Talk therapy helps millions of people worldwide, and it is a fundamental part of any addiction recovery program. It can be uncomfortable attending therapy, but there are so many benefits, it’s essential to try. At Oceanfront Recovery, our experienced counselors and therapists conduct one-on-one therapy and other forms of talk therapy designed to help clients recover.

Talk Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

It may seem like talk therapy isn’t going to work, or that it doesn’t work for your problem, but one on one therapy can help anyone. For instance, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction isn’t a one-person job; it requires a strong team. Nevertheless, a therapist is an essential part of that team.

One of the best things about therapy is that the time slot provided is treated as the patient’s time, and they can do with it what they want. In other words, patients can cry, scream, or vent everything that’s caused them stress that week. Therapy appointments are flexible.

Learning to manage cravings and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms is essential to recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Therapists are experts in teaching the skills required to manage emotions and are comfortable to discuss substance abuse.

However, mental health problems are often at the root of addiction, and therapy is an excellent way to resolve this. Dealing with the things that caused the addiction is a crucial step towards a full recovery. Therapy can even help you discover things you didn’t even know were behind your addiction, such as depression or anxiety. It can be frightening to discover those things alone, so therapy is a fantastic and safe space to explore your emotions.

Benefits of One on One Therapy

There are so many benefits to talking therapy and barely any disadvantages. Therapy can help with a wide variety of problems, from addiction to depression and even physical issues. Some of the benefits to talk therapy include:

  • Easier to cope
  • No judgment
  • Space to let it out
  • Helps manage emotions better
  • Learn better coping mechanisms
  • Manage difficult periods

Therapy gives the patient a safe space to let their emotions out. Therapists and counselors have seen everything before, so there is no shame in having a screaming session or crying.

Sessions of talk therapy will also teach the patient various coping skills and ways to manage difficult emotions. These new skills will support recovery and are skills you can use for the rest of your life.

Having some good skills to support you is vital when you or your loved one leave a residential facility. There will be numerous triggers and plenty of temptation. A good counselor can teach you how to manage this and maintain progress towards recovery.

Talk Therapy at the Oceanfront Recovery Center

The Oceanfront Recovery Center is located two blocks away from the ocean, a stunning place to reclaim your inner peace. We provide many treatment programs, such as:

Our facilities are state-of-the-art, with comfortable furnishings and friendly staff. We have over 75 years of experience in treating addiction and offer specialized therapy. Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is just one example of the excellent talk therapies we have on offer. Alongside traditional treatments, we also offer yoga, equine therapy, and adventure therapy.

We believe in treating patients with compassion and determination. The Oceanfront Recovery Center accepts most insurance policies, and we even have an intake team experienced in finance to help you or your loved one access treatment. The Oceanfront Recovery Center is here to help. If you want to find out more about talk therapy, give us a call on 877.279.1777.

Offering individualized care in one of the premier beachfront recovery communities in the world, Oceanfront Recovery is a licensed Substance Abuse Disorder and Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Center located in the heart of Laguna Beach.

Oceanfront was founded with the goal of providing the best care and service possible, at an affordable price, and in a location where both men and women would want to get well. Our clinical offices and residential treatment facilities are located in beautiful Laguna Beach, California. Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, our passionate, experienced team of clinicians and care providers creates the perfect environment for you or your loved one to begin the process of healing from addiction.