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What Can I Expect from Individual Therapy?

Patient and therapist in individual therapy

During addiction treatment and recovery, therapy programs are an essential form of treatment to heal some of the mental and emotional side effects of addiction. Not everyone has the same experience with therapy. However, there are some things you can expect from individual therapy. Discussing your past behaviors and actions can make individuals feel vulnerable, but it helps them gain a better understanding of their past and how they can best move forward. At Northpoint Nebraska, we provide many addiction treatment therapies, including individual therapy, to help our patients improve their mental and emotional health. Contact us at 888.351.3834 to learn more about our individual therapy program today.

Understanding an Individual Therapy Program

Unlike in group or family therapy, in an individual therapy program, patients meet with a mental health counselor one-on-one. They have the opportunity to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and private setting. Those in our program meet with the same therapist throughout their treatment and typically meet once a week. By meeting with the same counselor, patients can develop more trust and feel more comfortable being vulnerable. Learning to open up is important to achieve growth and make personal strides. During individual therapy, patients work with the mental health professional to better understand the factors that contributed to their addiction. This is critical, as it helps those in recovery gain a better perspective of their past and helps them gain a better idea of what they want their future to be.

Individual therapy is often part of addiction treatment for treating mental health conditions. Those struggling with depression, anxiety, or dual diagnosis also benefit from speaking with a counselor on an individual basis. People struggling with mental illness work with a counselor to reframe negative thought processes and learn healthy ways to regulate emotions. Whether you are struggling with addiction, mental illness, or a combination of the two, an individual therapy program can help you greatly improve your mental health and overall well-being.

What to Expect From Individual Therapy Services

We take an integrated approach to addiction treatment to ensure each patient’s needs are met during recovery. Our holistic approach to treatment involves treating the whole person, meaning healing their mind, body, and soul. Our individual therapy services can help with that. Every patient has a unique experience with addiction, influenced by their environment, relationships, and overall health. One of the key individual therapy services is that each patient receives an individualized treatment plan. Participating in our individual therapy services ensures that patients receive the personal care they need to overcome their specific challenges during treatment.

During individual therapy, patients also work with their counselor to create personal goals and a plan of action to achieve them. This can include goals like identifying positive coping skills, restoring damaged relationships, or finding employment. Creating goals helps ease an individual’s anxiety about the future and life after treatment. Individual therapy services aim to help patients improve their mental health and set a solid foundation for lasting recovery.

Benefits of One-on-One Counseling

Therapy is a personal experience, and it can be challenging for people to share their thoughts and feelings. Individual therapy can ease some of these anxieties because patients meet one-on-one and have a confidential place to discuss personal topics. There are many benefits to individual therapy, as it can make those in recovery more comfortable reflecting on their past and struggles with addiction.

The benefits of one-on-one counseling are:

  • Gaining a greater understanding of yourself and getting to the root of your addiction
  • Identifying your addiction triggers
  • Learning healthy coping strategies to manage stress and deal with triggers
  • Gaining more self-awareness
  • Enhancing mindfulness
  • Improving communication skills
  • Learning how to set healthy boundaries

Many believe addiction treatment only involves detoxing and treating the physical side effects. However, if a patient does not work on healing their mental health, they have a much higher risk of relapse. Individuals must understand what led to their addiction, identify their triggers, and learn healthy coping strategies. This sets a much more solid foundation for lifelong sobriety.

Learn More About Our Individual Therapy Program at Northpoint Nebraska

If you are struggling with addiction, reach out for help as soon as possible. Contact Northpoint Nebraska at 888.351.3834 to learn more about our therapy programs and how our team can help.