A PROFESSIONAL REHAB OFFERS THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT INDIVIDUALS NEED TO RECOVER. WITH A BLEND OF PROGRAMS LIKE GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL THERAPY, GUESTS CAN RECEIVE THE BEST CARE AND SUPPORT DURING THEIR TREATMENT. WHILE EVERY ADDICTION IS DIFFERENT, COMPREHENSIVE, HOLISTIC TREATMENT CAN EFFECTIVELY HELP INDIVIDUALS RECOVER.
WHAT IS INDIVIDUAL THERAPY?
An individual therapy program focuses on just the therapist and the individual in treatment. Of course, depending on the individual’s needs, the length of the session and the type of therapy can change. In rehab, therapy sessions tend to be at least once or more a week for about an hour.
HOW THE THERAPY PROCESS WORKS
Individual therapy helps someone focus on specific problems like their addiction, past trauma or co-occurring disorders. Sometimes, other mental disorders or past abuse fuel an addiction. However, by getting help in an individual therapy program, the individual can work through problems that cause their addiction or stem from it.
One-on-one sessions give the guest a safe place to open up and share their thoughts with someone else. In this environment, the individual can say anything they want without worrying about someone judging them. All of the information is confidential, so no one has to fear that sensitive information may cause problems in their career or relationship. During treatment, this level of support, trust, and understanding is critical for recovery.
THE ADVANTAGES OF INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Addiction therapy services include one-on-one sessions for a good reason. This type of therapy is generally more in-depth and more intensive than group therapy. While group therapy is an excellent way to gain peer support, it lacks the one-on-one, in-depth conversations that individual therapy offers.
In a one-on-one environment, people can focus on topics or issues that only matter to them. From problems with siblings to a specific relapse worry, individuals can make sure that they get the private, intensive support that they need. This kind of program is also crucial because the privacy encourages open, honest sharing. Honesty and personal connections are vital to someone’s long-term recovery.
Of course, sharing in a group setting is not always simple. Some guests may feel uncomfortable telling a group about childhood abuse, divorce, or past trauma. At the same time, they need to share this information with someone. Individual sessions are a private, safe place where people can comfortably talk about their deepest concerns and issues that they cannot share with anyone else.
Throughout the treatment process, guests learn how to understand and cope with their feelings. Treatment can feel overwhelming, and it is essential that individuals have a place where they can speak up. In individual therapy, the guest can get the attention they need. Through this type of deep, shared conversation, the individual can also improve their communication skills.
SELECTING THE BEST REHAB FOR YOUR NEEDS
Going to rehab offers a new environment away from the triggers and situations that encourage addiction. Once individuals start their rehab program, they receive services, counseling, and programs that help them stay sober. Aftercare programs help guests maintain their sobriety as they return to the outside world. Depending on the treatment center, individuals can discover options such as:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Group, family, and individual counseling
- Nature therapy and art therapy
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction and meditation
- Yoga and music therapy
- Women’s and men’s rehab programs
No one has to suffer from addiction forever. The right rehab can help you discover a better life. With the Pearl of the Sea Retreat, you can escape from the world and focus completely on your recovery. Located in St. Augustine, Florida, this treatment center offers the healing setting and support you need to get clean. To learn more about our services, call us today.