On the journey to recovery, support, accountability, and encouragement are essential ingredients. At MD M.A.T.T., while evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an essential part of our programs, individual counseling is also a cornerstone. Our individual counseling program is tailored to the unique needs of each patient and works in collaboration with MAT to provide comprehensive care that meets the individual where they are.
Individual counseling can help individuals uncover the underlying causes of their addiction and develop healthy coping strategies to prevent relapse. Our individual counseling program is designed to empower clients to identify triggers and make appropriate behavioral changes. We provide a confidential, supportive environment that encourages honest conversations with our trained counselors, who are dedicated to walking alongside each individual’s journey towards lasting recovery.
What to Expect in MD M.A.T.T.’s Individual Counseling Program
How does individual therapy fit into our treatment programs? Medication-assisted treatment is used to reduce cravings and provide relief from withdrawal symptoms, two major roadblocks in the path to recovery. If you’re experiencing cravings or withdrawal symptoms, it can be difficult to focus on the underlying causes and triggers of your addiction.
This is where individual counseling comes in. Our counselors will help you develop the tools you need to address underlying issues and recognize triggers for addictive behavior. Some of these underlying causes can include:
- A family history of addiction – When addiction is part of a family’s history, it can increase the risk of developing a substance use disorder
- Histories of trauma or mental health issues – Anxiety, depression, and PTSD can trigger cravings
- Environmental stressors like poverty, job insecurity, or homelessness – These stressors can lead to substance misuse as a form of self-medication
- Lack of community support – A lack of positive relationships can lead to unhealthy coping strategies
As you build the skills to recognize and manage these underlying causes, our individual counseling program can support you in taking control of your recovery.
The Benefits of Individual Counseling
Individual counseling can help individuals in recovery by providing:
- A safe and trusting environment to talk about their addiction – Here, you’ll be able to talk openly and honestly about your experiences without fear of judgment
- Opportunities to identify triggers and develop healthier coping strategies – With the help of our trained counselors, you’ll gain the skills to recognize triggers and make appropriate behavioral changes
- Accountability and support – Our individual counseling program will provide you with the accountability and guidance you need to stay on track
- Long-term recovery skills – We’ll help you develop sustainable strategies for lasting recovery
Talking with a counselor one-on-one is an essential part of the recovery process. With the right support and guidance, you can gain the tools to break free from addiction and build a healthy, happy life. Don’t wait to reach out for help—early intervention can make a difference.
Discover a New Path Towards Recovery at MD M.A.T.T.
MD M.A.T.T.’s individual counseling program has been designed to meet the unique needs of each patient while providing support and guidance every step of the way. Our counselors are dedicated to helping you achieve lasting recovery, and we’re here to help you find the path to lasting freedom.
Individual counseling is only a piece of the full recovery puzzle. Medication-assisted treatment as well as other evidence-based approaches can promote lasting recovery. To find out how our comprehensive approach to treatment can support your journey, contact us today at 410.364.8194 or reach out to our team online to get started.