Individual therapy is a crucial aspect of anyone’s recovery. Some people get so much out of individual therapy while they’re in treatment that they continue to meet with a therapist as a form of aftercare. Though group recovery is very important because you’ll hear from others who have and continue to share your thoughts and experiences, a therapist can provide you with an outside point of view and suggestions that may help you in your recovery. This is a safe place where you can discuss your personal issues if you don’t feel comfortable enough to discuss the problems in a group setting.
What is Individual Therapy?
One of the primary reasons that people abuse drugs or alcohol is because they lack connection with other people. It makes sense. People can sometimes be judgmental, or they may want to impose their will on you, making it difficult to be honest about the way you think or feel. Individual therapy is designed to help you overcome that obstacle and feel safe and comfortable talking to someone about your past, present as well as your plans for the future.
When you’re in an individual therapy session, you’ll be meeting with a licensed professional who abides by strict confidentiality agreements with you. You can feel comfortable discussing everything that may have happened in your past that led you to your addiction to drugs or alcohol, but you can rest assured that this information will not be given to anyone else. A therapists role isn’t necessarily to tell you what to do, but to evaluate your situation and offer you suggestions as to how you can deal with different issues that have been troubling you.
Why is Individual Therapy Effective?
There are many therapists around the country, but there aren’t many who understand addiction. By working with a therapist who specializes in drug and alcohol addiction, you’ll begin to get some answers to questions that you’ve had for a very long time. Self-discovery is one of the best things that can happen to you in your recovery. Through individual therapy, you’ll begin to get some insight as to why you’ve been living the way you’ve been living, which helps you acknowledge that there is a problem. The therapy sessions may also give you hope that you can overcome these issues since they’ve been recognized.
An individual therapist is there to provide you with suggestion and offer you a new perspective on different situations. Whether you’re being held back by trauma, anger, depression, anxiety or stress, there are techniques that a therapist can teach you that will help you overcome these issues. A fellow person in recovery can only do so much for you when it comes to providing you with suggestions, but a therapist has experience with helping people and can tell you which practices are the most effective.
Pinnacle Peak Recovery offers a wide range of therapeutic methods that are designed to help people suffering from the disease of addiction. Individual therapy plays a major role in helping people not only get sober, but stay sober as well. As part of your aftercare plan, you’ll be encouraged to keep working with a therapist in some form or another so you can continue to get the therapeutic treatment that you need as you begin to transition back into your everyday life.
Our staff here at Pinnacle Peak recovery is dedicated to seeing each one of our clients succeed. If you’re ready to regain control of your life, you’ll be in the right place because we know you can recover from active addiction. For more information about our program of recovery, contact us today.