After almost a year of hospitalization, struggling to find the right medications to manage her delusions, Emily saw a familiar face…and began a journey to recovery. Dr. Stumacher, a CoveCare Center psychiatrist she had worked with in the past, listened to her needs and prescribed the medication that helped her turn the corner.
‘Dr. Stumacher is so perceptive and observant…always gentle, caring and compassionate.’
Upon her discharge, Emily continued her journey in the PROSper Rehabilitation Program at CoveCare. ‘Most of my delusions had withdrawn by then, but I still needed rehab because my brain hadn’t totally healed.’ Her participation in a curriculum of group counseling sessions has provided a supportive and growth oriented experience where ‘you watch other people getting better’, where you pick up on what others are learning and learn from both their mistakes as well as your own.
‘The groups are fabulous,’ says Emily, ‘the Group Leaders are fabulous, and the modality is great! For instance, DBT helps with skills development; CBT helps with thinking through problems.’ Groups like Family Matters have helped Emily heal relations with her sister, and Break the Habit which has helped her to address her caffeine addiction.
‘The Group leaders at PROS are so dedicated to their work. It’s clearly not about the money for them; they truly love what they do, and they are completely dedicated to their clients’ recovery. They are all so gentle and compassionate; I don’t hesitate to share my thoughts and insights with them…they are not in your face, just always supportive.’