Therapy Modalities

Psychotherapy is a broad term. What does it mean for you in SUD treatment? Lasting recovery starts with the latest proven, research-based strategies in SUD and mental health treatment, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - An evidence-based form of psychotherapy that concentrates on how an individual’s thoughts, beliefs, and mindset influence their emotions and behaviors.
  • Motivational interviewing (MI) - A therapeutic technique used in addiction and substance use disorders with patients/clients by enhancing one’s motivation and commitment to a specific goal.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) - An evidence-based psychotherapy technique focusing on treating clients with mood disorders, suicidal ideation and change in behavioral patterns. 
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT- An evidence-based psychotherapy technique that identifies clients with negative thoughts and emotions. It challenges the rationality of those emotions, and replaces them with positive, healthier, and more beneficial thinking.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) - An exclusive, advanced, and nontraditional form of psychotherapy designed to relinquish negative and unhealthy emotions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other traumatic events. EMDR is an advanced brain-body therapy that focuses on identifying, processing, and releasing imbalances, trauma, and continuous emotional stress. It is based on the philosophy that “where you look affects how you feel”.  This modality provides that eye positions correlate with unconscious, emotional experiences.
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) - A therapy approach that helps individuals resolve their ambivalence towards engaging in treatment, to end their substance use, by improving one’s motivation to change.
  • Seeking SafetyA therapy technique that assists clients attain comfort and safety from trauma (including PTSD) and substance abuse through education, learning coping skills and practicing grounding techniques.
  • Gestalt therapy - A client-centered approach to psychotherapy that helps clients focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives at this moment, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on their past experiences.
  • Solution-focused therapy - A goal oriented therapy with an emphasis on empowering our clients to own their skills and abilities by solving the life challenges that they experience.
  • Narrative Therapy - It is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help clients clarify their values and the character strengths attached to those values. NT aims to assist clients to resolve problems by adjusting the stories they tell about their life history and experience.
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