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Individual Counseling

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Individual Attention Means Recovery Success

While addiction science research continues to explore new ideas and refine treatment methods, there’s still a vital component of recovery that proves successful in the majority of cases: individualized therapy.

Each person has unique story. In order to understand the origin of addiction, a qualified therapist must work one-on-one with someone to:

  • Examine all aspects of childhood, family dynamics and history of substance use disorder, and other influences.
  • Provide assessments for mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, process addictions, past or current forms of abuse, and traumatic experiences.
  • Help evaluate life circumstances such as conditions involving employment, financial matters, stressors, relationships stability, chronic health conditions, and other contributing factors.

Outdated stigmas claiming that addiction only happens to people who lack willpower or strong morals compound the complications for effective treatment. But through individualized counseling, each person learns that while they may currently use drugs or alcohol excessively as a coping mechanism, they also have value as a human being—a message that’s often lost as the disease of addiction overrides healthy brain function.

By addressing key factors within their origin story and using the right therapeutic tools, each client of Great Oaks Recovery Center begins an authentic healing path of recovery, free from chemical dependency.

Individualized Counseling at Great Oaks

It all starts with a comprehensive treatment plan. Our certified mental health professionals treat each client with respect to their distinct experiences, belief system, and values.

One popular and effective form of one-to-one counseling at most inpatient rehabilitation facilities, including Great Oaks Recovery Center, is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and for many good reasons:

  • It allows someone to learn about the connection between their behaviors, emotions, and thoughts.
  • With this understanding, they can begin to form healthy responses to what they feel and think instead of falling back into self-destructive behaviors.
  • CBT also helps people develop better awareness and learn techniques to practice self-regulation, incorporate better stress management methods, and strengthen communication abilities.

Some counselors might also expand on the CBT approach by using dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) because it’s effective for people who:

  • Need a more thorough approach to connecting emotions and thoughts to their destructive behaviors and learning to change those patterns.
  • Might have a history of self-harm, including cutting and suicide ideation.
  • Require additional emotional assistance due to certain mental health disorders.

Therapists might also work with someone more intensely if there’s significant trauma to overcome. A treatment approach might include:

  • Identifying the source of trauma and processing the triggers associated with it in a safe way.
  • Additional practices aside from talk therapy, such as experiential therapy and motivational interviewing.
  • Developing new ways for someone to manage stress and anxiety associated with the trauma.

Focused, compassionate care is what every person deserves to not just treat the symptoms of addiction, but also experience whole-person healing.

One of the Best Rehab Centers in Texas

At Great Oaks Recovery Center, we want every person to be seen, heard, and valued. Talk to a member of our admissions team to learn more about our approach to help your or a loved one’s long-lasting recovery.

For more information about individual counseling or any of our programs, give us a call at (877) 977-3268.