The Futures’ Hero’s Ascent track focuses on identifying and addressing mental health conditions such as underlying trauma, chronic pain, addiction, and other issues shared by first responders and veterans. The tracks’s coordinated and personalized care plans incorporate medical treatment, psychiatry, individual and group psychotherapy, physical therapy, wellness services, and neurostimulation. Family programming is an integral part of the Hero’s Ascent track. Therapy and education are provided to help family members address their mental health needs and learn to support their loved one’s recovery. Futures strives to help frontline workers find like-mindedness, camaraderie, and support by connecting with peers in recovery. Our thriving alumni community is a source of ongoing inspiration and connection.
PRESERVING LIFE IS THE GREATEST HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY WORK RELENTLESSLY TO HELP OTHERS. HERE, WE HELP THEM DO THE HARDEST WORK OF ALL — TRANSFORMING THE ADVERSITY OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS INTO THE STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE WITH WHICH TO SAVE THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, PARTNERS, AND COMMUNITIES.
While substance use disorders, PTSD, and suicide are prevalent among these professionals, appropriate treatment is exceedingly rare and can be difficult to access. The Futures Recovery Healthcare Hero’s Ascent treatment track offers first responders and military personnel safe, relevant, and effective treatment in a comfortable and discreet setting.
DESIGNED TO HELP THE FRONT LINE FEEL AT EASE
First responders and veterans face unique barriers to seeking care. Many have trepidations related to mandatory reporting requirements and organizational ideology. Others worry about encountering people they know at local treatment providers. Futures offers partnership and safety to make treatment accessible, comfortable, and effective. Our experienced care team can help patients manage work-related issues and facilitate paperwork and communication with employers, insurers, and other agencies to help patients focus on treatment and make it easier to return to work. Located on a private, nine-acre gated campus in Tequesta, Florida, first responders and military personnel can expect discretion, and a safe space to relax, heal and work with experienced professionals. Our spacious environment and low patient-to-staff ratio provide ample privacy and allow the treatment team to individualize care. Comfortably appointed private bedrooms and bathrooms, nutritious chef-prepared meals, an on-campus swimming pool, a fitness center, tennis courts, and other amenities help patients feel at ease and at home.
Watch Futures Recovery Primary Therapist Kate Polk talk about her work with our hero’s in our Hero’s Ascent Track. Futures Recovery Healthcare is committed to offering high-quality, effective, and relevant treatment to our nation’s veterans and first responders. Learn more HERE
Kate is a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Military Police for 8 years and is a National Board Certified Mental Health Counselor. Kate holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University. One of Kate’s greatest passions is in having the opportunity to humbly sit with her clients, listen to and learn about their experience, and assist them in finding a healthier means to approach and direct their lives. As a veteran and natural leader, being able to extend her passion for helping our veteran and first responder population to healthily manage, process, and grow through their experiences continues to be one of her highest professional honors.
Based on her clinical passions, skills, strengths and former experience as a military professional, Kate was hand selected as the Primary Therapist for the Hero’s Ascent Track at Futures. Her clinical experience ranges from working with adolescent males in long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders to working with adults, children, and families in addressing various mental health disorders and concerns in outpatient community based counseling programs.