At Mid-Range Chemical Dependency Services we practice client-centered, trauma-informed care. Our clients' well-being, comfort, and healing are our only priority. It has long been accepted in the treatment community that the single most important factor in a client's success in treatment is the therapeutic relationship between client and counselor. We take that responsibility very seriously and work very hard to establish a warm and trusting rapport with all of our clients. It is important that our clients feel safe, trusted, and supported, and we are committed to making that happen.
The therapeutic approaches employed at Mid-Range Chemical Dependency Services include, but are not limited to the following:
- Dialectic Cognitive Therapy,
- Mindfulness practice,
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
- Motivational Interviewing,
- Rational Emotive Therapy, and
- Reality Therapy.
We have pioneered the use of Dialectic Cognitive Therapy in our program. The therapeutic technique facilitates leading the client into an inquiry in which core beliefs and values are challenged. Redefining beliefs and values is necessary for the process of changing who we are. We believe that such inquiry is instrumental in the path to transformation.
The phenomenon of neuroplasticity, or the ability of the brain to create new neural pathways, is another important component of transformation. Through mindfulness practice, which involves cultivating an awareness of our present-moment experience without judgment, we can learn to exercise regulation over our thinking process and subsequent emotions. Mindfulness practice is an important piece of our treatment program.
A primary objective of our treatment program is the cultivation of real meaning and purpose in the lives of our clients. In successful transformation, along with finding purpose, the motivation for living has become positive rather than negative. Most people in this society will find that their motivation for doing what they do in life is negative; they are motivated by fear of loss of some kind. When real transformation occurs for people, the motivation for life becomes to continue on the path that they are on; they are motivated by a love of life as it now unfolds. The client finds that with real purpose and love in their life, they have lost their desire to use alcohol or other drugs.