550 Patterson Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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overviewOur mission at Crestwood Healing Center is to partner with Contra Costa County clients, employees, families, business associates, and the broader community in serving individuals affected by mental health issues. Together, we invest our energies to enhance the quality of life, social interaction, community involvement and empowerment of mental health clients toward the goal of creating a fulfilling life. Clients are assisted and encouraged to develop life skills, participate in community-based activities, repair or enhance primary relationships, and enjoy leisure activities. We believe that being supportive, compassionate and inclusive increases motivation and commitment.
Crestwood Healing Center offers Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is a form of therapy developed by Marsha Linehan Ph.D. at the University of Washington that is an evidence-based practice used to treat clients with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT assists clients in learning skills to help them to regulate their emotional responses to situations that occur in their lives that they may have previously responded to in a self-destructive or aggressive manner. DBT participants learn skills in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance, and focus on developing effective responses to previously problematic events. Participants keep daily diary cards to track emotions, thoughts and behaviors, and meet with their individual therapist to practice skills and review weekly events. DBT helps participants to view themselves and others in a non-judgmental manner, and to balance acceptance of one's current state with positive change.
The Bridge Program
The Bridge Program is designed for clients who are active in their recovery. The homelike atmosphere is inclusive of clients' family, friends and other supporters. A dynamic rehabilitative treatment program addresses the diverse needs of clients. Groups are co-created with clients to address cultural, spiritual, psychological, biological and social needs.
The Pathway Program
The Pathway Program provides psychosocial rehabilitation for 16 clients who have had little, if any, previous mental health treatment. The program provides intensive skills training to promote independent living. Many clients complete their high school requirements, enroll in college or are participating in competitive employment by the end of treatment.
Crestwood Pleasant Hill is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation requires a higher standard of care than the licensing standards in California, and we believe it demonstrates our unwavering commitment to providing superior care and rehabilitation.