At Beach House Center for Recovery, we offer intensive therapeutic interventions designed to address the root causes of substance use disorder. We are proud to have a team of licensed and highly qualified psychiatric providers specializing in providing individual therapy for substance abuse.

Recovery from substance addiction is widely viewed as primarily a medical detoxification. However, recovery from a substance use disorder is a lifetime commitment that requires consistent support. Alcohol and drug recovery might involve multiple stages and therapeutic approaches that address different issues. Individual therapy for substance abuse is essential to any effective treatment plan.

People in recovery achieve the best outcomes from numerous types of therapy and counseling; multiple therapeutic methods can help patients address different elements of their disorder and gain valuable insight. At Beach House, we offer a full suite of specialized therapies designed to help patients identify and treat the core cause of their substance use disorders.

What is Individual Therapy for Substance Abuse?

Individual therapy involves a personal, one-on-one meeting with a licensed therapist specializing in substance use disorders. Individual sessions support the work done in group therapy, family sessions, and other therapeutic programs in a safe and supportive environment.

Individual therapies include the following approaches:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): An approach that focuses on recognizing and addressing negative thought patterns and destructive behaviors.
  • Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT): A type of CBT that focuses on managing certain personality disorders.
  • Psychoanalysis: An intensive therapy that addresses the patients’ deepest inner conflicts and fears.
  • Motivational interviewing (MI): A therapeutic specialty that directly addresses apathy or indifference to treatment.

While patients address similar issues during group therapy, individual therapy allows for greater intimacy. Individual sessions let the patient and therapist engage in targeted discussions and focus on topics the patient might not be comfortable addressing in a group setting.

What is a therapeutic alliance?

Therapeutic reliance is the partnership that exists between the patient and therapist. A strong therapeutic alliance involves the following qualities:

  • Generosity
  • Empathy
  • Honesty
  • Warmth

Clinical improvement and engagement and retention of treatment were directly influenced by a therapeutic alliance. We build and strengthen therapeutic alliances at Beach House by adopting the following best practices:

  • Therapeutic alliances are created and strengthened by our clinical staff through ongoing training.
  • Therapeutic alliances are evaluated using industry standards.
  • We train and supervise our clinical staff based on therapeutic alliance metrics so that they can improve the quality of care in real time.

The therapeutic alliance between the individual patient and their primary therapist is critical to our treatment of addiction. Patient-clinician collaboration improves clinical outcomes. Positive treatment outcomes are predicted by therapeutic alliances, irrespective of the treatment approach.

At Beach House Center for Recovery, our therapists are credentialed in multiple evidence-backed treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. However, our dedication to creating and nurturing an optimal therapeutic alliance is essential for the best possible patient outcomes.

The success of our approach is rooted in our firm belief that the opposite of addiction is love and connection.

Beach House Center for Recovery: Compassionate Individual Therapy for Substance Abuse

The team at Beach House is passionate about giving patients the tools, support, and resources that allow them to overcome addiction. In addition to individual therapy for substance abuse, Beach House offers a full suite of innovative, evidence-backed programs, including dual diagnosis treatment and medication-assisted treatment.

To learn more about individual therapy for substance abuse, please contact our compassionate admissions counselor today.