Individual Therapy

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Transforming Lives, One Session at a Time

Individual therapy provides a safe place where individuals are able to discuss their issues with a professional therapist. It’s different from group therapy in that you aren’t with a group of people. This time is for you to explore your emotional and psychological troubles and how they may have contributed to your substance use. By understanding these issues and resolving them, you allow yourself to be sober and healthy again.

Lotus Recovery offers individual therapy for those receiving treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. We see clients make real progress when they give themselves time to become accustomed to the process. Opening up can be hard at first, but we make this easier by matching clients to the right therapists and giving them the space and patience they need. Eventually, our clients emerge stronger and more resilient.

What Happens in Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy refers to one-on-one treatment between a client and a therapist. During these sessions, your therapist will ask questions and encourage you to explore your problems and healthier resolutions for dealing with them. Your therapist will not make you feel guilty about your past. There is absolutely no judgment when you walk through our doors—you are starting this journey to become the best person you can be. This is what you have control over, and this is what we focus on.

You can expect your therapist to be an excellent listener who will guide you toward healthier ways of coping and looking at the world. They can help you find your inner strengths so that you know what can drive change in your life. Some of the things that individual therapy can help with are:

  • Feeling better about yourself
  • Breaking cycles and quitting the same mistakes
  • Feeling less depressed and anxious
  • Finding better ways to handle stress
  • Discovering meaning and purpose in life
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Benefits of Individual Therapy in Thousand Oaks

There are different types of individual therapy, and our treatment team will work hard to find the right balance for you. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are two common approaches that can help identify unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. DBT takes things a step further by addressing the emotions that some people feel very intensely.

The benefits to participating in individual therapy include:

  • Confidentiality. If there are certain topics that you don’t want to discuss with others, you can save them for individual therapy. This is a private, confidential space that takes place between you and your therapist.
  • One-on-one. Although group therapy is helpful, it can be easier to talk about certain topics alone with a therapist, such as past trauma and abuse. You can develop a plan specifically for you.
  • Individual speed. People heal at all different rates. With individual therapy, you can go at your own pace and work on certain issues longer.

Individual Therapy: This is Your Space to Heal and Grow

Going through substance use or mental health challenges changes who you are, but individual therapy can help you find your way back. Lotus Recovery includes individual therapy as part of our robust treatment services, ensuring that all clients receive the individualized attention they deserve. To learn more about our services and how they can help you overcome addiction, contact us today.

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