We understand mental illness – and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. We value you and we are sensitive to your challenges. We will find every possible solution to enable you to live the life you are meant to live.
Mental Health and Wellness
When treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Solara Health utilizes several therapeutic modalities simultaneously, creating a treatment program that is as individualized as it is comprehensive. This customized program begins with detailed assessments to understand the full range of a client’s specific symptoms and behaviors; from that assessment, our skilled clinicians help each client build their own unique treatment program, designed to address their specific needs.
Through a combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and holistic therapies, Solara helps clients gain insight into the causes of their symptoms and the effects of symptoms on their everyday lives. Simultaneously, clients also practice skills they need to break negative thought patterns and exchange compulsive behaviors for healthy lifestyle patterns, as well as develop a psychological freedom and wellness.
Breaking the Cycle
A type of anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder is defined by unsolicited thoughts, called obsessions, that repeatedly intrude on a person’s mind. These unwanted, but constant, thoughts can not only cause emotional distress, but also ritualistic behaviors, known as compulsions, that can hinder day-to-day life and functioning. As a result, those suffering from OCD are often prevented from participating in normal activities, which can negatively impact their professional and social lives. This can cause deep feelings of shame, loneliness, isolation, hopelessness, and alienation in people struggling with OCD.
Although the specific symptoms of OCD vary from individual to individual, generally, obsessions revolve around anxieties related to one particular issue. For example, obsessions may all relate to a fear of contamination or germs; a fear of physical danger; unsolicited sexual or violent images; existential fears; or the need to have everything symmetrical or in order. There are many other potential types of obsessions as well.
Sometimes, obsessions are also coupled with related compulsive behaviors. For example, an individual with a fear of contamination may repeatedly wash his or her hands, even when it does not seem necessary to do so. Compulsions arise out of a desire to relieve anxiety, but they often interfere with day-to-day functioning, which can make the anxiety worse.
At Solara, we understand how difficult it is to break negative thought patterns and behaviors. We also understand that it can be even more difficult to keep those thoughts and habits from coming back. In our calm, quiet facility, clients have the time, space, and resources to truly focus on recovering from OCD symptoms and their effects, away from the stresses of day-to-day life. Our attentive, caring clinicians will help clients identify and break their own specific obsessions, and replace those negative thought patterns with healthy ones; for clients with accompanying compulsive behaviors, our clinicians are well-prepared to help clients break those habits as well. The small nature of our program also allows clients to free themselves from isolation and loneliness without becoming overwhelmed. Clients in our program find a tight-knit community that supports and accepts them on their road to recovery, alleviating shame and promoting healing as they work towards a more fulfilling, peaceful life.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, anxiety disorders are often long-term conditions. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and each of our programs is created to ensure this.
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What Our Clients Say
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.
The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.
The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed
Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.
We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.
The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.
Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.
Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.