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 therapists work 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.

Our Individual Therapy for Outpatient Rehab

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 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 individual outpatient 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.”

"After thirty-six years in recovery and twenty years in addiction treatment, I am now solely focused on providing personal, 1-on-1 recovery management services to those in need. When I most needed it someone reached out and took my hand and help save my life. Ever since I have dedicated myself to returning that kindness. When I was in dire straits many years ago with an addiction to drugs and alcohol, all I wanted to do was STOP! With the support of skilled clinicians and generous men and women in the recovery community I was not only able to stop, but discovered that I was becoming a better man, a better husband, better father, better colleague, better neighbor, and a better human being. I also found that the key to my happiness is found in service to others. I have dedicated my life to this task and have been gifted with the opportunity to direct others to the discovery of that better life."

- Stuart Birnbaum, Founder