Haven At Blue Creek – Women's Rehabilitation Center

A Program Designed for You

Haven at Blue Creek’s staff is trained in a 12-step modality that focuses on each woman’s specific recovery needs. Therapeutically integrated into every part of our process is a philosophy that prioritizes your well-being and safety, based on current research and best practices to help address addiction in a trauma-informed setting.

One-on-One Therapy

Individual therapy at Haven at Blue Creek allows participants a safe space to explore the origins and impacts of their addiction issues.  Haven has partnered with trusted therapists to help set specific personal goals and guide you through a healing plan.  At Haven at Blue Creek,  we prioritize individualized counseling that is private, confidential, and attuned to your needs.

Group Work

Developing a sense of community is integral to the healing process. Small group sessions at Haven at Blue Creek allow participants to learn to support others as well as to receive support, open them up to the perspectives of others, and understand addiction as a shared experience. Many people build bonds in group sessions that extend well beyond their stay and are central to their ongoing recovery.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit and has been found effective in treating substance use disorders in addition to its positive impacts on physical health (Kuppili et al., 2018). Because of its many well-established benefits, Haven at Blue Creek employs yoga as a companion therapy; mindfulness and meditation work hand-in-hand with our recovery philosophy. 
Kuppili, P. P., Parmar, A., Gupta, A., & Balhara, Y. (2018). Role of Yoga in Management of Substance-use Disorders: A Narrative Review. Journal of neurosciences in rural practice, 9(1), 117–122. https://doi.org/10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_243_17

Dance Therapy

Dance therapy is founded on the central premise that movement is intrinsically connected to feeling and emotion, and that one can be used to influence or express the other. DMT, or Dance and Movement Therapy, has been found to decrease anxiety and increase quality of life (Koch et al., 2019). Other benefits include improved emotional regulation and body image. Haven at Blue Creek’s goal is to help participants find ways to be at home in their own skin; DMT is a helpful method for achieving that. 

Koch, S. C., Riege, R., Tisborn, K., Biondo, J., Martin, L., & Beelmann, A. (2019). Effects of Dance Movement Therapy and Dance on Health-Related Psychological Outcomes. A Meta-Analysis Update. Frontiers in psychology10, 1806. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01806

Art Therapy

Through artistic expression, participants at Haven at Blue Creek can understand and respond to their experiences in new ways. This can help increase self-awareness and enhance coping skills. Art Therapy has been found to be beneficial in improving self-esteem and self-expression, as well as managing addiction (Aletaris et al., 2014). Used as a complement to a 12-step recovery program, studies have shown that art and music therapy improve outcomes – particularly for women. At Haven at Blue Creek, we seek to help clients find their voice, whatever form that may take.

Aletraris, L., Paino, M., Edmond, M. B., Roman, P. M., & Bride, B. E. (2014). The use of art and music therapy in substance abuse treatment programs. Journal of addictions nursing25(4), 190–196. https://doi.org/10.1097/JAN.0000000000000048

Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy enhances healing by utilizing the connection between people and horses. This experiential treatment has been found to help participants build self-confidence and regulate their emotions as they work through trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders (Cody et al. 2011). Haven at Blue Creek takes our natural, human connection to animals and builds upon that for a unique complementary therapy that engages empathy and allows us to see outside ourselves.   

Cody, P., Steiker, L.H. & Szymandera M.L. (2011). Equine Therapy: Substance Abusers’ “Healing Through Horses”, Journal of social work practice in the addictions, 11:2, 198-204, DOI: 10.1080/1533256X.2011.571189

EMDR for Trauma

EMDR stands for “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.” This therapy helps the brain to “reconfigure” traumatic events in a way that allows for healthy healing and mitigates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR is a proven treatment for those who suffer from unresolved trauma and is used as a complement to Haven at Blue Creek’s 12-step program to optimize long-term healing and recovery (Wilson et al., 2018).

Wilson, G., Farrell, D., Barron, I., Hutchins, J., Whybrow, D., & Kiernan, M. D. (2018). The Use of Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy in Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder-A Systematic Narrative Review. Frontiers in psychology9, 923. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00923

Spiritual Direction

Our 12-step process is grounded in a spiritual approach to recovery, and our philosophy embraces whatever form that spirituality may take. From Buddhist to Baptist, Haven at Blue Creek supports participants in any faith they practice. We make every effort to bring faith leaders of all stripes to our chapel or transport participants to their chosen spiritual services.