Libertae refers to our approach as a family-centered gender-responsive treatment model . This holistic model helps women navigate through all the stages of recovery. Gender-responsive treatment is evidence based and founded on research that considers both female biology and personal history. It is defined as “the creation of an environment—through site selection, staff selection, program development, and program content and materials—that reflects an understanding of the realities of women’s and girls’ lives and that addresses and responds to their challenges and strengths.”
Our licensed and credentialed therapists, all of whom are experienced in treating co-occurring mental illnesses, actively engage each woman upon arrival. In addition, a consultant psychiatrist performs evaluations and on-going monitoring.
We collaborate with Widener University and 14 other respected academic institutions at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our clinical internship program utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a therapeutic approach that encourages women struggling with addiction to clarify their personal values and pursue fulfilling, meaningful lives.