ABOUT ST. MONICA’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR WOMEN
Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Services for Women provides trauma-informed residential and outpatient services for women and adolescent girls struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. The facility also has a program for pregnant women and women with small children — a service available in just 23 percent of treatment facilities in the U.S.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Prior to admission, clients are required to complete a drug and alcohol assessment to determine the appropriate level of care. Residential options include an intensive eight-week primary program and a secondary transition living community. Both include psychological assessments and evaluations, individual and group therapy, spiritual counseling, and education groups.
The program for pregnant and postpartum women adds parenting support and education, and also offers on-site childcare, which is a service offered by just four percent of treatment facilities in Nebraska.
There is also a long-term residential program for teens ages 13 to 18 that lasts four to six months and utilizes a variety of treatment approaches, including Seeking Safety and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), the latter of which is offered by 50.6 percent of treatment facilities in Nebraska.
Outpatient options include a six-to-eight week intensive outpatient program (IOP) and standard outpatient services (OP).
The treatment team includes master’s- and Ph.D.-level counselors, licensed therapists, a nurse practitioner, case workers, and early childhood teachers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
St. Monica’s website indicates that residential clients live in a communal, homelike environment. The facility offers extras such as pet therapy and yoga.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Claire, the one former client surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, gave St. Monica's a negative review. Her main complained that the staff were inexperienced and lacked education and compassion. "Some of them are barely out of treatment," she wrote. "They do not know what they're doing."
The facility fared better on Google, where it earned an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars based on to reviews. The majority of clients who left feedback described the rehab as a tough but highly effective option for treatment. "St Monica's was the best decision I've EVER made. It is a hard program, but if you do what you're supposed to be doing IT WORKS!!" Tiffany wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, a female under the age of 18, gave St. Monica's positive feedback. She indicated she would recommend the facility to others and awarded it four or five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its counseling options, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, and its family participation.
According to St. Monica’s website, treatment fees are assessed on a sliding scale. Those enrolled in the center’s transitional living program are responsible for a weekly fee.
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