RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

How Distance Counseling Can Help Patients

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Just a few years ago it would have been impossible to believe just how much the internet has impacted our lives. We have reached a point where the majority of Americans spend a huge portion of their time everyday online and many relationships exist almost entirely in cyberspace. As counselors, we can take advantage of the unique ability to connect with individuals around the world to help.

Distance counseling is a new means of offering counseling to those who may not have access to spiritual or mental counseling due to their location. It has existed in the form of tele-counseling for a while, where counselors would offer help to individuals, couples, or groups via the telephone. But, with the internet we are able to instantly communicate face-to-face or in text with clients, even as they go throughout their day.

As Mary Anne Hollingsworth, Ph. D., explains, internet counseling comes in two forms. There is synchronous counseling where there it little to no gap between the responses of the parties. Video chatting or Skyping allows for instant face-to-face contact without having to be in the same room. Asynchronous counseling allows for a gap between responses. Whether it be email or forums which offer a group therapy type of support, there are many possibilities for connecting and counseling those in need.

There are many benefits to online counseling aside from just offering support to those who are geographically unavailable to you. With our always connected lives, support and access can be offered around the clock. If a patient is in crisis or away for a period, you can still connect with them remotely. Online counseling also offers many opportunities to patients who have hectic schedules and may not have been able to take out the time to meet in person.

Most importantly, online counseling opens up options for patients to find the means of communication and counseling best for them. Patients are able to find the most comfortable way for them to receive counseling, making it possible to help patients open up in circumstances where they may not have in the past.

As counselors, it is our responsibility to fulfill the needs of our patients, and the internet has created entirely new channels for us to help others. While we shouldn’t hope for the day where all counseling is done remotely, distance counseling could be an especially important tool in finding the best treatment and counseling for your patient.

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