Individual Counseling For Addiction

Individual Counseling For Addiction

For those who are struggling with addiction, an individualized, tailored approach is the most effective route to lasting recovery. Individual counseling and other types of therapy for addiction can help you understand the root causes of your substance abuse and how to recognize when you are at risk of relapse. One-on-one sessions with a therapist can help you learn the skills you need to cope with stress and other triggers in a healthy way. Additionally, for those who struggle with co-occurring mental health issues, individual counseling sessions can be an invaluable source of support. At Lakeview Health, we offer an individual counseling program as an integral part of our addiction treatment programs.

Whether you’re struggling with an addiction to opioids, alcohol, benzos, stimulants, or another substance, Lakeview Health offers the support and evidence-based care you need to heal. Through our individual counseling program, medical care, and a full continuum of care, we can help you or your loved one begin the road to recovery with a strong foundation.

Connect with our team today at 866.704.7692 or reach out to us online today to learn more.

How Individual Counseling Aids Addiction Recovery

Addiction is complex. There are a wide range of factors to consider when someone develops a dependence on a substance. These include genetic makeup, environmental factors, and mental health issues. Past trauma, early exposure to drugs and alcohol, and stress can all also contribute to substance use issues.

Overcoming addiction has to do with dealing with these underlying issues. Lasting sobriety has to do with more than just going through detox, even though that’s an important first step. In order to avoid relapse in the future, those in recovery need to develop healthy coping skills and strategies to deal with challenges and obstacles. 

Addiction can also have detrimental effects on an individual’s:

  • Personal relationships
  • Finances
  • Employment status

Recovery needs to involve rebuilding all aspects of an individual’s life. Individual counseling is an important part of this process. During one-on-one sessions with an experienced therapist, patients can talk through deeply personal issues in a safe and supportive environment.

If you’re ready to find out more about how our individual counseling program can help you or a loved one heal, connect with Lakeview Health today.

Our Individual Counseling Program

The best treatment for addiction uses methods proven to help you overcome the genetic and environmental cues to abuse your substances. Using this modality, you also achieve physical and mental wellness by overcoming the side effects of your addiction.

Individual counseling sessions are part of every level of care, from detox to aftercare. Even after you’ve finished a more intensive level of care, you can participate in ongoing treatment on an outpatient basis. This can help you maintain your sobriety as you return to everyday life.

During individual counseling sessions, you’ll work one-on-one with a therapist in a private setting. Your therapist might ask questions to guide the session, or you may discuss topics that you want to cover. These might include:

  • Triggers for substance abuse
  • Negative thought patterns
  • Mental health issues like anxiety and depression
  • Past trauma
  • Conflict with loved ones
  • Self-care
  • Strategies for relapse prevention

Individual counseling sessions are complemented by group therapy. In group therapy sessions, you’ll work with a group of your peers in recovery to cover important topics related to addiction and sobriety. You’ll participate in more group therapy sessions per week than individual sessions, and you might discuss your participation during your one-on-one sessions.

Additionally, your therapist might give you homework to complete between sessions. These assignments might involve journaling, participating in activities, meditating, or talking with loved ones. It’s important to complete these assignments as they will help to reinforce what you’re learning in sessions.



Types of Addiction Treatment Therapies

There are several types of therapies that might be used in your addiction treatment program. The therapies that are right for you will depend on a variety of factors, such as your history in treatment and any co-occurring mental health issues. 

Evidence-Based Therapies

Evidence-based therapies have been proven by scientific studies to be effective at treating addiction. These include:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy – Identify negative thought patterns and build healthier habits with the help of a therapist
Dialectical behavior therapy – Learn to practice mindfulness and work through negative emotions
Acceptance and commitment therapy – Make healthy decisions with the help of mindfulness and acceptance strategies

Holistic Therapies

Holistic approaches to addiction treatment help the mind, body, and spirit heal. These approaches are paired with evidence-based therapies and other forms of talk therapy. For many individuals, holistic therapies provide outlets for stress. Many patients report that they feel more in touch with their emotions when they participate in these activities.

Some of the holistic therapies we offer at Lakeview Health include:

Art therapy – Painting, drawing, and sculpting can help patients learn more about what they’re feeling and express challenging emotions
Music therapy – Playing or even listening to music can be a healthy outlet for stress
Yoga – Patients become stronger through regular practice
Guided meditation – Meditating can reduce stress

Family Therapy

Addiction can damage close relationships. Your loved ones might have felt the effects of your substance abuse. To rebuild trust and work through conflict, you can work with a therapist in family therapy sessions. During these sessions, you’ll learn effective communication skills, discover how to navigate challenges in the future, and build strong family ties. Your loved ones will also learn more about the disease of addiction. They’ll discuss with your therapist how to provide support without enabling destructive behaviors. In all, family therapy can be crucial as you work towards sustainable recovery.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Many of those who struggle with addiction also face co-occurring mental health issues. These can exacerbate substance use issues and make lasting recovery more challenging. That’s why we offer dual diagnosis treatment in our Jacksonville recovery center.

In your dual diagnosis rehab treatment, you receive treatment for your mental health problems at the same time as for your addiction. Mental health conditions addressed in dual diagnosis treatment with an individual therapy program include:

  • Anxiety
  • Personal disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • PTSD
  • Social phobias
  • OCD

At Lakeview Health, you’ll participate in an individual counseling program designed for your unique needs. This one-on-one talk therapy treats both your addiction and mental health problems so you can build the better life you want. Our team will build an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your goals.

Contact Lakeview Health for Our Individual Counseling Program  in Jacksonville

Reach out to Lakeview Health today to learn more. In our treatment center, we offer a full continuum of care for those who are ready to break free from addiction and rebuild their lives. The programs we offer include:

  • Medical detox
  • Residential treatment
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Aftercare

We support our patients every step of the way on the road to recovery. Through individualized treatment and a commitment to excellence in everything we do, our patients are able to build the healthy coping skills they need for lifelong recovery.

Connect with a member of our team today by calling us at 866.704.7692 or by reaching out to us online. Take the first step to a healthier, happier life today in our Jacksonville treatment center.