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Individual Psychotherapy at Drug Rehab Centers

Individual psychotherapy can help you recover from your addiction!

Individual psychotherapy can help you recover from your addiction!

There are a number of different types of therapy offered at drug rehab centers. One of the most common types of therapy provided at drug rehab centers is individual psychotherapy. Individual Psychotherapy involves the patient meeting with a mental health professional such as a psychologist or psychiatrist on a regularly scheduled basis to talk about past problems, their experiences, thoughts or their feelings. Individual psychotherapy sessions may also involve talking about past or current relationships with friends, family members or loved ones.

The idea of individual psychotherapy as a means of treatment at drug rehab centers is to help the addict to talk about their world with a non judgmental outsider who can help them learn to sort out their problems, their addiction and those things in their mind that are both real or imagined. Depending on the level of addiction and any other underlying mental conditions that the addict may have, individual psychotherapy sessions may be provided at drug rehab centers on a daily or even weekly basis.

During individual psychotherapy at drug rehab centers the addict receives support and validation that will help them to become more receptive to the treatment that they are receiving. The psychotherapist is able to help the patient to identify any emotional or behavioral issues that surround them and which must be properly dealt with before they are discharged from drug addiction treatment. Various aspects of the addict’s life are discussed during the individual psychotherapy sessions.

The addict is given a safe place to share their deepest thoughts and feelings with the psychotherapist. There is no judgment during these sessions and the addict is able to build a relationship with the therapist that is based on trust and understanding. In time this type of therapy helps the addict to develop the framework for future trusting relationships and life changes.

Problems Discussed at Individual Psychotherapy Sessions in Drug Rehab

Depending on the addict, the length of the addiction and their background there are a number of different problems that may be discussed during individual psychotherapy sessions at drug rehab. Some of the most common problems that are discussed during individual psychotherapy include:

  • Identity problems (confusion that surrounds you or who you are)
  • Feelings of being abandoned or an inability to attain lasting relationships
  • Panic attacks, stress, anxiety or fear
  • Personal crisis or nervous breakdowns
  • Suicidal thoughts or feelings
  • Depression
  • Destructive behaviors such as addiction or obsessions
  • Sexual problems or those related to sexuality
  • Loss or grief
  • Trauma, violence or abuse (child abuse, sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, etc)
  • Work or home problems, unemployment, financial struggles, etc.

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