South Carolina Addiction Treatment Center
Individual Therapy at Waypoint Recovery
Benefits of Individual Therapy
Individual therapy is a valuable tool in the rehab process because it provides personalized, one-on-one support and addresses the specific needs of each client. It complements other elements of a comprehensive treatment program, such as group therapy, family therapy, and medication management, to promote lasting recovery and improved mental health.
Patients admitted to Waypoint receive a formal individual therapy session once per week. There are typically other times when they may talk with their therapist throughout the week, but the formal individual therapy session with their assigned clinician occurs weekly.
Customized Individual Therapy
Therapy is individualized to the needs of the person; the objectives of each treatment plan will reflect a shared journey. We believe in the value of meeting clients “where they are,” taking into account their understanding and insights regarding the impact of substance use in their lives. Then, we introduce the appropriate empirically-based intervention that can help the person gain insight and make effective change.
Here are some key aspects of individual therapy in a rehab setting:
Personalized Assessment: Individual therapy typically begins with a thorough assessment by a licensed therapist or counselor. This assessment helps the therapist understand the client’s unique history, needs, and goals. It’s an opportunity to identify underlying issues that may have contributed to the addiction or mental health problems.
Treatment Planning: Based on the assessment, the therapist works with the client to develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan outlines the specific goals of therapy, the therapeutic approach to be used, and the expected duration of treatment.
Privacy and Confidentiality: Individual therapy sessions provide a confidential and safe space for clients to discuss sensitive and personal issues. This privacy encourages clients to be open and honest about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Our Individual Therapy Approach
Therapy can only be effective if it takes into account the uniqueness of each individual and the details of their personal story. Ignoring the details and realities of a person’s experience with drugs and alcohol (and other aspects of their life as well) is a good way to ensure that individual therapy will be ineffective.
At Waypoint, therapy begins with a thoughtful conversation that introduces a spirit of collaboration and demonstrates the therapist’s dedication to serving the whole person in ways that are personalized to meet their needs.
From there, the therapist will make a determination concerning which empirically-based intervention might be most effective in terms of helping the person in treatment to gain new insights and make lasting, helpful changes that can protect their sobriety.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely used and highly effective form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors.
- Expressive Arts Therapy is a therapeutic approach that involves the use of various creative modalities, such as visual arts, music, dance, drama, and writing, to help individuals explore their emotions, improve mental health, and promote self-expression and healing.
- Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a specialized form of healthcare that uses recreational activities and interventions to improve the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning of individuals with various disabilities or health conditions.
- Brain-based counseling approach recognizes the significant role the brain plays in a person’s thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and mental health.
Of course, a major purpose of therapy sessions in treatment is addressing the challenges directly related to substance use and maintaining sobriety.
Evidence-based, personalized individual therapy helps an individual build up the resilience needed to overcome the inevitable challenges that a person will face along their recovery journey. Learning strategies, identifying resources, and building on personal strengths in a therapeutic setting can set a person up for success in recovery.