Addiction is a mental health illness that affects roughly 42 million men and women in the U.S. each year. Fortunately, there are several treatment programs that can treat addiction through a combination of group and individual counseling, holistic therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. Individual therapy is a necessity in the recovery process as it requires a deep understanding of the person’s background to find the root cause of the addiction.
At Crestview Recovery, we work with young men and women 18 and over who are struggling with addiction to alcohol, meth, or other substances. We offer a full range of treatment programs that are custom to each of our client’s unique needs and recovery goals. They will participate in group and individual therapy with a certified behavioral therapist. In fact, this trained professional has experience working with all types of addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction to heroin or prescription opioids, today is the day you begin your recovery journey. Call 866.262.0531 or fill out our online form to speak with one of our compassionate staff today.
The Importance of Individual Therapy
Everyone is susceptible to addiction, regardless of race or income status. There are a lot of factors that can affect a person’s susceptibility to addiction. These factors include genetics, family dynamics, and peer pressure. In order to determine what led to the addiction, behavioral therapists work privately with each client to address their unique symptoms.
Behavioral therapy is considered the best form of therapy for treating addiction and other mental health disorders. Individual counseling for addiction uses several types of behavioral therapy, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Art therapy
At Crestview Recovery, our behavioral therapists work directly with you through individual counseling. By doing so, you’ll discover the root cause of the addiction and hit your recovery goals. You will gain valuable knowledge about how devastating addiction can be while developing healthy coping skills to maintain your sobriety for life.
How Can Individual Counseling Help with Addiction Recovery?
Individual counseling is very beneficial to the recovery process and is the starting point for true healing. In addition to individual therapy, clients will work with behavioral therapists in group therapy to give them a chance to see how others are coping with addiction and practice their new skills. Here are a few ways that individual counseling can help you with your addiction recovery:
- Therapists work with clients to get to know them and their personal history. They build trust and a rapport that helps them feel comfortable opening up and being honest about their feelings.
- Clients will talk about their feelings, while therapists will ask them to rephrase certain statements. This is actually an important step for clients. Why? Because it gives them a better understanding of their feelings. Consequently, they learn how to express them clearly instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.
- Therapists teach clients how to recognize their triggers before they happen. As a result, they can stop the subconscious desire for more drugs or alcohol.
- Clients learn mindfulness techniques. As a result, they can live in the moment and not focus on any negative thoughts or feelings that push them to continue the abuse.
Crestview Recovery Provides Compassionate and Effective Individual Counseling for Addiction for Men and Women in Portland
At Crestview Recovery, we understand the importance of individual therapy for treating addiction. Our clients participate in behavioral therapy in group and individual therapy sessions. During this therapy, they develop healthy coping skills to lead a productive life free from drugs or alcohol. The skills they learn will go a long way toward helping them thrive in their new sober lifestyle.
Reach out to our friendly staff today by calling 866.262.0531 or filling out our online form for more information about our addiction treatment programs.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.