insight to prevent future problems, relieves the emotional symptoms that accompany chronic pain, and builds confidence and self-worth, thus leaving participants with a feeling of freedom and serenity.
Relaxation and Stress Management Training: This group training is basic to the successful development of an individual's personal symptom management program. Learning to recognize stress and how it affects the body, mind and attitude is vital. Techniques for relaxation, such as deep muscle relaxation and guided imagery, are learned and practiced to perfection. Through practice, a sense of achievement is gained, and the ability to cope with stressful situations is mastered.
Coping Skills Group: This group, important to the development of a relief system, utilizes instructive and behavioral theories to help individuals look at their current belief systems, self-defeating attitudes and thoughts, and their impact and influence on feelings and behaviors. Participants are taught to approach finding relief through learning and understanding how their negative thinking patterns influence their reactions to emotional pain and stress. New, encouraging and self-enforcing techniques are taught, as well as alternative ways of coping and problem solving, helping the individual gain a more positive approach to finding relief.
Family Counseling: Family members and significant others often misunderstand the patient's response to the disorder and do not know how to respond in appropriate and supportive ways. For this reason, those close to the patient are encouraged to participate in family counseling. This allows each member of the family to express feelings, define and resolve problems, and assist the treatment team in defining treatment goals, outcomes and aftercare needs of the patient.
- 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