Formerly known at the Heritage DBT program, these services have been expanded under the New Center for Values-Based Living. There is now a wider array of services to help people manage intense emotions and impulses, to define what makes for a purposeful, value-driven life, and to help others live better, in closer connection to their stated values. The end result is to live a life driven by one’s values, and according to those values. At intake, our director of this program, Dr. Abby Hurley, will help you decide which components of this program will best suit your needs.
Mindfulness Acceptance Program
Together with our staff, you or your loved one will collaborate to create an individualized treatment plan that recognizes your strengths and targets problem areas utilizing individual counseling and/or group treatment with the variety of approaches described below.
We recognize that often, our struggles stem from habits we picked up at one time to make the best of a difficult situation, maybe from the pain of relational hurts, or from particular traumatic experiences that haunt us. In addition to groups, we offer individual counseling to target these areas and more. Our individual counseling focuses on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors from a perspective that emphasizes creating space for awareness, courage, and love to bring about healing and transformation.
DBT Skills Group
Finding yourself overwhelmed by strong emotion you don’t know what to do with? Difficulty relating to others and making effective day-to-day choices? DBT is designed to help develop skills in these areas, helping you to live a more meaningful life. Adolescent and adult groups offered as well as parent and caregiver support groups.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Preoccupied by regrets over the past and fear of the future? Losing perspective on who you want to be? Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a twelve-session group designed to aid individuals in defining what is most important to them and making movement toward those values while decreasing the struggle with pain in our lives. ACT has been applied to many difficulties from trauma recovery to smoking cessation to depression and anxiety.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Do you feel like you’re missing out on life? Do you want to engage more deeply in your relationships and experiences? Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week group for adults that uses mindfulness meditation to help individuals notice and utilize their internal resources to better care for themselves. MBSR has been applied to such concerns as stress, pain, depression, anxiety, and the effects of chronic illness.
What’s the next step?
Contact our main office number at (630) 325-5300 and ask to do an intake. Help is at hand….