Our Approach to Treatment
We believe that you are the expert when it comes to your life. We are here to guide and treat you, but you know what you need most. That’s why we work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that includes measureable, achievable goals and objectives.
Our treatment philosophy is based on Motivational Interviewing and a stages-of-change approach. We view our relationship as a partnership with our clients. We aren’t going to try to coerce you to where we think you need to be; we are going to meet you where you are.
Treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment completed by a trained clinician. A full medical and psychiatric profile allows us to create a treatment plan that truly meets your specific needs. Then clients can choose between our morning and evening Intensive Outpatient Programs for co-occurring disorders. Our morning programming meets Monday through Friday from 9 am-noon, while our evening sessions are offered from 6-9 pm Monday through Thursday. Each three-hour treatment session is comprised of both specialty groups (education/lecture) and group therapy (process groups).
Specialty Groups – These group sessions address practical topics including relapse prevention, life skills training, stress management, relaxation training, experiential and holistic groups, hypnotherapy, family dynamics groups, family systems groups, enjoying life in recovery, Acudetox, yoga, and education related to mental health and substance use issues. Stress management sessions teach alternative techniques for handling stress, ranging from deep muscle relaxation and meditation to hypnotherapy and guided imagery.
Process Groups – These group therapy sessions are facilitated by a licensed mental health professional, providing a regular time for clients to explore how to bring past issues into today and work through life stressors and challenges while receiving valuable feedback from their peers. The group support in a secure setting with professional oversight has proven invaluable to the healing process.
Family Group Therapy – Foundations Memphis believes that family involvement is an integral component in the recovery of individuals. Substance use and/or mental health disorders also affect family members and others who provide support for individuals living with co-occurring issues. Family and other support persons of clients enrolled at Foundations Memphis are encouraged to attend our amily programming, including our weekly Family Lecture Series and monthly Family Intensive Workshop. Our weekly Family Lecture Series offers topics that include the following:
- Education on substance use and mental health issues
- Family systems issues
- Creating and implementing health boundaries
- Identificiation and avoidance of dangerous enabling behavior
- Understanding the negative effects of codependent relationships
- Learning healthy communication strategies
- Supporting and partnering with loved ones in recovery
Our Intensive Family Workshop, offered once a month, provides an excellent opportunity to learn about The Oaks at La Paloma and the services we offer our patients and family members. As a family, you will participate in interactive activities that foster increased knowledge and awareness surrounding substance use and mental health disorders with the goal of enhancing quality of life and emotional well-being for all involved. Patients and their families will learn how they can make their interpersonal relationships healthier.
Please contact Foundations Memphis at 901-722-3972 with questions or to register for our weekly Family Lecture Series or one of our Intensive Family Workshops.
Topics of Interest
Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has determined that co-occurring disorders affect more than 10 million Americans each year. The terms “co-occurring” and “Dual Diagnosis” are often used interchangeably, and they describe a condition where a person is affected by both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness—ranging from depression or bipolar disorder to PTSD or anxiety.
The best option for treating co-occurring disorders is an integrated treatment model. The Oaks at La Paloma’s Intensive Outpatient Program for co-occurring disorders addresses substance use and mental health concerns simultaneously rather than as two separate entities. Our Dual Diagnosis approach provides the best opportunity for you or your loved one to achieve complete and lasting recovery.
- An individualized treatment plan focused on the unique needs of each patient
- Focus on co-occurring disorders
- Comprehensive psychiatric assessment
- Specialty groups focused on education and increased knowledge of healthy recovery
- Primary group therapy with a licensed mental health professional
- Weekly random drug testing with reporting to outside agencies as needed
- Motivational Interviewing using stages-of-change approach
- Physician-directed medication management
- Educational programs and lectures
- Family programming, including the Family Lecture Series and Intensive Family Workshops
While our program is group-based, individual sessions are available as needed. We also offer family sessions and provide availability to our family weekend program. We provide random weekly urine drug screens to monitor progress, provide accountability and to help you comply with any external agencies that require these results.
Our Approach to Medication
We offer physician-directed medication management. This allows you to consult our on-staff psychiatrist or we will work with your existing provider to collaborate and coordinate treatment. Those currently taking Suboxone or Subutex are eligible for treatment, and we will work with you.
Get Help Now
For more information or to schedule an assessment, call us directly at 901-722-3973 between 8 am and 5 pm CST Monday through Friday, or call our 24-hour, toll-free helpline at (877) 345-1887.