Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights offers a therapeutic approach that treats the mind, body, and spirit. Our therapy consists of individual therapy sessions, group therapy, and physical wellness therapy. We allow guests to have an active role in the creation of their individualized treatment plan so that their treatment experience is unique to them. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights encourages guests to delve into many therapy styles, to determine which therapeutic processes work the best for them specifically. We provide guests the tools to change their lives, Because We Care.



At Royal Life Centers, we believe in the therapeutic power of group therapy. The core of our program is based around groups chosen by each individual guest in order to fit their needs most appropriately. The group setting supports the creation of a peer support network, which is indispensable in maintaining one's sobriety beyond treatment.

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Individual therapy plays an important role in the recovery of each guest at Royal Life Centers. Upon admission, a primary therapist is paired with each guest. Individual therapy provides a more private environment for personal growth. Working closely with their primary therapist, guests explore their innermost self and get to the core of their issues.

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Beyond the traditional therapies, our Activity Therapies offer a way for guests to exercise their creative side. Expressive, or experiential therapies such as Art Therapy, Journaling, Music Therapy, and Movement Therapy encourage new ways of thinking. Changing the way we think is pivotal in a successful and sustained sobriety.

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Adventure therapy allows for guests to use outdoor activities for organic healing. The adventure therapy we offer includes camping and kayaking. While active in addiction, most people do not follow healthy exercising habits. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights promotes physical health in recovery, which is why we provide these opportunities.

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Equine Therapy, also known as Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) has rapidly gained popularity in the addiction treatment field. EAT allows guests to become more in tune with their actions and emotions. Working with horses can reduce stress, help guests work through their fears, and boost dopamine and endorphin levels.

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Group Therapy

Group therapy is a powerful experience that nurtures positive reinforcement, peer support, behavioral and emotional change. Guests will gain a strengthened sense of self, with the encouragement and confidence to move forward in their recovery. Group therapy is led by experienced addiction professionals, there to guide with topics conducive to personal recovery. A commonality is found within the group therapy process, and guests are met with overwhelming support during the obstacles of early recovery. Group therapy allows guests to build a strong network of support. Founded on solution-based guidance and the ability to relate to others, group therapy allows guests to maneuver through the hardships of recovery together. Group therapies at Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral, skill development, supportive, process, 12-step method, relapse prevention, community involvement, cultural, expressive, and physical wellness based groups.

Group therapy encourages peers to relate to each other, making feedback more meaningful coming from those who are in the same circumstances as each other. Group therapies allow guests to engage with the hardships of early recovery, speaking to their unique perspectives while also keeping the topic relevant to each guest. Our group therapies create peer-to-peer support, in addition to keeping a structured approach to sharing problems and offering solutions. In group therapy, our guests are taught a variety of coping mechanisms and skills in order to better their interpersonal communication, emotional regulation, relapse prevention, anger management, etc.

Individual Therapy

Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights is experienced in the most effective therapy treatments, which is why we assign each guest with a primary therapist who they will be working with throughout their stay. Individual therapy is used for honest and open discussion, with a more intimate setting; it allows guests to express their struggles, thoughts, and feelings. In individual therapy, guests are able to explore their childhood, process and work through trauma, grief and loss, process addictions, and more. Guests are encouraged to become vulnerable because our facilities are a safe space to open up. Our experienced therapists are supportive, insightful and knowledgeable in facilitating the change that comes from mental, physical, and spiritual healing.

Individual therapy in Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights promotes guests to take an active role in their healing process. Guests are encouraged to share openly and honestly, knowing that they will never be judged. Our guests have access to their primary therapist as a constant source of support and guidance. Our therapists approach individual therapy as the perfect avenue for delving into vulnerable emotions, uncovering root causes of addiction and unresolved traumas. Our guests are able to build trust in their primary therapists, giving them a sense of comfort during their therapy sessions. Guests enjoy a safe, judgment-free environment which encourages healing in the mind, body, and spirit.

Activity Therapy

Art Therapy

Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights offers art therapy, including painting, sculpting, and other forms of visual art. We strongly believe in the connection of art and expression. In recovery, it is important to have an outlet to express your thoughts and feelings. Hands-on activities like creating artwork are an excellent way to not only express yourself but to relieve stress and manage anxiety. Creation promotes self-discovery, introspective reflection, and is helpful in treating co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD.

Journaling Therapy

Journaling is an extremely effective way to facilitate reflection. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights urges guests to therapeutically journal their thoughts and feelings. Journaling helps guests manage stress, anxiety, and depression. In early recovery, Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights encourages guests to find things that bring them joy. Journaling can help guests work through their thoughts and feelings in early recovery, guiding each guest to self-discovery in the process.

Music Therapy

The connection between music and emotions is influential for guests as they go through the recovery process. According to the Music Therapy Association, music therapy: promotes wellness, eases pain, reduces stress, expresses feelings, enhances memory, and improves communication. Music therapy is known to facilitate physical rehabilitation. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights believes in the power of music therapy, so we offer seminar-style music groups.

Movement Therapy

Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights offers mind and body balancing activities like yoga. Yoga is widely recognized in strengthening the connection between mind and body, producing countless benefits to our guest’s overall health and wellness. We encourage mindfulness and the incorporating of meditation as a daily routine. Participating in yoga is actually proven to help the brain rebuild and rewire the neuronal disruptions caused by substance abuse.

Adventure Therapy

The adventure therapy we offer includes camping and kayaking. Adventure therapy allows for guests to use outdoor activities for organic healing. While active in addiction, most people discontinue healthy exercising habits. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights promotes physical health in recovery, which is why we provide opportunities for camping and kayaking.


Camping is a goal-focused therapeutic process, bringing together guest’s active involvement in team building with the restorative power of nature. The beautiful setting provides healing properties and appreciation for our location in Spokane, WA. Camping promotes peers to build healthy, supportive relationships with one another in this bonding experience.


Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights believes in the healing power of nature. The gorgeous landscape of Washington provides the perfect backdrop for kayaking. Kayaking itself is a very therapeutic process, able to help our guests who may suffer from co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. Group kayaking is available to strengthen our guest’s problem-solving, interpersonal communication, and teamwork skills. The kayaking experience we provide encapsulates serenity and reinforces our guest’s recovery at the mental, physical and spiritual level.

Equine Therapy

Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights provides equine therapy as a part of our aftercare programming. We give guests the opportunity to participate in Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT). Equine therapy promotes healing through the connections made between guests and horses. Sessions can involve petting, grooming, feeding, caring for, and leading horses. Equine-Assisted Therapy promotes emotional growth and healing. Guests are able to become more in touch with their emotions and actions. Working with horses also can increase cognitive skills, helping to manage symptoms of various mental health disorders. EAT is a variety of biofeedback therapy, teaching guests to learn how to moderate their thought, emotional and behavioral patterns because horses are cautious as well as responsive to human interaction.

Equine have become increasingly popular in animal therapy because of their immediate feedback to the actions of their handler. They possess the unique ability to mirror the emotions of their caregiver. Guest’s learn to tend to their fears and emotions, as their actions are expressed through the reactions of the horse. If you would like to learn more about our equine therapy program or any of our other therapy programs, please reach out to our admissions team. They are available at (888) 907-0898 or (877)-RECOVERY to address any concerns or answer any questions you may have. Because We Care.

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