Benefits of One-on-One Therapy
While group therapy and support systems are widely discussed as part of long-term recovery, reconnecting with oneself in your own space is just as important as connecting with others. Indeed, it is one of the most critical components of recovery because it allows you to explore your own addiction and to feel confident in your ability to overcome it. Addiction often takes away an individual’s sense of self; you may become wrapped up in a version of yourself that needs drugs or alcohol to get through the day, and forget everything that once motivated you. You may abandon the things you once cared about, such as friends and loved ones, hobbies or a career. If this sounds familiar, one-on-one therapy will be able to help you find yourself again and to get you back on track to a sober life that makes you happy.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) names individual counseling as a “critical component” of successful treatment for substance abuse and addiction. NIDA also lists a few significant benefits of talk therapy, including:
- Renewed motivation
- Building skills to resist relapse
- Replacing substance abuse with constructive sober activities
- Improving problem-solving abilities
- Improving interpersonal relationships
- Restoring ability to function in their family and community
One-on-one therapy provides a safe space in which you can discuss anything that you need to let out. While group therapy provides support and alternative perspectives, it is equally helpful to have time dedicated only to yourself in which you don’t need to feel any pressure from others. You can speak freely and know that your therapist is there to listen without judgment. The time spent in self-discovery will lead you to realizations that you could never anticipate — the one-on-one therapy is deeply personal, and each client benefits in innumerable different ways.
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One-on-One Therapy at Tree House Recovery
In one-on-one therapy at Tree House Recovery, clients will work closely with their therapist to address the root causes of their addiction. Our team of certified therapists and counselors all specialize in addiction recovery and have a keen understanding of how to make sure you get the most out of your therapy sessions. Together, clients and their therapist work to identify and subsequently remove the factors that predisposed the client to chemical dependency. These factors and solutions could include, for example, working through past trauma or grief, discovering a diagnosis of depression or anxiety or overcoming stressors like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship. Your background, experiences and story will shape your individual therapy sessions as your therapist helps you take your past and use it to reshape your future.
Tree House Recovery employs a variety of therapeutic interventions, and one-on-one therapy is an integral and foundational piece of our programs. The key to our individual therapy process is the empathetic and safe space created by the therapist that fosters each client’s growing understanding of himself; the resulting self-realization and awareness enable not just sustained recovery and overall wellbeing, but eventual self-mastery as well.