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Mental Health and Wellness
Therapeutic Writing Group
At Solara Health, we offer a number of therapy groups to provide a full treatment experience. Our therapy groups can be broad or specific, but one of the specific groups we offer is our therapeutic writing group.
In this group, a small group of clients will meet together regularly, led by one of our expert clinicians. The clinician will give the clients a writing assignment to complete during that day’s session. These assignments vary, but can include writing a poem, diary entry, letter, or short story. For example, a client may be asked to write a letter to a loved one, or to write their life as if it were a fairy tale. These writing exercises are brief—clients will generally have around ten minutes to work. This can be a particularly effective process for clients who are comfortable thinking through and writing down their thoughts before saying them aloud.
Following the writing period, clients then have the opportunity to share their writing with the group. Peers, along with the lead clinician, comment on the client’s writing, helping them to recognize themes and struggles present in the writing. As clients engage in this process, they can release their pent-up or unrecognized emotions, expressing their feelings in words in a way they may not have done before. This provides a powerful emotional release, and helps clients recognize issues they may not have been aware of before, allowing for greater self-awareness and full healing.
For more information about the therapeutic writing group, or about other treatments offered at Solara Health, please contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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