If you’re struggling with addiction, you may be feeling pretty alone. It’s easy to feel like no one understands what you’re going through. That’s where individual therapy comes in. When you meet with a therapist one-on-one, you can start addressing the underlying issues causing your addiction. In therapy, you’ll be able to develop healthy coping mechanisms and build a support system to help you on your journey to recovery. As you work through your emotions and behaviors, the benefits of individual therapy will become evident and help you continue on the road to recovery.
The individual therapy program is a cornerstone of addiction treatment at Insight Recovery Centers. Our expert therapists work closely with each client as they learn how to live without drugs or alcohol. Plus, with a particular focus on underlying mental health issues, the benefits of individual therapy in our outpatient programming extend beyond getting sober—they provide the tools that help people live a happier, healthier future. If you are ready to make a change in your life, call 703.592.6946 to learn how individual therapy can help you heal.
Types of Individual Therapy
Every person will respond to therapy differently. Depending on their addiction history, mental health background, and current circumstances, a therapist may utilize different types of therapy. There are many different types of individual therapy, but some of the most common include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – CBT is a popular type of therapy that helps people identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. This type of therapy can be very beneficial for people struggling with addiction, as it can help them learn how to cope with triggers and cravings.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – DBT is a type of CBT that emphasizes the importance of accepting both the good and bad parts of thoughts and feelings. This type of therapy can be helpful for people who have trouble regulating their emotions. It can also teach skills like mindfulness, which can be very useful in early recovery.
- Motivational interviewing (MI) – MI helps people explore their ambivalence about change. This type of therapy can be helpful for people who are on the fence about getting sober. It can help them identify their motivations for change and develop a plan to achieve their goals.
- Family therapy – Family therapy involves the entire family in the treatment process. This can be beneficial for people struggling with addiction, as it can help them repair damaged relationships and develop a support system.
3 Benefits of Individual Therapy
- Develop healthy coping mechanisms – One of the best things about individual therapy is that it gives you the chance to develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and triggers. In therapy, you’ll learn how to deal with difficult emotions in a productive way.
- Address underlying issues – Addiction is often caused by underlying issues such as trauma, anxiety, or depression. In therapy, you’ll be able to address those issues head-on. Once you start working through those underlying issues, it will be easier to manage your addiction.
- Build a support system – In addition to providing professional support, individual therapy can also help you build a support system of friends and family members who can offer emotional support during difficult times.
If you’re struggling with addiction, individual therapy can be an incredibly helpful tool on your journey to recovery.
Individual Therapy at Insight Recovery Centers
Insight Recovery Centers offers outpatient treatment therapy for those struggling with addiction. Our expert therapists work closely with each client to help them learn how to live without drugs or alcohol. We focus on underlying mental health issues, which can provide the tools needed for a happier, healthier future. If you are ready to make a change in your life, call us today at 703.592.6946 or contact us online to learn more about how individual therapy can help you heal.