Individual therapy is a treatment option where you have the opportunity to work with a therapist one on one. One-on-one therapy allows you to work through a variety of issues that you’re trying to overcome during your addiction treatment program. This therapeutic option is quite useful for those facing mental health conditions and specific emotional difficulties, significantly improving symptoms that influence your recovery.
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we tailor each person’s treatment to their unique needs, giving them the best possible chance for long-term recovery. To determine whether our one-on-one therapy options could support your recovery, please reach out to our team today at 855.730.8825.
Benefits of One-on-One Therapy
Individual or talk therapy can assist in treating a wide array of emotional, mental, and behavioral health conditions, but it also helps people work through challenging life situations. It also allows you to develop healthier coping mechanisms and understand the factors that led to your addiction. There are three primary benefits of one-on-one talk therapy.
Talk Therapy Adds to Your Support Network
The phrase, “No man is an island,” couldn’t be more true for those in addiction recovery. Addiction thrives in secrecy; it makes you feel like you’re alone and you don’t have anyone you can turn to when life gets rough except the next drink or pill. During the recovery process, you learn that you’re not alone. You discover how to rebuild and renew relationships with the people you love. In addition to friends and family members, you also find that you can turn to your therapist. Everything you say is completely confidential, so you don’t have to worry about someone using your words against you. Adding to your support network by attending talk therapy can greatly benefit your recovery.
You Gain a Better Understanding of Yourself and Your Emotions
For many people who use drugs and alcohol, these substances act as a control valve for their emotions. They don’t want to feel sad, lonely, or angry, so they turn to substances to cope. It’s vital to come to terms with these emotions during the recovery process. Through talk therapy, you can work out the cause of these emotions and how to work through them in a healthy manner.
You Can Identify The Cause of Your Addiction
Experts say that there are four primary causes of addiction. These causes include:
- Brain chemistry: Many substances lead to changes in your brain’s reward circuits. The more you use the substance, the more difficult it is to quit using them.
- Family history: Some experts suggest that your family’s history with addiction can indicate that you’re predisposed to addiction. Addressing your family’s history can be extremely helpful. Similarly, genetics may also play a part in your addiction.
- Environment: If the people around you are using drugs or alcohol, the pressure and lack of support may contribute to your addiction.
- How frequently you used the substance: When you continue to show your brain that using drugs or alcohol makes you happy, it begins to crave the substance.
Talking through what led to your addiction can help you understand your behavior pattern. Once you’ve done that, you can begin to put practices in place to prevent you from relapsing.
Contact Sunflower Wellness Retreat
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we want to help you overcome your addiction and move into a better, more vibrant future. Talk therapy is one tool that we use to make this possible. We also use a range of additional treatments, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Holistic therapy
To learn more about our treatment options or to determine whether one on one therapy could benefit you, please reach out to Sunflower Wellness Retreat today at 855.730.8825.