Even though Melissa W. knew she had a substance use problem, she was determined to remain functional. “My kids went to school, I was at all their activities, and I kept a full-time nursing job,” she says.
Q&A with a Therapist: Ashley Anthony on Trauma-Informed Care
Ashley Anthony, MA, has been a therapist at Eagleville Hospital for nearly five years. She works in an all-women co-occurring disorders unit, where, in her experience, the majority of her patients have undergone some form of trauma.
Uncovering the Will, Then Showing Him the Way
It’s 1983. After spending the last decade in prison, 30-year-old John Machen is arrested again, this time for possession.
Q&A with a Therapist: Jessica Fry Helps Her Eagleville Patients with Overcoming Trauma
Jessica (Jes) Fry has been a therapist at Eagleville Hospital for more than 13 years. Much of her work today focuses on treating women with substance use disorders and alcoholism who’ve experienced severe trauma in their lives.
Eagleville Therapist Heather Walton is Passionate About Her Work with Eagleville Clients
While no two clients are alike, she spends a lot of time and energy cultivating the authenticity and openness that her clients need in order to benefit most from group and one-on-one sessions.
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At 71, Greg B. Proves it’s Never Too Late to Confront Alcoholism. In hindsight, Greg B. believes his downward spiral was inevitable.
Q&A with a Therapist: Andrew Lightfoot on Using Data to Refine Treatment
Andrew Lightfoot joined Eagleville Hospital in 2015 as an intern. Today, he’s a therapist in the men’s co-occurring disorders unit. Andrew sees drug and alcohol counseling as a science and he considers himself a “data scientist” as well as a clinician. We asked Andrew to explain the ways that data shapes his approach to treatment.
Q&A with a Therapist: Heather Hudock on the Role of Family in Inpatient Treatment
Family members of individuals in recovery are often given advice on how to help their loved one after discharge from an inpatient treatment facility; however, family often plays a role in determining what happens before discharge, too.
How Group Therapy Works
One of the first lifelines for someone in recovery often comes in the form of group therapy. While the idea of opening up about substance use to a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, the group therapy setting provides easy camaraderie that can help to relieve feelings of isolation.
Training Tomorrow’s Therapists at Eagleville Hospital
Eagleville Hospital is one of the largest non-profit, in-patient addiction and behavioral health treatment organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. That translates into a uniquely intensive practicum experience for the next generation of clinicians.