Therapeutic Integrative Aftercare
Are you looking for an affordable integrative therapeutic aftercare program in the US? 

At Root Recovery, our treatment philosophy hinges on the principles set forth by the Harm Reduction model, which "meets people where they are at". It is our mission to introduce you to a positive, holistic aftercare model that enables you to live a healthier, more rewarding way of life. Our program offers tools to help you implement a new lifestyle that fulfills your spiritual, physical, social, creative, and emotional needs. 

Some of these tools include integration and EMDR trauma therapy, healthy diet and exercise, kundalini yoga and sound healing, sweat lodges, accupuncture, integral practices that are designed to foster emotional and relational growth, and SMART recovery meetings.  

At Root Recovery, we understand the importance of taking advantage of the first few months after plant-medicine assisted detox. It's vitally imortant to utilize this window of time to develop new patterns and to help you integrate your medicinal experience into a new healthy way of life. 

Our integration home is located 10 miles west of downtown Austin in a secluded lake community. The home can accomodate 1-4 aftercare residents at a time. 

Some wonderful natural areas we like to visit around Austin include Barton Springs, Lake Austin, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Krauss Springs, The Blue Hole, and the vast greenbelt which spans the length of Austin and offers a vast array of hiking/biking trails and secluded water holes. 

We also offer rates that are designed to make therapeutic aftercare accessible. We are happy to send you additional details and to chat with you on the phone or Skype. Please contact us for details at: 
Aftercare Program Description
  •    EMDR integration therapy sessions 
  •  YMCA membership
  •  SMART Recovery  
  • Meditation enhanced by EEG neurofeedback technology headsets
  •  Art activities geared toward inner healing 
  •  Activities that foster social and emotional well-being: Circling, hiking, swimming in the Austin area natural springs, sweat lodge, kundalini yoga and crystal bowl sound healing, and ecstatic dance
  •  Healthy balanced meals
  •  A safe and lovely home 10 miles west of downtown of Austin
  •  Weekly acupuncture *trauma/addiction protocol)
Living an Active, Purpose-filled Life
"The body keeps the score" ~ Bessel Van der Kolk

The cornerstone of our philosphy at Root Recovery is to replace old behavioral patterns that reinforce addiction with new behaviors that connect one to life. By engaging with nature and addressing trauma, one can truly heal the root of addiction, and from this place... new and healthy patterns can form. 

While it's important to change thinking patterns, one must also address the damage done to the body by chronic substance use. A healthy vibrant physical being is vital to healing one's connection to oneself. Addiction degrades both the body and the mind, and by healing the physical body, the foundation is built to support healing of the emotional and cognitive bodies as well. 

We take advantage of Austin area natural resources and have fun. While we do talk about addiction, the real focus is on connection- to both other people and the environment- and also to oneself. Our program emphasizes developing a sense of responsible autonomy through EMDR therapy, SMART recovery skills, communication skills that support healthier relationships, and most importantly- learning to genuinely smile, laugh and make friends oneself and with life.  
EMDR Therapy   
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy is an eight-phase treatment originally developed to treat PTSD, which comprehensively identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience or coping capacity and have thereby generated traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies (flashbacks, anxiety, insomnia and possible harmful attempts to address these symptoms, such as isolating behavior and self-medication with drugs and alcohol.). Through EMDR therapy, patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive, which when done with skill and care, can treat the underlying psychological factors in addiction. 

EMDR Therapy takes preparation that is both trauma-informed and addiction-informed. EMDR is most effective when used as part of a comprehensive plan for treating addiction that must also include appropriate social supports and practicing new lifestyle skills, which we provide at Root Recovery. 

Lindsey has adapted EMDR especially for integration work by directly working with the visionary content and relating it back to early childhood or traumatic life events, thus making meaning of them. She also emphasizes the somatic aspect of EMDR by encouraging an individual to allow the intelligence of their own bodies to help move out (process) traumatic or otherwise charged content. Guided imagery is also utilized for the purpose of helping individuals process blocks with more ease. 
SMART Recovery 
SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) is a non-12 step recovery model that helps individuals gain independence from addiction. It is based on research and evolves as scientific knowledge evolves.

The 4-Point Program offers specific tools and techniques for each of the program points:

Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
Point 2: Coping with Urges
Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

At Root Recovery, we hold both in-house SMART meetings and we attend an excellent meeting in the community.
What is Circling?

Circling is a relational-technology based on numerous cutting-edge but simple practices and distinctions that support you in finding what is most true to you, communicating this powerfully and naturally, widening your perspectives and your ability to receive and stay open to others and nurturing a sense of deep personal and collective trust that is both relieving and generative.

It works within the often unseen fundamental ground of communication and relationship that underpins almost everything.

That’s why we see such strong transformation and development through the practice, because a small change in the areas that most matter can lead to a profound unfolding of potential over time.

It originated from applying meditative awareness onto our connections with others. In the same way a microscope reveals a whole other level of reality, Circling can reveal an entirely new way of being in relationship.

For more in-depth information please copy and paste the following link to this descriptive video on the unique practice of Circling:

Ecstatic Dance 
What is Ecstatic Dance?

Ecstatic Dance empowers people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds to freely express themselves; the liberating atmosphere creates a melting pot of acceptance and the fearlessness to heal your body and mind from the constraints of years of drug use and/or trauma. It takes place in an intentional safe space that gives each individual permission and courage to dance without inhibition without talking, drinking and the nightclub vibe. This is about getting great exercise, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and others in vibrant health.
Kundalini Yoga 
Kundalini Yoga is a blend of Bhakti Yoga (the yogic practice of devotion), Raja Yoga (the practice of mediation/mental and physical control) and Shakti Yoga, (for the expression of power and energy).

A well-taught Kundalini Yoga class leaves you feeling like you’ve gone to therapy, had an awesome workout in the gym, made it to your yoga mat and enjoyed a fun singing session with friends. The purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to provide a modality by which people can achieve their maximum creative potential, free themselves from old worn out patterns and realize their life purpose. 
Sweat Lodge 
Sweat lodge ceremonies are about more than just sweating — they’re purification rituals used for a broad range of purposes, depending on the culture and the occasion. Most sweat lodge ceremonies practiced today are associated with Native American cultures, who use these ceremonies to give thanks, to heal, to seek wisdom, and to purify the mind, body, and soul.

Native American sweat ceremonies typically take place in domed, circular lodges, though some cultures use teepees, or even pits covered with branches or tree trunks. A fire is lit directly outside the lodge, tended by a highly trained firekeeper who heats the stones that are used to keep the lodge hot.

The firekeeper places the stones in a hole in the center of the lodge, often adding tobacco, cedar, or sweetgrass as an offering. The firekeeper also offers prayers while pouring water over the rocks to create thick steam.

At Root Recovery, we are members of a Lakota Sweat Lodge that takes place in South Central Austin, and occasionally in Lampasas, Texas. They take place alternating Friday and Saturday nights and occasionally skip a week. They are wonderful for purifying both the body, mind, and soul and for seeding new intentions in the way you want to live. 
Brain Sensing EEG (Neurofeedback) Training 
At Root Recovery, we employ EEG technology that can give you real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. It provides motivational challenges and rewards to encourage you to build a regular practice. 

In the short-term, meditation has been shown to trigger the natural relaxation response – a state of deep rest that changes the physiological and emotional responses to stress. Meditation has been scientifically shown to reduce symptoms associated with stress, depression and anxiety, which in turn support long term sobriety. 
Lindsey White-Slater, M.Ed., LPC
Hi, my name is Lindsey and my orientation is to meet you where you are at by helping you to define your own desired aftercare/recovery goals and provide the expertise and support to help you achieve them. I have very extensive experience in working with addiction and trauma. My therapeutic modalities (in addition to an overall trauma informed/harm-reduction orientation) are EMDR, DBT, and teaching about the mind-body connection.

I first learned about the African healing root in 2009, and 2011 engaged in my own psycho-spiritual journey and prescription medication tapering support under the care of a trusted provider in Mexico. I have since offered integrative support and therapeutic aftercare to those who have been through their own personal journey, both for addiction interruption and psycho-spiritual purposes.

I first became licensed in psychotherapy in 2004 and have since worked with individual's, couples, and families in the arena of private practice, community based treatment, detox, and residential treatment. Seeing the flaws in the mental health and substance abuse system has led me to find alternative integral approaches and therapies that truly heal, rather than simply diagnose and treat symptoms. Plant medicine has been my biggest area of alternative treatment advocacy, as it helped me through the transition off of anti-seizure prescription to a medication free life. 

In addition to my long standing licensure, I am currently enrolled in the California Institute of Integral Studies certificate program in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research and will graduate in December of this year (2018). However, I do NOT provide plant medicine or any other substances to my clients. I provide live-in integration therapy AFTER an individual's journey/detox in another country. 

I am also a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. This type of yoga is an ideal support in the recovery process due to its emphasis on daily commitment to practice (even if for only 3 minutes), as well as its holistic approach to living. There are many gifts embedded in this wonderful tradition and it's my passion to share them with others on their recovery path. 

I am also a certified SMART Recovery facilitator, which is the substance use recovery model that Root Recovery teaches and endorses for long term recovery. 

Ray Rodriguez
Hi, my name is Ray and I have beat a 20 year opiate addiction and going strong into my 5th year of recovery. 

My shift happened when I learned to love myself through self-care and finding a purpose-filled life. I realized that being clean isn't enough, and I found ways to channel my creativity and passion through cross fit, yoga, change in diet, getting outdoors, and opening my mind to social and spiritual support. 

Plant medicine has been key to my spiritual evolution. I understand the void feeling that is so often at the core of addiction and I would like to reassure you there is hope. Today my life is filled with joy, happiness, and balance and I am now giving back what I have received. I revel in my healing everyday and am honored to step alongside others in their path of recovery. 
Root Recovery is a small, private residential program (max 1-4 guests at one time to ensure the highest quality care and attention).

Two Week Integration Therapy
Does not include room, board or programming. Call or email for more details.
Two Week Aftercare and Integration
All inclusive aftercare (room+board+all programming)
Four Week Integration Therapy
Does not include room, board or programming. Call or email for more details.
Four Week Aftercare and Integration
All inclusive aftercare
(room+board+all programming)
Six Week Aftercare and Integration
All inclusive aftercare
(room+board+all programming)
Please email us at We are happy to send you additional details and to chat with you on the phone or Skype. 

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