What We Offer
Individual therapy is a joint process between a councelor or a phycologist and a client requiring substance abuse disorder treatment. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. Therapy can help people overcome obstacles to their inability to not use mood or mind altering substances.
Group therapy can help people improve their mental health, take responsibility for their actions and get much needed perspective . It involves at least one mental health professional and two or more people in group. The group dynamic often helps people feel supported in a peer driven format.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a short-term therapy technique that can help people find new ways to behave by changing their thought patterns. CBT is a problem-specific, goal-oriented approach that needs the individual’s active involvement to succeed. It focuses on their present-day challenges, thoughts, and behaviors.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is another type of cognitive behavioral therapy. DBT may be used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors.The approach is that bringing together two opposites in therapy (acceptance and change) brings better results than either one alone. A unique aspect of DBT is its focus on acceptance of a client's experience as a way for treatment teams to reassure them and balance the work needed to change negative behaviors.
Addiction affects families. While individual counceling focuses on the thoughts, behaviors and emotions of one person, family counceling focuses on the relationships, and aims to understand and validate the experiences of all family members. The goal of family counceling is to bring clarity to all relationships, and to foster repair and closeness if family members choose to do so.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-client” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. MAT is also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdose.
Simply put, Psychoeducation Therapy provides people with mental health conditions information about the causes, symptoms, prognosis, and treatments of their diagnosed condition. If a client engages in psychoeducation they are able to find out what to expect, what can be do, and how to improve their condition.
Animal therapy uses animals to help people with specific physical or mental health conditions. Animals may be able to provide comfort and perform direct actions to help a person’s condition when they are in need. It is a type of complementary or alternative therapy. We have seen this complimentary therapy lead to great success in the past.
Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion,
Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory, and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.
Solution Focused and Goal-Oriented Therapy
Solution Focused and Goal-Oriented Therapy focuses on solutions to problems or issues, and discovering the resources and strengths a person has, rather than focusing on the problem like more traditional talking therapies do.
Introduction to the 12 Step Program
12 Step Programs have been used to help people recover from a variety of addictive behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse to compulsive shopping, sex addictions and overeating. There are also 12 step programs for family and friends of addicts which provide the loved ones with support and a program to help them heal and forgive others. The nature of the program provides people with support and creates a spiritual environment which helps one heal. Anyone can use these steps to live a better life.
Relapse Prevention Counseling
Relapse prevention counseling can help clients stay abstinent or successfully manage a mental health disorder after they transition out of a substance abuse treatment program. Although they may want to believe that they are cured after leaveing treatment, there is more work to be done.
Addictions we Treat
- Alcohol Use Disorder
- Illicit Drugs
- Prescription Medication
- Dual-Diagnosis Disorders
- Eating Disorders
Alcohol Use Disorder.
An alcoholic may drink to the detriment of their health and contribute to their own mental and emotional destruction. Alcoholics can suffer blackouts and binge drink for days. Sometimes they can stop for a while only to discover, when they start drinking again, that they drink the same amount and often more than when they stopped. Alcoholism is a progressive disease. A Medical assisted detoxification is vital.
Drug addiction is the inability to stop the urge to take drugs, despite the dangerous consequences that are both physical and mental. Drug addiction can cause personal, family and career difficulties and even legal concerns. The user will put his drug of choice before his/her own interests and safety.
Precsription Medication Abuse
When a client takes medication without following a doctor’s instructions, it may be the start of prescription drug abuse. Increasing the dosage without consulting a medical practitioner to gain more or quicker efficacy from the drug is a common practise. Then the client may begin to take the medication for unrelated symptoms. For example, they may take the prescription drug to aid sleep or to lessen stress when the medication is actually for pain relief. Dependency begins as the client needs the drug to feel normal or to avoid withdrawal symptoms such as sweating and nausea.
As with any other addiction, compulsive gambling is threefold in nature: mental, physical and spiritual, with its main symptom being that of denial and its major characteristic loss of control. The compulsive gambler frequently spends more time and money gambling than they intended and are unable to reliably predict when they will stop once they have started.
Shopping addiction is a behavioral addiction that involves compulsive buying as a way to feel good and avoid negative feelings, such as anxiety and depression. Like other behavioral addictions, shopping addiction can take over as a preoccupation that leads to problems in other areas of your life.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment is a method of treatment in which a person is diagnosed with both a substance use disorder (such as alcohol use disorder) and a mental health disorder (such as depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety attacks, etc.). An interaction between the two conditions will make rehabilitation more complex, resulting in a less desirable care outlook and a higher risk of adverse health effects if not treated properly.
Eating disorders affect millions of people worldwide. More common than most people think, these disorders are progressive and display the same characteristics as any other addiction whereby the sufferer is trapped in a helpless cycle of obsessive and compulsive behaviour, unable to break free of the need to escape their feelings of obsessive control.
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