Drug and alcohol addiction takes a toll on your mind and body. Mental health disorders complicate matters, as well. For those who are ready to embrace treatment, it may be helpful to know a range of counseling types are available. That includes things like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). You may also embrace telehealth at Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery.
What Are the Types of Counseling We Offer?
There are a range of counseling types available because not everyone responds to therapy in the same manner. What is most critical is providing an individual with the type and level of care they need, so they obtain the best level of healing possible. Let’s explore the range of counseling types most commonly used and how they can help you.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is designed to teach you how to notice negative thought patterns you are having and to recognize if they are accurate or not. It then applies a strategy that helps you to change those negative thoughts to help you avoid negative behaviors. CBT is very effective and tends to be a foundation in recovery.
Dialectical behavior therapy is a type of CBT. The goal here is to help a person to focus on living in the moment and learning to control thoughts and actions. It is designed to help a person to embrace better decision making.
Medication-assisted treatment is not a true counseling type. Rather, in a MAT program, medications are used to help you to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. The direct result of this is to help a person to gain more control over their thoughts by controlling dependence. MAT is often a big part of a successful recovery program.
Telehealth is also not a true type of counseling. Rather, it is a method of communicating. It allows people to work with their therapist online instead of coming into an office. For those who are looking for a way to improve their addiction, but are unable to make it to a treatment center for care, telehealth opens the door for opportunities.
Which of These Counseling Types Is Right for You?
The good news is you do not have to choose counseling types or even try to understand the details of each one. That’s what your therapists and doctors are for once you request care. Our team at Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery works closely with you to better understand your needs based on your addiction severity and the type and then makes recommendations for counseling types that may work for you. Many factors go into this decision, such as:
- The type of drugs you’re using
- Underlying mental health conditions
- The severity of your withdrawal symptoms
- Length of time you’ve used drugs
- Access to in-person or online therapy
You can find treatment that’s right for your situation. These are just some of the counseling types that may be right for your situation. It’s our goal to empower you through comprehensive therapy and support.
Getting Help for Addiction Starts with Reaching Out
If you are serious about changing your life and accomplishing your goals, our team at Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery can help you. We encourage you to start the process by learning more about some of our programs and how they can work for you:
- Mental health treatment
- Trauma-informed care
- Outpatient treatment program
- Addiction and pain management
- Women’s drug rehab
- Men’s drug rehab
Embrace Treatment – Call Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Now
If you are learning about the counseling types – CBT, DBT, MAT, and even telehealth, you’re ready for addiction treatment. There’s no benefit to putting it off. Reach out to Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery today to learn more about how we can help you start on the path of healing. Call 833.448.0127 or connect with us online now.