Many people with drug and alcohol addictions benefit from a psychotherapy program. It may be an unfamiliar term, but it is one of the best tools to learn how to move forward with your recovery. At Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox, this therapy program is one component of a much larger and individualized treatment plan we’ll create for you.
What Is a Psychotherapy Program?
The term psychotherapy simply means talk therapy. That is, it is a method of bringing you and your counselor together to talk about what’s happened to you, why, and how to move forward. Many people with drug and alcohol addictions feel very isolated from the rest of the world. It feels as though no one is experiencing what you are. In talk therapy, you gain an opportunity to open up about what that means to you. You talk about your experiences and struggles to find a solution to your feelings and outlook.
Our psychotherapy program is designed to help you learn how to cope with addiction, mental health issues, and recovery. You’ll learn tools and gain insights into your chronic disease and thought processes. We often combine this type of program with other evidence-based treatments, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- EMDR therapy programs
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Trauma therapy program
- Individual, group, and family therapy
In each situation, we’ll create a treatment plan that’s designed to support your unique needs.
What Happens During Psychotherapy?
Our psychotherapy program is designed to be flexible for your needs from addiction to other mental health disorders like trauma and depression. You’ll work with a licensed therapist in an office setting at a pace recommended by an initial assessment. This is a one-on-one treatment, and what you say in therapy is always protected. Your therapist will ask questions to get you to open up and begin talking. You can talk about anything you need to or want to get out.
Psychotherapy can help you with understanding why you think what you do and to understand how you can change those thoughts to achieve your goals. In drug and alcohol treatment, this is very important in preventing relapse. By providing you with a way to recognize your negative thought patterns, you’re able to recognize them later. You’ll then be able to change those thoughts with the goal of alleviating the stress you feel to use drugs or alcohol.
Should You Engage in This Program?
Many people will use our psychotherapy program as a component of their treatment at Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox. To determine which programs and treatment methods are right for you, we’ll conduct a full assessment, discuss options with you, and create an individualized treatment plan.
During this type of talk therapy, we may learn more about who you are and what has put you in this path. For some, this is where we learn about a mental health disorder that has gone undiagnosed. For others, a past trauma begins to come into focus. By understanding these elements, we can help you to avoid the long-term outcome of drug and alcohol addiction and help you to recovery.
Explore the Right Treatment at Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox
To treat drug and alcohol addiction, we provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan designed to address your unique needs. For many people, our psychotherapy program is one component of that care plan. At Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox, we can provide you with the tools and resources to heal.
Psychotherapy can be used during any of the following program levels:
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)