Mental Health Treatment Methods

Residential Mental Health Treatment in Idyllwild, CA

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Evidence-Based Treatment



Psychotherapy stands at the core of our therapeutic offerings at the Wood Dragon Inn, providing a pathway to deeper understanding and lasting change. Our experienced therapists tailor their approach to each individual, drawing from a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic models to meet diverse needs.

Whether navigating life transitions, confronting emotional challenges, or seeking personal growth, our one-on-one sessions offer a confidential space to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through this collaborative process, individuals gain insight, develop new coping strategies, and work towards achieving their mental health goals. Our commitment to compassionate, personalized care ensures a supportive journey toward healing and self-discovery.

Trauma-Informed Care

At the Wood Dragon Inn, we embrace Trauma-Informed Care as a foundational principle of our treatment philosophy. Recognizing that trauma plays a significant role in mental health, our approach is designed to create a safe and supportive environment that acknowledges the impact of trauma on an individual’s life.

Our team is trained to understand, recognize, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma. By integrating this understanding into all aspects of our services, we ensure that every interaction is characterized by empathy, respect, and a commitment to promoting resilience and healing. Our goal is to empower individuals to navigate their recovery journey with dignity, fostering a sense of safety, trust, and hope.

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Group Therapy

Group Therapy at the Wood Dragon Inn offers a powerful venue for connection, support, and shared growth. Facilitated by our skilled therapists, these sessions bring together individuals facing similar challenges, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Through open dialogue and interactive activities, participants are encouraged to share experiences, offer mutual support, and learn from one another.

This collaborative environment promotes understanding, empathy, and the development of social skills. Group therapy not only enhances individual therapy outcomes but also provides a unique opportunity for individuals to experience collective healing, empowering them to navigate their journeys with the support of peers.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a cornerstone of our evidence-based treatment approaches at the Wood Dragon Inn. This goal-oriented therapy focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to mental health issues. Our CBT program empowers individuals to develop more constructive ways of thinking, leading to healthier behaviors and emotional regulation.

Through practical skills training and targeted exercises, individuals learn to cope with current problems and prevent future relapses. Our experienced therapists guide participants through the process of self-discovery and change, offering tools that can be applied in everyday life. Embracing CBT, we offer a pathway to not just recovery, but a transformed, resilient approach to life’s challenges.

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Holistic Treatment

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QiGong Modalities

At the Wood Dragon Inn, we incorporate QiGong into our holistic treatment repertoire, embracing this ancient Chinese practice as a vital component of mental and physical wellness. QiGong, which combines gentle movements, meditative breathing, and focused intention, is designed to enhance the flow of qi (vital energy) throughout the body, promoting healing, balance, and well-being.

Our QiGong modalities are accessible to individuals of all ages and fitness levels, offering a nurturing pathway to relaxation, increased energy, and improved mental clarity. Guided by experienced practitioners, participants engage in these practices within the tranquil surroundings of our center, fostering a deep connection between body, mind, and spirit. By integrating QiGong into our comprehensive care approach, we offer a unique opportunity for individuals to explore the benefits of energy healing, supporting their journey toward holistic health and recovery.


At the Wood Dragon Inn, Acupuncture is a key element of our integrative treatment approach, offering a time-tested method for promoting health and well-being. This ancient practice involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body, a technique that has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of conditions.

Our licensed acupuncturists tailor treatments to the individual needs of our clients, aiming to restore the flow of qi (vital energy) and achieve balance within the body’s systems. Acupuncture is recognized for its ability to reduce stress, alleviate pain, enhance mood, and improve overall health. By providing a calming, therapeutic experience, it complements our holistic approach to recovery, aiding in the healing of both body and mind.

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Herbology and Dietetics

Herbology and Dietetics form the cornerstone of our naturopathic treatments at the Wood Dragon Inn, embodying the belief that nutrition and natural remedies play a crucial role in mental and physical health. Our approach to herbology integrates traditional knowledge with modern research to offer personalized herbal formulations that support healing, resilience, and well-being. Similarly, our dietetic services focus on nutritional counseling and tailored diet plans that nourish the body, address specific health concerns, and promote recovery.

By understanding the unique properties of herbs and foods, we guide our clients toward dietary choices that can enhance their treatment outcomes, support immune function, and contribute to a balanced lifestyle. Together, herbology and dietetics empower individuals with the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about their health and wellness.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy at the Wood Dragon Inn is more than just a method for relieving stress and tension; it is a vital part of our holistic therapeutic offerings. Our certified massage therapists employ a variety of techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology, to address individual health concerns and promote relaxation.

Massage therapy can significantly enhance emotional and physical well-being by improving circulation, reducing pain, and eliminating toxins from the body. It also supports the healing process by fostering a sense of peace and well-being, reducing anxiety, and improving sleep patterns. Within the tranquil and supportive environment of our center, massage therapy serves as a powerful tool for nurturing the body, calming the mind, and rejuvenating the spirit, making it an integral component of our comprehensive wellness programs.

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