At Ascendant, we treat the whole patient, not just the addiction. To that end, we offer several holistic healing therapeutic services that blend seamlessly with our medical and clinical treatments. These whole-patient treatments will help alleviate some of the mental and emotional symptoms associated with the physical effects of detox and withdrawal.
Uniquely situated on the Upper East Side, our NYC treatment facility is located on E 60th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington. We believe there is power in utilizing our local environment to design a unique and holistic healing experience for patients struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Eighteen beds allow for a truly individualized experience in order to fully support the patient from the initial stages of detox through the entire continuum of care.
Experiential therapy is a form of hands-on, tangible therapeutic treatment that allows patients to express themselves through activities, the use of interactive tools, and even animals. Patients learn to address substance addictions and past traumas through physical engagement.
Our case managers organize regular outings and activities that include exploring local museums, rock climbing, surfing, inspiring art exhibits, nature parks, as well as other attractions that New York has to offer.
This experience creates an opportunity for patients participating in our treatment programs to gain a fresh perspective on life while learning more about themselves and seeing the world through a sober lens.
Dialectical behavioral therapy is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy. Where CBT pushes for desirable changes in behavior, DBT focuses more on developing healthy coping skills to manage stress and emotions.
Initially developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT is also effective with self-destructive behaviors such as drug and alcohol addiction or suicidal tendencies. DBT concentrates on developing mindfulness skills to help patients focus on what’s happening at the moment and learning to live in a state of positive awareness.
Distress tolerance is another principle of DBT that helps patients learn new techniques for handling a crisis. Patients are trained on distraction skills, how to improve the moment and ways to self-soothe.
DBT patients also learn more positive ways to enhance their interpersonal effectiveness by expressing their needs, utilizing positive communication and giving thoughtful responses. Emotional regulation training helps patients navigate powerful emotions without the disruptive negative effects.