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Addiction therapy programs are a good place to begin working toward a life of sobriety. A substance use disorder or addiction is a complex disease with physical as well as mental and emotional aspects that must be treated for an individual to heal properly. A psychotherapy program focuses on mental health and determining triggers that may lead to relapses and substance abuse in the future. A psychotherapy treatment program at a luxury treatment center may help you, or someone you love develops stronger coping skills and understand triggers and factors that play a role in addiction or sobriety.

At United Recovery California, we work with many clients on psychotherapy programs and can help you, too. Call us at 855.923.3506 to learn more about these helpful addiction therapy program options.

What Is a Psychotherapy Program?

Psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy or counseling. It’s a treatment aimed at treating various types of mental-health-related illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental health professionals work with individuals to discuss their past, current substance use, or mental health concerns and other aspects of their life that may be influencing the behaviors that they’d like to change.

Psychotherapy programs are offered in two forms: group sessions and individual sessions. It may be offered in the short-term, or clients may choose to attend sessions for many months or years. The goal of treatment may change over time as certain goals are met, and other issues arise.

The length of treatment and the specific goals are determined by the patient and therapist, who must agree to work together on them. Psychotherapy requires work from the client, but it’s a team effort with guidance from the therapist.

Psychotherapy programs may happen within substance abuse or addiction programs alongside other treatment methods like cognitive-behavioral therapy or medication-assisted therapy. It’s just one of several dual diagnosis treatment options that may be combined with others to support the client’s recovery in the long term.

What Should You Expect During a Psychotherapy Treatment Program?

First, note that psychotherapy is confidential. Patients can freely share thoughts and feelings without the risk of those being disclosed to others. That being said, any threats to the patient or others may result in intervention.

During a psychotherapy treatment program, the psychotherapist works with the client to deal with:

  • Emotional issues
  • Life-related concerns
  • Mental health concerns

The psychotherapist listens carefully, making sure to understand the problem. Then, they use several psychological treatment techniques to teach the individual, or a group, if it’s a group session, how to cope with the stressors they are dealing with. In its essence, psychotherapy is about listening to problems and finding healthy coping mechanisms to deal with them.

Since psychotherapy is normally added into a substance abuse treatment or mental health program, it’s normal to see it used to treat conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Addictive behaviors

Some of the topics that the psychotherapist may cover include:

  • Recovering from trauma and abuse
  • Managing unhealthy behaviors
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anxiety relief
  • Stress relief
  • Coping with health trauma
  • Coping with major changes in life

The specific topics that a psychotherapist covers in a private session will depend on the client’s needs, whereas a group session may have one overarching topic per session.

Discover More About Psychotherapy by Reaching Out to United Recovery California

At United Recovery California, we work with patients to help them overcome all kinds of challenges. Whether you or a loved one are dealing with a substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, co-occurring disorders, or other issues, our team of professionals is here to help you find solutions and a path forward. Give us a call today at 855.923.3506 to learn more about what we do, to find out more about our luxury programs, and to discuss admission.