Intimate and Individualized
Recovery is, above all else, an intensely personal journey. That’s what makes it such a unique, eye-opening, special process. That’s also why it demands a rigorous and individualized brand of treatment. At Bridging the Gaps, we recognize that each person – and the circumstances, experiences, and underlying issues that inform his or her addiction – is unique. And everything about our organizational structure and approach is designed to support the individual clients we are privileged to serve.
Small and Supportive
We started out as a small treatment center with a strong sense of community and a commitment to excellence. We’re that same place today. We are a relatively small facility of 24 beds, but not because we are opposed to growth – we grow and improve our program and services every day. We remain small as a facility because it works, allowing clients to achieve a level of comfort, trust, and openness with our staff and their peers that is uncommon in a treatment setting. That level of intimacy and the honesty it engenders helps our clients to work successfully through the most challenging and sensitive issues – knowing that they are supported and cared for every single step of the way.
With no more than five clients assigned to a counselor at any time, we have one of the smallest client-to-clinician ratios among nationally recognized, accredited treatment centers. This allows counselors to not only establish deep and substantive relationships with each client, but enables them to work very closely and collaboratively with family members or other loved ones in mapping out treatment, transition, and relapse prevention plans that will best equip clients for long-term success.
Caring and Community-Oriented
Some of the most important values that clients can develop to maintain lasting sobriety is a sense of responsibility for themselves and a commitment to helping and supporting others. At Bridging the Gaps, our clients live, interact, and function as part of a close-knit community or team. Whether cooking meals together, helping to maintain their residences, or keeping each other honest and accountable in group therapy sessions – clients learn that the success of a group is dependent on each member doing their part. They also learn to think of, and truly appreciate others – in spite of their differences. They develop a sense of camaraderie and commitment to one another that often lasts well beyond their days in treatment. This combination of teamwork and other-centeredness is something that clients both appreciate and come to depend on as they move forward in their recoveries.
When you combine integrative modalities with really good therapeutic work, and provide the client with the resources and tools, they can thrive… People can get better and the disease can be overcome.
-Pam Reimen, Executive Director