The mind, body, and spirit connection is a strong one. At Palo Verde Wellness, every treatment program we offer incorporates a focus on all three of these areas. When receiving treatment for an addiction, it is not uncommon for a co-occurring mental health disorder to be treated alongside the addiction. In fact, it’s recommended that they be treated at the same time as part of a dual diagnosis.
Many therapeutic options are available to meet each person’s individual treatment needs, psychotherapy being one of them. For more information on addiction therapy services available in Palm Springs, give the Palo Verde Wellness team a call today at 760.209.6683.
What Is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a type of therapy made up of different approaches. Many refer to it as talk therapy. While talking and the sharing of feelings is an important component, there are also components that utilize exercises and assignments to help relieve stress and other symptoms related to substance use disorders. Psychotherapy treatments are individualized for each person.
Dealing with addiction can be an emotional roller coaster. To help with managing these emotions, psychotherapy can be highly effective. This type of therapy is designed to help clear your head, find relief from the symptoms of addiction, and work through ways you can better manage your day-to-day life. Being open and honest, participating when asked, and completing the assignments given will help you best take advantage of your therapy session.
Different types of psychotherapy include:
- Dynamic psychotherapy—Considered a very personal and interactive form of psychotherapy.
- Interpersonal psychotherapy—A short-term form of psychotherapy commonly used to treat co-occurring disorders.
- Cognitive psychotherapy—Used to address destructive and potentially harmful thoughts.
Our Psychotherapy Program at Palo Verde Wellness
It’s important to remember that each person’s therapy journey is different. The team at Palo Verde Wellness takes an individualized approach to each person’s treatment as well as each treatment program. It’s what makes our treatment experience so unique and effective. A psychotherapy program is meant to be a tool to help those receiving treatment for addiction and mental or behavioral health issues. It complements many other therapeutic modalities.
Psychotherapy can take place in a group, individual, or family format with the goal of focusing on personal wellness. It can be beneficial for treating addiction as well as mental health disorders like anxiety or depression. It’s even been proven to help people dealing with chronic illness and significant traumas or life events.
Psychotherapy can benefit many people, and at Palo Verde Wellness, we want to remove any stigmas surrounding mental health, especially when it comes to seeking treatment. Common misconceptions about psychotherapy include the following:
- That it’s only for “crazy” people
- That people who need psychotherapy must be weak or are too lazy to help themselves
- That it’s only for people with a mental health disorder
- That psychotherapists only talk about your relationship with your parents
- That all a psychotherapist will ask you is, “How does that make you feel?”
- That psychotherapy does not work
Contact Palo Verde Wellness For Addiction Treatment
When you receive treatment at Palo Verde Wellness, you receive the benefit of an expert treatment team that will design a unique treatment plan customized just for you. Our campuses are LGBTQ+-friendly and transgender-safe spaces. In addition to psychotherapy, Palo Verde Wellness offers many addiction treatments and therapy programs, including:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Meditative therapy
- Nutrition counseling
Give the caring and compassionate treatment team (many of whom are in recovery themselves) a call today at 760.209.6683 to learn more about receiving treatment in picturesque Palm Springs, California. You can also fill out Palo Verde’s online contact form, and we will get back to you.