Treating Trauma, Mental Health, Eating Disorders and Substance Use.

A FULL CONTINUUM OF CARE.

ILC’s Real Life, Real World, Real Recovery philosophy believes that individuals need to experience the realities of life during the treatment process to truly reintegrate back into daily life successfully. Our trauma-focused treatment programs offer a social learning model mirroring a family system that encourages client accountability, responsibility and self-efficacy.

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TRAUMA IMPACTS SYSTEMS IN THE BRAIN RELATED TO STRESS RESPONSE, EMOTIONS, MEMORY AND HIGHER LEVEL THINKING/REASONING.

Signs of trauma include:

  • Anxiety & depression
  • Shame, guild and helplessness
  • Feeling disconnected or numb
  • Compulsive behaviors around substances, relationships and/or food
  • Impaired reasoning
  • Physiological dependence
  • Chronic illness and physical distress
  • Continued abuse of damaging substances or behaviors despite their known associated risks

Individuals struggling with mental health, addictive disorders, compulsive behaviors and eating disorders often find it difficult, or impossible, to stop due to underlying trauma going unaddressed. Decision-making abilities are also impaired because of the disconnect that has occurred from their authentic self through continued reliance on destructive coping behaviors.

At Integrative Life Center, licensed medical, clinical, and therapeutic specialists administer our addiction treatment programs. They work in concert with an individual’s primary care physician, holistic healers, psychiatrists, therapists, and spiritual counselors. This collaborative, integrated approach results in an effective, evidence-based addiction treatment plan that addresses the needs of the whole individual.

Our Treatment Philosophy

At ILC, our programs are based on an integrative and holistic treatment model utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach while providing integrative, experiential, group and individual services.

Holistic healing means taking care of someone with the depth and breadth of understanding about how all aspects of a person’s life and way of living affects their health, happiness and functioning in the world. ILC works to achieve this by implementing a treatment approach grounded in:

  • The Interpersonal
  • The Intrapersonal
  • The Transpersonal
  • The Felt Sense of Self and Self Agency
  • Attachment Theory
  • Community Reintegration
  • Social Learning
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Positive and Humanistic Psychology
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Experiential Therapies
  • Medical and Evidence Based Modalities

These cornerstones support our approach to helping clients heal the wounds “driving” the behaviors of their presenting symptoms. At ILC, we help clients develop and strengthen their core sense of self, which enables them to manage and alleviate their symptoms and behaviors.

With this approach, clients are able to gain a deeper understanding of what brought them here and learn the skills necessary to develop a sense of self-efficacy, agency and purpose to move forward into healing, health and recovery.

Through physical, mental, emotional, cognitive and spiritual healing, we offer opportunities for self-reflection, self-awareness, and physical, emotional and mental wellness in a safe, supportive real-world setting.

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Through physical, mental, emotional, cognitive and spiritual healing, we offer opportunities for self-reflection, self-awareness, and physical, emotional and mental wellness in a safe, supportive real-world setting.

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WHAT WE OFFER

The path leading from trauma, mental health and addictive disorders to wellness and recovery is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes time, patience and presence. It doesn’t solely happen in a therapeutic setting, but also in the joys and struggles of daily life.

You’re Never Alone

Integrative Life Center is licensed to treat individuals with primary mental health conditions, eating disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders and co-occurring disorders.

Our professional team includes masters-level therapists and nationally renowned specialists Dr. Anita Johnston and addiction studies pioneer, Dr. Michael Barta. Our expert clinical staff includes trauma-informed, EMDR-trained specialists, certified sex addiction therapists, addiction specialists, psychiatrists, dietitians, nurses and a family practitioner.

A Continuum of Compassion

Integrative Life Center offers three
distinct levels of clinical care—

  1. Morningstar Residential
  2. Music Row Recovery PHP
  3. Music Row Recovery IOP

A Continuum of Compassion

Integrative Life Center offers three
distinct levels of clinical care—

  1. Morningstar Residential
  2. Music Row Recovery PHP
  3. Music Row Recovery IOP

1. Morningstar Residential: An Integrative, Healing Experience

Located 20 minutes from downtown Nashville in the serene rolling hills of Tennessee, our Morningstar Residential program offers a space of calm and peace.

Morningstar for Men is situated on an expansive, wooded, 5-acre estate with a large, newly renovated 8-bed rustic lodge.

Morningstar for Women consists of two beautiful 6-bed homes located on a sprawling 25-acre estate complete with a labyrinth, yurt and walking trails.

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2. Music Row Recovery PHP: The Spirit of the City

Music Row Recovery PHP is a 25-hour/week program with supportive living for men and women located in the heart of Nashville. This level of care can serve as a step down, step up, or a step in. It’s a natural transition down from residential care, at ILC or elsewhere; an increased level of programming and support from an IOP or sober living; or a starting point for those beginning their journey to wellness and recovery. Music Row PHP provides gender specific housing for men and women and are located within steps of our clinical office on Music Row where weekday programming occurs.

3. Music Row Recovery IOP: Reintegration to the Real World

Music Row Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program is considered the third transitional step in bridging from treatment to integrating back into the real world. Programming occurs at our clinical office on Music Row and gender-specific housing is available if desired.

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More Information.

ILC Programs Infographic

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN NEED OF OUR TRAUMA TREATMENT SERVICES, CONTACT INTEGRATIVE LIFE CENTER FOR A FREE SCREENING AT 615.455.3903 TODAY.