All of New Dawn’s Treatment programs, including the Marin Eating Recovery Center in Sausalito, California provide the most research tested and outcome supported therapies available. Our clinical teams are unrivaled by any other program, because we employ only the most experienced experts in their field of study, whether their focus is on treating anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating or other related eating disorders, or whether their education and training is on helping those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. We employ all levels of licensed and Board Certified specialists, including Psychiatrists, Physicians, Clinical Psychologists, MFT’s, Registered Dietitians, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Medical Assistants, Master’s Level counselors, and certified drug and alcohol counselors, many of whom have over two decades of successful sobriety.
Which Program is Right For You?
There are a wide variety of recovery programs available to choose from. For example, there are drug and alcohol rehabs that are “social model” programs, run mostly by individuals with very little counseling experience but who are themselves in recovery. There are 12-step based programs, whose treatment model relies heavily on the concepts taught in the 12-step support groups. And there are “celebrity rehabs” that charge thousands of dollars a day, even though their outcomes are no better than recovery programs that cost only half as much. At New Dawn and Marin Eating Recovery Center, we have seen the most consistently high success rates when taking a holistic, whole person approach to treatment by providing both evidence-based Core therapies and Experiential therapies.
In our 30 years of experience, we have found that our patients have the best chance at success when we are providing them with only the most tested and proven therapy modalities that are available. These include Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT). Together, it is this combination of modalities that can have the most positive effect on an individual’s motivation to change, as well as on their ability to understand their struggles and find the courage and tools to overcome them.
New Dawn’s recovery programs also provide access to experiential therapies throughout the treatment process, because we understand that treatment, while extremely rewarding and often life-saving, can also be mentally and emotionally taxing at times. We believe that treating the whole person, and not just the symptoms of their illness, are hallmarks of a successful treatment experience, and so we offer these holistic therapies as a way of healing one’s entire mind, body and spirit during the recovery process.
We like to break up the intensive treatment schedules with a healthy combination of experiential therapies that are sometimes relaxing, often empowering, and always well-received. Not all of these classes are offered at all programs (see a program curriculum for details). An example of the experiential activities that we offer include: Equine Assisted Therapy, Tai Chi, Qigong, Acupuncture, Dance Movement Therapy, Expressive Arts, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, traditional Yoga, and Life Coaching. All of our experiential activities are lead by licensed or certified specialists in their respective fields.