Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling from New Life

While New Life offers group and family therapy options, some of our clients prefer the one-on-one approach from individual counseling.

In individual counseling, a patient is first evaluated by our doctors and clinicians to understand a range of issues including:

  • The patient’s overall physical health
  • Which substances they are misusing
  • The extent to which they are using (for instance, is detox needed immediately)
  • Co-occurring disorders that the patient may have
  • Family history
  • And more

Once a patient has had their initial evaluation, they can then begin their medication assisted out-patient treatment from New Life to start their immediate detox and recovery. While this is the urgent first step for our patients in recovery, it is also important that our patients begin therapy as part of their healing process and to make sure that their recovery takes hold.

Patients who choose individual counseling receive customized therapy from a counselor who is an expert in substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders. In their initial session with a New Life therapist, the patient’s needs will be assessed, and the counselor will set treatment goals, such as learning coping skills, managing emotions without using drugs, and enhancing social supports. You and your therapist will examine your damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and behaviors.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most frequently used form of individual therapy in substance abuse counseling because it is a solution oriented and focuses on achieving and maintaining abstinence from drugs and alcohol. According to the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, CBT makes  the assumption that drug and alcohol addiction are learned behaviors that can be addressed by recognizing negative thought patterns, which can be changed.

New Life’s Other Counseling Services Include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps our patients understand which modes of thinking and behavior lead them to abuse drugs and/or alcohol and shows them the ways that they can change that behavior. Our counselors also teach coping skills that helps our patients manage stress and change the thoughts that cause them to want to misuse substances.
  • Group counseling is also important to the New Life process. Group counseling gives our patients a chance to learn about the difficulties and challenges that others are having with their addiction to substances and the ways they are dealing with those situations.
  • Family counseling, which includes partners or spouses and other family members who are close to the patient and who are impacted by the patients substance abuse. Family counseling can be a critical step in the healing process when bad or disruptive behavior has damaged family relationships.
  • Peer coaching where staff members who have had their own problems with alcoholism and alcohol abuse can provide insight through their own experiences.

If you or someone you care about is dealing with substance abuse and you think that cognitive behavioral therapy might be part of the solution, then you need to contact the doctors and clinicians at New Life Medical Addiction Services today. Our caring and highly trained staff is available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or, feel free to call us at: 856-942-3700 or send us a Text Message

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