Who We Are
At Psychological Care and Healing Center, restoring a person’s sense of purpose, hope and self-respect is part of the same process as psychological recovery. We provide highly sophisticated psychological care while supporting our clients’ connections to the larger community and their pursuit of life goals. PCH is an alternative to traditional residential settings and psychiatric hospitals. We are an intensive treatment program with integrated primary and transitional levels of care. We are unique in that we feature a highly experienced clinical team and a “real world” treatment model focusing on mind and body wellness.
Clients as Partners / Treatment Community
At PCH, we see each client as our partner in the treatment process. Each client assumes an active role in their own treatment, starting when they first arrive at PCH. Clients set specific goals and create an individualized treatment plan in conjunction with their Client Program Director and treatment team. PCH actively supports each client in pursuing these goals — helping them return to their most deeply desired educational or vocational track, regaining their rightful role in the world, and recapturing their belief in their own ability to realize their dreams. We de-pathologize and remove stigmatizing psychiatric labels. Our goal is to help our clients heal from past social injuries and prevent them from experiencing further trauma that can occur in the traditional psychiatric system.
At PCH, one of our primary goals is to alleviate the suffering and potential dysfunction that psychological symptoms can cause. We hope to alleviate the serious social damage and trauma often suffered by individuals diagnosed with and treated for mental health issues. Accordingly, we provide a non-stigmatizing, non-pathologizing holistic treatment philosophy. At PCH, we believe that staying connected to the world is central to an individual getting better.
Standard treatment for psychological issues is often based upon a medical psychiatric model and conducted in a vacuum, in which the person being treated is removed from his or her real life. They may be heavily medicated with very little psychotherapeutic intervention. That experience can damage a person’s confidence as they come to see themselves as defined by an illness; it often derails them from pursuing their life goals and robs them of a sense of purpose. It can also disrupt their connections with others. At PCH, we see abundant evidence that these social injuries are as devastating as a person’s past trauma and psychological difficulties.
Other goals we instill in our clients are reconnecting to loved ones and family, reclaiming past educational or vocational goals, finding activities that bring joy and peace of mind, bringing together health of mind and body, learning to eat and exercise properly, learning self-care and taking control of emotional regulation and thoughts.
A multitude of treatment approaches
At PCH, we have learned over many years of practice that not every approach works for every client. Many programs emphasize a single approach or limited treatment modalities that may not be appropriate, appealing or useful to a given client. At PCH, we feature expert clinicians from widely different areas of psychology and the healing disciplines. We believe that by offering an array of treatments our clients will connect with and pick up many different tools to promote their own healing, personal growth, self-regulation and life functioning. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients restart or return to a highly functional life. We hope to be the last treatment center experience for each of our clients.