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.

Mental Treatment Likely More Effective when Coupled with Patients’ Spiritual Beliefs


A psychologist’s understanding of deeply held spiritual beliefs can be integral in developing an effective treatment for patients with behavioral health conditions. Though there are many psychologists who view religion as a taboo subject that should be left off the table during treatment, the fact is that many patients cannot separate their spirituality from other aspects of their life. When patients view their life through a religious lens, it can be difficult to segment off their religious beliefs during therapy.

There are an increasing number of mental health professionals who view religion as part of a greater picture. Religious beliefs, like familial relationships and daily stimuli, must be taken into account when examining a patient’s life.

Doctoral student Bronwyn Clark is hoping to shed light on the relationship between psychology and spirituality. She is conducting a survey of people who sought public or private mental health services. She hopes to evaluate the extent to which a patient’s spiritual beliefs were incorporated into their treatment by counselors, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists.

Ms. Clark, who is herself a practicing Christian, sees religion as a powerful force in people’s lives, capable of catalyzing positive as well as negative changes. Clark hopes to start a conversation about the fact that psychologists too often sweep religion under the rug. She cites an overseas study which claims that up to 79% of those in mental health treatment consider spirituality or their religious beliefs to be an important factor in their lives, while only 21% of psychologists view religion as important.

According to Bronwyn Clark, “Religion is not some kind of add-on. It’s a fundamental part of who a person is, it colors everything. To ignore or neglect this creates major limitations to therapy. Spiritual and religious concerns are intimately connected with mental health in numerous ways that can be considered to both help and hinder.”

For people who have strong religious beliefs, it’s important to find a treatment center where those beliefs and values can be respected and discussed openly. It’s important to find an environment where counselors and therapists can be sensitive to your beliefs and are not afraid to address difficult spiritual questions.

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