Outpatient Counseling

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If you think you might need rehab but are reticent to abandon your life or take time off of work, our outpatient counseling program could be the perfect option for your needs. Our intensive outpatient program caters exclusively to adults, offering intensive counseling and care outside of a residential setting. Our convenient Scottsdale, Arizona, location is the perfect place to begin your journey through outpatient counseling.

What is Outpatient Counseling?

Therapy is one of the cornerstones of addiction treatment, and outpatient counseling allows you all the benefits of therapy without the hassle of checking into rehab. Our outpatient program encourages you to delve deeper, exploring the myriad reasons you’ve become an addict while offering you skills for overcoming your addiction. So what happens in therapy? You can expect some of the following:

  • You and your therapist will discuss the origins of your addiction to gain a better understanding of the life path that led you to addiction.
  • Your therapist will work to uncover the specific challenges that keep you using on a daily basis.
  • Together you’ll work to uncover your unique set of strengths, then build on these to improve your chances of long-term sobriety. If you’re a talented athlete, for instance, exercise might be an excellent distraction from cravings.
  • As you gain a deeper understanding of your addiction, your therapist will help you identify your unique set of use triggers. You’ll then work together to find ways to cope with these triggers, such as distracting yourself, calling a friend, exercising, or indulging in a much-beloved hobby.

springboard-recovery-sunsetDoes Outpatient Counseling Work?

At first blush, it can be hard to believe that a few hours a week spent talking about your thoughts and feelings can help you get sober. Study after study, though, trumpets the successes of outpatient counseling. Therapy works to target the underlying causes behind your addiction. In so doing, it can help you more fully understand the disease of addiction while cultivating the skills you need to shake off this terrible affliction.

Literally every day since I have been here things have gotten better for me.

– Robert D.

MRI studies have shown that, over time, therapy can even change your brain. By learning new skills, you encourage your brain to rewire itself and develop new associations. This means that, over time, therapy can help you overcome the challenges of a genetic or biological tendency toward addiction, making your chances of success infinitely higher than they might otherwise be.

Is Outpatient Counseling Right for Me?

Therapy is almost always a factor in any successful recovery, so you don’t need to worry that outpatient counseling will be harmful. Instead, the concern is that, for some addicts, counseling may not be enough. You’re a good candidate for outpatient counseling if you are unable to take time off of work, have a strong support system, and have no previous history of mental illness or addiction. If you have a co-occurring disorder, are addicted to multiple substances, have a history of relapse, come from an abusive home, or are unsure of your ability to remain permanently sober without assistance, you may need inpatient treatment instead.


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