Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Relationship-Driven Treatment

Since the birth of psychology, indeed, research has shown that healthy relationships are the foundation of health and well-being. We want to develop a healthy relationship with every client we have the honor of treating. The PCI philosophy: let’s build the healthiest relationships possible and use scientific principles accurately in treatment. We need, however, to use concept like “wellness” to guide our goals to live out our philosophy.

What is Wellness?

According to U.C. Davis,“Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.”

Many people enter into treatment for addiction or mental health issues thinking “I just need to stop using drugs” or “I just need to be less depressed.” The problem is, however, this is not how we work as humans. If you scan through the research on mental health, and addiction treatment outcomes, most people quickly relapse if they simply stop a problem behavior or gain short-term symptom relief. But why?

The cause of addiction and mental health issues are not just “biological.” Moreover, the cause is not some easy to identify thing like “My mom yelled at me as a kid so I’m depressed.” These kinds of incidents contribute to diagnosable issues, but are not the sole causes. Addiction and other mental illnesses, however, are born in a bio-psycho-social matrix of issues. Indeed, this is why we need a more complex approach to treatment.

7 Domains of Wellness

Play

What is Play?

Connection

What is Connection?

BioPsychoSocial

Physical Activity

What is Activity?

Rest

What is Rest?

Sleep

What is Sleep?

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

Focus

What is Focus?

 

 

Who We Are and What We Do

Our Team

Who works at PCI?

Conditions We Treat

What we treat?

Our Approach

The PCI approach is wellness-oriented. From the moment you first call until the time you finish your healing journey with us, you will interact with some of the most mindful, genuine, and focused people. We are all attuned to the patient’s recovery, and personal growth, needs. Because our treatment philosophy is relationship-driven, however, we believe that any interaction with a client or their family member is important.

Through mindfully compassionate relationships we at PCI believe we can help you, or your loved one(s),  grow and recover–never rushing to “get someone sober,” because, on the contrary, sobriety is not the end goal. Sobriety, indeed, is a “side effect” of our end goal. Our end goal, however, at PCI is a lifestyle of wellness. This means having a balanced mind-body relationship that goes beyond abstinence, holding a job or other obvious ideas. Wellness, in the context of your unique life circumstances, includes healthily interdependent relationships, physical health maintenance, spiritual understanding, mindful living, honesty, integrity, and so many more important facets that make up our character or personhood.  Moreover, we can help you fundamentally alter the way you see and participate in the world.