When it comes to healing a whole person, there is many different methods of treatment that can make up an effective treatment plan. Every patient experiences addiction differently; having individual therapy sessions personalizes the healing process and provides each patient with a proper diagnosis of their physical and mental health. Our master’s level therapists utilize a wide range of therapeutic methods to provide each person with the treatment they need to recover and begin the healing process.
Individual therapy is an important component of substance abuse treatment that allows our patients to work through problems that require privacy. For example, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), helps overcome unhealthy and self-defeating thoughts that drug and alcohol addiction causes. It takes time and dedication to change negative thought patterns associated with substance abuse.
Substance abuse addictions tend to numb the individual to only feel happiness or peace of mind when doing drugs or binge drinking. That destructive behavior effects a person’s potential, values, and morals. Expressive therapy allows the patients to express their feelings in a safe way that inspires personal reflection and growth with creativity. Some tools of expressive therapy are music, writing and art.
Through creative writing like poetry or journaling, a patients can vent and process what they have learned. Feelings like anger and regret inspires poetry that heals the soul and sparks purpose and reflection. Music and art can stir nostalgia or motivate patients to stay sober. A Better Today Services focuses on the details or the ‘little things’ that matter when recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.
Without individual therapy, our therapist would not know what kind of therapy methods to offer each patients to help them overcome their addiction. Many other treatment methods are utilized to overcome trauma and address past experiences that may have contributed to the addiction. By offering a variety of treatment methods to our patients, we provide a level of care that heals the mind, body, soul, and family relationships.