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Individual Therapy

Soul Sanctuary was created to heal the souls of individuals at the depth of despair over their addiction to drugs and alcohol. We are a small residential rehab facility located in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA right on the ocean.

Individual Therapy in Laguna Beach

Individual therapy, also known as talk therapy or psychotherapy, is the process through which personal growth and self-awareness are achieved. At Soul Sanctuary, we implement one-on-one counseling sessions where you will dive deeper into your emotions, beliefs, and behaviors with a licensed therapist.

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At our Laguna Beach treatment facility, we treat more than just your physical addiction. The ultimate goal we strive for is to address the patient as a “whole.” Meaning that to attain long-term sobriety, you must not only overcome your physical addiction but understand what caused the addictive behavior and how to avoid it in the future. 

Why is Individual Counseling used in Addiction Rehab?

Patients who struggle with a substance use disorder (SUD) or a mental illness will need a specialized treatment plan that meets their individual needs. Talk therapy is a vital part of any rehabilitation program as it provides a safe and secure environment for patients to explore their thoughts and emotions. As a trusting relationship between the therapist and client grows, patients can begin to identify and work through difficult challenges that could have contributed to their addiction. These feelings can include:

Individual therapy sessions provide patients the opportunity to develop strategies to change their negative behaviors. With guidance from their therapist, they can implement these new coping skills into every aspect of their lives. Creating a healthy, long-lasting mental state that supports their recovery long after they have left rehab. 

Types of Individual Therapies

There are several types of psychotherapy that rehab centers implement into their treatment programs. Behavioral therapies especially have repeatedly shown their effectiveness in treating someone who struggles with substance abuse. Therapies that can be used in one-on-one sessions can include:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a type of therapy that is commonly found in addiction treatment programs. It helps patients to identify destructive thoughts and emotions that could influence negative behaviors. The goal is to change the patient's automatic destructive thought pattern to positive and logical. Thereby preventing negative behaviors and triggering situations. The coping mechanisms taught through cognitive-behavioral therapy can provide both short-term and long-term recovery results.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a treatment used to create flexibility for a patient's mental state. It combines mindfulness with self-acceptance for past experiences that could cause damaging guilt and depression. Therapists encourage patients to commit to being more accepting of their thoughts and emotions. Facing them head-on rather than using drugs and alcohol to avoid them.

Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT, a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, was initially developed to help people who suffered from suicidal thoughts or who had already attempted suicide and failed. Later on, it was adapted to treat borderline personality disorders, which symptoms included thoughts of self-harm. Dialectical-behavior is a type of therapy that helps patients regulate their emotions and build healthy relationships.

Benefits of Individual Counseling

Implementing individual counseling into an addiction treatment program provides a variety of benefits. It increases self-awareness, teaches communication and boundaries, and encourages patients to challenge their thoughts and beliefs. Patients are taught coping strategies and skills that they can apply to several aspects of their lives, such as:

Implementing individual counseling into an addiction treatment program provides a variety of benefits. It increases self-awareness, teaches communication and boundaries, and encourages patients to challenge their thoughts and beliefs. Patients are taught coping strategies and skills that they can apply to several aspects of their lives, such as:

Through individual therapy, patients are given attainable treatment goals that provide incentives and encouragement. With their therapist’s help, they will begin to make noticeable changes and improve their quality of life. 

Continuing to implement the coping skills that they learned in therapy into their daily lives can sustain an addiction-free life.   

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Individual Counseling at Soul Sanctuary

At our Laguna Beach addiction recovery center, we provide you with specialized treatment programs that meet your specific needs. Their treatment plan will include working one-on-one with a therapist who will help you meet your recovery goals. Soul Sanctuary provides a safe and supportive environment to help you feel comfortable and encouraged to invest in yourself.

Our licensed clinical therapists are experienced and can equip you with the tools and skills you will need to attain an addiction-free lifestyle. If you or a loved one struggles with substance abuse, contact us today to get started on the recovery process.

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