There is no one-size-fits-all therapy when it comes to addiction recovery. Addiction is a complex illness. Therapy must be provided from different angles and approaches to be effective. At Excel Treatment Center, New Jersey, we offer various therapies to each of our clients.
Here at The Excel Center, our mission is to offer the most appropriate treatment for every client. We assess your specific needs before tailoring the best treatment approach for you, the individual.
Types of therapy include:
There are many benefits to each of these approaches. Based on your personal needs, we will create a program featuring all of the above therapies. The benefits of each work together and can lead to real, lasting change.
Below you will find some useful information about each of the above therapies, such as their benefits and how they work. If you would like to learn more about any therapy in particular, you can visit its specific page on our site.
The idea of group therapy can be scary for some. Many fear sitting in a room of strangers and having to pour out their deepest feelings. However, group therapy can have amazing results. It is not just about opening up and being vulnerable to strangers. Group therapy is a way of connecting with other people who understand your experience.
Addiction can be frightening. Often, people struggling with addiction feel unable to talk to their friends or family about their experience. They might fear being misunderstood, judged, or shamed. Even friends and family members with the best intentions might struggle to understand the experience fully.
We understand that isolation and deep loneliness are felt when your experience is not heard or validated. In group therapy, your voice is heard. Your experience is accepted and acknowledged by other people who have been affected by addiction.
A highly-skilled professional therapist leads each group therapy session. The therapist helps to keep the group structured and smooth. This way, everyone gets a chance to be heard. It’s also fine if you don’t want to speak in a given session. Not only do you get to feel heard, but you also become a better listener. Listening to someone else’s story can help you understand and accept your own recovery journey.
WHAT IS ONE-TO-ONE THERAPY?
One-to-one therapy is an important and effective part of any recovery journey. In one-to-one therapy, it is only you and your therapist. The setting is completely private. There is no judgment or taboo. Our expert therapists here at Excel offer each client their full attention and compassion in sessions.
One-to-one therapy is not one fixed approach. There are different types of therapy that you could receive, depending on your personal needs. Different ideas, concepts, ways of thinking, and ways of being are explored in one-to-one therapy. This helps clients make real progress with their recovery.
The types of therapy available in a one-to-one setting include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness training
- Interpersonal effectiveness
- Distress tolerance
- Emotion regulation
Addiction can make it extremely difficult to manage our feelings and emotions without using substances. At Excel, our one-to-one therapy services aim to help clients by building the skills needed to cope with life healthily. Life can be stressful, whether you have an addiction or not.
WHAT ARE HOLISTIC AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES?
Holistic means ‘whole’. Holistic therapy means that the whole person is treated, not just their symptoms. Holistic therapies have seen a huge increase in popularity all over the world. Addiction specialists and neuroscientists are coming to a better understanding of the mind-body connection. This is how issues in the mind affect the body and issues in the body affect the mind.
Alternative therapies are those that are different from traditional medical approaches. Medication, though sometimes necessary, is not the only way to support healing. It is a great option to have available. Still, we should not ignore the powerful healing abilities of common alternative therapies, such as yoga, mindfulness, art, and meditation. When used together, we can bring the brain, mind, and body to a healthy place. From there, we can better support our healing journey.
Holistic and alternative therapies offered at Excel include:
- Experiential therapies
- Expressive arts therapies
- Emotion-focused therapy (EFT)
One of the biggest benefits of holistic and alternative therapies is that they allow clients to explore new ways of relating to themselves, others, and the world in general. For example, yoga involves deep breathing and developing better physical awareness. Even though the first yoga session might be difficult or tiring, it eventually becomes easier. Yoga is something that can be taken outside of a treatment setting and applied to everyday life. This new practice can be a great tool for developing a healthy relationship with our bodies.
Similarly, mindfulness is a tool that can be used at any moment. When we find ourselves caught up in thinking or reacting to triggers, we can take the lessons we learned in mindfulness training and apply them. Mindfulness lets us connect with an inner space that is beyond our triggers, habits, and reactions. It is a popular type of holistic therapy because it helps clients become more responsive and open to other types of therapy used, such as one-to-one talk therapy or group therapy.
COMPREHENSIVE THERAPY PROGRAMS AT THE EXCEL CENTER
Our goal here at The Excel Center is to set up our clients for a life free from addiction. Core to achieving this goal is doing as much as possible to prevent relapse. Sometimes, clients attend rehab and believe that they are cured of their addiction, only to relapse later and find themselves back at square one, or worse. To give our clients the best chance of sustaining their recovery, we offer only the most effective, evidence-based approaches to therapy.
Whether it’s group therapy, one-to-one, or alternative, each type of therapy we offer helps you build emotional strength and self-compassion. The insights you can gain from therapy can change your life and help you to realize your full potential as a whole person, without the need for substances.
The care we provide here at The Excel Center is completely non-judgmental. Our therapists, counselors, and medical staff all understand that reaching out for help is not an easy step to take. We offer compassion and empathy to every client. These are key ingredients in developing a beneficial therapist-client relationship.
Our trained therapists specialize in addiction recovery. We know that for therapy to be effective, it must address the coping mechanisms that we turn to when deeper issues come up. Substance abuse is one of these coping mechanisms, but we might also use substances after engaging in other coping mechanisms. In therapy, we can uncover the root causes of your addiction and work with compassion to resolve them together.