I recently discharged from Willow Spring\'s DBT Program this October and was there for about two months and two weeks. I was surprised they accepted Medicaid and the quality of the treatment there. I discharged a person that could use their skills better.
My therapist was phenomenal and my psychiatrist was also very good. Their DBT is intensive and we have groups throughout the day. We also have pet therapy, recreational therapy and art therapy; the school there helped me a lot! The teachers there care a lot and treated me well and always helped me whenever I can; it was my first time getting Straight A\'s there and they transfer to your school when you leave.
There\'s also a Ropes course there which helps you with leadership, teamwork, and having fun! Most of the staff were kind, and you are drilled with skills. The pros there were there were many skills, many groups, a caring treatment team, a good certified private school, weekly rewards, family sessions weekly, being treated like a person, and that if you\'re out of state or town, Willow pays for your family to come down and you can go on pass for a few hours to a few nights at the Nugget hotel nearby. Of course, you have to stay there awhile to get the ropes course and passes, though I felt Willow has helped me a lot.
The cons were the quality of the food sometimes (though there are tasty options!) The safety showers and restrooms are not my favorite and not being able to go outside a lot. Though, I\'ll never forget it and to the people who said it was horrible in the past years, Willow has changed a lot. And remember to get and ask for the DBT program! DBT Water has done me wonders!