Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Counseling Services

Many of our locations offer individual, family, and group counseling services.

Individual Therapy

Meeting one-on-one with a therapist helps you delve deeper into the reasons behind your substance abuse. It’s also an opportunity to talk about issues you don’t yet feel comfortable bringing into a group setting. Developing a trusting relationship with a therapist helps you learn healthy ways of relating to others and encourages open and honest sharing so you can live a more authentic life. Drug and alcohol counselors vary in their styles, but may draw on some of the following approaches, which have been shown to be effective in treating addiction:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Mindfulness

Group Therapy

Connecting with sober peers is an important part of recovery. Group therapy offers a safe space for sharing with others who understand what you’re going through. Many people in recovery find group counseling to be a transformational place for learning, growing and developing friendships that will provide recovery support well after treatment is over. Group therapy typically takes two forms:

Psychoeducational groups – You’ll learn about addiction and related topics such as relapse prevention skills, dealing with triggers, healthy self-care and other relevant topics.

Process groups – The facilitator serves as a guide while you and other group members “run” the session. People bring up issues that are bothering them and other group members offer support, insight and advice. Guidelines for healthy communication are established prior to discussions.

Family Therapy

Addiction is a family disease. Everyone in its path are impacted. Many of our locations offer family groups where loved ones can connect with others sharing similar circumstances as well as multi-family groups that also involve the clients. Individual family therapy is also available as clinically appropriate. In family therapy and family groups, a specially trained behavioral health professional helps loved ones learn healthy ways of relating to each other. They learn how to prevent enabling their addicted loved one. Loved ones learn how to support each other while not letting their own needs go unmet.