What is the Solara Mental Health ‘In-Residence’ Program Model?
The Solara Mental Heath treatment program consists of a fully contained, 24-hour monitored, supported living component, and a separate medical-clinical treatment center, where psychiatric treatment from our physicians, clinicians, and other professionals is provided.
This is a progressive, innovative model that is intentionally designed to reflect actual life experience. Our clients truly appreciate this structure, as it provides a welcome separation and distinction between their living environment and their treatment setting.
How long is your program?
Our In-Residence core program is a minimum of 4 weeks. Most clients stay for two to three months. Our medical and clinical team evaluate each client every week to review progress. Once the client has been with us for a couple of weeks, we can provide a more informed recommendation regarding the advised treatment duration.
Who will be in treatment with me?
Our clinical and medical team carefully and extensively screen every potential client to ensure his or her appropriateness for our program. Our clients vary broadly in terms of demographics, as they come to us from far and near. We expect that participants will contribute, to the greatest extent they can, to our comfortable, positive healing milieu. Anyone exhibiting behavior that is in any way inappropriate or dangerous to himself/herself or others will be referred out of our program.
Can I bring a pet with me?
We do allow our clients to bring a pet to our program, predicated on certain conditions. Call us to discuss the specifics of bringing a pet.
What is the assessment process?
Prior to admission, each client is evaluated by our Intake team, either by phone or in person. Upon admission, considerably more intensive, comprehensive evaluations are completed by our medical and clinical team, including a thorough medical history/physical with blood chemistry analysis, a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, a biological-psychological- social evaluation, and other assessments as indicated.
How many one-on-one therapy sessions are provided each week?
Our clients participate in a minimum of 3 individual, one-on-one therapy sessions each week with a Doctorate or Master’s level therapist, in addition to our Program Psychiatrist, all of whom have many years of behavioral healthcare experience.
What adjunct therapies and other activities are included in treatment?
Adjunctive therapies, combined with enjoyable physical activities are a hugely beneficial complement to the core psychotherapeutic treatment we provide. The following is a sampling of adjunctive therapies we provide:
- Beach walking and beach activities
- Art Therapy with Melisa Baker
- Pet Therapy
- Music Therapy
- And other activities
Can my family and loved ones participate?
Yes – we strongly support and recommend family and loved ones’ involvement in each client’s treatment. The primary therapist, and collaborating therapists, hold sessions with family and loved ones throughout the client’s course of treatment.
What happens after graduation from the program?
Within the first week of admission, each client’s Case Manager, in conjunction with her or his primary therapist, begins to formulate the after-treatment plan. We understand that what occurs once a client graduates from our program is equally and potentially more critical than the work completed during treatment.
We exert great effort to provide the best after-treatment solutions for every client, addressing living environment, continuing therapy, support groups, monitoring, if desired, and a host of additional considerations. Local clients may continue with their primary therapist, at our facility. We have a robust alumni program that includes continuing communication, facility events, and more.
How is the client confidentially protected?
We adhere to the highest, most rigorous standards of client confidentiality. All of our employees undergo professional background checks and each one signs a strict confidentiality agreement. All who associate with Solara Mental Health firmly abide by all HIPAA law and privacy standards.
Do you allow tours of the treatment center before a commitment to treatment?
Yes — we welcome tours of our center and encourage prospective clients and family to meet our team, view our facilities, and understand our culture and program. There is never any cost or obligation associated with a personal tour. We want you to be completely comfortable about joining our program.
Can clients attend 12-step meetings while in treatment?
Yes — we support clients, who are currently following or desire to begin a 12-step program. We coordinate meetings and other 12-step activities, accordingly. We also employ treatment staff who have extensive experience and expertise in addictive behaviors.