Patients participate in regular individual, family and group therapy sessions to work toward treatment objectives. In these sessions they address issues related to mood, behaviors, relationships, as well as overall functioning. Teton Peaks uses dialectical behavior therapy as a foundation for our program. In addition, the therapists may employ a variety of other therapeutic approaches and techniques to address individual needs of the patients.

As residents progress through the program, the goal is for them to learn skills and develop insight that they can practice in treatment and continue to use when they return to their home environment and throughout their life.

Individual / Family Therapy

Patients meet with an assigned therapist at least once a week for individual therapy, which focuses on psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues.

They also meet with a therapist at least once a week with their family, either in person or by telephone or web conferencing, for intensive family therapy. Patients integrate what they are learning in the program and in individual therapy.

Group Therapy

These groups are facilitated by Masters-Level therapists and occur six times weekly. The groups focus on issues that patients can address in a group setting. In some groups, patients are divided by gender, and use a specific curriculum to address issues that are pertinent to their gender and identity.

This group is held weekly to review the specific steps of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and how to progress. The group also focuses on brainstorming on new ideas to prevent relapse. Staff facilitating this group follow the Wellness Recovery Action Plan steps and/or talk about areas relating to prevention of relapse.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals. It is also effective with substance dependence, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. This group is focused on enhancing capabilities by teaching behavioral skills. The group is run like a class where the group facilitator teaches the skills and assigns homework for residents to practice using the skills in their everyday lives.

Complete Listing of Group Sessions