Evidence-Based Therapies at Clearview Treatment Programs

At Clearview Treatment Programs, we want to make sure you thrive in your recovery. To help you accomplish that, our residential, day, and outpatient treatment programs in Los Angeles are rooted in evidence-based treatments that are proven to work.

When you enter one of our treatment programs, we will work with you to create an individualized recovery plan that provides you the particular therapies that best fit your needs and diagnosis. We have staff extensively trained in all of the therapies we offer so that we know we are providing you the therapies the way they were intended to be used, giving you the best chance at success in your recovery.

At Clearview, you will participate in one or more of the following evidence-based therapies:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) combines the tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the centuries old principles of Zen Buddhism to help you better regulate your emotions and strengthen your interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance skills. DBT is incorporated throughout all of our treatment programs, both through individual sessions with a DBT therapist and DBT skills groups.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors all interact with one another. It is designed to break down destructive belief systems and intrusive thought cycles so that you can better live in the present and be more clear and objective about situations and the motivations of others, as well as your own perspectives and motivations. CBT is one of the core therapies used in individual and group sessions at Clearview.

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Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET)

Prolonged Exposure Therapy is a therapy built on the concept that confronting a traumatic experience is a more effective way to heal from the symptoms that result from the experience. Through breathing exercises, gradual exposure to triggers that incite symptoms, and discussion between you and your therapist concerning your thoughts and emotions about the incident, little by little the incident itself loses its power to control your life and you acquire the skills to take your life back. Prolonged Exposure Therapy is used when appropriate based on your symptoms, history, and where you are in your recovery.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a model of therapy in which you are challenged to accept uncomfortable emotions, work with them, and commit to values and goals you have set for yourself. ACT demonstrates to you that a shift of perspective can change your outlook and reaction to a situation that otherwise cannot be changed. It is a way of taking responsibility and taking your life back. ACT is used in treatment for a wide variety of emotional and mental disorders in which a negative thought process needs to be adjusted.

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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a type of therapy in which you and your therapist together combat the natural ambivalence that comes with approaching change. Change is difficult, and while you may want a healthier life, you may find you are resistant to the change that is necessary to accomplish that. With Motivational Interviewing, your therapist will collaborate with you, evoke your opinions on the situation without inferring their own, and give you a sense of autonomy in your healing process.

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Mindfulness is a therapeutic tool that teaches you to live in the present moment and operate and react to only the information that your senses are providing you with at that precise time. It involves meditation and mindfulness activities, such as enjoying mindful meals, mindful walks, and engaging in mindful listening, all of which focus on awareness of your senses in the present moment. It is intended to provide you with a clearer sense of self, improve coping skills, and help you open your mind to improve tolerance of situations and of others.

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Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is a model of therapy used to simultaneously treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma along with co-occurring substance abuse. The foundation of Seeking Safety is to help you reclaim a safe place in your relationships, in your thought processes and resulting emotions, and in your life. Seeking Safety’s goal is to improve your coping abilities and your emotional stability.

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Somatic Therapies

Somatic Therapies include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Experiencing. Both of these therapies are used primarily in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma. Both therapies use body sensations and sense memory to help you to better process trauma and related symptoms.

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