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Optimal Living

Finding new joy and purpose

The Optimal Living Group is for men and women over the age of 18 who are looking to continue in their recovery process. Participants are in months 9 to 15 of recovery and have successfully completed a Recovery Success Program. Group takes place Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:00pm, allowing clients to continue to meet family, school, or employments obligations.

Loved ones are welcome to participate in the Family Success Therapy Group that meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00pm. The group offers continued support and focuses on the ongoing work of creating health and happiness from the inside-out.

It challenges loved ones to remain dedicated to their personal growth, maintaining healthy boundaries and open communication. It also offers a deeper dive into the creation of meaningful and secure relationships.


Making recovery a way of being

Thriving, not surviving

The goal of this group is to capitalize on the stability that clients have created, and focus on the creation of satisfying life. Participants continue the work of managing the joys and challenges of life as they come. Active relapse prevention, deepening self-worth, and expanding emotional regulation skills.

This phase continues to challenge negative beliefs about self, practices self-forgiveness, and getting more in touch with our strengths. This process supports clients to be successful long after structured support ends.

Relationships can still be tough at this stage of recovery. We focus on emotional intimacy, communication, and healthy interactions. This can involved repair work in important relationships, taking risks to share the things we need, or making decisions about the future of relationships.


Design your ideal life

Connection, Healing, Change

Therapy is available to clients for as long as it is needed. The stability that has been created in both the internal and external worlds of the client allows for deeper exploration of any remaining issues.

This phase of recovery often sees clients beginning to make decisions about what they want to keep in their lives and what they want to change.

The focus is on health in every aspect of living; body, mind, emotions, relationships, and spirit.

The process of change and recovery often means that relationships have many adjustments to make. Couple and family therapy can be a vital resource for managing changing roles, interactions, and boundaries.