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Rediscover your strengths in a highly confidential, safe environment

Like you, executives and professionals in our program share a history of high career achievement and accountability for large groups of people. Too often, the time, energy, and responsibility you devote to others takes priority over your own health and well-being. When coupled with mental health problems and substance use, the impact can wreak havoc on your self-management, family relationships, work performance and beyond.

The never-ending pressures on executives and the impacts on their mental health

John H. Krystal, MD of Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine discusses the extraordinary demands of executives and professionals. See how The Steward House can help treat often coinciding mental health and addiction problems.

John Krystal Interview
  • The sort of people that we think are going to seek treatment at The Steward House at Silver Hill pretty much define the failure of work life balance. The capacity to deal with enormously stressful jobs brings with it a potential risk for many different kinds of problems. Particularly problems coping with the extraordinary demands that they face. And we know that when people have problems sleeping and difficulty managing anxiety or feeling depressed that they are more likely to use alcohol or other substances in ways that become maladaptive over time. And so we expect that this population they need a special kind of program to make sure that they get the specific kinds of treatments that they need in a way that is as flexible and supportive as possible.

The Steward House shifts the focus to you.

Here, our expert team of mental health professionals develops an individualized treatment plan centered in evidence-based medicine and specific to you. Your plan is based on a psychosocial assessment that guides the creation of your 4-6-week treatment timeline. The goals of your treatment plan focus on rebuilding those natural and acquired skills and restoring your ability to manage conflicts, challenges, and outcomes.

Upon admission, your treatment begins with:

Symptom treatment
Medication and supportive therapy with the program psychiatrist

Biopsychosocial assessment
Informs a strategic treatment plan with established goals

Typical day
Includes individual and group therapy, couples therapy if clinically indicated, self-help, wellness (massage, acupuncture or reiki) at extra cost, recreational, and other community activities

Strengthen and expand management skills

During your treatment, you will participate in a number of program activities. Each aims to improve functioning in one or more key management skills:

  • Personality
  • Emotions
  • Relationships
  • Thoughts
  • Stress
  • Substances
  • Spirituality
  • Physical

Strengthening your coping and management skills prepares you to return to your former responsibilities—or pursue new ones—and evaluate any changes necessary for long-term recovery and wellness. These skills are essential to your overall well-being helping you return healthier to your career, family, or other community responsibilities.

Types of treatment offered

Your individualized treatment integrates a number of evidence-based therapies, including:

  • Individual therapy
    Psychodynamic psychotherapy with psychologist
  • Group psychotherapy
    Interactional (process) group therapy, psychodrama, DBT, CBT with a treating clinician
  • Consultation
    Care management, treatment planning, and discharge planning meetings
  • Medication
    Twice weekly sessions with a psychiatrist for medication management or medication assisted therapy
  • Psychoeducation
    Group sessions with a psychiatrist, social workers, counselors, and psychologists

Additional support services

Outside of your treatment, you’ll have access to a number of services tailored to your specific 4-to-6-week plan and discharge planning needs and preferences:

  • Family services
    Couples and family therapy; Regular treatment meetings, family education, and weekend visits
  • Wellness activities
    Spirituality, meditation, exercise, yoga, nutrition
  • Transitional support
    Community provider consultation, post-discharge recovery support, and professional coaching
  • Self-help meetings
    On-campus and community-based

Your Family’s Role During Your Treatment

Your family and loved ones are a critical support system throughout your treatment and beyond. During your stay, we encourage family involvement to establish a solid and safe foundation that can be built upon in continued outpatient treatment after discharge. Increasing communication fosters understanding and empathy for each family member impacted by your mental health or substance use problem and opens a healthy and productive dialogue for you and your family. Our program offers weekly couples therapy as clinically indicated and requested, additional family-specific coping skills and activity planning to support recovery for your family as individuals and as a unit.

Learn more about what to expect as you prepare for our treatment program.