Our Therapy Practices
Through the groundbreaking use of integrative evidence-based therapy practices our Rehab helps develop individualized treatment plans to meet Veterans needs.
Our Therapy practices
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT is a well-known and effective form of treatment used for treating a variety of mental illness and substance use disorders. This includes Alcohol Addiction, Crack Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, Meth Addiction, Benzodiazepine Addiction, as well as Prescription Drug Abuse. It is based on the idea that thoughts influence a person’s emotions and behaviors. Individual counseling and group therapy sessions will use cognitive-behavioral therapy to help veterans identify and manage negative thoughts and behavioral patterns.
Negative automatic thoughts can often cause anxiety and depression. Using this goal-oriented approach allows veterans to work on changing these thoughts into healthy and productive behavior. Our Veterans Rehab Treatment Centers programs use CBT to give the client back the control that they assumed they had lost. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can also help Veterans, Medical Professionals, and First Responders realize that many of their most negative thoughts and beliefs are false, which works to alleviate pain and stress.
Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Our Veterans Rehab offers EMDR therapy for PTSD. Studies show that EMDR therapy is an effective alternative in treating Veterans and First Responders diagnosed with PTSD. Many clients have experienced success in their treatment with EMDR much sooner than other forms of psychotherapy. It was widely believed that recovery from a severe traumatic event would take years and learning how to cope with PTSD Flashbacks is difficult. This therapy practice proves that psychological trauma can be healed as quickly as it recovers from physical trauma.
While individual therapy gives Veterans the chance to talk about problems privately, group therapy offers them the opportunity to receive support and feedback from other Military Veterans. In our Veterans Rehab and Detox Centers community setting, clients can share and listen to stories, bond with others through similar experiences, and gain essential communication skills.
The need for human interaction and contact has been biologically proven. Humans are social creatures and need to be around others to maintain healthy mental wellbeing. A structured therapy group, led by a licensed counselor, can be excellent support for those within the group. Our Treatment Centers group therapy encourages others to share personal experiences.
Gestalt therapy addresses the past by examining how those events affect the person in the present. This type of treatment centers on the present moment. The client’s increase of awareness as they experience their current thoughts, emotions, and perceptions causing understanding into how these impact their reaction and behavior.
The ultimate goal of gestalt therapy is for clients to look at emotion in a new way through different exercises and experiments. Our Veterans Rehab Treatment Centers programs uses these methods to induce a feeling or reaction that can be examined more deeply by the therapist and Military Veteran.
In recovery, Veterans need to address their problems from different standpoints including physical, mental and spiritual. It can be helpful to get involved in more than just talk therapy and group meetings but to improve overall well-being with alternative therapies. Therapies like acupuncture, tai chi, yoga, and meditation can all be effective ways to heal the body, mind and spirit in order to experience a higher level of well-being.
Holistic Therapy is effective for the treatment of Alcohol Addiction, Benzodiazepine Addiction, Meth Addiction, Crack Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, and Prescription Drug Abuse. The combination of psychotherapy, group therapy, and holistic therapy can give veterans a sense of balance and the chance to work towards optimal health. Holistic therapy can be individualized so that each veteran is focusing work on their own personal issues.
While in individual therapy, Military Veterans can discuss personal problems in a safe and private setting. These therapy sessions might be the first time that a Veteran has opened up about their thoughts and feelings. Those struggling with mental illness or addiction tend to withdraw, close off, and hide what they are experiencing. It can be a cathartic experience to discuss emotional issues and past problems with a therapist who can provide useful insight into these issues.
One-on-one therapy is necessary for people in recovery especially in the first phases of withdrawal because they need someone who can focus on their needs. While going through detox or withdrawal, people usually experience a rollercoaster of emotions as they no longer have the option of altering their moods through substances. Discussing what they are experiencing in a private setting can help veterans feel more stable as they get past the hardest phases of recovery.