At Blueprint Recovery, we believe in customized treatment plans for all of the people in our addiction treatment programs. We proudly offer a wide variety of addiction therapy programs, so we can help people in our care find the right combinations of therapy programs to solidify their recovery. If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, our outstanding Blueprint Recovery team can help with our addiction therapy programs. One of the options for addiction therapy is person-centered therapy.
About Person-Centered Therapy
Person-centered therapy is an approach to counseling and addiction therapy that places much of the responsibility for the treatment process on the client. The two main goals of person-centered therapy at Blueprint Recovery are increased self-esteem and greater openness to experience.
Person-centered therapy is talk therapy where you do most of the talking. Your Blueprint Recovery therapist will not judge or try to interpret what you say but may restate your words in an attempt to fully understand your thoughts and feelings. When you hear your own words repeated back to you, you may then wish to self-edit and clarify your meaning. This may happen several times until you decide that you have expressed exactly what you are thinking and how you feel.
There may be moments of silence to allow your thoughts to sink in. This client-focused process facilitates your self-discovery, self-acceptance and provides a path toward healing and positive growth while in treatment at Blueprint Recovery.
Person-Centered Therapy as Addiction Therapy
The person-centered therapy program at Blueprint Recovery is focused on you and your treatment needs. However, in order for this therapy program to be effective for addiction treatment, the therapist needs to be skilled in administering person-centered therapy.
There are three key qualities that make for an effective person-centered therapist:
- Unconditional positive regard – Unconditional positive regard is an important practice for the person-centered therapist. The therapist needs to accept you for who you are and provide support and care no matter what you are going through in addiction treatment.
- Genuineness – A person-centered therapist needs to feel comfortable sharing their feelings with you. Not only will this contribute to a healthy and open relationship between you and your therapist, but it will also provide you with a model of proper communication. Further, a skilled therapist will help you to understand that it’s okay to be vulnerable.
- Empathetic understanding – A person-centered therapist must extend empathy to you, both to form a positive therapeutic relationship and to act as a sort of mirror. This “mirror” reflects your thoughts and feelings back to you so that you can understand them more clearly.
Benefits of Person-Centered Therapy
Among the many benefits of person-centered therapy for people in addiction treatment include:
- Better self-understanding
- More positive and fulfilling relationships with others
- Overall reduction of negative emotions
- A greater sense of calm
- Improved mood and self-esteem
- Increased ability to express oneself openly and authentically
Simply put, person-centered therapy will enhance your overall well-being and equip you with the emotional strength to maintain recovery.
Discover How Person-Centered Therapy Can Accelerate Your Recovery
At Blueprint Recovery, our person-centered therapy program is a cornerstone of our addiction therapy programs. When the responsibility of treatment is on your shoulders, you are more likely to fully commit towards long-lasting recovery. Our outstanding therapists will be partners in your therapy program so that you have a team to rely on when recovery is challenging.
Learn more about our person-centered therapy program or any of our therapy programs by contacting our team today. Reach out to us by calling 833.654.1004 or completing our confidential online form. Make your recovery the priority by contacting us today.