Potential client contacts our office to inquire and discuss interest in the program. During this phone call, our admissions coordinator works with a client to determine whether an assessment is scheduled.
Assessment and Consultation
A biopsychosocial interview and assessment is completed by one of our master’s level licensed psychotherapists. This includes gathering detailed background information about your strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. The therapist will discuss the assessment findings with the team and create an individualized treatment plan. If it is determined you would benefit from a different level of care, we will provide treatment recommendations and referral options. We do not provide official DWI assessments.
Monthly Treatment Program
While each client’s treatment plan varies, participants generally engage in five individual therapeutic contacts per week, plus psychiatry. Treatment plans consist of a tailored combination of psychiatry; functional medicine; individual and/or family psychotherapy; qEEG and neurofeedback; coaching (recovery/employment/career/educational exploration); therapeutic wilderness experiences; intuitive astrology, acupuncture; herbal medicine and more. Our team collaborates daily and holds weekly treatment team meetings, allowing us to offer our clients the highest quality care. Most clients are with us for a minimum of 3-6 months.
Initial Month Cost: $6500 (due to additional assessment during first month of care)
Subsequent Month Cost: $5700
What multidisciplinary services are available?
psychiatry + medication management
Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments – including various forms of psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and other treatments (such as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT), depending on the needs of each client.
According to the Institute of Functional Medicine, the functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers clients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
We have partnered with one of our in-house, sister practices, Willow Wellness and Recovery to offer MAT for those struggling with opioid and/or alcohol use disorders.
Psychotherapy, sometimes called talk therapy, is a treatment that involves a talking relationship between a therapist and patient. It can be used to treat a broad variety of mental disorders and emotional difficulties. The goal of psychotherapy is to eliminate or control disabling or troubling symptoms so the client can function better. Psychotherapy can be done individually, as a couple, with a family, or in a group. There are many forms of psychotherapy. There are psychotherapies that help patients change behaviors or thought patterns, psychotherapies that help patients explore the effect of past relationships and experiences on present behaviors, and psychotherapies that are tailored to help solve other problems in specific ways. Our seasoned psychotherapists are trained in a wide variety of approaches and interventions.
(qEEG) + Neurofeedback
A qEEG (or brain map) measures, records and analyzes electrical activity in the brain and compares it to normative or average values. Brainwave data reveal a detailed picture of how your brain is functioning relative to these normative databases. This precise measurement of brainwave activity reveals which areas of the brain are functioning optimally, and which areas can be improved upon during neurofeedback training.
Coaching has been defined in many ways. The essence of coaching is:
To help a person change in the way they wish and helping them go in the direction they want to go.
Coaching supports a person at every level in becoming who they want to be.
Coaching builds awareness empowers choice and leads to change.
Acupuncture + HERBAL MEDICINE
Acupuncture is an ancient art that has prevented and treated disease for thousands of years. A low-risk, effective option for those considering medication or surgery, it is also for those who want to maintain their good health. Hair-thin sterile needles are used to stimulate specific points which the practitioner has determined will both effect symptomatic relief and treat the root cause of the imbalance. Our Chinese Medicine Practitioner also offers herbal medicine consultations.
Step-Down Treatment Program
Similar to the full program, we offer a step-down option for clients who meet their initial goals. This is available to program clients who have spent a minimum of three months in our full program.
At Widening Circles, we offer ketamine-assisted psychotherapy as part of our comprehensive approach to wellness. We have found that this unique type of treatment is most effective when paired with other forms of therapy that complement and deepen the work. KAP is a unique therapeutic method used to address a variety of mental health conditions, including treatment refractory depression and post-traumatic stress. It involves the use of the psychoactive substance ketamine to enhance and deepen the therapeutic process, and the use of psychotherapy and other integrative forms of treatment to amplify and prolong the curative effects of ketamine. Our KAP program has its own assessment and treatment options.
Read more about our KAP Program assessment and treatment options.
low-fee psychotherapy clinic
In an effort to increase financial accessibility to psychotherapy, Widening Circles offers a low-fee psychotherapy clinic staffed by selected graduate level interns studying to become psychotherapists. Each intern receives weekly individual supervision with one of our clinical supervisors in addition to participating in our weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meeting. Initial assessments are co-completed with fully licensed staff.
This is the first year we are piloting interns shadowing in our ketamine-assisted psychotherapy program. As clinically appropriate, interns may be available for KAP preparation and/or integration sessions. Interns are not available to facilitate KAP medicine sessions.
Cost: $30-$50 sliding scale.
Modalities & Approaches Utilized
Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
MAT with Sublocade and Vivitrol
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
qEEG + Neurofeedback
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Pain Reprocessing Therapy
Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
Family Systems Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Therapeutic Wilderness Experiences
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention
Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine