One of our foremost objectives is to provide a truly individualized Program. First, we conduct a specialized assessment by listening carefully to a new client and learning all the nuances of their distresses and concerns. We know that each person is unique and has his or her own life experiences, so it’s important that each client receive an individualized treatment program. We offer a variety of treatment programs for substance abuse and mental health, including, traditional outpatient programming, day and night treatment, and intensive outpatient programs in South Florida.
Then through Individual Addiction Therapy, a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment – the individual will explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
What are the benefits of individual therapy?
Individual therapy would be a great choice for anyone, whether you’re living with an addiction or not. When you are seeking sobriety, this is one of the most beneficial parts of your entire treatment plan. Group therapy as you see in a 12-step program can be helpful, but personalized treatment in individual therapy is important. Therapy will only last for so long, but the tools and benefits that you gain from individual therapy will last you a lifetime.
Some of these benefits include:
- Accountability for behavior
- Establishment of a healthy, safe, trusting adult relationship
- Identification of defense mechanisms
- Increased self-awareness and self-efficacy
- Insight into problematic behavior patterns
- Understanding of appropriate boundaries
What is the objective of individual therapy in addiction treatment?
Individual psychotherapy is the most common type of therapy and has several different approaches. The main goal of individual therapy is to make someone more aware of their behavioral and thought patterns in order to increase their well-being and improve how they function in day-to-day life. Through therapy, you’ll learn how to manage stressful situations, how to be more self-aware, and make healthier decisions.
There are several types of individual behavioral therapy that may be the right path, depending on an individual’s personal needs.
Some of the more effective types of psychotherapy include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Trauma-focused therapy
Individual therapy is an important part of addiction recovery. It’s not uncommon for people to turn to alcohol or drugs to cope with traumatic experiences or as a replacement for mental health treatment. Individual therapy can help get to the root of these underlying conditions so you can get sober and stay that way.
What can you expect from individual therapy sessions?
Different goals and ideas are presented to different individuals during individual therapy sessions depending on a person’s experiences, goals for treatment, and the specific type of therapy session that’s being utilized. But, there are some generalized concepts that you can expect from every type of individual therapy include:
- Pinpointing goals, objectives, and subjects for individual therapy sessions (things you want to bring up and address during these sessions)
- Establishing how sessions a person can expect during the timeframe of their structured treatment plan
- Determining when and where therapy sessions will take place
- Discussing and applying holistic therapy methods to improve overall communication
Who can benefit from an individual therapy plan?
Individualized therapy can help people who are struggling with a number of mental health issues including:
- Substance use disorders
- Depressive disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personality Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- and more
Individuals living with substance use disorder commonly deal with concurring mental health disorders. Addressing these concurring mental health disorders throughout individual therapy sessions is what makes treatment personalized and individualized. No one’s experience with mental health issues, addiction, and recovery are the same. During individual therapy planning, individuals have the chance to identify and address the areas of mental health that are specific to them and learn how to utilize personalized tools that fit their everyday needs and overall goals for obtaining lasting mental health and well-being.
Working with Agdape treatment center for an individual therapy plan
If you’re ready to take the next steps and get help with your addiction, Agape is here to help. Not only can we guide you through the process of getting clean in our South Florida addiction programs, but our team can also set you up with a therapist so you can get started on your individual therapy plan. With the help of your personal counselor, you’ll be able to learn more about yourself, making it easier to accomplish the sober lifestyle you are aiming for.