Counseling is a broad term to describe a treatment system that has multiple components. The term is often associated with “talk” therapy, but this is only one of many therapeutic approaches. Counseling relieves emotional distress and other symptoms related to mental health disorders, including substance use disorders. Every individual is different, so counseling needs to be individualized. At Insight Recovery Centers, our addiction therapy program is customizable to suit each client’s unique treatment needs.

Deciding to seek addiction therapy is an important decision that does not come lightly. With so many treatment options available, knowing what to choose can feel overwhelming. If you have questions about what types of counseling can benefit you, Insight Recovery Centers can help. Call us at 703.592.6946.

Common Myths About Counseling

psychotherapyNearly half of American adults will experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime; however, the number who will seek help is disproportionally low. In recent years, there has been a push in the public health sector to help reduce the stigma attached to mental health and addiction, but it remains a barrier to seeking treatment for many.

Here are some of the common myths associated with the stigma of counseling:

  • It is for people who are crazy.
  • It is for people who are weak or do not have the willpower to help themselves.
  • You need to have a mental health disorder to go to counseling.
  • Therapists only want to talk about your relationship with your parents.
  • How does that make you feel? are all therapists say
  • counseling does not work
  • All therapists are the same

Counseling is beneficial for anyone with mental health disorders such as anxiety, trauma, depression, PTSD, or addiction. However, it can also be advantageous for helping people cope with significant life events such as chronic illness, loss, career changes, divorce, or relationship issues. Choosing to seek counseling to confront your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors is courageous and self-empowering.

Psychotherapists are just as diverse as the individuals they treat. Therefore, sometimes you have to work with multiple therapists before finding the one best suits you. When people say they tried counseling and it didn’t work, they most likely did not have a therapist who was a good fit for their needs or was not fully committed to the process.

Different Types of Counseling Programs

At Insight Recovery Centers, we honor the individuality of each client who comes to us for treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. While there are common general symptoms, the effects of substance abuse, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders are unique to each individual. The comprehensive, evidence-based, holistic treatment modalities we offer can be personalized to meet the needs of each of our clients.

As you weigh your options for recovery, know that the treatment team at Insight Recovery Centers will work with you to determine which of our counseling programs will be best for helping you heal and achieve your therapeutic goals. Following are some of the types of counseling we offer:

  • Family therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Our therapists draw on several therapeutic philosophies and methods to develop an individualized treatment plan. We also offer 12-step approaches, alcohol moderation programming, medication-assisted treatment, nutritional counseling, yoga, and more.

Contact Insight Recovery Centers to Find Out More About Addiction Recovery and Counseling

Addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders can cause significant dysfunction for the affected person and their friends and family. When you have decided it is time to seek professional help, Insight Recovery Centers can help you determine the level of treatment that best fits your needs. We offer a wide range of therapeutic options to meet your needs. Contact us at 703.592.6946 to learn more about how our addiction recovery therapy programs can help you or your loved one.