Creative Writing
Rock Climbing

At YAKIN, we use only the most empirically supported trauma treatments. We provide you with the support, compassion, and skills needed to begin processing your experiences so that you can begin to heal. We work to restore hope and provide you with skills needed to regain control over your life. We’ll guide you through your treatment with compassion and support, making sure you always have someone to lean on when you need us most.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

Helps you repair damaged relationships and reconstruct your normal roles. The strategies you will learn will help you to restore your social network and strengthen bonds with loved ones.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Helps you learn to replace negative thoughts related to your abuse experiences especially those related to shame, guilt, or self blame. When you can replace your negative thoughts to see the world in a realistic manner, you will also have gained control over your thoughts and the way they impact your emotions and behaviors.

Dialectic behavior therapy

Incorporates strategies from behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and CBT, helping you learn to balance acceptance of past events with factors you can change in positive ways. We help you discover your inner strengths to help stabilize your emotional experiences.

Intensive family therapy

We recognize that family members are extremely important in providing support during your childhood trauma recovery. You’ll have the opportunity to share your struggles and the abuse with your loved ones, repair any broken family bonds, and discuss ways in which your loved ones can support you as you recover from childhood sexual abuse.

Creative Writing Therapy

Our capacity to move forward as developing beings rests on a healthy relationship with the past. Psychotherapy, that widespread method for promoting mental health, relies heavily on memory and on the ability to retrieve and organize images and events from the personal past. . . .

If we learn not only to tell our stories but to listen to what our stories tell us. Writing therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the act of writing and processing the written word as therapy. Writing therapy posits that writing one's feelings gradually eases feelings of emotional trauma.

Quite what happens when near-obsessive ruminations, which frequently take place in the small hours of the night, are committed to paper is difficult to describe. It does feel as if the trap door of a mental treadmill has been opened to allow persecutory thoughts to escape. Though the accompanying feelings may persist for a time, the thoughts begin to integrate or dissipate or reach some constructive resolution.

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Rock Climbing Therapy

Few activities are more exhilarating than rock climbing. You’ve never been more engaged in the present moment than when you’re up 50 feet in the air, strategically planning your next move. Regardless of what happened in the past or what will happen in the future, all that matters is what’s happening right now.

As thrilling as rock climbing is, it can also bring out a person’s fears, trust issues, and behavior patterns quickly. Since climbers are fully immersed in the present moment, there is less time for manipulation, prepared responses, or game-playing, which can occur in more traditional therapeutic settings. The issues that surface during the Four Circles adventure program are genuine and provide important insights to both the client and therapist.

Like other adventure activities, rock climbing challenges our clients to problem-solve, learn from failure, take risks, and summon the motivation to succeed. Four Circles clients return to base camp with new skills, unforgettable memories, and a renewed passion for sober life.

Just as they question their ability to scale the mountainside, young people may not think a life without drugs or alcohol is possible, but when they push their limits and step outside their comfort zone, they realize that the possibilities are endless.

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