Psychotherapy, also known as “talk therapy,” is when a person speaks with a trained therapist in a safe, confidential environment to explore and understand feelings and behaviors and gain coping skills.
During individual talk therapy sessions, the conversation is often led by the therapist, touching on topics such as past or current challenges, experiences, thoughts, feelings, or relationships experienced by the person while the therapist helps make connections and provide insight. 1 Psychotherapy can help an individual eliminate or take control over problematic symptoms and can increase well-being and healing.
CBT—Cognitive Behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that dives into your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes and notes links, or connections between these influencers and how they affect your feelings, and behavior. CBT aims to enable you to create effective coping strategies for learning how to overcome different problems throughout your life. Thus, creating healthy foundations for understanding how to create lasting change in your behavior, setting you up for elongated success on your journey into sobriety.
provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group. The term can refer to any form of psychotherapy when delivered in a group format, including cognitive behavioral therapy or interpersonal therapy, but it is usually applied to psychodynamic group therapy where the group context and group process is explicitly utilised as a mechanism of change by developing, exploring and examining interpersonal relationships within the group.
Disease affects the entire family structure. Often, it is family members who enable the addict to delve further into dependence. Because of this, families need to learn how to establish healthy boundaries, while creating a supportive system. It is important to recognize that recovery is important for all members within the family system. The goal is to reunite the family and promote healing through new and positive interactions. To accomplish these goals, the family system must learn specific skills. Regardless of past events, it is our hope our patient’s experience brings both healing to them, and their entire familial unit.
Trauma is an emotional response to an experience that is extremely stressful and often disturbing. Experiences that are traumatic can be scary, shocking and dangerous. Many traumatic experiences include natural disasters, vehicle accidents, assault, robbery, and other crimes. For children, a sibling being born or a parents divorce can be traumatic. Childhood trauma often follows people into adulthood. There are many types of trauma and they all effect mental health. Sometimes, they are a co-occurring condition that effects other mental illnesses.
Equine Therapy (also referred to as Horse Therapy, Equine-Assisted Therapy, and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy) is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions between clients and horses. The use of EAT has roots in antiquity, and modern use of horses for mental health treatment dates to the 1990s. Equine Therapy involves activities (such as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading a horse) that are supervised by a mental health professional, often with the support of a horse professional. The goal of equine therapy is to help the client develop much needed skills and character traits, such as accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and discipline.
Art Therapy seeks to harness the creative art-making process. One of the often- overlooked side-effects of chemical dependency is the destruction of an individual’s natural creativity. Learning to recapture your natural creative process can provide immense healing to the client. Through analyzing the transference process between the therapist and the client, the therapist can identify the client’s symbolic self-expression as communicated in the art. Together, they can work on eliciting interpretations from the paintings. The program includes creative work spaces and a variety art projects.
Meditation—Mindful meditation is meant to help you focus on what is true about you moment by moment. In this, you are learning to become ever-present within your reality. Mindful meditation offers a plethora of benefits including decreased stress, an enhanced ability to deal with illness, decreased depressive symptoms, and improved general health.
Music Therapy is the utilization of both music and musical elements by an accredited musical therapist to promote, maintain, and reestablish emotional, physical, and mental health. Because of music’s many qualities it can be used for a variety of issues from dealing with mental, behavioral, or emotional problems to relieving stress. It has been shown to treat anxiety and depression. Current studies continue to show that it can be successful with chemical dependency.
Psychodrama employs guided dramatic action to examine problems or issues raised by an individual or a group. Through utilizing experiential methods, sociometry, role theory and group dynamics, psychodrama helps individuals discover new insight, integration on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels. Likewise, it provides clarity on issues as well as increasing emotional and physical health and enhances learning and developing new skill sets.
At Montare BH, we believe in the need to nourish the whole person. Part of that equation involves regular fitness at our health centers which allow you to focus on creating a positive self-image on both a mental and physical level. Regular exercise increases motivation to maintain a consistent schedule and unlocks a healthy perspective on the balance between mental self-care and physical self-care.
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