Services

Here at Life Recovery Centers we offer a wide array of services. We understand each person is unique and our different methods and practices help us create an individualize approach for your situation. Here is more information on what we offer.

Moral Reconation Therapy

MRT addresses beliefs and reasoning. It is a systematic, step-by-step group counseling treatment approach for treatment-resistant clients.  The program is designed to alter how clients think and make judgments about what is right and wrong. The MRT system approaches the problem of treating resistant populations as a problem of low levels of moral reasoning.  In this case, “moral” does

not refer to a religious concept, but rather the theoretical conceptualization of psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg.  Moral reasoning represents how a person makes decisions about what he or she should or should not do in a given situation. MRT is a cognitive-behavioral counseling program that combines education, group and individual counseling, and structured exercises designed to foster moral development in treatment-resistant clients.  As long as clients’ judgments about right and wrong are made from low levels of moral reasoning, counseling them, training them in job skills, and even punishing them will have little long-lasting impact on their behavior.  They must be confronted with the consequences of their behavior and the effect that it has had on their family, friends and community.  Poor moral reasoning is common within at-risk populations

Relapse Prevention- Matrix Model

It’s a proven effective, evidence-based protocol that has been used in the treatment of over 6,000 cocaine and 2,500 methamphetamine addicts.

It’s a ready-made intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement.

The Matrix Model is a comprehensive, multi-format program that covers six key clinical areas

  • Individual/conjoint therapy
  • Early recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Family education
  • Social support
  • Urine testing

It’s an integrated therapeutic model incorporating

  • Cognitive behavioral
  • Motivational enhancement
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Individual supportive/expressive psychotherapy and psychoeducation
  • Twelve Step facilitation
  • Group therapy and social support

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help people change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. This approach works towards helping people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions. DBT assumes that people are doing the best they can but are either lacking the skills or influenced by positive or negative reinforcement that interfere with their ability to function appropriately.

EMDR

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro that emphasizes disturbing memories as the cause of Psychopathology. It is used to help with the symptoms of PTSD. According to Shapiro, when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli are inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network.

EMDR therapy is better than no treatment and similar in efficacy to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in chronic PTSD.

The goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain’s natural adaptive information processing mechanisms, thereby relieving present symptoms. The therapy uses an eight-phase approach that includes having the patient recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side to side eye movements. EMDR was originally developed to treat adults with PTSD; however, it is also used to treat other conditions and children.

Anger Management

Helps clinicians teach anger management techniques in a group setting to clients with substance abuse problems or mental illness. Uses cognitive behavioral therapy to address the anger cycle, conflict resolution, assertiveness skills, and anger-control plans.

Parenting Classes

Caring Dads is an intervention program for fathers (including biological, step, common-law) who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or exposed their children to domestic violence or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviors.

The program consists of a 12-17 week, empirically-based, manualized group parenting intervention for fathers, systematic outreach to mothers to ensure safety and freedom from coercion, and ongoing, collaborative case management of fathers with referrers and with other professionals involved with men’s families.

The group component of Caring Dads combines elements of parenting, fathering, battering and child protection practice to enhance the safety and well-being of children. Program principles emphasize the need to enhance men’s motivation, promote child-centered fathering, address men’s ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive co-parenting with children’s mothers, recognize that children’s experience of trauma will impact the rate of possible change, and work collaboratively with other service providers to ensure that children benefit (and are not unintentionally harmed) as a result of father’s participation in intervention.

Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. It is the approach of choice among leading educators, parents, and other professionals worldwide.

The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. We provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children. All of our work is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic®.

DUI Level II Education and Therapy

Level II Education and Therapy offered to those that have been charged with DUI/DWAI and are in need of treatment services to reinstate their driver’s license and meet court requirements for probation. Our agency uses The Change Companies curriculum to meet the client’s needs and fulfill the requirements of probation and DMV.  We offer Track A,B, C, and D with Interlock Enhancement Therapy for those that qualify.