Our Modalities

Project Courage has a “less is more” philosophy. We would rather take more time and care with fewer treatment modalities than overload our clients with different treatments. Our three major modalities are acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and twelve step facilitation.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The goal of acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, is to accept that struggles or problems will always be a part of life. Instead of trying to control or avoid a problem, clients work on living a fulfilling and valued life despite their struggles. This treatment modality interfaces well with the Twelve Step philosophy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a highly effective therapy for many mental health issues. This therapy helps clients identify negative or self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. Over time, clients gain the skills necessary to replace those negative thoughts with positive and productive thoughts and actions. This empowers clients to take responsibility for their struggles and gives them the tools to continue with their recovery journey even after treatment has ended.

Twelve Step Facilitation

Twelve Step facilitation provides clients with a safe platform to explore Twelve Step group programs. The Twelve Step Program is very popular and reaches a wide audience. It can be effective, but it can also create obstacles for some demographics, especially adolescents.

For example, one of the most important aspects of Twelve Step programs is powerlessness, but this conflicts with adolescent development. With Twelve Step Facilitation, clinicians focus on these obstacles and help the clients determine how to overcome them. This allows the client to continue with the Twelve Step program and gain the full benefits.