In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Drug and alcohol addiction often coexist with psychological issues, which may be tackled through individual therapy. One-on-one sessions will offer complete privacy and discretion to allow you to achieve personal growth through your counseling.
Through their Family Education Program (FEP) at Retreat at Palm Beach and Retreat at Lancaster County, you and your family will learn the basic elements of addiction, as well as the tools and resources most associated with long term recovery. Their Family Education Program is designed to address the needs of both the patient, as well as the patient’s family.
Research indicates that Equine therapy can be effective in the treatment of addiction (s), emotional trauma, self-worth issues, abuse, anxiety and depression. Equine therapy uses horses to improve the occupational, physical, emotional wellbeing of participants. Equine therapy is a form of experiential therapy where patients are engaged intellectually, emotional, socially, soulfully, and physically.
Recreation Therapy is a holistic form of therapy geared towards educating and instructing patients on how to increase healthy living habits and structured leisure time as a means of self-care and compassion for the mind and body. Their Recreation Therapy program at Retreat at Lancaster County is run by a Masters Level Clinical Specialist with a background in Clinical Counseling and a passion for Sports and Exercise Psychology. Morning Small Group Recreation Therapy includes activities such as Team Building challenges, nature walks, and competitive sports.
Creative Arts Therapy:
Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.
Group therapy is another effective strategy for facing emotional issues associated with addiction, and it can also be an opportunity to learn new coping mechanisms from others who have been in similar situations. Because patients are separated into age- and gender-specific groups, they are able to communicate with peers for a more comfortable group therapy environment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.
Patients with a history of traumatic stress and addiction can get the assistance they need from our personalized, team-centered treatment approach. They help patients set boundaries and establish a sense of emotional and physical safety through their integrated modalities.
Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.
Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Participants of their culinary program are taught how to prepare meals and snacks that are good for their bodies. Patients are also taught about nutrition and healthy eating habits in general. Culinary practices are not only therapeutic, but are an important life skill.
Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients' physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Rational Behavior Therapy:
Rational Behavior Therapy (RBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy meant to be short-term and comprehensive. It was intended to help clients become more self-sufficent and move forward without the need for expensive, ongoing therapy. It includes an emotional self-help method called “rational self-counseling,” the purpose of which is to give clients all the skills needed to handle future emotional issues by themselves, or with significantly less professional help.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy:
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking. It uses products that supply low doses of nicotine to help people stop smoking. The goal of therapy is to cut down on cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
Fitness therapy blends exercise with psychotherapy for a fun, inspiring, and effective way of treating addiction and other issues. By incorporating movement into counseling sessions, clients become more empowered, motivated, and goal-oriented, all while strengthening their bodies and becoming more flexible. Fitness Therapy is usually used to complement a course of treatment (inpatient or outpatient) to make it even more successful. Increasing the connection between a patient’s mind and body helps both with healing as well as in creating new, healthy habits.