At Royal Life Centers, we take a holistic approach to therapy. Our biopsychosocial/spiritual model targets mind, body, and spirit to effectively treat substance abuse at all levels, and our therapy programming— group, individual, adventure, activity/movement, and equine— engages guests in their customized treatment plans, so they might make their own discoveries, be a part of their recovery in new ways, and gain the skills needed to build lasting sobriety.

Our unique approach

Upon arrival at Royal Life Centers, guests are assigned a primary therapist who will assist them with all needs while they are in our care. Therapists will conduct a thorough biopsychosocial and spiritual assessment of each guest to determine the most effective means of treatment. With the help of their therapist, guests will develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP), designed to identify aspects of their lives that they’d like to change or improve. Our holistic therapy model is based on the idea that transformative, lasting change comes from focusing on mental, physical, and spiritual health and well-being. Our addiction therapists structure sessions and pick activities and topics through the lens of several therapeutic methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of present- and problem solving-oriented psychotherapy.

Essentially, this form of therapy is based on the notion that it is situational perception, rather than the situation itself, that influences emotions and that recognizing and managing these perceptions is key to changing thinking and behavioral patterns. CBT is conducive to progress in fewer sessions and is considered low-risk, making it a good match for those with sensitive disorders like that of substance use, and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety that may accompany it.

According to the APA (American Psychological Association), CBT treatment may include learning to recognize and evaluate distorted thinking, utilizing problem-solving skills in difficult situations, developing greater self-confidence, facing fears, and calming mind and body.

A guest’s first one-on-one meeting with their primary therapist will involve a brief intake, so our addiction therapist can better understand the guest and their unique circumstances, needs, and goals. After this meeting, the guest and their therapist will work together on the guest’s ISP. Group therapy is structured differently than individual therapy to better accommodate a group setting but also operates from a holistic model. Group may focus on topics such as relapse prevention, self-worth, goal-setting, finding identity in recovery, and processing feelings and emotions.

We also incorporate movement/activity, adventure, and equine-assisted therapy— a form of biofeedback therapy that helps guests to develop self-awareness and other skills by interacting with horses— into our therapy program. Guests can participate in yoga, kayaking, and team-building activities like ropes courses, as well as engage with music, art, and journaling for therapeutic purposes.

Our hope at Royal Life Centers is that our varied therapy regimen will give guests the skills and tools they need to self-manage their own emotions and live their healthiest, happiest lives, long after they leave our care.

Designed to treat substance abuse from detox to outpatient, our therapy programs were developed with our guests in mind. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our detox or treatment programs. Please reach out to our admissions team at 1-877-RECOVER at any time with your questions or concerns.