The Family or Marital Counseling program provides an opportunity to address the most significant relationships in a person’s life. Marital or Family addiction counseling offers a safe space to practice relating to significant others in new and better ways. Participants learn to appreciate and grow through their differences as they practice effectively using Critical Life Skills such as communication, decision making, problem solving and conflict resolution.
Individual Counseling, for those addicted to alcohol & drugs focuses on identifying and building up inherent strengths, while recognizing, accepting and correcting weaknesses. As this process progresses, the “true self” is revealed and the “false self” is dismantled. Areas of focus include emotion regulation, behavior modification and cognitive functioning, pertaining to beliefs, thoughts, attitudes and rules about life.
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.
Nutritional therapy is a state-of-the-art treatment that focuses on brain chemistry and regaining your health and strength. Drugs and alcohol affect the body’s ability to absorb and use essential nutrients that are critical to the production of neurotransmitters – the molecules used by the brain to transmit messages and balance moods. For example, opiate users often have trouble sleeping -- which may be related to low levels of serotonin. Nutritional therapy helps the brain rebuild its supply of serotonin, and sleep improves.
Group Counseling for those addicted to alcohol & drugs provides a social setting in which residents can become mindful of, and work toward improving important skills. These include patterns of connecting with others, learning to communicate effectively, making healthy decisions, solving problems and resolving conflicts in a group setting. Group addiction counseling provides an opportunity to form a cohesive whole and work with others to achieve goals that are beneficial to each person and the group.
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.
Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
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.
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.
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.