Residential Treatment Services: Self-Injury

Overview

Residential treatment for issues of self-injury is strength-based, child- and family-focused, and also stresses the importance of attachment and building healthy relationships. Candidates for treatment are males and females who desire to change their self-destructive behavior and are willing to participate in intensive psychotherapy.

 

Program Details

Despite their dramatic presentation on the surface, self-harming behaviors, like many other behavioral health issues, are often linked to deeper issues at play beneath the surface. But for families supporting a child or children with self-injury issues, the immediate dangers of self-harm are very real.

That’s why our approach to residential treatment for self-harm is trauma-informed, strength-based, child- and family-focused, and stresses the importance of attachment and building healthy relationships.

Since 2010, Great Circle has pioneered one of the country’s first residential treatment programs devoted exclusively to self-injury. Our trauma-informed approach addresses the source of behaviors using dialectical behavior therapy and other evidence-based therapeutic interventions.

  • Evidence-informed best practices help clients learn to manage intense emotional states in healthier ways
  • Team of behavioral health professionals includes licensed therapists
  • Comprehensive self-injury assessment
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Impulse control management
  • Education and support
  • Case management/aftercare planning
  • Financial counseling/insurance assistance

There are various programming options available based on each client’s individual needs.

 

Residential treatment

Our residential treatment program offers therapeutic services in a 24/7 supervised setting for youth with acute needs, utilizing a combination of therapeutic, psychiatric and medical services. This highly structured environment offers much needed calm from the storm of self-injury, with numerous therapeutic activities and groups, recreation, and opportunities to practice learned skills in a safe environment.

 

Day Services

Therapeutic programming during evenings and weekends for 12 hours per week. Program coordinators provide initial orientation and commitment to program components, identify and address barriers to comprehensive treatment, and collaborate with existing community treatment providers and school personnel. Ten hours of group therapy each week focuses on dialectical behavior therapy skills building, strengthening and generalization via empirically supported therapeutic learning activities.

 

Community Counseling Services

Community-based therapeutic programming for three hours per week. Transportation to and from the program can be provided within a negotiated radius if transportation is not provided by family or health plan.

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Jill

Reese's Mom

“I can’t tell you how it makes me feel to again see my child laugh and smile. She is blossoming into the wonderful young woman she is and I owe it to you and your program and staff.”

Accreditations

The Joint Commission

Sponsors of this Program

Missouri Department of Social Services – Children’s Division
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Missouir Department of Social Services – Division of Youth Services
The St. Louis Center for Family Development