All people suffering from abuse and addiction are unique, and therefore require different paths to recovery. Treatment can be done as PHP, IOP, or OP. Furthermore, we incorporate groups such as 12-step programs, SMART, or Refuge as part of the recovery process.

Individual Therapy
This collaborative process between the individual and their therapist is designed to help discover and address feelings and situations that bring about undesired behavior. Individual sessions provide understanding that addiction does not only involve the person in treatment but radiates throughout their intimate circle of relationships.

A substantial amount of work in the field of behavioral therapy is the connection of mind and body. Biofeedback is a treatment that provides brainwave feedback utilizing audio-sensory tools and binaural beats technology. By incorporating biofeedback and mindfulness, this treatment may significantly reduce the underlying issues that promote relapse.

Integrative Psychiatry
Integrative psychiatry is a holistic approach using both conventional and complementary therapies in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Personalized treatments are developed to suit each person’s lifestyle, strengthen self-awareness, and provide resources for self-care.

Group Therapy
Through group therapy, a sense of support and community is established. Humans are capable of thriving in group settings because we are socially interconnected beings. Humans develop and adapt based on our social environment; so, the power of a group is dynamic.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method that uses bi-lateral stimulation to process past memories that activate current negative emotions, beliefs and behavior. The premise of EMDR is that the mind can naturally heal itself through prompting the brains coping mechanisms to compare and evaluate the past.

Movement & Meditation
Learning to quiet the mind from thoughts that cause anxiety, regret, shame, and remorse enables one to become mindful of the present moment. Therapies that include movement and mindful meditation cultivate somatic and emotional awareness. They also manifest a clearer thought process, new coping strategies, and change in unhealthy patterns.

Relapse Prevention
Relapse prevention interventions utilize a cognitive behavioral approach that identifies cravings as well as triggers that people have experienced in their lives. Through this intervention, an individual plan is developed to cope with everyday life and triggers.

CBT & DBT Skills
Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapies are designed to help people change ineffective patterns of thought and behavior. Once we gain insight into an individual’s process of thinking, we are able to teach ways to healthfully respond and react to difficult situations.

Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy uses creative arts as a form of release. Unlike traditional art expression, the process of creation is emphasized, rather than the final product. Music, drawing, painting, and interactive role play allow freedom of the mind and the spirit to express what often cannot be put into words.

Changes Santa Barbara
Outpatient Wellness Center
Recovery Residence
403 East Montecito St. Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Main Office: (805) 250-9555
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