Professional Clinical Therapy
In regards to professional clinical therapy, guests at The Plymouth House receive individual, group and family therapy. Every guest has a dedicated primary therapist whom they work with throughout the entirety of their stay. Every guest takes part in multiple group therapy sessions per day. And every guest has the opportunity to involve their family in therapy if they so choose.
Each Client’s Therapy Team is Composed of:
A Primary Therapist – Every Plymouth House guest works with one primary therapist. Our therapists are world-class, licensed professionals who are well versed in treating addiction, trauma and mental health issues. Our primary therapists utilize a wide range of methods including traditional talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and motivational interviewing. Each guest meets with their primary therapist at least once a week, but oftentimes more.
Group Therapists – Every Plymouth House guest participates in demographic-specific group therapy sessions on a daily basis. Usually the demographics are a men’s group, and a women’s group. Occasionally, however, there may be a breakout group, based on need, for a different demographic, such as young people. These workshops are guided by one of our staff therapists. Sometimes these sessions are educational in nature — teaching a subject pertinent to addiction recovery. Other times they are experiential, such as role play or partner work.
A Case Manager – A case manager is responsible for helping each guest develop a personalized treatment plan for during and after the Plymouth House Program. The Case Manager regularly checks in with each guest to check up on the progress being made, and serves as the main point of contact between clinicians and family members. A case manager can also help with external issues such as paperwork for court cases, employee assistance programs and probation officers. A Case Manager is an advocate for each and every one of their clients, ensuring that every individual is building a solid path forward.
A 12-Step Contact – A 12-Step Contact is essentially a professional sponsor. For those unfamiliar with the term “sponsor” — a sponsor is a mentor who is in recovery themselves, has worked the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and is dedicated to helping others go through the 12-Steps. Many of the 12-Step Contacts at The Plymouth House are also alumni of The Plymouth House Program, so they have direct knowledge of what individuals are experiencing throughout the course of their treatment. Our 12-Step contacts guide individuals through the first seven of the 12 Steps.