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Our residential treatment center provides clients with a comfortable home environment in which they receive the treatment and rehabilitation needed to recover from mental illness.
Balsam House is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by skilled professional staff providing a full range of psychiatric services.
Balsam House is an attractive comfortable home located close to the foothills of the Rockies. Eight residents with psychiatric illness can stay at Balsam House. We are located in a residential neighborhood that is walking distance from shops, cafés, medical facilities, a recreation center, North Boulder Park, and downtown Boulder. We are a brief bus ride from the University of Colorado, Boulder campus.
The house has four single and two double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and large comfortable living areas.
The home atmosphere and small group dynamics at Balsam House encourages and supports clients while they deal with the challenges of living with a condition like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Residents are involved in a daily program of group and individual therapy, social activities, and daily tasks geared towards the enhancement of social and practical-living skills.
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The Balsam House therapists and staff are "artful" in their ability to deal with resistance and provide an integrated approach that meets the specific needs of each patient. My son began with residential treatment that included individual therapy, family sessions, group therapy, medical management, daily living responsibilities and many creative therapies (art, writing, running, Tai Chi, equestrian therapy, music therapy, sports and community outings etc.). Balsam House has helped him develop the self-control necessary to understand and manage his medical, mental, physical and emotional needs.
Mother of a young man with a psychotic illness.
Richard Warner, M.D., Director of Colorado Recovery
Warner, R., Recovery from Schizophrenia. Third edition. Brunner-Routledge, 2004