Life Healing Center

By The Fix staff 08/04/17

The Life Healing Center prides itself on its focus on treating individuals from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Life Healing Center
Location : 25 Vista Point Rd Santa Fe, NM 87508
Phone : (855) 489-8753
Price : $21,000-$27,000 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Life Healing Center is a treatment facility that focuses on addiction and co-occurring disorders. Its doors opened in 1993 and the organization now has three separate inpatient programs, each catering to specific clientele.

Facility and Meals

The Life Healing Center takes full advantage of its beautiful New Mexico setting, incorporating natural and outdoor elements via spaces like the Labyrinth and comfortable porches. Lodgings are outfitted with quaint Santa Fe-style furniture, with each room containing desks, dressers and two or three twin-size beds in order to make the most of the therapeutic nature of living with others. The facility, which used to be a Boy Scout camp, has 39 beds.

The dining hall is reminiscent of a log cabin or a ski lodge, with a group table and buffet-style serving. A kitchen staff is on hand to prepare protein-heavy dishes, and a raw salad bar utilizing local ingredients. They do accommodate food allergies as well as vegan or vegetarian diets.

Treatment Protocol and Team

The Life Healing Center prides itself on its focus on treating individuals from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and has developed three different tracks focusing on specific situations that may affect residents: the Empowerment Program, which treats mood and mental health, the Serenity Program, focusing on trauma and co-occurring disorders and the Hope Program, which deals solely with addiction treatment.

The Hope Program begins with medically monitored detox. Individual and group therapy implements CBT and DBT. Psychopharmacological services are available and each client is given a primary therapist to develop a personalized treatment plan. On-call doctors, nurses, and addiction counselors are available on-site 24 hours a day, and there is a one-to-six staff-to-client ratio. The clinical team includes a number of MSW, LPCC, LMHC and CHT therapists as well as a Native American Shaman.

Thirty hours of group therapy are offered each week, with groups usually consisting of six to eight residents. There are two individual sessions and one adjunctive session scheduled throughout the week, and extensive free time is designated for clients to self reflect or begin to establish a meditation practice.

Schedules are otherwise somewhat regimented. Clients wake up at 6 am to exercise, even if it’s just a simple walk around the campus. Residents then have a two-hour group session, followed by lunch, and then an afternoon group session that is dictated by the individual’s program. In the evenings, residents attend 12-step meetings.

Visitors are allowed at specified times only. The Life Healing Center also offers sessions for clients’ family and loved ones.

After completing treatment there is a continuing care program, which involves a comprehensive plan that is individualized to each client’s required support services. There is also the option of going through an IOP.

Bonus Amenities

Also offered are art therapy, equine therapy, psychodrama, massage, acupuncture, EMDR and somatic experiencing, all of which also help aid in mindfulness. Transportation to a local gym several times a week is included in the cost of treatment.


The Life Healing Center’s three specified tracks help ensure that clients receive the care that is best suited to their needs. Its stress of co-habitation and group therapy ensures that residents are well prepared for interpersonal activity after leaving the Center and are able to integrate their new skills into daily life upon returning home.

Life Healing Center

25 Vista Point Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87508

(855) 489-8753

Life Healing Center Cost: $21,000-$27,000 (30 days). Find Life Healing Center on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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