Olalla Recovery Centers – Gig Harbor Counseling | Located In Gig Harbor, WA

Olalla Recovery offers an outpatient program that provides confidential, thorough comprehensive assessments to evaluate an individual’s progression with addiction. Olalla Recovery services are conducted in a small, private, family oriented setting. Olalla Recovery is located at Gig Harbor, Washington.

Olalla Recovery Centers – Gig Harbor Counseling
5122 Olympic Drive Nw
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Olalla Recovery Centers – Gig Harbor Counseling


Alcoholism:The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.Dual Diagnosis:Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person\'s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.Substance Abuse:Substance rehabs focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.


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Levels Of Care

Outpatient:Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. Gig Harbor Counseling, the outpatient program provides confidential, thorough comprehensive assessments to evaluate an individual’s progression with addiction. High quality treatment services are conducted in a small, private, family oriented setting. Medically Assisted Detox:Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one\'s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.Intensive Outpatient:They provide intensive outpatient counseling, relapse prevention, substance abuse, education groups, aftercare groups, etc. They tailor treatment programs to address a variety of issues related to family dynamics, meet any legal or employer issues, including DUI/DOL requirements, divorce, child custody, school or educational issues for Washington State as well as other jurisdictions. Intervention Services:Interventions are approaches to help chemically dependent individuals recognize the consequences of their use while becoming willing to accept treatment and enter successful recovery. Interventions require committed family members, friends and colleagues to address the history, behaviors and feelings associated with the chemically dependent person’s use. Their interventionist will welcome any call, and explain types of interventions, provide with literature related to interventionists, and with resources in the community. The original and most successful model of intervention is the Johnson Model, which involves meeting with family, friends and colleagues and their interventionist.Aftercare Support:Each patient will develop relapse prevention tools based on the Gorski Model® to help them maintain sobriety in their recovery process once they leave our facilities. Patients are usually referred on for further care to continue the recovery journey and to address any other issues/concerns identified while in treatment. This can include outpatient addiction treatment, medical care, possibly mental health/behavioral health care, job training, etc.) If a patient resides in the Pierce/Kitsap and/or Gig Harbor area, they can continue their addiction treatment at their outpatient program in Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor Counseling, or we will try to find a program close to the patient’s home. They offer ongoing activities and support for their alumni, called Spirit Mountain Alumni.

Clinical Services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one\'s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient\'s own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.Couples Therapy:As with their family program offerings, patients sometimes have issues with their partner in recovery. They are here to help. Sessions will focus on the issues (helping the partner seek resources for their own education of the disease, support for them, etc.) and to determine if outside assistance from a specialist may be necessary (such as a marriage counselor).Creative Arts Therapy:Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.Experiential Therapy:Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist\'s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.Family Therapy:Both locations see the importance of family within the disease of addiction. The patient is not the only one experiencing the issues and problems of addiction – the entire family is in need of assistance. This is why we encourage families to participate in our Family Program at either location. Families are an integral part of the recovery process for patients and healing for everyone involved is vital. Family services are included in our program offerings.Group Therapy:Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.Individual Therapy:Patients meet routinely with their primary counselor to identify barriers to recovery, develop specific treatment plans, relapse issues, sober support guidance, etc. – all to help the patient maintain sobriety as they continue to face day-to-day life challenges while in treatment.


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CARF:The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF\'s, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.CARF Accreditation: Yes