MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Family and Loved Ones
Experience has taught us how critical the involvement, support, and understanding of loved ones are to the healing process, as mental health disorders are profoundly difficult, painful, and disruptive. Oftentimes mental health disorders involve years of suffering for not just the veteran, but the entire family and others. Family and loved ones experience almost every emotion from frustration to helplessness, to confusion, vulnerability, anxiety, and heartbreak. Mental illness strains every relationship and leaves in its wake devastating emotional distress for all.
Family and couples therapy can provide a safe, supportive environment in which to develop the insight and skills for all to begin to heal together.
Education and understanding of the mental disorders that afflict the veteran and the resultant behaviors are the critical first components of therapy. The supportive and knowledgeable therapists at our psychiatric facility will provide understanding around the mental health disorder the veteran suffering from and will answer all the questions the family has to fully understand what their loved one is experiencing.
Improving Family Dynamics
Even healthy relationship can be complicated, much more so family relationships wherein one member suffers from mental illness. Family and loved ones’ therapy can identify detrimental behaviors like enabling, co-dependency and over-involvement. Families can learn skills to create new behavior patterns and perspectives.
Solara Treatment for the Veteran’s Family and Loved Ones
Group therapy sessions are led by one or two of our therapists, who specialize in the group’s thematic purpose. Veterans openly share and communicate with each other while experts guide their conversations about specific issues that may arise within these frames – all without any expectation for payment beyond your time spent there! Understanding each veteran’s specific diagnosis is crucial for the treatment, that’s why at Solara Mental Health San Diego our staff of professionals is ready to assist each patient accordingly through a personalized treatment plan.
Solara Mental Health is VA-contracted, which gives us the unique opportunity to help veterans with their mental health needs. As long as authorization is approved, we provide housing, transportation, and accommodations.
The mission of our mental health treatment center is to enable our veterans and their families to continue with durable wellness and family function long after completing our program. Family therapy provides the optimal setting wherein plans and strategies are established for the best possible family life after treatment.
Please contact us to discuss our family and loved ones’ services and learn more about how we support not just our veterans but their families, as well.