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The Refuge offers holistic and experiential residential treatment in a serene, secluded healing environment for bipolar disorder recovery, moving beyond the symptoms to resolve the underlying issues.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Learn more about bipolar disorder treatment at The Refuge, A Healing Place

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes an intense disturbance in a person’s ability to regulate their mood. The two types of bipolar disorder, bipolar I and bipolar II, bring about fluctuating periods of elated mood (mania) and low mood (depression).

Depending on the individual and the type of bipolar disorder they are experiencing, the duration and intensity of these mood episodes will differ. But everyone who struggles with this mental illness will experience an interruption in functioning that, left untreated, will likely cause them to need professional help. Residential treatment can help you learn to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life in a safe, supportive setting.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider The Refuge as a treatment center for bipolar disorder

If you are struggling with untreated bipolar disorder, you may feel like your life is spiraling out of control. You may feel unable to see to your responsibilities at home, work, or school, and you may experience strain in important relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. There are many ways that bipolar disorder can negatively affect your mental, emotional, and physical health, and without effective treatment, these damages will only worsen over time.

However, you don’t have to live a life defined by symptoms of mental illness. With help from a residential treatment program like The Refuge, you can begin life anew. With our specialized treatment services, you’ll have the support you need to get your symptoms under control. Our expert staff will devise an individualized plan of care that reflects your unique strengths, challenges, and goals for recovery, and we’ll be with you each step of your treatment journey.

Our Philosophy

Our treatment center’s philosophy and benefits

At The Refuge, we always consider the whole person when we work with you to create your plan of care for your stay with us. Our compassionate, highly skilled treatment team continually evaluates your progress and works alongside you to ensure that all your needs are met – mind, body, and soul. Our rehab center believes in a holistic care approach that uses classical and experiential treatments. When you come to The Refuge, you know you’re getting the best residential rehab care available.

Types of Treatment

Types of bipolar disorder treatment offered at The Refuge, A Healing Place

When you come to us for help with your bipolar disorder, we’ll perform a variety of evaluations to help us thoroughly understand your needs. A medical evaluation will determine whether you’re struggling with any medical complications related to your bipolar disorder. Our psychological examinations will help us understand the trauma you’ve been through, the presence of any co-occurring mental health disorders, and the severity of your condition.

Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay to help control your symptoms. Some people may only require a short-term course of medication to ease their symptoms, while others may need a more long-term medication approach to help treat any co-occurring disorders. The use of medication will be frequently monitored and adjusted by your treatment team.

Individual therapy is used to address personal issues related to your bipolar disorder. You’ll learn more adaptive ways of coping with your symptoms, as well as practice ways to reduce triggers. We’ll work with you to challenge negative thoughts and behaviors and replace them with more positive reactions and ways of seeing the world.

Group therapy is a common type of therapy we use to help you connect with others who are struggling with similar challenges. Groups allow you to work together in a social setting to grow, learn, and heal. At our treatment center, we offer many different types of groups. Process groups will help you work through challenges with others who have similar concerns, while psychoeducational groups provide information related to bipolar disorder, medication, and co-occurring disorders.

Family therapy is an important aspect of treatment at our center, as the support of loved ones can make a huge difference in your recovery. We’ll work with you and your loved ones to help identify ways they can support your recovery, allow them the chance to express their feelings, and provide them with referrals.

As a holistic treatment center, The Refuge offers a number of experiential services designed to complement traditional therapeutic methods. Experiential treatments may include:

  • Equine therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness and meditation

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for bipolar disorder at The Refuge, A Healing Place

Once you’ve successfully completed residential treatment at The Refuge, you’ll be armed with a detailed discharge plan that thoroughly outlines our recommendations for next steps. Your treatment team will suggest specific supports that reflect your progress in treatment and that will help you continue on the path of successful recovery after you leave The Refuge.

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