Residential Treatment for Women’s Mental Health Issues

Residential Treatment for Women’s Mental Health Issues

Men and women experience mental health problems equally, but some issues are more common in each gender. Residential treatment for women’s mental health issues in a gender-specific environment can provide a safe, comfortable place where women can address their issues and get the support they need for a healthier, happier life. Our trauma-informed women’s only program at Helix addresses women’s issues in a way that is sensitive to reflecting gender differences.

Clients at Helix benefit from intensive and integrative care for a range of issues women face. From a struggle to cope with life changes to postpartum depression, relationship difficulties, and so much more, treatment here focuses on each woman’s specific needs. Find the caring mental health treatment you need in our safe, gender-specific, and tranquil residence.

Types of Women’s Mental Health Issues We Treat


While men on average experience more traumatic events than women, research shows that women have much higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is attributed to more sexual assaults and childhood sexual abuse.

Women respond to trauma differently. These past experiences underlie many mental health issues that women experience. Trauma-informed residential treatment for women’s mental health issues at Helix considers this reality and includes somatic-based therapies in our approach to healing.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues

Pregnancy, childbirth, and becoming a mother can be joyful, but also challenging. Many women face mental health issues during these transitions, from depression to anxiety and difficult shifts in relationships.

We help clients cope with perinatal and postpartum depression, postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder, and the more typical but still difficult “baby blues.” Meeting these challenges head-on with a holistic approach can help mothers learn to adapt and thrive in their new roles.

Phase of Life Issues

Pregnancy and new motherhood are just two phase-of-life changes that women experience. Many women also face mental health issues when going through menopause, divorce, retirement, serious illness, grief and loss, and the empty nest when adult children move out of the home.

Coming through these changes healthy and happy is not easy for everyone. Residents at Helix are given the tools needed to learn to adapt. Through an individualized treatment plan and somatic approach, we can help you embrace the new phase of your life and greet it as an opportunity rather than a problem.

Relational Issues

Difficult relationships can trigger a number of mental health symptoms and illnesses. How you relate to your intimate partner, parents, children, and other people has a deep impact on your wellness. When there is conflict or trauma, you may need professional support to cope, to improve the relationship, and to know when to move on from it.

Other Mental Health Issues

With a focus on trauma and issues that women face, Helix also helps residents manage specific mental illnesses. Major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, complicated grief, and attachment disorders often go hand-in-hand with the challenges of trauma, pregnancy and motherhood, and personal relationships.

Residential Treatment for Women’s Mental Health Issues at Helix

The goal of treatment at Helix is to help you learn to cope with mental health and situational challenges and to build strategies you can take home to live a better life. We do this by providing a personalized experience. You’ll benefit from an integrative approach that addresses your emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs.

An important part of the treatment plan is individual therapy with expert mental health professionals. Helix offers these primary treatment modalities:

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic experiencing is an integrative therapy that recognizes how trauma and other issues are expressed both physically and psychologically. It has been proven in studies to be effective for treating PTSD but can also benefit women struggling with a range of painful memories and mental illnesses. By focusing on physical sensations, you will learn how to manage and process trauma.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT will help you become more aware of the negative and inaccurate thoughts and emotions that prevent you from healing. A trained therapist will show you strategies for changing problematic thinking so that you can react more positively to difficult situations, painful memories, and other issues.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is used to manage and process traumatic experiences. It is a way of helping the brain heal and reframe trauma. In EMDR, you will be guided to remember your trauma in a safe setting and with a compassionate therapist. Using eye movements, you will begin to remove the mental blocks that have prevented you from healing from those experiences.


Mindfulness involves focusing on the present moment: breathing, physical sensations, thoughts and emotions, and the world around you. It can take the form of therapy but also meditation, deep breathing, yoga, and other practices you can use later to calm and center yourself.

Relational Psychotherapy

Healthy, balanced relationships are essential for good mental health. Many women come to treatment with relationship difficulties underlying trauma and mental illness. Relational psychotherapy can be one-on-one or with a loved one. It will help you learn and change your negative patterns in relating to other people, how to communicate effectively, and how to enjoy healthier, mutually beneficial relationships.

In addition to these primary treatment modalities, Helix also offers an extensive list of supplementary treatments. These can be used as needed to provide each resident with a unique, individualized experience for healing and wellness:

  • Family therapy
  • Grief counseling
  • DBT skills
  • Relapse prevention
  • Trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Adventure therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Safe and sound protocol
  • Community peer support groups

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Why Choose Helix for Mental Health Treatment for Women

Many women choose Helix because of the safe, intimate environment it provides. Here you will work with expert staff while sharing a tranquil home in the hills with up to five other women. In addition to your individualized treatment plan, you will benefit from the social interactions and mutual support of other residents facing similar issues.

Helix is also particularly helpful for women because of our focus on trauma. Women experience and process trauma in unique ways, and the harmful memories often underlie and complicate other issues. At Helix, your treatment is integrative, targeting all aspects of your health and wellness including physical, mental, social, and spiritual.

Your Helix Treatment Centers Experience

The overall experience of treatment at Helix is one of relaxation and healing. Your care revolves around your specific needs, with a choice of many different primary therapies and supportive treatments. The setting is in the gorgeous hills above the city, providing peace and quiet.

What to Expect the First Day

Coming in for treatment may be stressful or even scary, but the staff here ensures your first day goes at your pace. You will go through an intake process, including paperwork, but then will have time to settle in and get to know the residence.

After a tour of the facility, you can take some quiet time in your room or meet and get to know the other clients. Everyone here is welcoming, and the staff will do whatever is necessary to make sure you feel safe. You will have a chance to ask any questions and begin your evaluation process with your therapists.

Lasting Change for a Better Life

Issues like postpartum depression, difficulty coping with a divorce, or surviving an abusive relationship can seem overwhelming. You may feel as if you’ll never escape the terrible memories, thoughts, and emotions, but it is possible.

The work you do at Helix is designed not as a quick fix, but as the tools and strategies you will take home to help you cope and build a better life. Treatment is not a cure but a way to heal, process, and make changes so that you can enjoy and fully live your life again.

We’re here for you…call us today.