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Individual and Group Therapy

Our therapists are experts who provide a variety of treatments customized to you. During individual psychotherapy we focus on your personal issues and sustainable solutions, work to build a trusting client-therapist relationship and monitor your progress.

We talk to our academic staff, your therapists and counselors about your progress, gather the information together and create a treatment plan made just for you. This care team approach makes therapy more successful. Remember, you’re not alone with your personal challenges.

In talking with other women, you gain a better understanding about your style of interacting and the behaviors or attitudes you may unknowingly present to other people. Our group therapy sessions help to create a sense of safety and support. In this setting you can take what you learned individually and learn how to apply that knowledge with other people.

You’ll attend groups designed around specific issues, such as body image, addictions, attachment/adoption, eating disorders, depression, PTSD, healthy sexual boundaries, as well as academic success strategies. Groups focus on a wide variety of issues such as attachment, adoption, addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression personality disorders, eating disorders, relationships, personal skills and strategies and healthy boundaries.

Family Therapy

We work from a family systems approach. It’s a philosophy centered in helping you and your parents work toward individuation. For you to become independent, your parents need to feel comfortable that they can let go in a healthy way. We create opportunities for you to demonstrate your ability to live independently. It’s important that your family work through issues that may have kept everyone involved stuck in the past.

We assist your parents and siblings, teaching them how to support your positive change. This is your journey to recovery and mental health. We provide an intensive supportive system that’s robust. Our goal in family therapy is to provide healing, increase unity and support independence.

Dealing with family can be one of the most difficult parts of preventing relapse. By using the most current family systems therapies, you and your family have a safe place to learn, grow and support one another during a challenging but hopeful time.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a clinically proven method of psychotherapy used to treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and attachment and personality disorders. It asks you to examine in great detail how you think and feel.

For example, issues like substance abuse or self-harm are a result of your thought processes and emotions, often developed unconsciously during childhood or as a result of trauma. We help you examine those thought processes and emotions. The goal is for you to find the reasons that lead to destructive behavior, then analyze them logically and replace them with new ways of thinking.

These valuable life skills help you develop more appropriate responses to relationships and life experiences that would have normally triggered destructive behavior.

Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine-assisted psychotherapy uses the powerful relationship between humans and horses to teach life skills. Equine therapy is partially about learning to care for another living thing. It also helps you learn how to care for yourself and interact with other people more effectively. Caring for a horse teaches teamwork, communication and problem solving. It provides a natural setting to face fears and increase confidence and self-esteem.

You’ll learn about relationships and your personal issues with them. You’ll also overcome emotional blocks and develop greater empathy.

You’ll find this part of our program to be highly social, challenging and fun, yet therapeutically powerful and often life-changing. The bond you’ll form with our horses—even if you’re unaccustomed to or afraid of them—is nothing short of transformative.

A licensed therapist and an experienced EAGALA-certified equine specialist run our equine therapy program. EAGALA is the premier professional association providing education, standards and support for professionals providing EAP.

Adult Attachment Model™

At Fulshear, we understand the power of attachment and have developed our own adult attachment model. With this model we can see mental health, addictions, trauma, and even personality disorders in a different light. It gives us a way to intervene in ways that address underlying attachment issues.

Many people struggle with attachment issues. Some people mistakenly identify attachment with adoption. However, attachment is impacted by a wide variety of events including traumatic events, bullying, health and communication, and emotional or physical abuse. Our experiences impact the way we see ourselves and the way we see others. Through experience we come to understand if people are available and responsive to our needs. Many people have learned that others aren’t responsive. Many more have come to believe that they aren’t worthy of love or acceptance. Others experience a belief that people can’t be trusted; they’ve learned to block the need for relationships and connection, often resulting in unhealthy behaviors like addiction.

Look at it this way: When our needs aren’t met our emotions escalate, and we respond in ways to try to get our needs met. These hyperactivating behaviors are an attempt to make a person who has been perceived as unresponsive or unreliable become responsive in order to create safety and security.

Still, others who have experienced so much unsafety in relationships push relationships away in order to distance themselves from the pain they’ve experienced within relationships. These deactivating strategies keep others at bay.

To address any adult attachment issues, we help you experience safety, security and responsiveness within relationships. You need to experience what it feels like to have security, so you can start to have confidence in yourself and others.

Recovery Programming

Our recovery program is effective because we meet each woman where she is in her recovery process.  Many times they “can’t see the forest for the trees” so we focus on not only the addiction (trees) but also the underlying mental health issues (forest).  Shawn Webb-Young LCDCI, Recovery Program Coordinator 

You’ll develop new and productive perspectives about creating a healthy, strong and influential life. We help you see the maladaptive thoughts, behaviors and underlying core issues that fuel your addiction. At the core, what makes you unique? What are your personal strengths? And how can you contribute to the world around you in meaningful ways? Let’s answer those questions.

Recovery is tough work. Your willingness to do the work is related to how comfortable and connected you feel with supportive programming. That’s why our first goal is to match you with the program that makes sense. Our treatment teams meet with you in group settings and private sessions. With them, you’ll address goals and aspirations in the context of your recovery program. We’re flexible and able to meet your individual needs, and we always honor your perspective on sobriety and recovery.

If you’re struggling with an addictive disorder, you’ll also receive recovery-focused treatment that includes additional groups and individual sessions, options to participate in 12-step programs, relapse prevention planning, family programming and a life skills curriculum. Fulshear utilizes the following curricula in both group and individual sessions: My Personal Journal by The Change Companies and A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps by Stephanie Covington.


Recovery & Chemical Dependency Groups

During process groups led by our certified addictions counselors, you’ll be exposed to various support mechanisms that strengthen your path in recovery. Many of these, such as 12-step programs, allow you to begin relying on peers and key staff members for support and encouragement. As you build supportive relationships in which you can relate to others with similar struggles, you come to see that a life without alcohol and other drugs can be rewarding, productive and exciting. These educational groups provide a foundation of knowledge and support to help you flourish with new and healthy coping mechanisms.

Individualized Sessions

Our program includes the opportunity to meet with your recovery counselor on a weekly basis. These sessions are designed to explore a variety of issues unique to your recovery path including 12-step assignments, stress management techniques, conceptions of spirituality, coping mechanisms, or locating support groups in your home communities. You’ll benefit greatly from focused attention on your needs, concerns and interests.

Relapse Prevention

Statistics show that approximately 65% of all relapses occur within the first 90 days of recovery, highlighting the critical need for thorough and well-structured relapse prevention plans as a vital component of successful and sustained recovery.

Our counselors assist you with developing individualized relapse prevention plans to ensure that your recovery is consistent during and after treatment.

Family Program

During the quarterly Family Program, we provide your parents and family members with an in-depth opportunity to discuss and explore your recovery process. We update appropriate family members about your recovery path during weekly family therapy sessions with your primary therapist.

Life Skills Programming

To ensure success during transition and after graduation, you’ll participate in extensive life skills classes and individualized sessions. Here, we provide you with knowledge and abilities to enhance your academic talents, career planning abilities, and financial management expertise, which support your new sober life in a holistic way.

Access to AA/NA/SMART Meetings

We’re fully committed to supporting and strengthening you in your recovery. One way we help is by having our Recovery Program Coordinator attend AA/NA/SMART meetings with you. Once you transition to independent living, we provide transportation for you to attend AA/NA/SMART meetings seven days a week.


Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is part of a category of psychotherapeutic approaches called brief therapy. Brief therapies are just that—brief! Motivational interviewing is ideal for women who already have a high level of insight and self-awareness and are looking for practical ways to apply it. We focus less on your past causes of dysfunctional behavior and more on solutions and related life skills. It’s highly useful when addressing behaviors like drug and alcohol abuse. Our therapists can help you explore why you are engaging in destructive behavior.

Successful motivational interviewing requires that you build a strong relationship with your therapist. When you feel comfortable enough to share sensitive experiences that may have caused pain in your life, you begin to heal. Our therapists know that being willing and ready to change comes from within and can’t be forced. It’s a cooperative and collaborative process that honors your freedom of choice.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) combines a variety of different therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness exercises, talk therapy, and psycho-educational skill building. This combined approach is highly effective in healing self-destructive behaviors such as cutting, teaching emotional regulation, and assisting with other issues that stem from traumatic experiences.

If you are an emotionally intense person, you may find that the ways you cope with difficult things in your life are personally destructive. What dialectical behavioral therapy does is help you manage your emotions, take responsibility for yourself and respond to adversity without destructive behavior.

Though designed initially to treat women with borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavioral therapy has been successfully adapted to manage a variety of other issues, including eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm, and anger management. DBT helps people understand that they are doing the best they can at the moment but that they can, nonetheless, learn life skills and be more effective in their endeavors.

Our dialectical behavioral therapy focuses on the following life skills:

  • Mindfulness: Focusing the mind, directing attention, understanding how you feel
  • Emotional Regulation: Reducing emotional intensity
  • Distress Tolerance: Reducing impulsivity, managing crises
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Keeping relationships steady, getting what you need, maintaining self-respect

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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