Find out how our individual therapy program can help you achieve your recovery goals.
Forms of Individual Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment
Beyond group and family therapy, a critical part of drug and alcohol addiction treatment involves receiving individual therapy from a trained professional. Long-term psychotherapy can help address behavioral habits that contribute to and foster substance abuse. Sometimes, part of these therapies includes incorporating short-term couples therapy to other related treatments to help patients start building healthier relationships around them.
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational Interviewing is a popular philosophy of addiction treatment. Generally, the therapist partners with the patient and encourages them to remain on the path to recovery on their terms. Motivational Interviewing, in particular, uses a positive and nonjudgmental stance on drug and alcohol addiction.
As a result, MI addresses addiction as a disease and not a moral failing. Both therapist and client help each other in reaching treatment goals. Learn more about MI.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a modern form of evidence-based treatment used in most drug rehabilitation centers. Generally, therapists utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help the patient change their destructive behaviors through identification.
Additionally, addiction counselors help to correct irrational thought patterns. CBT therapy is ideal for individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety or depression. Learn more about CBT.
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a common form of evidence-based treatment in alcohol rehabilitation centers. Initially, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy helped suicidal patients find meaning and purpose in life. Today, research studies believe it can positively affect other forms of addictions.
In DBT Therapy, therapists generally assist patients by developing four skill sets: mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. DBT therapy helps decrease feelings of anxiety or depression; thus, it is ideal for dual diagnosis patients. Learn more about DBT.
Relapse Prevention Training
Relapse prevention is a critical goal of addiction treatment. By increasing awareness of high-risk situations, understanding triggers, and developing skills to cope with cravings, individual counseling can help reduce relapse after rehab. Therapists also develop a plan following rehabilitation to minimize the risks of relapsing.
Relapse prevention encompasses a significant portion of an individual’s journey from their addiction to recovery. Incorporating a type of therapy that focuses on relapse prevention provides additional support and encouragement in the recovery process. Learn more.
How Does Individual Therapy Work During Drug Rehab?
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, the treatment process is a collaborative journey between the patient and the drug rehab center’s treatment team. In individual therapy, patients work alongside their therapists to acquire self-knowledge of underlying issues and gain insight into their addiction.
The therapist assists the patient through the many recovery stages and empowers the patient to make positive changes.
With a wide range of therapists, we strategically match each patient with the therapist to best fit their recovery needs. During inpatient or outpatient rehab, individuals meet with their primary therapist weekly. The duration of individual therapy is generally 60 minutes.
Patients will also interact with all the drug rehab center’s treatment teams during their stay. Also, patients are still encouraged to participate in group therapy sessions to complement their treatment program.
Who Performs Individual Therapy in Addiction Treatment?
Each drug and alcohol rehab center varies in its approach to treating addiction and mental health issues. At our rehabilitation center, we understand that treating addiction requires significant education and experience. Our licensed therapists are the ones that provide medical advice and diagnosis before suggesting the right treatment plan for our patients.
As a result, our treatment center staff holds one or more of the following professional titles: Medical Doctor, Certified Addiction Professionals, or Certified Addiction Counselor. Also, our licensed addiction staff includes Mental Health Counselors and Clinical Social Workers.
Processing the mental health, employment, and family issues that substance abuse creates are critical aspects of addiction treatment. The variety of therapeutic modalities we use, along with our attention to detail, has our treatment center on track to be one of the nation’s best.
Does Insurance Cover Psychotherapy?
Most insurance plans will cover some or all the costs of addiction treatment programs. Individual therapy is part of both inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, both covered by insurance companies. However, to learn more about the specifics of your insurance policy plan, we recommend that you contact our admissions office to verify your insurance coverage.
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