The Men’s Center at Michael’s House is a place where men can find solid ground in recovery. Its strength-based curriculum enables men to process and problem-solve, recognize positive and negative patterns, build character, find balance and establish life goals. The experienced staff at the Men’s Center facilitate patients’ renewal and recovery in a way that stabilizes and builds them up so that they are prepared to overcome challenges and respond to life with new coping skills and healthy behaviors. Our positive, affirming program paves the way for men to achieve and sustain long-term recovery.

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Clinical Program Elements

We have a comprehensive clinical program that is focused on integrated treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health issues. Here are some of the elements of our program that are available at the Men’s Center:

Patients may also attend 12-Step meetings (onsite or offsite, depending on their treatment level) and other process groups that promote recovery.

Activities and Features

Michael’s House is built for a 45 day program, though patients may stay anywhere from 30 to 90 days. Activities are scheduled on a 6-week rotation and may vary based on where they fall on the schedule, weather and availability of staff. Here are just a few of the activities men may participate in during their treatment:

Features of the Men’s Center

The Men’s Center includes some recreational amenities, such as:


Therapeutic Elements

During their time at the Men’s Center, patients may participate in some regular therapeutic activities, such as the following:

During treatment, patients will also be working through the Foundations Recovery Network Treatment Workbook, which provides educational information and opportunities for processing and learning in recovery. The therapeutic elements of our program work together to create a unique healing experience.


Group and Individual Therapy

Each individual at Michael’s House will participate in a minimum of 20 hours of group therapy each month and one to two individual therapy sessions weekly (frequency of individual therapy sessions is based on the clinical assessment of the primary therapist). Individual sessions focus on each individual’s specific needs, and therapeutic modalities implemented will vary accordingly. In addition, Michael’s House will remain attentive to each individual’s needs and may increase the amount of individual therapy as clinically indicated. We have a number of groups that are regularly scheduled each week, including the following:

We also offer a variety of other therapeutic groups that are made available a minimum of one time each month. These groups include family and equine therapy. Experiential work is the essence of our approach to the therapeutic process, which we incorporate into all of our groups as well as individual therapy sessions.

Challenge and Adventure Therapy

mens-centerChallenge activities such as hiking, volleyball and aquatic therapy are designed to address basic recovery issues as well as to move patients into deeper insight and healing. These group sessions utilize traditional group therapy, structured experiential group work, metaphor therapy and adventure-based counseling. Learning and internalizing the concepts of limits, boundaries, self-care, acceptance, letting go and accountability are important themes in this form of therapy.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more or begin the admissions process at Michael’s House, please contact us today at the number listed.

Men’s Center
1910 South Camino Real
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-416-7951