Situated on 40 scenic acres outside of Dallas, Texas, The Treehouse offers adventure-oriented residential treatment for men and women. The Treehouse aims to build clients’ self-esteem through athletic and wilderness training, but treatment is also rich in evidence-based therapy and creative activities. The Treehouse opened in 2015 and is a member of Addiction Campuses, a national network of residential treatment facilities.
Accommodations and Food
The Treehouse campus features ponds, trails and fountains. Clients reside in well-appointed lodges, usually three to a room. The campus also has a gym with exercise equipment, an NBA-regulation basketball court and volleyball court. Clients can go for walks on its wooded trails and relax and congregate on the lodge’s porches with rocking chairs. There are also designated patios for smoking.
The main lodge features a dining area and full-service kitchen that prepares gourmet meals, including pizzas from its a wood-burning oven and desserts prepared by a pastry chef.
Treatment and Staff
The Treehouse has an on-site detox facility. Clients in need of detox stay in the detox unit for two to 10 days before entering residential treatment. Treatment is a combination of gender-specific and co-ed classes and activities. Residents begin each day with breakfast at 7:30 am and then have morning medication, devotionals and group therapy, usually a DBT and then CBT skills group. Motivational Interviewing (MI) and trauma-informed care are also implemented. After lunch, they usually participate in an athletic activity, meditation and community meetings and educational classes. Residents end the day with another athletic activity before dinner. After dinner, they have free time for walks, meditation and journaling and then return to their rooms at 10 pm. Optional on-site evening 12-step meetings are also available.
Throughout the week, clients have individual therapy and meet with a consulting psychiatrist for dual diagnosis support. The treatment team also includes an addictionologist, LMFTs, addiction counselors, a licensed dietician, recovery coaches and wilderness therapists.
As clients near the end of their treatment plan, counselors work with them to create a Strategic Life Plan, a road map to using the skills and insights they’ve gained at the Treehouse to achieve goals in all aspects of their lives.
The zip line and ROPES course are the foundations of the experiential therapy at The Treehouse, giving clients an opportunity to examine their relationship to fear and courage. Other athletic classes and activities include yoga and Tai Chi and occasional off-campus expeditions such as surfing. Clients also participate in art therapy and cooking classes.
Clients can schedule weekly massage therapy for an additional fee. Families can visit clients on Sunday afternoons and The Treehouse provides addiction education webinars for families to learn more about the recovery process. Throughout treatment, residents can authorize families to receive weekly updates from their recovery coaches.
The Treehouse’s adventure therapy program enables clients to push their psychological limits while healing physically through enhancing their connection to their bodies and to nature. The program also uses a variety of evidence-based treatment practices and experiential therapies, ensuring that clients are also building the coping skills to handle triggers and form more rewarding relationships.
6950 Shady Ln
Scurry, TX 75158
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