Welcome to Santé Center for Healing! I’d like to thank you for considering us as a treatment option for your client, friend or colleague. Let me take this opportunity to offer some information about our program and how it functions. At Santé we take pride in the fact that we thrive and continuously grow through education. Some of the therapeutic modalities offered here include individual therapy with an assigned therapist, regular visits, including therapy with one of our five on staff psychiatrists, multiple daily group therapy sessions and other adjunctive and experiential therapies (art, ropes course, equine-assisted, etc.). In tandem with this, we utilize cutting-edge tools such as EMDR and nuero-biofeedback to make sure that we are truly helping our patients in every way we possibly can. Additionally, Santé offers two continuing education courses, specifically aimed at licensed health professionals and other safety-sensitive professionals that can often add an important component to our patient’s individualized treatment plan.
Along with treating chemical dependency and process disorders at Santé Center for Healing, we frequently treat physicians and other licensed and safety-sensitive professionals who present with issues more adequately described as more “compulsivity” than “addiction.” While this may well be splitting very, very fine hairs, our approach is based on the evidence that sub-consciously driven processes lead an individual to the point where rational thinking fails to maintain customary appropriate boundaries. This process leads to various forms of professional and personal misconduct. Our approach is to address the underlying thoughts, feelings and motives in order to establish a firm recovery process and re-establish personal and professional safety.
Our treatment approach is rooted in three main foci: identifying and embracing the inability to control addictive and compulsive thoughts and behaviors, developing the capacity to function with transparency and integrity in all facets of life, and developing a clear sense of empathy. In specific, we emphasize the concept that victim empathy not only applies to the recipients of professional misconduct, but also extends to all patients, peers and to society in general.