Individuals in our outpatient programs will have the opportunity to meet with a therapist weekly to have individual therapy sessions. Although group therapy and family therapy are also available, individualized therapy sessions dive deeper into the underlying causes of addiction and addressing specific additive behaviors so that recovery skills are developed. Some of the benefits of individualized therapy include:
Individual therapy sessions are often based on the psychological approach cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT. CBT is often used as a method of traditional addiction individualized therapy because it works to address the behavioral aspect of addiction. Addiction is a disease that causes individuals to behave according to their addiction’s desires, so it needs addressing throughout treatment. CBT also helps individuals address their negative emotions about treatment so that they are better equipped to gain healing and knowledge during their time in treatment. The benefits of CBT include:
Trauma brings about many emotions that are too heavy to bear. Many patients seeking help with addiction have had traumatic experiences that have led to the development of addiction through unsuccessful substance self-medication. Individualized trauma therapy in addiction treatment allows these individuals to have a safe way to express the emotions stemming from their traumatic experiences so they can learn coping mechanisms that will help them to stay sober in early and late recovery. Traumatic experiences that are left unconfronted can lead to relapse triggers and unsuccessful recovery, so it is important in individualized therapy to discover and approach these traumatic issues so individuals have a better chance at recovery success. Addictive behaviors are sometimes a result of dealing with traumatic experiences, so addressing trauma throughout individualized therapy sessions is addressing the cause of addiction rather than symptoms of addiction, which is much more effective.
Group therapy is great for practicing skills that are learned throughout treatment, but individualized therapy is where the skills are learned. During individualized therapy sessions, it’s just you and the therapist. This promotes an environment of trust so that patients can practice honesty, effective communication, and the expression of emotions in a safe place. Our therapists know how important the factor of privacy is, so patients can feel free to unpack their burdens and dig deep within themselves to discover how to be successful throughout addiction recovery.
Are you sick of the consequences of addiction that are keeping you from achieving your goals? Do you wish for success without the carried weight of addiction? Are you ready to make a change in your life for the better? You are not alone! Find out what individualized therapy can do for you and join the recovery community through Asheville Recovery Center’s helpful addiction treatment programs today by calling 866-315-8998.
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