Traditional Therapies

Traditional therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is common for people struggling with addiction to have self-sabotaging or negative thinking. These thought patterns are destructive and changing these harmful patterns is essential to recovery. Traditional therapies such as CBT addresses damaging patterns and helps clients recognize their ability to change their ways of thinking, as well as regulate distressing emotions.

These therapies help clients engage in drug abuse treatment, modify their attitudes and behaviors, as well as increase their life skills to handle stressful circumstances or environmental cues that may trigger intense craving for drugs.

Be the change you want to see in the world. — Gandhi

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feeling, and actions are interconnected. Negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle however CBT can help you deal with your problems and change these negative patterns in order to improve the way you feel.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is designed to help people change negative behaviors such as self-harm, suicidal ideation and substance abuse. DBT encompasses four sets of behavioral skills which are taught to patients through individual counseling or group therapy. The first, Mindfulness is the practice of being fully aware and present in this moment. The second, Distress Tolerance teaches patients to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not to panic to change it. The third, Interpersonal Effectiveness educates patients on how to say no, and ask for what they want while maintaining their relationship with others. The fourth is Emotion Regulation, which focuses on teaching clients how to control and change their emotions.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is a comprehensive psychotherapy focused on resolving emotional and behavioral problems in order to enable people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Founded on the principle that people’s beliefs strongly affect their emotional functioning, REBT focuses on changing a person’s core irrational beliefs. Irrational beliefs are not conducive to happiness and deter people from meeting their basic desires such as love, comfort, and achievement.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy that is used to help with the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. EMDR aims to reduce long-lasting effects of traumatic experiences by engaging the brain’s adaptive information processing mechanisms thereby relieving present symptoms. The therapy consists of eight phases, each with its specific intention. EMDR is recommended as an effective treatment for trauma by the American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization as well as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Holistic therapies

Providing a wide variety of therapies such as mind-body therapies, yoga, healthy nutrition, exercise, creative arts therapies, acupuncture and more, Anchor Bay Recovery is able to treat the whole person rather than only a single element of an individual’s symptoms or behaviors.

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