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
For people struggling with schizoaffective disorder, Solara Health provides treatment that is comprehensive, current, and specialized, designed to address the nuanced nature of this complex illness. We use in-depth tests and evaluations to learn about each client’s specific experiences with schizoaffective disorder; we also meet with family, friends, caretakers, and outpatient care providers to gain a full picture of each client’s symptoms and struggles. With these evaluations, our expert clinicians create treatment plans that are thorough and personalized. We utilize on a combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, holistic therapies, and psychotropic treatment, allowing clients to gain both the understanding and the skills necessary to increase behavioral and emotional function, develop self-confidence and self-sufficiency, and lead a fulfilling, stable, and healthy life.
Treating Complex Symptoms
Often misdiagnosed and mistreated, schizoaffective disorder is an intense and complex mental health disorder. Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia (meaning “a split mind”) and mood disorders, manifesting itself in symptoms of both illnesses, including the following:
Hallucinations, often visual and auditory
Disordered thought and/or behavior
Disruptive moods, including mania and depression
Lack of social or occupational function
These symptoms are often deeply distressing for those experiencing them. In particular, the psychotic disconnect innate to this disorder can lead to a fractured sense of reality, which in turn hinders the ability to fully relate to yourself, others, and the world. Similarly, intense moods such as mania and depression can disrupt day-to-day functioning; this, in turn, and can be so upsetting that it causes self-destructive behavior and more intense psychological suffering. Combined, these symptoms can prevent healthy social and emotional functioning, hinder the ability to function normally in everyday life, and cause profound feelings of isolation and helplessness.
Solara understands how difficult and painful it can be for people with schizoaffective disorder to manage these challenging and complex symptoms. As such, our program has been specifically designed to address the wide range of schizoaffective symptoms and help those with this disorder as they begin the recovery process. Our small program size allows us to give maximum attention and support to each client, ensuring that clients feel safe and secure and that all their needs are met. Our clinicians will help clients heal their fractured sense of reality and better understand their emotions and thoughts, giving them the foundation they need to learn practical skills for managing symptoms and maintaining progress. Clients also have the opportunity to work with peers who share similar experiences, building a support network that is non-judgmental and understanding. Through the comprehensive, proper treatment provided at Solara, those with schizoaffective disorder can learn to manage their symptoms, develop self-confidence and autonomy, and come to an understanding of their true self.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, schizoaffective disorder is often a long-term condition. 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 schizoaffective disorder, and our program is created to ensure this.
Contact us now to start the healing process.
What Our Clients Say
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.
R.M. – Father
If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.
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.
M.P. – Father
Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many). She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was. We can’t say enough positive about her.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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