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Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating addiction or mental health disorders that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program that includes family therapy and individual therapy, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What is an Individual Therapy Program?

For people in addiction treatment, whether they’re in a residential treatment center or in an outpatient program, individual therapy (psychotherapy) allows an individual to talk about their life challenges. It focuses on current events or abuse and other traumatic events and teaches new ways and tools for coping with stress and handling difficult decisions. It’s a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Along with holistic approaches to healing, individual therapy programs can be conducted in a comfortable setting. Therapists can help people transform their negative reactions to stressful situations into positive responses, which includes:
  • Helping identify triggers
  • Identifying when negativity arises and how to combat it
  • Processing traumatic events
  • Reducing their stress response
  • Changing their thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors

In an individual program, you can feel confident talking to a trained therapist about your challenges, especially when it comes to addiction or mental health disorders that interrupt your life.

Benefits of Individual Therapy Programs

Therapy can help treat every aspect of a person’s mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral issues. Concerns that are addressed and can benefit from individual therapy include:
  • Anger
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Food and eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Relationship or marriage challenges
  • Stress
  • Sexuality
Once you complete a therapy program, you should have the tools and resources necessary to manage your life, without the use of substances or other harmful addictions. It can also help with mental health disorders so that you can function daily with joy and pleasure.

What to Expect in Individual Therapy

Usually, in a recovery treatment facility, a therapist will sit down and first go through a person’s history, gathering pertinent information. They talk to the person about their past physical, emotional, and mental health. It can take a few sessions for a therapist to reach a good understanding of a person’s situation and what brought them to therapy. They then address concerns and decide the best course of action.

The person in therapy can also review whether they feel comfortable with that particular therapist and want to continue. It’s vital to find a therapist you feel comfortable with, and since there are several in a recovery treatment center, you likely will find one you can work with. At first, it may be intimidating or hard to speak with someone about yourself. Sessions may bring up intense emotions about past experiences or present challenges. It’s entirely reasonable to become angry or sad during treatment. However, therapists can support you and help you feel safe as you process uncomfortable or painful memories.

A therapist might have you do “homework” assignments to build on topics discussed in therapy, and it’s normal to ask questions at any point during therapy. As time passes, therapy can help people become more positive and happy.

How Psychotherapy Works

There are several forms of therapy in addiction and mental health disorder recovery. Some types work better for different situations or disorders. It’s common for therapists to combine therapies to have the maximum effect. The goal of psychotherapy is replacing harmful thoughts and behaviors with healthy thoughts and behaviors, which foster positivity and productivity.The difference between individual therapy and psychotherapy is that the former focuses on the present while the latter focuses on the past. Some of these therapy programs include:
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – The most common and useful forms of therapy, CBT helps people look at the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It allows them to replace negative thinking patterns with positive ones.
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy – can help people become aware of thoughts and emotions.
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy –can help build relationships.
  • Psychodynamic therapy – may people understand subconscious experiences and how they might affect their behavior.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy – may people cope with stress, improve regulation of emotions, and work on relationships.
The therapist would decide which of these therapy programs would best suit the individual and have the best outcome. Studies show that individual therapy programs are an effective way to help people in addiction recovery.
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Joy Downen

10 weeks ago

This place is so wonderful and all of the staff care so very much! They are very professional and they know what they are doing. Absolutely amazing facility and staff!!!
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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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Gary Hanson

47 weeks ago

Steps saved our daughter’s life as well as her kids!
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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Steps Recovery Centers guarantee that any person who completes any of our programs are welcome to come to our weekly aftercare group for additional support at no charge for life.

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