Frequent Questions about  Residential Treatment and Outpatient Programs

Rites of Passage, LLC is a Residential Trauma and Mental Health Extended Care Center

What is a Residential Extended Care Center?

A place where people can live on site and participate in full-time therapy with oversight from a psychiatrist.

What is a holistic residential trauma, mental health extended care center?

This type of center utilizes therapy modalities that treat the whole person, not just their symptoms. Holistic centers tend to work more with nutrition and wellness as well as vitamins to treat clients instead of prescriptions unless the prescriptions are really necessary. They do have a psychiatrist who monitors clients for both.

What does inpatient mean:?

Inpatient is someone who is admitted to a hospital or other medical facility to stay for mental health issues. The duration of inpatient care is variable and often includes prescribed drugs to stabilize them. After inpatient care, hospitals, psychiatrists, therapists, lawyers, consultants and families often refer clients to a step-down residential extended care center where they can live on site, or if they have a safe place to live they can participate in an outpatient or intensive outpatient program. Rights of Passage is not an inpatient program.

What does IOP mean?

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are treatment programs used to address addictions, trauma, mental health, eating disorders, or other dependencies or mental health issues that do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision.

What does OP treatment mean?

General Outpatient treatment serves as a stepping stone from the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). General Outpatient treatment allows for more flexibility in where a participant lives, the type of therapies received, and includes life skills training and community supports.

What does PHP mean?

PHP is an abbreviation for partial hospitalization program. This type of addiction treatment program is more intensive than IOP treatment, but less so than full inpatient rehab. Compared to IOP, partial hospitalization requires more visits and sessions per week.

Holistic Mental Health Retreat means? What’s a holistic retreat?

Holistic retreats offer immersive and focused rehabilitation programs that support people overcoming addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, alcohol and drug addiction, eating disorders, and other health issues. They offer residential facilities in addition to rehabilitation services like mental and emotional therapy and relaxation programs.

The holistic approach focuses on both mind and body – the whole person. Supportive professionals like psychiatrists, counsellors, case managers, wellness life coaches, mindfulness trainers are usually on site to help deliver different elements of the rehabilitation programs. Program length will vary depending on the retreat and your needs, but you or your loved one might stay for anywhere between 14 days to 28 days.

Benefits of rehabilitation at holistic retreats

Rehabilitation at a holistic retreat offers you or your loved one an individualized approach to healing and an opportunity to address physical, mental and behavioral elements of your issue.

Luxury trauma mental health center means - Luxury tram and mental health centers all over the world offer amenities far beyond what can be found in standard treatment centers. While these amenities do come with a higher price, many individuals find that these extra comforts allow them a recovery process that is:

More holistic.

More pleasant and easier to stay committed to.


What is a farm-based residential program?

Residential treatment is designed for people who need to focus full-time on improving their mental health condition. The best setting for them is one that minimizes everyday distractions and offers intensive care that promotes their health and well-being.

A home-like environment invokes a feeling of warmth and familiarity in which residents can feel comfortable. This may be particularly appealing to people who want to avoid entering a hospital, but need a place that feels less clinical but still offers quality psychiatric care.

They can be sure they will be part of a recovery process that protects their privacy, keeps their needs at the forefront, and uses evidence-based therapies and methods to help them manage the challenges ahead.

Residents will also find that they safely manage their mental illness in the case that it worsens. Entering a program reduces the risk of harming themselves and others. This treatment is appropriate for complex psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and schizophrenia, among many others.

Highly individualized care is essential when treating individuals with mental illness, as everyone has different needs. Trained and dedicated professionals provide sustained support and can guide people toward the care they need and ensure that they get it.

“Residential treatment offers high-quality, long-term mental health care within a structured, home-like setting that contributes to healing and a sense of community. In fact, residential care offers adults with mental illness a number of advantages over other mental health treatment settings,” writes the American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA).

What Mental Health issues are treated at Rites of Passage, LLC?

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex PTSD
  • Trauma issues - Childhood Trauma, War Trauma, Chronic ongoing trauma issues
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Attachment Issues
  • Personality Disorders without psychosis - Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorders without psychosis
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Disordered Eating and Eating disorders that are not acute
  • Anxiety Disorders - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder
  • Attachment issues
  • Career Burnout
  • Nervous Breakdown
  • High Sensitivity
  • Failure to Launch
  • Difficult Transitions
  • Career Burnout
  • Grief Issues

What is Ecotherapy?

Ecotherapy, also called ecopsychology and nature based therapy, is a psychological therapeutic modality that uses nature as a strong therapy partner that enhances mental health healing in all areas. Ecotherapy includes several different components including:

  • Gardening - Gardening with neighbors on shared land offers the chance to grow your own produce, build relationships, spend time working outdoors. Some programs also teach basic farming tasks like tending animals or crops.
  • Eco-Art Therapy - is a dynamic and creative somatic form of non-talk based therapy, working with nature as co-therapist consciously. It facilitates the creative process and witnesses its expression.
  • Animal Ecotherapy - This includes utilizing dogs in therapy, Horses in Equine Assisted psychotherapy, and farm animals in experiential sessions.
  • Eco-Wilderness and Adventure therapy - This approach to mental health treatment teaches coping techniques and therapeutic skills to teens and young adults as they camp and hike in the wilderness with their peers.
  • Permaculture Design - Permaculture is an integrated design science that teaches us how to build a regenerative relationship to the natural world.

What is residential equine therapy (horse) therapy?

Horse therapy or equine assisted therapy is a psychotherapy program that utilizes horses in sessions with clients. It works directly at the level of experience and is beneficial with all areas of a clients psyche to achieve rapid change and improvement.

What is CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

What is a residential teen treatment center?

A place to live away from how where young adults and teens can focus on themselves. Troubled teens are given the tools they need to transform into more thoughtful, responsible and confident young adults. Our program combines the latest rehabilitation innovations with proven traditional methods to help at-risk teens redirect their lives to a more positive path, becoming the best version of themselves they can be. They accommodate school and therapy to provide what teens need to begin to thrive.