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What Are the Benefits of Individual Therapy?

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Therapy is an essential part of addiction recovery. The more scientists and psychologist study addiction, the more they understand the relationship between mental health and substance abuse. This makes therapy increasingly valuable for long-term recovery. Today, there are many approaches and types of therapy to help people understand the root of addiction and mental health, heal trauma, and develop healthy habits. Individual therapy is a leader in addiction recovery and mental health treatment, providing one-on-one insight and care.

If you’re ready for an individual therapy program in New Hampshire, A Better State is here. With holistic, trauma-informed individual therapy programs, our outpatient clinic provides clients and their families with the evidence-based therapy they need to thrive. Call us now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about the benefits of an individual therapy program.

What Is Individual Therapy?

It sounds like individual therapy: one-on-one sessions with a licensed therapist. Sessions generally last 60-90 minutes, depending on the client’s therapy treatment plan. Some clients meet with therapists multiple times weekly, while others meet once weekly. Individual therapists may specialize in several therapies like behavioral, art, dance, mindfulness, somatic, or trauma-informed treatment.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are leading tools for individual therapists to help clients understand emotions, improve emotional tolerance, and change behaviors. During a session, they often use multiple techniques to help clients unpack their thoughts, feelings, emotions, and triggers.

Often, during a treatment program, clients undergo dual diagnosis. Their therapist assesses their mental health and substance abuse history to determine if they have a co-occurring disorder. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other co-occurring disorders are increasingly common among recovery patients. At least half of people living with addiction also have co-occurring conditions. Individual therapy can provide the education and support someone needs to understand their behavior and thrive with a co-occurring mood disorder.

Benefits of Individual Counseling

Individual therapy can help anyone meet their goals, whether in recovery, struggling with mental health, or helping a family member. The benefits of an individual therapy program can include the following:

  • Highly adaptable support
  • One-on-one time with a therapist who gets to know your thought patterns and behaviors
  • Privacy
  • Building trust
  • Uncover and heal trauma
  • Accountability support
  • Developing personalized tools for stress management
  • Uncovering triggers
  • Writing relapse prevention plans

While many recovery programs include individual and group therapy with family or other clients, individual therapy can often provide clients with the one-on-one space they need to feel seen, safe, and heard. They can then use tools from individual sessions in group and family therapy to create lasting change.

Learn More About the Benefits of Individual Therapy for Recovery and Mental Health

Behavioral and alternative therapies can help someone at any point in their life. While therapy can cause minor changes in mood and emotional upset during treatment, there are no significant side effects to individual therapy. When used over time, individual therapy can reduce triggers, improve mental health, and improve self-regulation to minimize stress and the risk of relapse. If you or someone you love is ready to try individual therapy, the team at A Better State is here to help you uncover and treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Our therapies include:

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Mindfulness meditation therapy

With daytime and evening partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), our trauma-informed, holistic outpatient programs are ready to support your needs without compromising your schedule.

Begin Individual Therapy Program in New Hampshire Today

See the difference that individual therapy in New Hampshire can make in your life or the life of someone you love. Contact us now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about the benefits of an individual therapy program.