An Integrated Model of Recovery

Eden Hill's Extended Care Women's Program offers a comprehensive approach to treating substance use and co-occuring disorders. 

We combine best-practice Therapeutic Treatments and Wellness Program, offering residents a Structured yet Independent lifestyle 

Components of our
Therapeutic Program:

Clinical and Therapeutic
Tools and Methods:

  • Weekly individual session with a licensed therapist
  • Weekly individual session with a Certified Addictions Counselor
  • Three group sessions each weekday (16 hours per week)
  • 24/7 on-site supervision
  • Family Therapy with an LMFT
  • Supervised random drug and alcohol testing through laboratory diagnostics
  • Development of Treatment Plan
  • Development of Transitioning and Relapse Prevention Plans for life after Eden Hill
  • Psychological and Psychosocial assessments upon admission
  • Individual Psychotherapy 
  • 12-Step Recovery Programs
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Yoga and Meditation Group
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Lessons from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) workbook
  • Somatic Experiencing and Bilateral Stimulation
  • Nutrition and Body Image Group
  • Complimentary gym membership



Individual Therapy

Our team of licensed professionals are trained to treat women with Alcohol and Drug Dependence, most of whom have co-occuring diagnoses including: Depression, Anxiety, other Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, PTSD and Trauma. We have several therapists on staff to ensure best fit with each individual client.

Individual Therapy offers a safe environment to address these, and other challenges women with Substance Use disorders face. We have seen many women in recovery who are plagued by shame for actions taken while they were actively using alcohol or drugs. Our caring team helps ease this pain through weekly therapy sessions.

Group Therapy



Group Therapy at Eden Hill is conducted in a safe, supportive environment by our team of all-female clinicians. It is an incredible way for women to heal, as they share with one another and find that they are not alone in their struggles. It also helps relieve the shame and stigma that surround women with alcohol and substance use disorders. As a Transitional Living program, residents form bonds and help each other through the many challenges they face during extended care treatment.

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Family Therapy

Eden Hill’s Founder and Owner Dori Gay, LMFT opened the house as a safe place for a women with a family to address her substance use and the effects it has upon the family unit. We continue to place a strong emphasis on working with residents’ families and loved ones—those who are often most directly affected by the behaviors frequently associated with substance use.

Based on each resident’s family situation, we offer counseling for women and their romantic partners, children, parents, siblings and any loved ones. We also work to facilitate healthy communication between family members through conference calls with our licensed professionals.

Perhaps the most therapeutic element of this family program are the weekend Family Visits. Again, dependent on each resident, families are welcome to visit on Saturdays and Sundays and take residents to lunch, shopping or to explore our beautiful part of the world.

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Psychiatric Treatment

Many residents visit our consulting Psychiatrist, Randall Dwenger MD, who has decades of experience in addiction medicine. Stabilizing mood disorders increases success in individual and group therapy, communal living and general well-being. We are always supportive of residents who want to include Vivitrol, Antibuse or Naltrexone as part of their treatment plan.

Addressing Wellness and Lifestyle


Addiction is a disease that attacks ALL aspects of one's life, and taking care of one's physical and spiritual health is of paramount importance. Many individuals in active addiction and alcoholism may neglect their health, bodies, household and hobbies which they are passionate about.

An Everyday Practice

In sobriety the practice of self-love includes maintaining a healthy diet, participating in physical activity, and cultivating mindfulness and meditation practice. We strongly believe that an important aspect of wellness is for women to partake in activities outside of the therapeutic programming that bring joy. Commitment to these practices helps build self-esteem and support long-term sobriety. 

At Eden Hill we promote wellness by offering a weekly yoga and meditation group, complimentary gym membership, a refrigerator and pantry filled with healthy and nutritious ingredients and home-cooked meals each night of the week.

We believe lifestyle wellness is also built by smaller tasks such as making one's own bed first thing in the morning. This way you have accomplished something before you have even gone downstairs for groups! Having a regular schedule throughout the day builds time management skills as you are responsible for attending all groups on time to advance in the Phase System and also because you are accountable to fellow residents to show up and participate.

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Our Approach to Trauma Therapy

Eden Hill's Clinical Director, Wendy Walker Cleary, LCSW, has decades of experience working with women who are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders; treating women simultaneously presenting substance use, mood disorders and eating disorders. In her career she found a strong correlation with trauma in these women and has developed expertise in evidence-based methods like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Somatic Experiencing and Bilateral Stimulation. Another of our therapists, Lisa O'Neill, MS, LMFT, is a Trauma Specialist who employs state-of-the-art methods like Eye Movement Destabilization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

We are extremely sensitive to the needs of each individual client. EFT, Somatic Experiencing and Bilateral Stimulation are techniques we use to help residents cope with trauma in their everyday lives rather than uncovering where the trauma stems from. EMDR is an intense and extensive process to uncover buried and highly emotional memories. If a woman who is at Eden Hill for several months feels prepared and wishes to delve into these memories, we have the resources to do so. Taking into account her length of stay and psychological condition, we determine best-practice for success in recovery. Part of a resident's personalized treatment plan includes selecting the appropriate therapist to maximize chances of long-term recovery developed at Eden Hill.