COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT
In order to provide the most effective treatment possible, we assess each patient using an in-depth diagnostic evaluation, which begins with a digital screening and continues with a 90-minute in-person appointment, or an intensive, multi-day clinical team assessment. Through this important step in our process, we work to understand both the challenges people may be facing, as well as the strengths and opportunities that each person brings to their recovery. With results in hand, The Prairie team works to craft an individual treatment plan with collaborative treatment goals to ensure long-term recovery.
PSYCHODYNAMICALLY-INFORMED INTEGRATIVE CARE
We treat the whole person in the context of their environment, examining the following aspects of each individual:
- Biological – what are the biological and neurobiological instances of their diseases?
- Psychological – what are the psychological symptoms and the underlying causes and conditions of illness?
- Social – how does the person relate to others? what interpersonal and community support systems to they have?
- Cultural – how does culture shape the patient’s views on their illness and the world around them?
- Spiritual – what role, if any, has spirituality played in the person’s life? How can it be utilized on behalf of their recovery?
Part of our commitment to integrative care means using different modalities to affect and improve patients’ lives. Our clinicians specialize in delivering all types of evidence-based treatment approaches, including but not limited to:
- Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Somatic Experiencing
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Recovery Systems: 12-Step, Refuge Recovery, and/or SMART Recovery
Treatment at The Prairie begins with an in-depth diagnostic evaluation, which may take the form of a digital screening and/or a 90-minute in-person appointment, or an intensive, multi-day clinical team assessment. Through this important step in our process, we work to understand both the challenges alongside the strengths and opportunities that surround every individual. With results in hand, The Prairie team works to craft an individual treatment plan with collaborative treatment goals to ensure long-term recovery.
The Prairie offers residential medical detoxification in which patients are supervised and supported 24/7 in an inviting, comfortable environment as their body adjusts to the removal of substances. Experienced clinicians make the process of withdrawal as painless as possible, helping to prepare the body and mind to engage effectively in ongoing treatment, which may include individual therapy and/or medication-assisted treatment.
We provide treatment using clinical frameworks that are built around stages of life, each with the goal of cultivating purpose, meaning and an understanding of one’s place in the world. Through curated experiences designed for Professionals and Young Adults, we work to illustrate that living in a new way, free from substances, is both possible and enjoyable.
Oftentimes, we find that the strain of professional life can lead to maladaptive behaviors, and that the same qualities that make a person a high-performing professional can be detrimental to the individual’s personal relationships. Through this track, individuals explore themselves in order to gain clarity on their identity, priorities and passions, and move from a mindset of success to significance.
YOUNG ADULT TRACK
Emerging adulthood is characterized by a coming of age, which can lead to excessive pressure and harmful coping strategies. In this track, we work with individuals to uncover their passion, harness it in meaningful ways and develop a plan for independence. Guided goal-setting, health and wellness education and financial literacy exercises play key roles in developing personal agency.
The Prairie takes a unique food as medicine approach helmed by Executive Chef Skyler Hanka, who terms herself an “integrative chef” due to her philosophy around the interconnected role that nature and plants play within health and wellness. She incorporates mindfulness, herbalism, buddhist, ayurvedic, and many other practices into her cooking, embracing the restorative power of food as it applies to the health of the planet, community, and individuals.
“Over the years, my personal battles with my own mental health and wellness have greatly influenced my philosophy as a chef and herbalist,” says Sky. She adds, “the imbalances I had within myself and frustrations with the current allopathic medical approach to health drove me to create a healing presence by employing herbs and plants as multidirectional tools to bring the body and mind back into balance. I feel a great responsibility to educate and influence food culture and the role of plants and nature in health and wellness.”
We hope to nourish the guests, the land, and the community, improve immune system functioning and overall brain health by utilizing nutritive and nootropic foods grown locally and on-site.
In addition to strong clinical care, our model utilizes licensed massage therapy, trauma-sensitive restorative yoga, “Active Recovery” coaching for fitness, and spa services tailored toward regaining confidence and caring for the self.
Our aim for every patient that comes through The Prairie is long-term success. We recognize that people need to return home to their daily activities, like work and school, and can’t be in an inpatient setting forever. To help sustain recovery, we connect patients with resources within our system of care for ongoing outpatient treatment to help sustain their recovery.