Understanding the many different types of counselors in mental health therapy can be confusing. Therapist, psychologist, LCSW, psychiatrist, and counselor are just a few of the titles you may encounter. It’s important to understand where to start. At Harmony Hills, we have all of your mental health and counseling needs covered. Our experienced staff treat a wide range of conditions and offer programs and schedules to meet every client’s mental health and addiction recovery needs. Call us today at 855.494.0357 to learn more about our programs.
Learning More About the Types of Mental Health Therapy
We use a three-phase approach to treatment at Harmony Hills. Phase one begins with detox, where our medical team supervises guests as they go through withdrawal. Phase two is residential treatment, where guests have access to 24/7 care as their healing process begins. The third phase is an outpatient treatment program, where guests continue to receive recovery support while living at home.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) helps clients abstain from using harmful substances, managing withdrawal symptoms, and curbing cravings. MAT is shown to help clients achieve lasting sobriety.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT is often used in mental health therapy. CBT helps clients identity negative thought patterns and behaviors and then replace those unwanted behaviors with healthier ones.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified form of CBT that also helps clients change unwanted behaviors. Often practiced in groups, DBT is ideal in an outpatient setting. DBT’s four areas of focus include:
- Distress tolerance
- Interpersonal effectiveness
- Emotion regulation
DBT is an effective therapy in addiction recovery, mental health treatment programs, and dual diagnosis treatment programs.
Different Types of Counselors Will Use Different Therapies
Our skilled clinicians have extensive substance abuse and mental health training. Because of this, we offer a wide range of therapeutic options to meet the specific needs of individuals. Some of our mental health therapies include:
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Trauma therapy
- EMDR therapy
- Relapse prevention
- 12-step therapy
Our mission is to provide state of the art, effective and whole health treatment to individuals and families impacted by addiction and co-occurring disorders in a compassionate, supportive, and healing environment. Effective dual diagnosis treatment requires skilled clinical support and effective treatment plans, all of which are available in our Florida facility.
How Individual Therapy Can Help
Individual therapy is a critical piece of effective behavioral health treatment programs. Working with a therapist helps clients identify and address underlying issues that may affect recovery and impede treatment.
During individual therapy, you’ll work through your challenges and also have the chance to address issues that arise in group therapy, with your family members, and in interpersonal relationships. Your therapist is your objective listener and guide.
Individual therapy has many benefits. Clients report that they have healthier relationships and improved communication skills, they’re more in control of their moods, and they can manage their emotions more effectively. They gain the ability to recognize negative habits and triggers and can better cope with stress, anger, and other negative feelings. Therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy help clients identify unwanted behaviors and replace them with healthier ones.
Reach out to an experienced counselor today by calling 855.494.0357 to learn more about how individual therapy may be the right option for you.
Find the Mental Health Support You Need at Harmony Hills
Harmony Hills is a mental health and addiction recovery treatment center located in Altoona, Florida, just one hour north of Orlando. Our serene, rural setting helps clients focus on their treatment away from the stresses of everyday life.
Our treatment programs provide options to meet the needs of most clients. We offer inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient aftercare programs to suit the needs of clients seeking addiction recovery treatment.