FRESH START

Self Discovery Program

Chronic mental health issues that have brought challenges and devastation to your relationships, job, personal identity, and ability to manage yourself, can cause you to feel like giving up and removing your hope.

At Palo Verde’s Self Discovery IOP, we focus on giving the coping skills you have been missing, while helping you learn ways to improve your mood, balance your thoughts, and improve your relationships.

Take control of your life through our Fresh Start IOP. We give you tools to help understanding your limitations and identify roadblocks preventing you from achieving a positive lifestyle in your workplace, at home or relationships.

Do you need a Fresh Start? Then sign up today for IOP and see what it is like to live a life worth living.

Treatment Overview

Our licensed clinicians use both Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in our treatment approach with patients.

CBT is used to treat disorders such as personality conditions and behavioral problems.  CBT has six phases:

  1. Assessment or psychological assessment;
  2. Reconceptualization;
  3. Skills acquisition;
  4. Skills consolidation and application training;
  5. Generalization and maintenance;
  6. Post-treatment assessment follow-up.

DBT is a set of coping skills to help people find balance in their lives.

The word “dialectical” refers to things that seem to be in conflict – yet both can be true at the same time.

For example:

Someone wants to be thin – but overeats

A person finds him/herself in constant debt – but yearns to be financially stable

Someone wants to be independent – yet is dependent on someone to an unhealthy degree

A person wants to be treated as an adult – but often acts rather childish

DBT Consists of Four Modules

Mindfulness – Participants learn how to focus on the present moment. There is an understanding that if one is not participating in what life brings now, experiences can pass us by.

Emotional Regulation – Group members learn how one can learn to live with the emotions they are feeling AND express them appropriately. It also helps with impulse control.

Interpersonal Effectiveness – Participants learn how to improve their interactions with other people while maintaining their own self esteem.

Distress Tolerance – Participants learn positive ways of handling stress including skills that can help calm an immediate crisis, and how to react appropriately to life’s occasional curve balls.

Patients also will have an opportunity to learn more about good sleep practices, proper nutrition and medication issues from PVBH professionals.