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Women's Mental Health Treatment

mental health treatment for womenAt Canyon Crossing Recovery, we understand that mental health and addiction go hand in hand. To heal, it is necessary to address both conditions simultaneously. That’s why we provide comprehensive mental health care for our residents, as well as primary mental health treatment for those with a history of substance use disorder.


Mental Illness in Women

Men and women experience mental illness differently. First, certain conditions may be more common among women – depression and anxiety both occur at higher rates among women than men. Mental illnesses like borderline personality disorder are diagnosed almost entirely in women.

Next, unique physical causes, such as hormonal imbalances, lead to conditions like PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and perinatal depression. These diagnoses are exclusive to female patients.

Finally, social factors impact women’s mental health treatment. These include:

  • Feeling unable to access care due to caregiving responsibilities.
  • Rapid progression of substance abuse compared to men.
  • Increased risk for trauma.
  • Difficulty admitting that you need help.
  • Coping through harmful means, like drinking or drug use.
  • Needing to recover in an environment of support and relationship.

These dynamics should all be considered when discussing women’s only mental health treatment. At Canyon Crossing Recovery, we provide a restorative, communal setting for complete healing.


What We Treat

Bipolar Disorder: Women with bipolar experience intense mood swings between depressive lows and manic highs. These shifts may last for weeks or months at a time.

Borderline Personality Disorder: A disorder affecting mostly women, borderline is characterized by impulsive behavior, tumultuous relationships, and unstable moods. Read more.

Self-Harm: A pattern of hurting oneself as an outlet for painful emotions. May include cutting, scratching, burning, piercing, hitting, picking scabs, or pulling out hair. Learn more about our Self-Harm Treatment.

Anxiety: Pervasive, excessive worry about everyday situations. May result in panic attacks, preoccupied thoughts, high stress levels, and reduced quality of life.

Depression: Long-term low mood and loss of interest in activities, resulting in lowered ability to function in day-to-day life. May include suicidal thoughts.


Women’s Mental Health Treatment in Prescott, Arizona

In recovery, stability and support are key. Our mental health programming is available to those who are currently in treatment for substance use disorders. We also offer help for women in recovery who have previously sought addiction treatment.

Our modalities include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Adventure therapy
  • Family sculpting
  • Music therapy
  • Role play
  • Psychodrama
  • Art therapy
  • Ecotherapy
  • Mindfulness training
  • Equine therapy
  • Somatic experience

Our staff members are experts in mental health care, particularly in cases of dual diagnosis. Our outstanding programs are tailored to the needs of women with a history of substance abuse. Through proven therapies, wellness groups, outdoor adventures, and other unique approaches, we help you to fully recover – mind, body, and spirit. To learn more about our services, please call 1.800.651.7254 or contact us online.