Wisdom Work

Managing consciousness and a rational approach to the “Higher Power,” insight into the structures of interpersonal interactions, and how to develop and maintain a strong, resilient inner core, among other things.


Escape the grip of the “ego self,” the place of reactivity, and lower order emotions, feelings, images, thoughts, drives, impulses, desires, intuitions, and sensations.


Access the Higher Self, observer mind, rationality, reason, truth, justice, and love, all the way to Holiness and the Divine.


How to manage the relationship of the soul to the ego self and higher self.

Health & Wellness

Gym & Fitness

Mental health and physical health are two main factors in creating a strong foundation for a successful, well-rounded life in recovery. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with the option for a one or two weekend days, clients are engaging in fitness. We do not mandate the kind of exercise, however, all* clients participate in the gym activities a minimum of four days a week.


*physical ailments and other factors are taken into consideration and participation in this part of the program can be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Fitness & Recovery

Experiential Groups

Experiential Outings are centered in team building, community engagement and inner strength and resilience as well as teaching clients about how to have fun in recovery. Experiential outings including full-day ropes courses, full-day bike training and trips, surfing, guided hiking, meditation retreats and more.



Healthy Relationships

The Healthy Sexuality and Intimacy group provides an opportunity for clients to share about how their relationships and sexuality impact their recovery and their lives. By discussing themes of communication, masculinity, gender roles, and sexuality, clients can begin to look at how they behave in intimate relationships. With an emphasis on healthy sexual boundaries and sexual expression, this group assists clients in making healthy choices to support their recovery.


Boundaries and Communication

Addiction is a disease of isolation. Recovery can be found in community and fellowship. This group focuses on ways to build and maintain meaningful relationships. Newly-sober people are often confused or scared by the intimacy of being in any type of honest relationship: with family, friends or partners. In this group we explore the origin of these fears and and role-play the new behaviors that lead to finding fulfillment with others. We also work on defining the physical, emotional, and relational boundaries needed to maintain these relationships. as well as how to communicate these boundaries in a more healthy and engaging manner.


Relapse Prevention

The Relapse Prevention Group is a therapeutic gathering focused on empowering individuals in recovery from substance use or behavioral addictions. This group aims to provide members with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to maintain long-term sobriety and prevent potential relapses. Through structured discussions, experiential activities, and shared experiences, participants learn to identify triggers, cope with cravings, and develop personalized strategies to manage stress and challenging situations. With an emphasis on mutual support and accountability, the group fosters a safe, non-judgmental space where members can openly discuss their fears, challenges, and achievements while building a resilient foundation for sustained recovery.

Process Groups

Process groups are excellent therapeutic forums for clients to gain insights into how their relationships and coping mechanisms have been dysfunctional.  The premise is based on the concept that we “repeat or enact” in the outside world, all of the unhealthy patterns of interpersonal behavior we learned in our original group process (our families of origin). Utilizing Commitment Slips, clients make a daily commitment to a recovery-oriented activity to navigate old problems with new solutions. These commitments are shared with the group with the goal of achieving the skills of self-compassion, empathy and integrity in all their relationships.

Addiction and Psychoeducation

Psycho-education is an integral part of treatment.  Becoming knowledgeable about addiction and its related components speaks to the intellectual part of our recovery.   In this lecture/interactive group, clients are introduced to a variety of topics related to addiction including: Addiction as an Attachment Disorder, Process Addictions,  Neurobiology of Addiction, Love and Sex Addiction, Co-Dependency, Personality Traits, Family Dynamics and other topics pertinent to recovery.




In this group, we use theory, research findings and group experiences to:

Identify patterns of dis-connection

Explore moral meaning of thinking

Explore moral meaning of behaving

Use day to day issues to teach

Practice resolving conflicts

Re-integrate judgment and action

Identify adaptive function

Explore moral meaning of feeling

Explore where we're trapped

Mechanisms of transformation

Re-integrate the affect and logic



Goal Setting and Action Steps


In this experiential group, clients participate in exercises and therapeutic games for purposes of clarifying career and educational goals.

Career Interests

Professional Strengths

Professional Weaknesses

Mock Interviews

Educational Goals

Post-Treatment Goals

Job Search Goals

Whole Group Engagement

12 Step Goals

Post-Treatment Housing

Group Support

Personal Aspirations


12 Step


In this group, we approach the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous from a variety of standpoints including spiritual, philosophical and cognitive behavioral techniques.   Healthy discourse is encouraged as we analyze the book and the steps, word by word, line by line, turning statements into questions for self-reflection and acceptance. In this process, we discover the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our personal relationship to drugs and alcohol for identification, acceptance and action while fostering a sense of community and single minded purpose in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Wellness in Recovery


In these weekly groups, clients use breath and meditation to help

  • boost mood

  • deepen relaxation

  • improve alertness, focus, and memory

  • connect with their bodies


Breathwork can decrease the production of stress hormones like cortisol, promote a sense of calmness, and alleviate anxiety and tension.


Living In Truth

In this group we work on developing transparency, authenticity and developing our individual voices to promote self-empowerment. The group creates a safe environment for individuals to freely express themselves and learn to actively listen to others. This group actively promotes an atmosphere of non-judgment, supportive participation and respect for different points of view. Teaching clients to take responsibility for meeting their needs and living up to their own authentic values and beliefs; express their individuality by developing the strength of their authentic convictions and voice; build and maintain their self-definition in the face of others; respect the individuality of others without judgment and/or condemnation; hold diverse opinions of themselves and others with respect, compassion, acceptance and love; continue to assess their inner values, beliefs and needs through a design of ongoing processing; and developing deeper and richer freedom to be who they are through courage, self-honesty and transparency.