The Lodge is a program that combines OP programming at Alta Loma and supportive living at Casa Sana.

At Alta Loma, we guide you every step of the way through a customized mental health plan and transformational recovery from substance abuse. Our services start with partial hospitalization programming (PHP) and supportive housing at The Ranch, then move to extended care at The Villa and then supportive or transitional housing combined with outpatient programming (OP).  The continuum of care and transitional living we provide helps residents gain increasing independence as they work through the recovery steps of our programs alongside case managers, behavior analysts, nurses, therapists and mentors.

What to Expect

While staying at The Lodge, you’ll be in a less restrictive environment that continues your treatment while allowing you to be fully engaged in work or school during this transitional period as your integrated back into your daily life. Additionally, you’ll still receive counseling, psychiatric, and advocacy services. Peer support groups such as NAMI or 12-step programs are also a part of life at The Lodge to help you in your commitment to remain in your recovery from mental health or addiction issues. 

Men who stay at The Lodge must: 

  • Complete Alta Loma’s primary care program at The Ranch
  • Feel mentally stable and have their mental health symptoms under control 
  • Feel ready to transition back into daily life and pursue new vocational goals
  • Maintain a commitment to recovery and healing

Located in Georgetown, TX the Lodge is supported by a live-in manager. It’s the perfect opportunity to continue your recovery journey by beginning to rebuild your outside connections and future goals. 

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If you or someone you care about is struggling to address your need for mental health, Alta Loma could mean the difference between relapse and long-term recovery

Types of Mental Health Programming Offered at The Lodge

Life Skills Groups

Mental health can create a lot of chaos in people’s lives, destroying everything from their health to their relationships and careers. During the process of recovering from mental health issues, you can gain a lot of insight from life skills groups and collective therapy that focuses on ways to help you rebuild a stronger foundation as an individual and as part of a group. 

These types of sessions provide an opportunity to help you rebuild your confidence and start to realign your life’s purpose and goals. You’ll also learn how to address daily triggers that often lead to stress, anxiety and a tendency to abuse substances as an escape. Life skills groups will discuss actionable ways to rebuild important things that were lost during active addiction, including your health, finances, relationships and emotional regulation.

If you suffer from a mental disorder alongside addiction, a life skills group will teach you how to navigate challenges through healthier approaches. You’ll learn how others in your group struggle with the same mental health issues and have made similar choices with poor outcomes. 

At Alta Loma, our life skills groups are designed to give you the coping skills you’ll need to live a successful and healthy life after returning home. These important sessions will also provide participants with an opportunity to learn new ways of working alongside others, building a recovery network in the process. 

Some of the steps that’ll be discussed are: 

  • Building healthy new relationships and rebuilding old ones 
  • Budgeting to rebuild credit and financial stability
  • Maintaining household responsibilities for a calmer mind and a clean, decluttered living space 
  • Regulating emotion when negative situations arise and managing daily life stressors 
  • Healthy coping mechanisms to replace unhealthy substance abuse
  • Recognizing triggers and learning how to work through them if they can’t be avoided 
  • Job skills and career development 
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Advocacy at Alta Loma serves as a multifaceted and comprehensive approach to support clients who are grappling with complex challenges that may not be adequately addressed through traditional therapy or psychiatry alone. This is often likened to life coaching, providing an invaluable resource for individuals navigating the intricate landscape of mental health issues. For those struggling to make progress or needing to shift focus to community reintegration, advocacy can be a lifeline that empowers them to overcome obstacles and regain control over their lives.

Advocates, with their lived experiences, are uniquely positioned to connect with clients on a deeply personal level. This connection fosters trust and understanding, two foundational elements in the recovery process. When clients feel heard, respected, and genuinely understood, they are more likely to engage actively in their own healing journey. Often the “non-professional” aspect of the advocate allows the client to open up in a way they are not in therapy.

Empowerment is a central theme in the advocacy approach. Through advocacy, clients are encouraged to take the reins of their lives, make informed choices about their mental health, and set achievable goals. This empowerment not only boosts their self-esteem but also enhances their resilience and coping mechanisms, enabling them to better confront and manage their mental health challenges.

About the Facility

Alta Loma provides luxury mental health and addiction services in a beautiful, pristine setting near Austin, Texas. Alta Loma provides comprehensive transformational services to people struggling with psychiatric and substance abuse issues.  Reach out today to speak to our amazing team and learn how we can help you or a loved one.  

The staff at Alta Loma combines cognitive behavioral therapy, medication management, mentoring, medical support and a wide range of activities to help you keep your mind engaged and inspired to maintain your sobriety goals.