Individual Therapy

Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the basis for the delivery of our treatment program, we do practice evidence-based treatment approaches mixed with holistic, experiential therapies and other eclectic therapies. (We are not a 12-step based program however we do provide our clients the opportunities to attend 12-step meetings while in treatment.)

We believe that the solution is in the healing of the mind, together with the body and spirit. Each client is assigned an individual, primary counsellor. Then our multidisciplinary team works with the client to develop a personal recovery plan. This plan provides the treatment structure and goals needed for each individual’s stay at Irving House and their transition home.

All information is delivered through many different venues including self-awareness classes, process groups, psycho-educational groups, meditation, yoga, individual counselling, educational films and self-help groups.

Evidenced Based Therapy

Using the most up to date and traditional models, each client has the opportunity to work with our full multidisciplinary team.
Aspects of our program include:

  • REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Positive Self-Talk
  • Skill Development Groups
  • Health, Fitness and Nutrition
  • Family Support
  • Motivational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Decompression
  • Art Therapy
  • Acu-Detox
  • Smoking Cessation (if desired)
  • And much more…

Specialized Groups for Relapse Prevention

There are various ways to treat addiction and prevent the possibility of relapse. We explore different models of addiction and work with where each individual client is at during treatment. Some examples of groups include:

  • Relapse Prevention
  • Expressive Groups
  • High Risk Behaviours
  • Slippery Situations
  • Role playing and more

Comfortable Environment

Our clients are encouraged to make use of our entire facility. Including:

  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Weekly arranged outings with staff
  • Superb menu prepared fresh daily
  • Art therapy studio
  • Outdoor meditation areas
  • Comfortable common spaces and beautifully comfortable client rooms

Weekly Schedule

This outline demonstrates what a typical week in treatment would be like for one of our clients.

Our program is intense and demanding, however, allows the individual enough time to address any issues and areas requiring support. We have 45 and 60-day program extensions available in addition to the 30-day program if a client or the treatment team deems it necessary to extend treatment. Adjustments are made to the workshops listed in accordance with individual client needs and individual treatment plan established by our treatment team.

Questions? Call our confidential line & speak with one of our staff.