How Counseling Aids in Addiction Recovery

Full recovery from addiction is possible with the right strategy and tools catered to each individual and their specific needs. Advantage Mental Health Center believes that counseling plays a major role in that road to addiction recovery. With a commitment to reaching a profound understanding of the root cause of the addictive tendencies, every patient has a unique solution to lead healthy, addiction-free existences.

Although you may find yourself at the beginning, middle or end of your journey toward a fully addiction-free life, our therapists work closely with you by developing a goal-oriented strategy that meets your specific needs. A number of therapeutic approaches are used, for instance: cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and strengths-based techniques.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a form of psychotherapy, treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and This strategy focuses more on solutions by encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides patients with brand new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships in four ways:
  1. Mindfulness
  2. Distress tolerance
  3. Emotion regulation
  4. Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Strengths-Based Therapy is positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses on internal strengths and resources, and less on weaknesses, failures, and

Whether the addiction counseling sessions are one-on-one or in groups (both are available and recommended), the focus is on your individual progress. Addiction can often feel lonely and shameful, therefore, a group setting with other like-minded individuals can help you better understand your situation and recovery. Not to mention, having other patients on the same journey to cheer you on can boost your chances of leading and sustaining a healthy, addiction-free life. That being said, if you prefer privacy, one-on-one sessions are available. Finding your unique path to recovery is Advantage Mental Health Center’s main priority. Addiction counseling can make a major difference on your road to recovery.

Contact Advantage Mental Health Center today and schedule an appointment that will set in motion the change you want to see in your life.