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When you come to Villa Paradiso for treatment of your depression, our assessment team will perform a complete evaluation to gain further information about your symptoms so that we can determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

While people who suffer from depression share certain symptoms, depression has numerous causes, co-occurring disorders, and effects, so each person’s experience of the illness is unique. Depression is a complex disorder which, if left untreated, can cause great suffering. Often, doctors and mental health professionals recommend residential rehab like Villa Paradiso so you have the opportunity to address your difficulties.

We provide a safe environment for you to explore painful topics and deal with challenges depression has caused in your life. Our therapists are trained to deal with a multitude of problems and can help address your emotional pain.

Types of Treatment Offered at Villa Paradiso

There are a number of treatment options for clients struggling with depression and/or co-occurring disorders. Each client admitted to our residential rehab centre will undergo a number of assessments in order to make certain our treatment team understands how best to treat you.

The medical examination will determine if you are struggling with medical complications while our psychiatric evaluation will diagnose any co-occurring disorders. Your Therapist will take the results of these assessments and work with you and your loved ones to create a plan of care for your stay with us.

Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay to reduce anxiety and other symptoms. Some clients are able to be weaned off their medication as they learn more adaptive coping mechanisms. However, many of our clients who have depression may take antidepressants for the long-term to keep symptoms at bay. Medication usage will be closely monitored by your allocated therapist and adjusted as needed.

Individual therapy is provided to address personal issues related to your depression and identify links between the depression and other co-occurring disorders. Our therapists use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which addresses errors or distortions in thinking, helping the person to challenge such thoughts and replace them with more adaptive ways of evaluating their world.

Group therapy is a common type of therapy we use at our rehab centre as it allows our clients to bond, work together to solve problems, and process difficult emotions. You’ll experience a number of types of group therapy. Process groups discuss issues related to a common theme or

co-occurring problems such as trauma, substance abuse, or suicide attempts. Our skills-based groups focus upon topics like new coping strategies, re-entering social situations, risks for triggering depression, strategies related to dealing with co-occurring conditions, and relapse prevention.

Family therapy is an important aspect of depression treatment at Villa Paradiso, as our clients are part of larger systems of loved ones, family, and friends who need to be included in the healing process. During family sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your loved ones to teach them about depression, the treatments, and progress you’ve made. We’ll also allow your loved ones the chance to discuss ways in which your depression has impacted their lives.

Villa Paradiso offers a variety of experiential methods designed to complement traditional therapies. These therapeutic methods may include the following:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Breath work
  • Adventure therapy
  • Massage
  • Body work
  • Art therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Exercise

Continuing Care – What Comes Next?

As the time for your discharge approaches, you and your treatment team will sit down with your loved ones and create a plan of care for your continued treatment.  Some clients feel they have made enough progress in our therapy center ,that they are able to return home with referrals and appointments for outpatient services and available community resources. Our expert treatment staff will help you guide you through the process.

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