Addiction recovery is a complex process that involves more than just detoxing from drugs. To fully recover from addiction and gain the skills needed for a truly sober lifestyle, individuals need to delve more deeply into the habits and mental processes that led to the addiction in the first place.
One-on-one therapy is a critical component of healing. This type of individual therapy gives you the chance to focus on your own personal journey with a skilled counselor who can help you assess what you need for recovery.
One-on-One Therapy Addresses Your Personal Stressors
Each individual battle with addiction is unique. There are situational stressors from work, family, and life situations that are unique to you that can cause you to want to use drugs or alcohol to help your emotional state. When you work one-on-one with a counselor or therapist, you can dig into these stressors and learn the tools you need to constructively deal with them.
Individual Therapy Gives You Personal Coping Mechanisms
Just like everyone’s stressors are different, everyone’s coping mechanisms are different as well. When you work individually with your therapist, you can find those coping mechanisms that work for you and your addiction triggers. When you get therapy in a group setting, the coping mechanisms and techniques taught may be more general.
For example, if you know that going to a certain family member’s house will tempt you to use drugs, a general piece of advice would be to avoid going to that home. However, depending on your family dynamic and relationships, this might not be possible. In one-on-one therapy, you would divulge this to the therapist and work together to develop a coping mechanism to avoid relapse when at that home.
Individual Treatment Feels Safer
Talk therapy helps addiction because it lets you talk through your struggles and stressors. When you meet individually with your therapist, you feel safer divulging your thoughts and feelings. This can help you make faster and more effective progress in your treatment journey. Your therapist gets the chance to know you personally, become a trusted confidant, and provide needed tools for your unique journey. Confidentiality is much easier to maintain in this setting than in a group setting.
Deeper Analysis Creates More Intense Treatment
Another benefit of one-on-one therapy is that your counselor can perform a deeper analysis of your addiction disorder. This allows the therapy to reach a greater level of intensity faster because the therapist has the chance to truly know what makes your battle unique. More intense interventions can lead to faster recovery times. Conversely, if necessary, the therapist can slow down the treatment if it needs to move slowly for effectiveness. Patients who need time for adjustment can go at a slower pace. The deeper analysis allows for this type of client-centric timing.
Addiction Treatment Therapies at Blueprint Recovery Center
One-on-one therapy at Blueprint Recovery Center can be effective with all of our addiction treatment programs, such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- Dialectical behavior therapy program
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Family therapy program
- Trauma therapy program
Create a Therapeutic Alliance at Blueprint Recovery Center
A therapeutic alliance is a working relationship that develops between a client and therapist. This partnership is often key to success, and it is strongest in individual therapy. When you meet with your therapist one-on-one, you build a bond that can make your treatment more effective.
At Blueprint Recovery Center, we understand the benefits of individual therapy. We offer one-on-one therapy as part of both our outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. With one-on-one attention, as well as the option for group therapy, we are able to tailor addiction treatment to the needs of each individual. If you want to learn more about talk therapy and working with a counselor, contact Blueprint Recovery Center at 833.654.1004.