Getting the Most Benefits Out of Individual Therapy
Talking things through with a qualified therapist is a vital part of rehabilitation from addiction. In fact, all opportunities to communicate thoughts and feelings among people who understand where you’re coming from are invaluable on the road to recovery. That said, it is important to get the most out of therapy sessions. Here we take a look at some steps you can take to get the most out of your one-to-one therapy sessions.
The Benefits of Individual Therapy
Prepare an agenda: There’s always a lot to get through in therapy sessions, including various bits of admin like ongoing assessments and treatment plans, etc. For that reason, it’s important to know exactly what you want to dedicate the rest of your therapist’s time to. Check what is on the agenda ahead of your therapy session and an idea of how much time will be spent on those items so you can factor in your own concerns.
Make time for family or supports: Support from loved ones is important to your recovery. You can include them in individual therapy sessions so that they can be kept in the loop on your progress. Of course it won’t be necessary for someone to attend every session you have. However, having a trusted third party present for some sessions will help to include them more closely in your recovery.
Allow your therapist time to prepare: Many people in recovery take an active interest in their treatment. You might read about some new approach to treatment or an interesting article that resonates with your situation. If you want to discuss anything in further detail with your therapist, make sure you give them time to prepare. It’s extremely beneficial to continue your research but you should appreciate your therapist needs time to form their professional view of your findings.
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CASA Recovery offers individual and group therapy as part of personalized treatment programs in Orange County, CA. After careful assessment, we devise a recovery strategy that meets your individual needs. Our addiction recovery and mental health treatment center in San Juan Capistrano, CA offers the perfect environment to focus on getting better. Start your journey to recovery at CASA Recovery by contacting us in confidence today.