Clinical Therapy for Addiction

Off-site clinical therapy at Lighthouse Recovery includes a variety of therapists using individualized approaches. As part of your sober living program, you’ll have access to one off-site individual therapy session weekly. Therapies focus on your specific needs, such as for EMDR therapy, dual diagnosis care, sex addiction therapy, trauma therapy, or help for problems like shame or anger.

Goals of Off-Site Clinical Therapy

The key goal of your off-site clinical therapy is to prepare you for your life after you leave sober living homes at Lighthouse Recovery. But you must always remember that therapy provides the help and support you need at any time in your recovery. Many people use what they learn at Lighthouse Recovery, but access therapy in their community as needed months or years beyond their program completion. This makes opening up to the recovery benefits of therapy a secondary goal of your program.

Of course, your off-site clinical therapy gets easier and decreases in frequency and duration as you learn coping skills for stress management. As past trauma heals, you also find yourself needing this therapy less. But no one fully heals from addiction, as experts affirm. So if you take on increased stress or suffer new trauma, go back to therapy to keep your recovery safe.

Off-site clinical therapy is also an individual process. You need a custom approach based on your age, type of addiction, and other factors relating to your substance abuse, trauma, dual diagnosis, and addiction.

Types of Therapy

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EMDR Therapy

EMDR allows clients with past trauma to heal. Therapists ask the client to recall distressful or traumatic experiences while showing them that the mind can heal from the previous pain.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

CBT allows a client and therapist to work closely together to change negative patterns of thought and behavior. Together, they set goals and create strategies to identify these patterns and make the necessary changes.

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Individual Therapy

One on one time with a therapist allows a client to focus on their goals, thought processes, and past experiences. Individuals will learn problem-solving skills they need to healthily manage obstacles after treatment.

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Group Therapy

Group sessions allow individuals to share their experiences, feelings, and fears with their peers who share circumstances. This helps to create bonding friendships that can become a support system during and after treatment.

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Family Therapy

Family therapy helps repair and rebuild communication and trust within relationships with family members. Therapists help to facilitate effective and respectful conversations between individuals to reach a place of love and understanding.