a man asking his doctor what is motivational interviewing

What Is Motivational Interviewing?

As a component of your recovery, you may begin receiving individual counseling from a therapist. One of the techniques your therapist might employ is motivational interviewing, which is useful in helping people with addictions to move from a state of uncertainty into a state of action. This is accomplished by helping you to identify and…

a doctor explaining to a patient how cognitive-behavioral therapy can help

Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

As a component of your recovery, you may begin receiving individual counseling from a therapist using a technique called cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, for short. In cognitive-behavioral therapy, you will learn personal skills to cope with life’s problems and challenges, without the use of drugs or alcohol. Unlike psychoanalysis, in which therapists look for unconscious…

Seeking Safety In Co-Occurring Trauma and Substance Abuse

  Seeking Safety is a counseling model for approaching a dual diagnosis of trauma and substance abuse. Coping with trauma is difficult to do without a well learned skill set full of emotional tools as well as tools for physical self-care. Doing the best they can with what they have at the moment, people who…