Mental Health Residential

Mental health disorders exist along a spectrum. In some cases, the symptoms are severe and affect a person’s ability to manage daily responsibilities. Complex co-occurring disorders may also impact treatment, making it essential for clients to participate in a more comprehensive level of care. Mental health residential treatment provides critical support, accountability, and access to a full medical team. In addition, Avery Lane offers a safe space where clients become part of a welcoming community.

According to Frontiers in Psychiatry, “[T]he physical environment of healthcare facilities plays an important role in the health, well-being, and recovery outcomes of patients.” Avery Lane offers a state-of-the-art treatment facility where clients are provided with the tools they need to manage their condition and heal.

What Is Residential Mental Health Treatment?

A residential treatment program provides inpatient care for individuals with more complex mental health symptoms. Avery Lane offers residential treatment programs for women experiencing primary or secondary mental health disorders and dual diagnosis. The program uses holistic therapies alongside more traditional modalities, including psychotherapy. Clinicians collaborate closely with clients and their families to ensure a personalized residential treatment experience.

Residential programs offer a stricter schedule, more weekly therapy sessions, and additional services compared to outpatient programs. Avery Lane provides the following to clients participating in residential treatment:

  • Individualized and group therapy with a masters level clinician
  • Case management
  • 24/7 access to recovery specialists and medical support
  • Psychiatric and medical assessments
  • Medication management
  • Nutritional assessment

Some of the therapy modalities offered for residential treatment include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-specialized individual and group sessions
  • Brain Spotting
  • Energy bodywork
  • Equine therapy
  • Nature therapy
  • Family programming

According to Schizophrenia Bulletin, “[R]esidential treatment . . . results in improved symptomatic recovery, independent living, increased employment rates, and reduced hospitalizations.” Residential treatment also benefits clients experiencing complex mental health issues. The inpatient environment provides clients with the resources and tools they need to feel comfortable transitioning to a lower level of care.

Common Disorders Treated in Mental Health Residential Programs

Not everyone experiencing mental health issues requires inpatient treatment. Some individuals have the necessary resources and skills to manage their condition while attending outpatient care. However, individuals experiencing mental health issues affecting their quality of life and ability to function often benefit from attending residential treatment. The community environment helps women achieve emotional and physical stabilization.

Some of the mental health disorders treated at Avery Lane include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Social anxiety phobia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Relational trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Dissociative identity disorder (DID)
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizotypal personality disorder

Every client undergoes comprehensive assessments and screenings to ensure an accurate diagnosis of their condition. Clinicians collaborate with clients through every stage of treatment to ensure the programs address all active symptoms and underlying issues.

Who Benefits Most From Mental Health Residential Treatment?

Everyone reacts differently to symptoms and side effects. Mental health disorders and underlying trauma require individualized treatment to ensure the best outcomes. Avery Lane prioritizes providing whole-person holistic care to meet each client’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Individuals who benefit most from residential treatment often identify with the following:

  • A lack of social support
  • More intense symptoms and side effects
  • Fewer coping skills
  • Unstable home environment
  • Inability to perform daily activities due to symptoms

Clients benefit from attending residential treatment, where they have a supportive community and learn the skills to manage their condition.

What to Expect During a Mental Health Residential Program

Residential programs offer clients a structured space for healing from trauma, grief, and other issues affecting their mental health. Clients are guided through finding healthy ways to accept and manage their symptoms, reducing the risk of developing additional mental health issues in the future.

Individuals in residential treatment can expect the following:

  • Compassionate and ethical care
  • Access to individual, group, and family therapy
  • Peer support in the form of community activities, support groups, and group therapy
  • Medication management to address mild to severe symptoms
  • Comprehensive trauma treatment
  • A small, gender-specific home environment

Treatment programs are highly individualized to ensure clients receive the level of support they need through every stage of their recovery.

Mental Health Treatment at Avery Lane

Mental health residential treatment at Avery Lane relies on open collaboration between multiple departments to ensure clients receive treatment focusing on the whole person and not the disease. Treatment tracks for residential programs generally last between 30 and 90 days.

The residential program provides the following mental health services:

  • Evidence-based modalities
  • Alternative holistic modalities
  • Various trauma-focused therapies

Avery Lane empowers women during residential mental health treatment by helping them consciously focus on challenging core false beliefs. Women grow and heal by replacing false beliefs with healthy alternatives. Clients are also given the space they need to connect with each other and the care team, creating a healthy community and essential social support. Women at Avery Lane empower and uplift one another, inspiring healthy lifestyle changes and supporting positive mental health.

Avery Lane provides primary and secondary mental health residential treatment for women struggling with grief and loss, trauma, or mental health disorders. The clinical team uses a trauma-informed approach and offers evidence-based treatment to ensure women have the tools to heal and grow. Individuals and families can learn more about the programs and services we offer by calling us today at (800) 270-2406.

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Summer Lan Franco
MA, MFT-t, Primary Therapist

Summer Lan Franco loves working with people to facilitate recovery from substance use disorders, disordered eating, mental health issues and complex trauma. She earned her BS in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University Chico and MS in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. She has worked in community-based and private practice settings. Her approach is personable and sincere. Summer believes in helping people rediscover their true selves by uncovering barriers that stand in the way. Her warmth and earnest interest in others’ wellbeing are always present in the work she does with people seeking help. She has experience with trauma recovery, substance abuse recovery, codependency, family issues, disordered eating, treatment for anxiety and depression, and working with personality disorders.

Alaina Dunér
Office Manager, Sound Healing Group Facilitator, Reiki Master

Alaina Dunér is a Sonoma County native. She studied sociology and outdoor adventure programming for two years at Loyola University of New Orleans and Warren Wilson College. In 2016 Alaina was on a recreational skydive and had a crash landing that resulted in her fracturing multiple vertebrae in her spine. Since her accident, Alaina has emersed herself in understanding the nuances and complexities of health and spirituality. She is passionate about supporting clients through Reiki and Sound. Since taking a pause from university, Alaina has become a certified Reiki Master Teacher in the Tibetan Usui system, an Ayurvedic yoga instructor, a health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a trauma informed sound facilitator. At the end of 2022 Alaina will attend Southern Utah University to complete her bachelor’s in aerospace and aviation with an emphasis on rotary flight.

Sunnie Skillman
Energy Worker

Sunnie has worked within the field of Energy Psychology for over 20 years and has been trained in a number of healing modalities, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Access Consciousness. She has been using the tools of Access Consciousness for 23 years, teaching classes and working with clients using various hands-on energy body work techniques. She specializes working with clients who have symptoms of PTSD and assisting in clearing where trauma is stored in the body.
Sunnie brings her personal experience with trauma healing as well as her kind and
caring energy to support the ladies interested in working with other healing modalities
at Avery Lane.

Nicole Collins,
AMFT, Primary Therapist

Nicole Collins entered the field of healing after receiving her BA from Colorado State University
in Human Services, which led her to work in domestic violence. Following her beliefs and
passion in the body-mind-spirit connection and the Intelligence of the Self-healing power, she
got her MS from Touro University in Vallejo. She believes that addiction, alcoholism,
depression, the things that push against your joy, calm, serenity, and sense of security, are
powerful and baffling. Still, there is something unique inside of you that is ready to push back
against it all. The fear, anxiety, depression, and trauma that press against your head and chest
are real, but they should not define you. She feels her role is to help you find the resources
within to overcome the challenges and suffering that life may bring. She specializes in trauma,
substance abuse, LGBTQIA+ community, matters of belonging, helping individuals heal in their
relationships within themselves. In your work together, she will meet you where you are and
support you in reacquainting you, with all parts of yourself, including your inherent wisdom.

Erin Miller, RADT
Recovery Counselor

Erin is a Registered Alcohol Drug Technician, Certified Recovery Coach, and Certified Clinical
Trauma Specialist-A (Trauma and Addiction). She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology and Addiction Studies at Aspen University. Through her personal experience with
alcohol addiction and recovery, Erin was inspired to support others on their recovery journeys.
She brings kindness, compassion, and encouragement to her work at Avery Lane. Erin lives in
Sonoma County with her husband and their two adventurous children.

Laurel LeMohn
Recovery Counselor

is a Mendocino County native. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University in 2014 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University. She has been a Recovery Counselor at Avery Lane since October, 2021, and works from a trauma-informed, psychodynamic, and humanistic lens. She has had a desire towards helping others since she was young and looks forward to working with you as you transition your life into one where you are thriving and proud to be living.