Wellbridge offers family support services, centered around the need for families to accommodate and support lasting change. Wellbridge offers practical coping strategies and skill-based techniques for those who support our patients. We strongly encourage family members (or other key supporters) to participate in individual family sessions, multi-family sessions, and support groups.
Our team at Wellbridge knows that addiction is a complex disease. We are committed to providing innovative care to meet the needs of every patient and pave the way for healing. Each week, patients have access to specialty services such as music and recovery, drum circles, letting go ceremonies, energy healing, meditation and guided imagery, vibrational sound healing, and peer-led recovery coaching. We also offer weekly dedicated groups for different cohorts among our patients such as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, union members, young adults, and older adults.
Healthcare professionals, like in any other professions, are not immune to substance use disorder. They face immense pressure to perform at their best, and many turn to alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism. Addiction in healthcare professionals can lead to serious consequences, including malpractice, harm to patients, and loss of licensures. Furthermore, healthcare professionals have a higher prevalence of developing substance use disorders.
Check our Program Features or you can directly contact our Director of Professionals Program, Jenna Principato, LMSW, at 631.508.5512 as well as our Director of Access Services, Christina McMahon, MS, CASAC-M, ICADC, at 631.508.5520.
We offer specialized services for patients with a history of trauma, including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, violence in the home or community, experiences related to war or terrorism, and other traumatic experiences. Our experts incorporate knowledge of a patient’s trauma history to inform and improve their care.
Phoenix Group builds upon a model of resiliency, strength, and recovery to safely identify past traumatic experiences such as grief/loss, adverse childhood experiences, losses to suicide or overdose, service or job-related trauma, exposure to natural disasters, and more, and how they may relate to one’s addiction. We empower patients to increase awareness and regain control. Patients can process past experiences safely, learn current correlations to their behavioral patterns, and build healthy goals towards their future. Methods include Rapid Resolution Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Processing techniques, and Psychoeducation.
Wellbridge recognizes that patients who have served in the military, police department, fire department, or other service-related fields have unique needs. Patients with service histories meet weekly with a trained specialist to begin to understand how their service has potentially impacted their identity, family, emotional regulation, stress management, and need to self-medicate. These services are geared to meet those specialized needs and provide avenues for awareness building and enhanced recovery.
At Wellbridge, our holistic view of care ensures that wellness is integrated into every treatment plan. From our perspective, a healthy mind relies on a sound body and engaged spirit. Treatment includes wellness programs that are specific to the needs of the patient. In our Wellness Center, we offer a variety of options that can include yoga, exercise and fitness programs, and access to our serenity pools and golf simulator.
Recognizing that words alone are not always enough, the creative process can be a way in and through healing. At Wellbridge, all patients engage in Art Psychotherapy groups with an opportunity for individual art therapy sessions. This allows our patients to tap into their subconscious and begin to process their trauma and how this contributes to their substance use disorder. We also offer creative expression groups where patients will have the opportunity to explore various art materials including but not limited to drawing, painting, collage, and clay.
Recreational Therapies can mitigate addiction risk factors and bolster the course of recovery. Our Recreational Therapy program complements traditional psychotherapy and family therapy. Our Certified Recreational Therapists are specially trained to empower patients to be heard, seen, and understood in new ways through leisure education, cooperative games/sports, leisure art making, and learning how to have sober fun.