More About Individual Therapy
In individual therapy sessions, clients sit down with a licensed and highly experienced therapist and delve deeper into underlying issues. Individual therapy sessions allow clients to open up about topics they might not feel comfortable discussing in a group setting. Working with a trained mental health professional in a completely confidential and supportive environment is extremely beneficial. Over time, the client learns to trust his or her therapist, and the therapist learns more about the client, his or her personal history with substance abuse and the presence and origin of any underlying issues.
During the motivation stage of our multi-phased program of recovery, clients typically have access to at least one individual therapy session every week. However, because our client-to-staff ratio is consistently low, clients often have access to more individual therapy sessions per week. Our license individual therapists utilize a range of evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and more. Clients who have undergone trauma of any kind are paired with a therapist who specializes in working through unresolved trauma and related issues. Individual therapy sessions typically last for one full hour or slightly longer, and clients sometimes have the option of continuing with their individual therapist once residential inpatient treatment and partial hospitalization conclude. Continued one-on-one therapy is an important part of most aftercare programs.