How Can A PRP Help Me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in a psychiatric rehabilitation program (PRP). Our team of Case Managers can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that a case manager can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. We can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from a PRP depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from a PRP include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
- Maintaining Housing
Do I really need PRP? I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, a PRP is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking help. We provide long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
Why do people choose a PRP and how do I know if it is right for me?
People have many different motivations for coming to a Community Based Program. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. We can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
What is a PRP like?
Because each person has different issues and goals, rehabilitation will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss and work on the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous session's. Depending on your specific needs, rehabilitation can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your Case Manager (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from PRP if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of a PRP is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do with a Case Manager, your Case Manager may suggest some things you can do outside of support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking services are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
What about medication vs. PRP?
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, a PRP addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb your progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your psychiatrist, therapist and case manager you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication, therapy and a PRP is the right course of action.
Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Does what we talk about in a PRP remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and CLAYS. Successful rehabilitation requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere except with a CLAYS case manager and the clients therapist. CLAYS case managers and every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist or CLAYS case manager to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist or case manager cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists and case management to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist or case manager has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.