What to Expect
Step 1: Pre-admission
Call Metamorphosis Centre for Change at 1-705-300-9303 and speak with one of our experienced Client Care Coordinators to understand what Metamorphosis offers and to see if you or your loved one is a fit for the program. At this point the Client Care Coordinator will answer all questions and concerns. Once you have decided on having Metamorphosis lead the road to positive transformation, the Client Care Coordinator will do a pre-admission intake over the phone and set an intake date. The client or loved one would receive an email that is a Confirmation of Treatment. This entails everything from cost to what to pack and what we promise to provide. The Client Care Coordinator will call the day before intake to answer any last-minute concerns.
Step 2: Intake
Arrive at Metamorphosis in beautiful Wasaga Beach on your scheduled intake date and time. Upon arrival, you will call the number that you were given through email. They will direct you to the Covid entrance. Following your arrival to the Covid entrance, you will be greeted by one of the staff members. Client and loved ones are brought into the intake room and the appropriate forms are dealt with. The medical team will then do a medical assessment. Vitals are recorded, urine screen is done, and a rapid Covid test is completed. Two Counselors proceed with a bag search and a pat down. Client is then set up for the doctors’ appointment. The doctor will address any withdrawal symptoms and evaluate the client. The doctor may make a referral to the Psychiatrist at this point. The client would then be given an opportunity to say goodbye to loved ones and eventually shown to their room. A counselor would also take the time to show the client around the facility and introduce the client to the community, staff and peers.
Step 3: The Program
Within the safe environment at Metamorphosis, clients are encouraged to open up and share their emotions in order to create drive and change. The program is designed around a schedule with conceptual groups and different activities. However, we are client centred, meaning that there are adjustments made to mold each treatment to fit the needs of every individual. The client will receive three daily groups Monday to Friday and two groups on Saturday and Sunday. These groups focus on emotions, mindfulness, and understanding self. The client will have therapy two times weekly with their therapist and one family session every two weeks. Metamorphosis will also provide therapy once a week to a loved one, this allows family members or significant others a chance to support their mental health and concerns. Clients can also participate in yoga, Tai chi, or the gym. The clients will learn to improve their sleep cycle; the practise of a healthy sleep routine will play a huge role in the recovery process. Lastly, being surrounded by other clients that are motivated to make positive changes can be a motivator and can be inspiring and contagious. This allows the client to become addicted to change.
Step 4: Graduation & Aftercare
Upon completion, the client will have a graduation and goodbye circle facilitated by their program peers/ community. The aftercare care program that Metamorphosis provides goes above and beyond. At first, there are 2 weekly online after care groups. These are for life and this helps promote lasting change. One group is for graduating clients and the other is for family and friends of the graduated clients. Secondly, Metamorphosis provides continuation of care; this is a program where the clients’ primary counselor will continue to do phone checkups for the next two years. The client does not need to wait until they receive a call from a counselor to talk to someone, they can call anytime and talk to a counselor 24/7. After the program, the client or the loved one may continue therapy with the same therapist for an additional cost. Twice a week we hold meetings at the centre and it’s open for clients to come and join.
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