Trauma Informed Care
“Haven Hills Recovery literally saved my life… The small, personalized, safe environment was certainly a fit for me.DM – HHR alumna
Provide a safe, trauma informed space for personalized and compassionate women’s care.
At Haven Hills, we work to help our clients heal, to find health, happiness, and long-term recovery. We love what we do because we get to see the miracle of healing and recovery take shape in our clients every day.
Why is our approach so successful? Because we don’t just treat symptoms, we focus on the underlying causes that are driving destructive behaviors and choices. Our clients explore the interconnectedness of their trauma and coping mechanisms. They tap into skillsets they already have but may not be accessing.
For many women, eating disorders and addiction are symptoms of underlying trauma. These symptoms can serve as coping mechanisms for some time, often years, before they begin to negatively impact one’s health and relationships. They can even overshadow the root problem. In the end, these behaviors can have a devastating effect on the individual and their loved ones. If you are experiencing feelings of isolation, hopelessness, anxiety, a lack of control, or shame – we understand. Our supportive, professional staff help clients come to realize that they are not broken, but beautiful, whole people working toward growth and healing. A truly transformative experience is waiting for you.
You are not alone. We can help.
“Over 80% OF WOMEN STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION AND EATING DISORDERS HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME FORM OF TRAUMA IN THEIR LIVES.”
We offer a full spectrum of services including partial hospitalization, outpatient services, and structured living for women struggling with any of the following:
- Eating disorders
- Co-occurring conditions (anxiety, depression, bi-polar)
- Unhealthy relationships
- Family conflict
Our vision at Haven Hills is to offer the best transitional programming for women in the United States, focused on integrative, trauma-informed treatment. Our program is unique in several ways.
Values and Guiding Principles
Our guiding principles and values keep us grounded every day. We value humility, hard work, sincerity, passion, and authenticity. We exercise professional integrity in everything we do, with a focus on ethics, growth, and development for our clients and staff. We value personal connections with every client and family and with each other. We honor each individual, including the experiences they bring, and the strengths they possess.
At Haven Hills, we put people first. Providing exceptional trauma informed care begins with an exceptional team. Our treatment team is the very best at what they do. This unique group of professionals serves Haven Hills’ clients with unparalleled compassion and integrity.
Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of exceptional therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, holistic health providers, dieticians, and support staff. These remarkable individuals work seamlessly together to address every aspect of our clients’ care.
We are exceptional at working with women who have experienced trauma. It’s what we do. The challenges women and men face in recovery are often different. We know that. Our program is specifically designed to meet women’s needs. That design includes creating safety, consistency, and healthy relationships.
Integrative treatment approach
Our approach is successful because we don’t just treat symptoms that can often overshadow the root problem. We focus on the underlying causes that are driving those destructive behaviors and choices. This process can be very complex, and it requires an equally complex and thoughtful treatment approach.
Through trauma informed care, we help each client heal body and mind. We help her recover physically and emotionally. She will find a new sense of wellness and belonging, and the courage to see herself as a beautiful, whole person.
Through integrated care, we go above and beyond to create a healing culture where women feel supported to walk through the process of recovery. Each person is unique in personality, experience, and expression, so we design a customized treatment plan specifically tailored to each person’s needs. The client and therapist collaborate in this process, identifying unique goals for recovery and healing. We employ empirically supported treatment including CBT, DBT, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR, as well as, grief work, individualized nutrition and exercise programs, yoga, and mindfulness practices.
Our goal is to provide a safe, structured, supportive environment for every client we serve. What does that mean? It means we focus on empowering clients to make positive choices for their lives, rather than punishing or restricting them. We take a humanistic approach in everything we do, helping each client identify her strengths and gifts. We encourage safety, honesty, openness, and vulnerability. These approaches are based in the belief that true recovery begins when we are safe to share secrets and hurt and engage in the process of moving through our pain instead of avoiding it.
At Haven Hills, our staff-client ratio is unmatched. We are small by design, offering individualized care to every client we serve. We know that everyone is different, and recovery looks different to each person. We offer a personalized approach to recovery that focuses on helping each client find healing and freedom, in a way that is meaningful for them. Our clients gain a sense of belonging in this small community while receiving the time, attention, and care they need to heal.
At Haven Hills, we focus on long-term transitional programming, because that’s where we can make the biggest difference in our client’s lives. The deep, healing work we do is not easy, and it takes time... AND it’s worth it. Our transitional living program offers the opportunity to move slowly and seamlessly from residential care to outpatient treatment. We have thoughtfully designed a step-down program that eases clients through transitions and offers support throughout the process. This is a huge investment in yourself and your future that supports your long-term mental health, happiness, and quality of life.
Warm healing environment
At Haven Hills, our clients feel safe, secure, and at ease to engage in healing therapeutic work. Our treatment facility provides a home-like environment overlooking the serene mountains of San Diego. We know it is important to feel like a person, not a patient or a number. At Haven Hills, you will enjoy the comforts of home and a supportive staff to assist you in your recovery journey.
At Haven Hills Recovery, we are dedicated to helping your loved one heal from the devastating emotional and physical effects of trauma. We also know that when someone is suffering, the family suffers too. That’s why family education and therapy is an integral part of our clients’ individualized treatment experience. You may wonder, after so much pain, what life can look like for your loved one and for your family. Our unique program offers an opportunity for our clients’ loved ones to learn more about recovery through educational, therapeutic, and experiential techniques. Our families also participate in joint therapy sessions, when appropriate, providing an opportunity to unite and heal the entire family system.