Individual therapy is a one-on-one experience between you and your therapist, allowing for maximum privacy and confidentiality, and is an essential component of any effective residential treatment program. Through individual therapy, you have a chance to tackle deep personal issues that underlie your addictive behaviors, which are not always suited to a group setting.
No two patients will have the exact same histories, issues, strengths, and needs — thus, no two individual therapy sessions will be the same. However, there are certain general attributes that are common among most forms of individual therapy. First, individual therapy provides an opportunity for you and your therapist to ensure that you are aligned on both the objectives of the treatment and your progress toward those objectives. Second, it provides you with the most confidential format for expressing yourself and allows us to focus on your unique needs.
In many cases, issues that are addressed during individual therapy will prepare you to have a more successful experience during group sessions and in other aspects of treatment.