The treatment of substance abuse and mental health requires a great deal of care, which includes a number of different therapeutic approaches. At Northbound, we utilize a wide range of assorted therapies designed to help our clients overcome their challenges in the most healthy, effective ways. Some of the most common therapies that we use with our clients include the following:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT focuses on problematic issues such as poor self-image, impulsivity mood instability and relationships through promoting mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
A major part of addiction and mental illness is not fully understanding emotions and behaviors. Therefore, a therapist will use CBT to highlight problems with emotional dysfunction in ways that help establish more positive cognition through the use of goal-oriented procedures.
Interpersonal Theory (IPT)
IPT will allow a client to begin recognizing their symptoms and their effects, and start working with a therapist to understand how they are related to their issues. From there, they can begin focusing on more positive ways of relating to others without these issues preventing the process.
Psychoanalytic therapy applies focus to early childhood experiences in order to uncover how those events have impacted a client in terms of their current behaviors. This specific therapy also pays attention to how the unconscious mind of a client influences their thoughts and behaviors.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
To help treat those clients with trauma-related disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, EMDR is highly effective. By retraining the brain through a series of eye movements and applied focus, a client can begin processing their traumatic experience in ways that allow him or her to integrate healthier, more adaptive coping mechanisms.
General Systems Theory (Family Therapy Approach)
By including the family in the treatment of a loved one, this therapeutic approach can help encourage a healthy lifestyle as opposed to the development of problems similar to that of their loved one. As it can be easy to develop mental and physical issues in response to a loved one’s problems, this type of therapy works to prevent that from occurring.
Person Centered Therapy
Person Centered Therapy encourages the belief that within the right environment, a client can develop his or her own mental and physical health. This therapeutic process can also encourage the natural, internal drive to become more positive in their actions and promote healthy growth.