Four decades of healing history, the top experts in an often-misunderstood field, and the most advanced approaches to address a wide range sexual addiction and behavioral disorders.
Our comprehensive program addresses sexual addictions, unresolved trauma, and co-occurring issues, going beyond symptoms to explore root issues and lay the groundwork for lasting healing.
Group and one-on-one therapy are just the beginning. We employ a wide range of methods and modalities, including valuable peer support, to address each person’s unique needs.
Let us help you determine if our program is right for your situation, discuss insurance coverage, payment options, and let you know what to expect upon arriving at treatment.
Change takes work, but it can’t be harder than living with unresolved addiction, trauma, and other disorders. If you or someone you love needs help, we’re ready and waiting.
Our proprietary treatment approach
The Meadows Model is a groundbreaking approach based on the pioneering work of Meadows Senior Fellow Pia Mellody. Alongside Dr. Patrick Carnes’ 30-Task Model, it forms the core of our treatment program and all we do here at Gentle Path.
Created by our own Pia Mellody, one of the preeminent authorities in the fields of addiction and relationships, The Meadows Model is based on her Developmental Model of Immaturity. In the 1970s while working at The Meadows, Mellody found that she was encountering an increasing number of patients who identified less-than-nurturing, abusive family systems in their childhood, which led to adulthood behaviors of codependency. The codependency patterns translated into addictions, mood disorders and physical illness. Mellody’s continued work with patients led to the conclusion that the trauma at the root of these codependency issues needed to be addressed in order to achieve lasting recovery. Thus, the Meadows Model was born.
Our treatment staff utilizes The Meadows Model that entails:
A patient’s developmental history is used to track emotional development.
One of our therapists assesses whether a patient’s emotional state is less than optimal.
The therapist then identifies patient actions that create unmanageability and relational problems.
Patients learn to identify when they are “activated” or “triggered” into younger ego states.
Patients learn that in the present they experience “residual energy” from the past.
Patients learn that everyone is born valuable, vulnerable, imperfect, dependent, spontaneous, and open.
Patients gain tools to track progress and develop the vocabulary to describe emotions.
Increased resiliency allows for availability of relationships, living in the here and now, exploring options, understanding choices, and creating stability.
Today, we continue to see unresolved trauma and other issues from childhood that result in behaviors of codependency as they grow up. This past pain impacts present-day happiness, and these issues translate into addictions, mood disorders, and physical illness. By addressing the trauma at the root, men in our program are able to achieve not just temporary relief but lasting recovery.
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