Program Details

 Intensive Outpatient. Outpatient


The treatment at Ken Seeley Communities is informed by the following evidence based treatments. Research has shown such treatment to be safe and effective. Each of our MA level primary therapists has undergone intensive training in order to provide specialized treatment for individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders and accompanying co-occurring disorders. Clients are carefully assessed, and then receive personalized treatment plans which specifically target the issues which can interfere with long-term sobriety.

Some of the Cutting Edge Evidence Based Treatments that the Ken Seeley Communities is using include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and the beliefs that direct these thoughts, people with mental illness can modify their patterns of thinking to improve coping. CBT is problem-focused, and goal-directed in addressing the challenging symptoms that patients bring to treatment.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is a present-focused treatment for clients with a history of trauma and substance abuse. Seeking Safety focuses on coping skills and psychoeducation and has three key principles: (1) safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions); (2) integrated treatment (working on both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse at the same time); (3) a focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both PTSD and substance abuse.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy that facilitates adaptive information processing as a breakthrough therapy with special capacity to overcome the often devastating effects of psychological trauma

EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment which comprehensively identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience or coping capacity, and have thereby generated traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies. Through EMDR therapy, clients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT is a therapy designed to help people change patterns of behavior by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions. DBT assumes that people are doing the best they can but are either lacking the skills or influenced by positive or negative reinforcement that interfere with their ability to function appropriately.

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR)

Illness Management and Recovery is an evidence-based program designed to help patients with mental illness develop the skills and resources they need to cope effectively with symptoms and to maintain independence. The model teaches patient-specific coping tools and to help patients to be more independent. It teaches patients to better cope with problems and symptoms, to cope with stress, medication effectiveness, and reducing relapses.

Anger Management (SAMSHA Model)

This treatment model is a combined CBT approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions. It presents group participants with options that draw on these different interventions and then encourages them to develop individualized anger control plans using as many of the techniques as possible.