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Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Take the First Step to Recovery

Bridgehaven’s Psychiatric Rehab program uses evidenced based interventions to help individuals with severe and persistent mental health problems find successful roles in their community. We help members develop the insights and skills they need to have successful roles in their schools, with employers, in their living environment, or socially with others in the community. Licensed therapists meet with each individual member at Bridgehaven to help them design a plan of care. They create a schedule of therapeutic groups and activities where the member is encouraged to think, examine and change behaviors to overcome their own personal barriers to recovery.

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About our programs


Working together, we make a difference

A Peer Specialist, licensed therapist, nurse, or Psychiatric Rehab Practitioner leads our activities and interventions to help members develop important skills such as attention and focus, memory, problem solving and organization skills. Members are provided education about their illnesses and strategies to overcome their barriers and move towards wellness. 

Therapists work with members helping them gain new insights to their emotions and patterns of behavior so that the member can make informed and knowledgeable choices. Peer Support Specialists provide an empathetic partner who understand the energy and effort needed to remain engaged in the recovery process.

Bridgehaven is proud to offer ASL interpreters for any of our in-person groups upon request!

The Power Lies Within

Bridgehaven has programming that provides individual and group skill building activities designed to improve the ability to interact and function in the community. 

Recovery is a process in which individuals with severe mental illness are encouraged to take control of their lives, set goals, take advantage of opportunities and return to living, learning, working and socializing activities of their choosing.

Evidence Based Services


Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is a recovery-phase cognitive rehabilitation training program for adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

Art Therapy

Open Studio

Art as a Part of Healing

St. James Art Show

Individual sessions


  • Overall positive outcomes in symptoms and overall quality of life
  • Significant decrease in service utilization and self-reported need for services
  • Increase in patient self-advocacy 


Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes


Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT therapy) is a type of mindful psychotherapy that helps you stay focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings without judgment.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Current Groups

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  • Coping with hearing voices
  • Anxiety Management
  • I can change
  • Overcoming Depression
  • Positive Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Self Determination
  • Surviving to Thriving
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Budgeting
  • Art Studio
  • Music
  • Book Club
  • Real and Fake News
  • Humor in Healing
  • Life Skills
  • Journaling
  • Fiber Arts for Stress
  • Ceramics
  • Values
  • Speak Up
  • Body Image
  • Women’s
  • Men’s
  • Diabetes Management
  • Mind, Body and Spirit
  • Achieving Wellness
  • Chronic Illness
  • Social Communication
  • Expressive Communication
  • Grief and Loss
  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Boundaries

Specialty Groups

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  • Food for thought
  • Healthy Cooking and Eating
  • Garden Group
  • Movement for Life
  • Medication Management
  • YMCA Membership
  • Medication Management
  • YMCA Membership

Our Pet Therapists

Sawyer, a resident pet for therapy


Quinn, a cat pet therapy


Harley, a cat pet therapy animal


An aquarium of fish

The Fish Family