In order to facilitate comprehensive, therapeutic treatment for each of our patients, we offer a range of complementary programs.
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is led by Ruth Whitely PhD, LPC-S,BCN,NCC. Dr. Whitely is an EAGALA Certified Equine Therapy Instructor. This program provides a distinctive experiential framework designed to allow patients the latitude to discover, learn and grow from the horse-human relationship by utilizing EAGALA Model.
Aromatherapy is offered as an additional complimentary therapy for our patients. According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, aromatherapy is “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body and mind.” Through our sense of smell, essential oils can affect our physiology, emotions and behavior by stimulating hormones and neurotransmitters. Essential oils are volatile, aromatic compounds found in various parts of plants, including the stem, leaves, roots and seeds. Our Aroma Therapist selects an appropriate oil to support a desired therapeutic effect; her versatility allows for options based on preference and application. The aromatherapy oils are then dispersed into the air via a diffuser. Our patients find the use of oils can help them better manage their stress and anxiety.
Physical fitness classes are offered by trained physical fitness instructors to build and improve our patients’ overall mood and confidence. These classes are generally held in the evening.
Glen Oaks Hospital provides nondenominational Sunday bible services to our patients. We understand that in times of illness and addiction many people turn to religion and spirituality for comfort and healing. Our dedicated volunteers bring encouragement, prayers of faith and the healing power of Christ to those who are receiving mental health and substance abuse treatment. Attendance is voluntarily.
Glen Oaks Hospital’s professional staff are here for you 24/7. Call 903-454-6000 for a no-cost, confidential assessment, day or night. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.