Trauma & Mental Health Treatment

For Young Women in Austin

With an unmatched combination of superior clinical work and a deeply compassionate, therapeutically conscientious community, Grace & Emerge Recovery is the best trauma and mental health treatment program for young women in Austin and beyond. Supported by evidence-based outcomes, our work deeply touches the lives of the women in our care, giving them the confidence, tools, and hope they need to build an authentic life in mental health recovery.

young woman drug help austin tx

24-GEM-0033-Website2

Who Needs Mental Health Treatment?

Overall, young adults (ages 18 to 26) show the highest prevalence of mental health disorders of any group over age 18. Young women in particular are struggling: One study found that more than 1 in 4 young adult women meets the diagnostic criteria for a Common Mental Disorder like anxiety or depression — nearly three times the rates in young adult men. Post-pandemic, mental health indicators among young adult women have been worsening as our health systems struggle to meet the need: In 2022, a study found that more than half of responding counties met the criteria for a “mental health professionals shortage area.”

If you or someone you love is having trouble finding the help you need, reach out and we’ll help you find a place to heal — at Grace & Emerge Recovery or somewhere else, if that’s a better fit.

young woman alcohol help austin tx

What is Dual-Diagnosis Mental Health Treatment?

More than 50% of young adults struggling with mental health disorders also have a substance use disorder, studies suggest. Those with one mental health diagnosis also often struggle with other mental and behavioral health issues as well. Dual-diagnosis mental health treatment encompasses the entire constellation of mental health disorders within a client, diagnosing and treating co-occurring issues at the same time. Because our clinicians are licensed for mental health and substance use disorders — and trained specifically in treating a women’s milieu — they can approach the development of each treatment plan with a comprehensive perspective. Learn more about our approach to addiction treatment at the link.

Trauma-Informed Treatment

More than 80% of all childhood sexual assault victims are female. Still more young women may experience trauma in adolescence and early young adulthood: From the “big T” trauma of wars, accidents, and assaults to the “little t” trauma of grief and loss, these experiences leave deep scars.

Grace & Emerge was founded to give women a place to heal. Our all-female leadership team has a deep understanding of the clinical and emotional needs of young women, and our program was intentionally built to meet them. Every element of the Grace & Emerge experience was specifically crafted to enable deep healing.

Mental Health Treatment Modalities

Mental health programming at Grace & Emerge utilizes the most effective and innovative evidence-based modalities available. Because every young woman is facing different challenges, our individual treatment plans may vary but can include:

Addiction Psychology

Adventure Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy

Art Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

Breathwork

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Ecotherapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Experiential Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Group Therapy

Individual Counseling

Life Skills Training

Motivational Interviewing

Narrative Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Polyvagal Theory

REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy)

Recovery Management

Relapse Prevention Education

Trauma Therapy

Trauma-Informed Yoga

And More

grace and emerge trauma healing

Therapeutic Processes

Ongoing therapeutic processes are interwoven with individual modalities to create a safe container for healing. Members of the Grace & Emerge community can feel seen, heard, and known through:

  1. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    12-Step Groups & Recovery Fellowships
  2. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    Family Therapy
  3. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    Group Therapy
  4. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    Individual Therapy
  5. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    Process Groups for Grief & Loss
  6. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    Service Work
  7. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    And More

Educational Groups & Workshops

Our holistic mental health programming includes psychoeducational groups and workshops to enable independent living post-treatment. Educational groups and workshops may focus on:

  1. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    Boundary Setting
  2. 24-GEM-0033-Website
    Communication Skills
  3. 24-GEM-0033-Website

    Family Systems Work

  4. 24-GEM-0033-Website

    Goal Setting

  5. 24-GEM-0033-Website

    Nutritional Education

  6. 24-GEM-0033-Website

    Relapse Prevention Skills

  7. 24-GEM-0033-Website

    Social Skills Development

Holistic Treatment

For many young women, true healing means reuniting the shattered pieces of the spirit. Our holistic treatment program for mental health reintegrates body, mind, and soul through:

Art Therapy

Fitness Therapy

Meditation

Mindfulness

Nutritional Therapy

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Family Therapy

When a young woman is facing mental health issues, the entire family system is shattered as well. At Grace & Emerge, we work to heal those ruptures. Learn more about this important therapeutic process at the link below.

young woman addiction help austin tx

Experience Grace

Healing doesn’t just create a sense of safety; a sense of safety is vital in order to heal. Every element of the therapeutic community at Grace & Emerge was developed to keep the young women in our care safe — until they feel safe themselves. For example, that starts with keeping our location private to our guests, colleagues, and their approved contacts. It’s reflected in our thoughtful choice of decor items that reduce opportunities for self-harm. In our unique and vibrant community, the women in our care can exhale, knowing that they are physically safe and on the path to feeling safe within themselves.

24-GEM-0033-Website4

Mental Health Disorders We Treat

The dynamic clinical team at Grace & Emerge can treat a variety of mental health disorders, including:

Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder

Depression

Disordered Eating

Mood Disorders

OCD

Panic Disorder

PTSD

Self-Harm

Social Anxiety Disorder

Trauma

And More

If you or a loved one is facing something not listed here, we can help. Contact our team to find new hope for a brighter future.

Concierge Psychiatry for Women in Austin

Grace & Emerge is proud to have a relationship with Dr. Shiva Lam and Ela Born, Psychiatry NP, to provide concierge psychiatry services to our clients. These respected professionals reserve a time block once per week for the Grace & Emerge clients, and are our preference for psychiatric services to ensure continuity of care. However, clients are permitted to continue any relationships with existing doctors if desired. In such cases, we kindly ask for a release of information to be signed between both programs so we may speak with your psychiatry team as needed. 

The Phases of Mental Health Healing

The Grace & Emerge Recovery program is divided into three phases: Restore, Refine, and Reclaim. Learn more about what mental health services are covered in each phase.

Medical

24-GEM-0033-Website3-1

Restore

Weekly/ bi-weekly meeting with psychiatry, Dr Shiva Lam (depending on need)

Staff supervised medication

Well-Woman’s doctor's appointment

Psychiatric & genetic testing available

24-GEM-0033-Website2

Refine

Bi-weekly psychiatry, Dr. Shiva Lam

Supervised medication self-administration

Well-Women’s doctor's appointment

24-GEM-0033-Website4

Reclaim

Monthly Psychiatry, Dr Shiva Lam

Medication self-administration w/ weekly pill counts

Therapeutic

24-GEM-0033-Website3-1

Restore

Therapeutic living community

Clinical services five days/ week

Individual therapy sessions with a therapist

Individualized program electives

24-GEM-0033-Website2

Refine

Therapeutic living community

Clinical services three days/week

Individual therapy sessions with a therapist

Designated mental health primary & dual-diagnosis tracks

24-GEM-0033-Website4

Reclaim

Therapeutic living community

Clinical services one day/week

Individual therapy sessions with a therapist

Spiritual

24-GEM-0033-Website3-1

Restore

Morning prayer & meditation

Five recovery meetings/week

Wellness activity five days/ week

“Family dinner” 5 days/week

Monthly community events

Evening wrap up

Required service commitment

Experiential Coaching

24-GEM-0033-Website2

Refine

Morning prayer & meditation

Five recovery meetings/week

Wellness activity three days/ week

“Family dinner” 3 days/week

Monthly community events

Evening wrap up

Required service work (until work/school)

Experiential Coaching

24-GEM-0033-Website4

Reclaim

Morning prayer & meditation

Three recovery meetings/week

Optional wellness activities

“Family dinner” 2 days/week

Monthly community events

Evening wrap up

Work/school

Family

24-GEM-0033-Website3-1

Restore

Bi-weekly family support sessions with the client (when clinically appropriate)

Weekly clinical family support group via Zoom

Bi-weekly updates from clinical case manager and clinical director

24-GEM-0033-Website2

Refine

Bi-weekly family therapy (when clinically appropriate)

Bi-weekly family support sessions with the client (when appropriate)

Bi-weekly family sessions without client

Weekly clinical family support group via Zoom

Bi-weekly updates from clinical case manager and clinical director

24-GEM-0033-Website4

Reclaim

Monthly family support sessions (with or without client)

Weekly clinical family support group via Zoom

Bi-weekly updates from clinical case manager and clinical director

24-GEM-0033-Website

Find a New Way Forward

Finding peace, purpose, and a better way of life is possible at Grace & Emerge Recovery in Austin, TX. No matter what you’re facing, we can help. In fact, we love a challenge. Contact our team to get started on your journey to brighter days.