Genesis Behavioral Health

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Genesis Behavioral Health is a nonprofit rehab located in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Genesis Behavioral Health specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Genesis Behavioral Health Focus:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is the foundation for individual well-being and the effective functioning of a community. Mental illness is a health condition that requires medical treatment. It changes a person’s thinking, feelings, or behavior—sometimes, all three—and causes the person distress and difficulty in functioning. Like other health conditions, mental health problems can be mild or severe. Nearly half of New Hampshire’s population will require some level of mental health care at some point in their lives. Whether you need a few sessions of therapy to help you navigate a challenging time in your life, or more intensive services to put you on the path to recovery, Genesis Behavioral Health can help. Treatment works and recovery is possible. Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders—the ingestion, injection or inhalation of chemical substances that affect both physical and behavioral functions, and that can become addictive over time.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Genesis Behavioral Health offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

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.

Treatment Types:

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

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.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

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.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and dysfunctional eating patterns. Many psychologists and other mental health professionals consider eating disorders to be food addictions, meaning food is being used in an addictive way (similar to drug or alcohol addiction). Certain substance abuse treatment programs will have treatment for eating disorders as one of the services offered. An eating disorder may also present as a co-occuring disorder or dual diagnosis alongside drug and alcohol addiction.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

ECT is a form of treatment in which controlled electric currents are passed through the brain, sometimes causing short seizures. Treatments are done under general anesthesia. ECT appears to change brain chemistry for the better, and has been shown to provide fast and sometimes dramatic improvements in severe mental health conditions that can exist alongside addiction, including depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and suicidality. ECT is also often used by those who prefer it to taking medication.

Genesis Behavioral Health Highlights:

Children & Family Services: One in five New Hampshire children has a diagnosable mental health disorder—an estimated 56,000 of our children, from toddlers to young adults. Mental health disorders are more common in children than asthma or obesity, and early intervention is critical to a child’s future success. Unrecognized and untreated, mental illness that occurs in childhood often continues into adulthood. To ensure the best outcomes for our children, Genesis Behavioral Health works collaboratively with schools, primary care providers and others to help a child reach his or her full potential.
Adult Services: Mental health issues are different for everyone. With the unique needs of our patients in mind, our adult program offers a variety of services tailored to your individual situation. Imagine hearing voices in your head as soon as you wake up each day. Or feeling so depressed for months, and even years, on end that you can’t get out of bed or leave your home. People in our communities live with serious mental illnesses that prohibit them from living lives that so many of us take for granted. Without help, holding down a job is impossible. Maintaining a home and stable relationships is implausible. Living a productive, fulfilling life is improbable. With the appropriate treatment and support, people with mental illness can—and do—recover. Genesis Behavioral Health works with adults with a serious mental illness who meet the State’s eligibility criteria. Services are prescribed by our medical staff and based upon the patient’s needs.

Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • LGBT Outstanding programs available
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children
  • Special programs for patients with HIV or AIDS
  • Programs for active duty military seeking for mental health help

Payment:

  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted