River Ridge

Gender Responsive and Trauma-informed Substance

Abuse and Mental Health Services

A Women’s Way Residential Treatment

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A gender-responsive and trauma-informed residential treatment program for chemically dependent adult women.

The eight-bed facility is located in a private residence, adjacent to a picturesque park, a lake and numerous walking paths. It is a place where women can begin to heal physically and emotionally from the
disease of addiction. Our program offers a safe, structured and supportive environment; developed and staffed by women, for women.

A Woman’s Way is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and by the Minnesota Department of Health. Most major insurance plans, as well as County funding, are accepted.

Our program is based on the research and proven therapeutic techniques of Dr. Stephanie Covington, a pioneer in the field of addiction, trauma and women’s psychosocial development.

Our primary goals are to assist each woman in:

  • Enhancing personal motivation for long-term recovery.
  • Identifying individual strengths and abilities.
  • Developing new relational and coping skills.
  • Building a support system within her family and her community.

Program Philosophy Program Components Services include:

  • Chemical Health Education
  • Nutritional Support & Education
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Individual Counseling Sessions
  • Family Programming
  • Medical Care
  • Trauma Support
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Stress Management
  • Relational Healing
  • Relapse Prevention Planning
  • 12 Step Meeting Participation
  • Meditation & Yoga
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mental Health Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

A Woman’s Way provides intensive and comprehensive treatment services in an intimate environment. Each resident receives personal attention and support as she becomes a member of a healing community of women. The facility is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The staff at A Woman’s Way is organized as an integrated, multi-disciplinary team. Daily case consultation ensures that each resident’s care is carefully coordinated to address her unique needs.

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