The 28-day program is the minimum time needed to take patients through the process to unpack and process their trauma -- some of which has been carried in silence for decades. Patients begin the program by submitting a summary statement of their life. They are assigned a primary therapist, which they see one-one-one three times a week. In addition, they are seen daily by a licensed psychiatrist for medication management.
The program also consists of cognitive and exposure therapy; group and dialectical behavior therapy; mindfulness and fitness training; and art and equine therapy. Patients are also provided spiritual guidance, upon request from a staff member with a masters in divinity, and pet therapy by Dixie the therapy dog.
Because of the open milieu, patients receive tremendous support from their peers. Relapse prevention is a pivotal component of the last five days of the program.