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Therapies

Individual Therapy for Addiction and Mental Health Recovery

Individual therapy is a cornerstone of effective addiction and mental health treatment, providing clients with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a licensed therapist to address personal challenges, explore thoughts and emotions, and develop strategies for lasting recovery.

Creating a safe, confidential space for self-reflection and growth complements other treatment modalities and promotes healing and positive change.

"[Therapies] for substance use disorders captures a broad range of behavioral treatments including those targeting operant learning processes, motivational barriers to improvement, and traditional variety of other cognitive-behavioral interventions. "

Individual Therapy at Burning Tree Ranch

Burning Tree Ranch is a specialty program dedicated to the treatment of chronic addiction and mental health. Our program is long-term, progress-based, and highly intensive.

Individual therapy is a key component to successfully graduating from long-term treatment. As a specialty program, all of our therapeutic tools, including individual therapy, are tailored to the unique needs of the chronic relapser.

More than with most treatment centers, Ranch clients will require an experienced ally to guide them through the many challenges associated with establishing permanent sobriety.

Our team relies on frankness, authenticity, and honesty to foster trust in the therapeutic process. We know that our program is difficult and that in order to help chronic relapsers manifest lifelong recovery, we will have to consistently reaffirm their commitment to the work required.

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What is the Goal of Individual Therapy?

The goal of individual therapy at Burning Tree Ranch is to motivate the client to explore certain behaviors that may interfere with, delay, or sabotage the opportunity to find permanent freedom from relapse. Establishing intentions, forecasting benchmarks, and evaluating how the client’s real-time behaviors (may or may not) align with their stated goals are often routine discussion points for individual therapy sessions.

Unlike most programs, Burning Tree Ranch helps chronic relapsers remain acutely focused on the disciplines of personal accountability and responsibility during the treatment process.

Once this principle is firmly established, our clients will accept more ownership of their recovery. They gradually let go of the need to intellectualize, minimize, or evade the sensitive topic of what brought them to long-term treatment.

From here, they are well on their way to living a life of excellence beyond sobriety.

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The goal of individual therapy at Burning Tree Ranch is to motivate the client to explore certain behaviors that may interfere with permanent recovery.

The Role of the Therapist in Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, the therapist is critical in guiding the client toward self-discovery and positive change. Key responsibilities of the therapist include active listening, providing support and validation, offering guidance and feedback, and helping the client develop new perspectives and skills.

As rapport develops with the attending clinician, our clients begin to try new, more healthy behaviors such as honesty, authenticity, active listening, and equanimity. This newly lived experience almost invariably creates an opportunity for the chronic relapser to feel more united with peers, family members, and the therapeutic process.

The ability to be honest and consistently match behaviors to a stated goal is a core benchmarks that inform the clinical team of a client’s progress during treatment.

Keyna Lee, Addiction Counselor
“At Burning Tree Ranch individual therapy is an opportunity to look at yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings.”

Keyna Lee, MS, LCDC

Individual Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Through individual therapy, clients can explore the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that contribute to their addiction and develop new skills and strategies for maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse.

As therapy progresses, the client can begin to connect the dots between cause and effect. They begin to see how their behaviors, attitudes, and actions influence the reactions they experience from others.

In our long-term treatment program, we aim to move clients away from ineffective coping mechanisms such as blaming and manipulation and expose them to a more disciplined worldview that allows them to take a more strident inventory of their conduct versus that of others.

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As therapy progresses, the client can begin to connect the dots between cause and effect.

Achieving Positive Outcomes in Addiction Treatment Through Individual Therapy

Individual therapy offers our clients a safe place to inventory how past and present behaviors such as manipulation, dishonesty, and self-pity create confusion rather than harmony in their relationships, both personally and interpersonally.

The ability to be honest and consistently match behaviors to a stated goal is a core benchmarks that inform the clinical team of a client’s progress during treatment.

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Combining Individual Therapy with Other Treatment Modalities

The best treatment outcomes necessitate a comprehensive, individualized treatment approach incorporating multiple evidence-based therapies. Individual therapy is often combined with other evidence-based treatment modalities, as is the case at Burning Tree Ranch.

Clients can benefit from group therapy’s support and shared experiences, as well as the self-discovery encouraged by approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). An integrative approach helps our clients to achieve optimal outcomes in their recovery journey.

Taking the Next Step

Individual Therapy in a Long-Term Residential Treatment Setting

The effectiveness of individual therapy in treating addiction and mental health disorders is well-established.

At Burning Tree Ranch, we are committed to helping our clients achieve lasting recovery through an integrative, whole-person approach to treatment.

We understand the complex, multi-faceted issues many of our families face when it comes to addiction. The circumstances of long-term residential treatment allow us to create a treatment program unlike anything else in the world.

Our promise to families is to deliver life-changing clinical interventions to those who have been unable to find freedom from the unending cycle of relapse.

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