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Gulf Coast Treatment Center provides behavioral health treatment to adolescent girls, ages 12 – 18. In addition to psychiatric and/or psychological services, additional treatment components may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Onsite accredited educational program
  • Case management services
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Treatment based services for sexual trauma and victimization
  • Independent living
  • Transitional Services

All treatment models are delivered in a gender-responsive programming designed for girls and young women. All staff are trained in:

  • Girls Matters
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma informed Care

In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), our overall treatment model, Gulf Coast Treatment Center provides the following evidenced-based treatments:

Substance Abuse Treatment

The Seven Challenges is a cognitive-based approach to substance abuse treatment developed by Robert Schwebel, Ph.D. It advocates utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach to develop skills such as assertiveness, problem solving, coping skills, and structured relapse prevention. The Seven Challenges are based on “reduction of harm rather than illness.” Treatment is geared towards recognizing the meaning of usage and building cognitive and behavioral skills to cope with issues without abusing substances. The process also uses a support group, which focuses on social skills building and education.

Trauma Group

Patients who are victims or perpetrators of sexual abuse or other trauma participate in sexual abuse and/or perpetrators groups, such as our Voices and Pathways programs. The trauma groups provide an opportunity for discussion of feelings and assists in the resolution of relevant issues. The objectives of the groups include improving psychological functioning, expanding beliefs and values, improving social functioning, and relief from the effects of traumatic experiences.

For patients suffering from PTSD, Gulf Coast Treatment Center provides Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT),     Prolonged Exposure (PE), as well as Seeking Safety, a treatment for PTSD and substance abuse.

Recreational Therapy

Recreation therapy groups and daily enrichment groups focus on interpersonal skills, anger management, leisure skills, cooperative games, exercise, and arts and crafts. Recreational therapy provides a therapeutic recreational program that is adapted to the capabilities and needs of each patient.

Milieu Management

The therapeutic milieu and Adolescent Behavioral / Developmental Incentive Program (ABDIP) is the heart of the treatment program. Our treatment approach, Roadmaps to Recovery, is intended for adolescents with developmental disabilities. We also employ Girls Circle, a holistic approach designed for girls and young women.

For anger management issues, Gulf Coast Treatment Center uses Aggressive Replacement Treatment (ART).

Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) treatment is used for patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder or traits.

Thinking for a Change is a curriculum used near the end of our patients’ treatment to add insight into how their illness and/or behaviors may have affected others, their victims (if applicable) and their communities.

Contact us to learn more: (850) 863-4160 or (800) 537-5433