Individual therapy is a critical component of treatment offered weekly at Recovery Advocates. We work with each client’s needs and treatment goals to improve quality of life. Our therapist works with clients to examine obstacles that are preventing them from taking the necessary steps to increase health and happiness. Often this means they focus on underlying issues connected to substance abuse such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and low self esteem. Each session is tailored to the needs of the individual, whether that be learning new healthy coping tools, improving assertive communication, or learning how to better identify maladaptive patterns that are keeping them stuck. Clients are able to process and target more specific goals in individual therapy to support the group work they are doing while in treatment. Some of the modalities utilized are CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and EMDR.
At Recovery Advocates we are state-of-the-art, offering face-to-face individual therapy with Anne Johnson MS, LMFT using an online HIPPA compliant platform. With this technology we are able to utilize a skilled therapist that we having been working with since 2015.
“My professional approach to therapy is that each client already knows what they NEED to do to get better. It’s a matter of them slowing down enough to listen to the healthiest part of themselves and to explore contributing factors that hamper them from being the best version of themselves. My job is to support and challenge clients to get back into alignment, where their actions align with what is in their heart. I often tell clients that going to therapy is a lot like going to the gym. If you don’t feel uncomfortable…. you probably aren’t making changes. I focus on helping clients build distress tolerance skills so they are better equipped to handle adversity and more present to experience joy.”