COURAGE. CONNECTION. CHANGE.
Shoreline Psychotherapy & Behavioral Health’s (SPBH) philosophy incorporates a variety of theories and practices designed to maximize the client’s personal growth. Our dual focus is on both the individual and the systems within which they function: their families, their communities, and their mental healthcare process. Working through both an individual and systemic lens allows us to grasp a greater understanding of how and why challenges manifest, and how best to facilitate change. Our clinicians and counselors adopt a directive, solution-oriented style of therapeutic intervention, with a focus on restoring and creating functional balance. Clients and our professionals collaborate to develop tangible action plans. Monitoring and support are fundamental to the process as clients progresses toward achieving their goals.
SPSH recognizes the 3 phases of treatment that each client experiences on their journey to health and happiness. It is expected that the therapeutic process will be difficult at times and we want our clients to know they will be supported through each phase of treatment, and at the appropriate pace.
- Phase 1, “The Early Phase”, is characterized by joining and rapport. The client and SPBH staff will establish comfort and familiarity in communication, while working toward strengthening trust that respect and confidentiality will be maintained throughout the therapeutic process.
- Phase 2, “The Middle Phase”, is characterized by treatment resistance. Tackling personal issues can be an emotionally uncomfortable and often exhaustive process. It is typical that natural instincts of defensiveness or avoidance will surface during therapy. We are cognizant of the difficult nature of the therapeutic process. SPBH will remain committed through these challenging periods of the client’s work and support them to stay the course toward achieving their established goals.
- Phase 3, “The Late Phase”, is characterized by reflection and understanding. After processing through the difficult phase, clients will develop insight and increased self-awareness. It is at this stage that true healing occurs as clients explore how to create the change they are seeking.
SPBH uses an integrated systems approach. This is a simultaneous process of examining and weaving together the client’s relationship with their family, their connection to and participation in their community, and their rapport with treatment and care providers. It is within these systems that we operate to achieve a life balance. At SPBH, we believe the points of contact which we establish with the client serve as model relationships that foster healthy progression through life. By establishing connections within the client’s own ecology, we aim to help clients forge their path to healing and emotional independence. Our therapeutic work is oriented toward the client’s achievement of their highest outcome. We believe this includes the ability to apply skills learned in treatment to relationships and environments throughout their lives, as well as the development of self-awareness, autonomy, and a value of connectedness to community.