Individual therapy enables residents to address deeply-rooted personal issues that are contributing factors to their addictive behaviors. Working with one primary therapist allows for the building of a relationship of trust and facilitates the uncovering of the root causes of addiction, including the emotional wounds that substance abuse sometimes attempts to cover up.
When a new resident is admitted to Moonlight Mountain Recovery, a comprehensive assessment is conducted by our Admissions Coordinator and Clinical Team to develop an initial plan of treatment. They collaborate to determine which of our primary care therapists and counselors might be the best fit for the patient.
Individual therapy may be combined with life coaching, which is a cognitive behavioral therapy aimed at increasing happiness and functionality in a real world without the need for addictive substances. Through these various modalities, residents are led to understand why they have arrived at their current situation and then to develop motivations and strategies to move towards a better situation. Life coaching differs from counseling in that it focuses more on the present and what lies ahead.