EHN Bellwood Outpatient (formerly Toronto Leaside) Addiction Treatment Programs
Our outpatient services are designed for anyone looking for support, whether they come from an inpatient facility or are seeking treatment for the first time. EHN Toronto – Leaside provides addiction assessments, individual and couples counselling, addiction education, group therapy and family programs. Our outpatient programs allow clients to participate in addiction treatment while continuing to maintain their day-to-day lives.
Our highly experienced staff work with clients and their families to create an environment of safety, trust and honesty. We recognize that every client is an individual. That’s why we create tailored treatment plans that allow our clients to progress at their own pace. The journey to recovery is never easy. But we are confident that we will navigate it successfully – together.
Assessment / Treatment Placement
The first step in addiction treatment is assessment. We work with you to determine the level and intensity of treatment required. Based on the results, we create a suitable treatment plan. And if the assessment determines that you need residential treatment, we will work to find a program that is right for you.
Individual, Couples and Family Counselling
We provide individual counselling in-person or online with a qualified addictions therapist. Whether you need to discuss substance abuse, associated mental health issues or process addictions such as gambling, sexual compulsion or overspending, we can help.
Our support is extended to the entire family. Family and couples counselling provides a safe zone for family members to communicate their own needs and emotions. After all, we are all in this together.
Continuing Care and Relapse Prevention
The first few years after treatment can be particularly difficult for many clients, which is why our Continuing Care program exists. It’s a progressive program that provides structured support, tailored to each client. We provide weekly group therapy sessions that deal with the issues that come up often in the first few years of recovery and focus on relapse prevention. We also provide a 24 hour crises line should you need to reach out for help.
Our relapse prevention groups focus on identifying the factors and triggers that contribute to the desire to use again, and building strategies to manage those factors.
Addiction has a real impact on loved ones. Often, life begins to revolve around getting others help. Even when a patient begins treatment, anger and resentment can linger. That’s why we offer a 3 ½ day intensive workshop for any individuals who have a loved one dealing with addiction. Our program includes addiction education, group therapy, communication workshops and an individual session with a therapist.
We also offer a weekly support groups for family members. Facilitated by a counsellor, this group allows loved ones to access support and understanding from others with similar experiences
EHN Bellwood Outpatient (formerly Toronto Leaside) Specialty Services
Intensive Mini Program
Sometimes you just need a refresher. For those needing some extra support in their recovery, we provide a 2 ½ day intensive program, providing education and support for those in recovery. You’ll receive lectures, addiction education and group therapy, all lead by qualified clinicians.
Our next Intensive Mini Program 2018 will take place on September 16-18 & November 18-20. Please call us for more information – 416-495-0926.
Treatment for Sexual Compulsion
Sex addiction can be devastating, but there is hope. We offer a weekly recovery group facilitated by Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) focused on working through Patrick Carnes’ book “Facing the Shadows”.
We also offer a weekly group for the partners of those with sexual compulsion disorder. This group is based on a supportive model that allows partners to process their experiences in a safe setting with others who can relate, and is facilitated by CSAT therapists.
Our Caduceus group is a weekly group open to nurses, doctors, dentists, paramedics and other health care professionals. We recognize that health care providers have certain risks in their recovery related to their profession that require specialized support. This group is open to both inpatient and outpatient clients, and if requested, we will provide compliance reports and monitoring to employers and/or governance boards.
6-Week Eating Disorder Group
Bellwood’s 6-week eating disorder groups are open to both inpatients and the general public. Groups are held 2 evenings per week (Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm and Thursdays from 6:30-8pm). Outpatient clients coming for these groups also receive an individual eating disorder counselling session each week, as well as dinner meal support on the nights they attend group. The group is designed to be both psychoeducational and therapeutic, incorporating aspects of Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E), Dialectical Behavioural therapy and general health and nutrition. Within a 6-week cycle, sample group topics include an introduction to eating disorders, addressing and changing behaviours, motivational work and readiness for change, emotion regulation skills, assertiveness/interpersonal skills, food and nutrition, body image, and relapse prevention. This group is open to those with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder as well as other eating disorders, non-specific eating disorders or undiagnosed eating disorders. Outpatients are assessed prior to their first group and given a meal plan by our Registered Dietician as part of the process.