We take a multi-faceted approach to substance abuse and mental health treatment, using a blend of traditional and innovative therapies to help you find what works best for you. In addition to educational groups and individual, group and family counseling, we offer the following therapies, among others:
The dolphin experience at Lucida helps clients gain new insights and skills. When you’re enjoying yourself and having fun, you’re more open to learning, accepting and working toward your goals. Through interactions with the dolphins and processing groups with our therapists, you will learn practical strategies to improve communication and socialization and enhance your motivation for long-term recovery.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Changing your thoughts and reactions to various stimuli in your environment requires thoughtful and consistent treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the approaches used at Lucida to help you recover from addiction and mental health disorders. CBT allows you to see the positives in life instead of focusing on the stress, traumas or negative events that contributed to self-destructive behavior. CBT also works well in conjunction with other treatment approaches.
Winston Churchill said, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” Horses are nonjudgmental animals, loving unconditionally and providing a strong shoulder to lean on. They connect with people through positive interactions, not through prejudice or estimation. Equine therapy can provide a range of benefits for those healing from addiction and mental health disorders, including building trust and self-esteem, focusing on abilities instead of limitations, and establishing bonds with the horses, therapists and other people in treatment.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a trauma resolution therapy that helps remove the stress and anxiety associated with trauma. The American Psychological Association and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies have approved the use of EMDR for the treatment of PTSD. As part of dual diagnosis treatment at Lucida, EMDR is offered to help clients heal from the wounds of emotional trauma.
Self-Help Support Groups (12-Step Alternative & 12-Step)
While at Lucida, our clients participate in support groups that provide feedback, encouragement and mutual support. Since we understand that there are many paths to recovery, there is no mandate to go to the traditional 12-Step group. Although 12-Step support is available, we offer 12-Step alternatives such as onsite SMART Recovery® groups.
Balance between mind, body and spirit can be restored by participating in yoga at Lucida. Learning how to control breathing, focusing on specific positions and postures, adhering to the discipline of routines, and allowing the body and mind to relax can help facilitate healing.
Somatic Experiencing® is available for our clients who suffer from emotional trauma. The therapist guides the client through a series of tasks that can help release stored negative emotions. Afterward, clients often report feeling more engaged with life as well as reduced physical and emotional pain. Through the use of Somatic Experiencing®, our trained therapists help you get unstuck from trauma and move forward in recovery.
Some refer to craniosacral therapy as the “breath of life.” At Lucida, we believe that this light-touch form of bodywork therapy offers a multitude of benefits to those in recovery from addiction and mental health issues, including bringing the body’s nervous system to a relaxed state, providing relief from chronic stress, anxiety and depression, improving focus and breathing, and more.
The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions, including healing from drug addiction and mental health disorders. Among the benefits of acupuncture is the assistance it provides in reducing or minimizing the stress and anxiety that frequently accompany withdrawal. Acupuncture also helps restore a sense of well-being, which is crucial for long-term recovery.
Practiced for thousands of years, massage therapy is not only good for the body; it’s also good for the mind and spirit. That’s why we incorporate healing massage into our experiential therapies at Lucida. Let our practiced massage therapists help restore energy, vitality and a sense of well-being and feel how it encourages your recovery journey.
Keeping physically fit, or just making use of exercise to produce endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, is an important part of your new sober lifestyle. Work up a good sweat and see how exercise can reinforce your commitment to recovery.
Getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing the thrill and sense of accomplishment of a ropes course will add another dimension to your healing journey at Lucida. Experienced instructors are with you every step of the way as you challenge yourself and develop trust, cooperation and leadership in the process. The lessons you learn will be integrated into process groups and therapy sessions.
Nutrition counseling is available to help you create sensible and effective plans for healthy eating in recovery. Our bodies need proper nutrition, which we can best obtain from food – the right kind of food in the right proportions for our unique needs. Learning about good nutrition is vital for recovery but it’s also fun, opening up the world of how tasty and exciting eating properly can be. In our healing journey from addiction and mental health issues, what we put into our mouths helps us make progress on many fronts, not the least of which is feeling better about ourselves.