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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Psychotic disorders can be the most isolating, frightening mental illnesses, both for those with them and for their loved ones. These disorders can cause a variety of symptoms and behaviors, including disordered thinking, mood swings, withdrawing from social situations, delusions, and hallucinations. These symptoms can have devastating consequences, including decreased feelings of happiness, inability to communicate effectively with others, cognitive impairment, alienation from others, and feelings of intense isolation. This can be a highly distressing, painful experience, both for the individuals experiencing them, and for their loved ones.
For some, psychotic disorders are chronic conditions that require continuing treatment; for others, psychotic episodes are only temporary. Regardless, proper, specific treatment is vital to helping those with psychotic disorders find wholeness and healing.
Treatment at Solara Health
Solara Health provides comprehensive, specific care for individuals with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Our calm, comfortable facilities are an oasis from the world and its stressors, a place for clients to rest and heal in peace. Our calming facilities are aided by our compassionate care team, who are experts in the most effective treatment methods for psychotic disorders. Our staff will help each client create a personalized treatment plan, utilizing a unique combination of therapeutic modalities, including individual psychotherapy, medication, group therapy, holistic therapies, and family therapy—helping clients develop new skills to manage their disorder and restore full, healthy functioning.
Antipsychotic medications can be a highly successful component of treating psychotic disorders. At Solara, all clients undergo a thorough evaluation, including a complete medical history, which our expert clinicians will use to prescribe a specific medication regimen designed to address the client’s specific symptoms. As needed, additional medications may be prescribed, such as antidepressants or mood stabilizers, to address other symptoms. In our residential setting, our clinicians will carefully monitor the client, evaluating the effectiveness of each medication and adjusting prescriptions as needed.
Individual psychotherapy has been shown to be incredibly effective in treating psychotic disorders. As such, individual psychotherapy is a crucial part of treatment at Solara. In addition to the traditional individual psychotherapy format, our expert clinicians will utilize innovative modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps clients develop concrete, specific tools for recognizing and managing their symptoms and coping with stressors, including learning techniques for determining what is real and what is not. This therapy lays the foundation for a restored sense of wholeness, self-confidence, and peace.
Psychotic disorders present unique and difficult challenges for families. Research has shown that family involvement in treatment, regardless of interpersonal conflict, improves both the client’s compliance and outcomes. As such, Solara encourages families to participate in therapy with their loved one. In this safe space, clients and their loved ones can honestly express feelings and resolve conflict, as well as learn techniques to support each other both during and after residential treatment.
Group therapy provides a supportive, calm environment where clients can practice social skills with understanding, nonjudgmental peers. Here, clients can come together as they recover, learning from one another and helping end feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Holistic therapies can help clients engage with their bodies and emotions in new, productive ways. The exact combination of therapies used varies from client to client, and can include acupuncture, yoga, massages, and physical exercise. These therapies can help clients destress and refocus as they progress on the path towards recovery.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, psychotic 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 psychotic disorders, and each of our programs is created to ensure this.
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What Our Clients Say
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.