Our Philosophy

At Sana House, our philosophy is built upon a foundation that considers the diverse and interconnected aspects of an individual’s life. We recognize the importance of addressing past experiences, interpersonal relationships, and psychological dynamics, as well as the broader systems that impact personal growth and healing. This holistic approach aims to create a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals in recovery, empowering them to navigate their unique journeys with resilience and self-awareness.
We acknowledge the impact of past traumatic experiences on an individual’s response to treatment and recovery, and we are committed to providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. Our staff is trained to identify and address the ways in which trauma may manifest in each resident’s life, creating a space where healing can occur with a sense of safety and trust.
Our earliest relationships in life play a crucial role in shaping our emotional and social development. We understand that disrupted or insecure attachment patterns may contribute to substance use disorders and other behavioral health issues. To address these concerns, we foster secure attachment relationships between residents and staff, emphasizing consistency, empathy, and attunement. We also encourage the development of healthy relationships among residents, promoting mutual support and understanding.
Drawing from psychodynamic principles, we recognize that unconscious processes and unresolved conflicts can influence an individual’s behavior and emotional well-being. Our therapeutic approach delves into these underlying dynamics, helping residents gain insight into their patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. This process facilitates self-awareness and promotes lasting change.
The dynamics within an individual’s family system greatly influence their recovery journey. We strive to engage families in the recovery process by offering family counseling and coaching sessions to address family-related issues and improve communication. We encourage family involvement in the recovery process through support groups and family-focused events, as well as support the development of healthy boundaries and roles within the family system.

Our recovery-oriented system of care emphasizes the importance of comprehensive, individualized, and person-centered services. Key components of this approach include access to a range of evidence-based treatments and supports tailored to each resident’s unique needs. We believe in the integration of physical, mental, and emotional health services to address the whole person. We focus on strengths and resilience rather than deficits and pathology, and provide peer support and mentoring to facilitate connection and mutual learning.

Our philosophy at Sana House is a synthesis of diverse approaches that address the complex and interconnected aspects of an individual’s life. By creating a supportive and nurturing environment, we aim to empower individuals in their journey to recovery, fostering healing, growth, self-awareness, and most of all, community.