Key Therapeutic Techniques at Extra Mile

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

The goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain’s natural adaptive information processing mechanisms, thereby relieving present symptoms.


The Extra Mile will utilize EMDR to desensitize physiological responses and urges to use substances that stem from triggers.

DBT Informed Therapy:

DBT informed therapy incorporates the DBT skills & principles, but does not require the complete program, Skills Group, DBT Individual with phone coaching. Instead it is “a la cart” in that only the components needed are utilized.


The Extra Mile Rehab in Mississippi will focus on assisting patients learning DBT skills and applying them to regulate emotional activation.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

Guided by empirical research, CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognition, behaviors, and emotional regulation.


The Extra Mile will assist patients to identify dominant negative cognitions, distorted thinking and/or thinking errors through homework assignments and educations. Then, specific CBT methods will be used to begin cognitive/thinking restructuring.

12 Step Immersion:

The Twelve Steps are 12 principles and practices originally proposed by Bill Wilson to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism.

The Extra Mile Rehab has developed an educational curriculum that intertwines this concept with the previous concepts to enhance the patients’ recognition of the simplistic path to change and freedom.