Individual therapy is a common therapeutic approach utilized in our Long Island based inpatient addiction treatment programs. Also known as Psychotherapy, talk therapy, or counseling, therapists in the field utilize this therapy is specifically designed to help individuals identify, understand and learn how to solve issues that are related to their substance abuse and addiction. The overall focus of individual therapy is to help individuals make positive behavioral changes using newly learned skills and coping strategies to avoid relapse. In general, psychotherapy is often more effective than the harmful side effects of psychotropic drugs or medical treatments.
Initial individual addiction treatment therapy usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour and as the program comes to an end. As the inpatient program comes to an end, we refer to other outpatient settings, where individuals can gradually taper off sessions on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, eventually reducing the sessions to monthly meetings to ensure prevention of potential relapse.
Our therapeutic sessions are conducted by licensed staff who are experienced in engaging recovering individuals in private therapy. Our individual psychotherapy sessions aim to provide:
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