Evo's Program

Evo provides an intensive outpatient addiction treatment program designed to offer the same levels of treatment delivered in residential or hospital setting. The program's structure allows clients to participate without disrupting their family or work lives. Read more about what we treat.

This integration allows clients to tackle addiction within the real context of their everyday lives. Evo believes that integrating care into clients’ regular lives leads to long-term success. Read more about Evo’s approach.

Evo’s program has three components: therapy, somatics, and engagement.

Therapy

Core to Evo’s philosophy is the value that clients already possess the inherent ability to respond effectively to the difficulties they face. Evo thinks that the best way to stand up to addiction is to deeply engage with each client’s reasons for using and to remain open to multiple possibilities. Therapists work collaboratively with the client to determine the best outcomes for the client’s life, whether they include complete abstinence or moderation. The goal is to open up new possibilities for clients, around substance use and beyond. Learn why sobriety shouldn’t be the only option.

Evo’s therapeutic approach begins with the idea that language and stories are powerful tools for creating meaning. Stories help people make sense of the world around them---they drive beliefs about who they are, their potential, and where they are going. Stories are the backdrop of people’s relationships--with themselves, with others, and with the world. Yet sometimes certain stories lead people to become stuck in problematic patterns or addictive behaviors. Coping mechanisms that may have once been central to someone’s survival might later stand in their way. At Evo, therapists work with clients to help transform the narratives that no longer serve them, and identify ones that help them live their best lives. 

Evo understands that dealing with addiction is a process, and we believe that clients are doing their best, even when it is most challenging. Evo rejects the idea of “tough love.” Instead, therapists work side-by-side with clients to combat addiction. We are committed to helping build a community of peers and loved ones to support clients in their journey. We provide tools for family members and friends to support clients and help them promote positive change in their lives. 

Evo’s program includes:

  • Individual therapy sessions

  • Group therapy sessions

  • Family and friends group sessions

Somatics

Evo sees working with the body as an integral part of overcoming addiction. For clients who often look to substances to physically alter the way they feel, somatic work can help develop new understandings of the relationship between oneself and the body. It is not unusual for clients struggling with addiction to have experienced traumatic experiences that are still activating. As clients redefine their relationship to substances, they need new, more expansive tools for managing automatic fight or flight responses. Somatics can help clients pause, regulate their bodies, and begin to feel more comfortable in their own skin.

In contrast to many programs, Evo’s program completely integrates the somatic department into assessment and treatment planning. Providing somatic treatment in this way deepens talk therapy and engagement.

Somatic program elements include: bodywork, nutrition, integrative psychiatric care for both conventional and alternative medicines, and more.

Engagement

Evo provides one-on-one sessions to support clients’ engagement in the world and bring purpose and meaning into their everyday lives.

Addiction often brings with it instability and added challenges in everyday endeavors such as career, health, or finances. Through engagement sessions, clients receive guidance to make concrete changes to regain stability in their lives. Depending on their needs, clients receive support to connect or reconnect with work and school, obtain health or legal services, cultivate community, or anything else they need.

Purpose can be a powerful antidote to addiction. Through therapy, clients do the introspective work to identify goals that connect them with the things they care about most. Clients’ goals might relate to their values, spirituality, passions, and/or something else. Engagement sessions provide practical coaching for clients to identify opportunities and make changes to bring them closer to these goals.

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