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What Is Talk Therapy?

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Nearly every form of addiction or mental health treatment program involves talk therapy to some degree. Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy, is a therapeutic modality that focuses on verbal communication between a therapist and a patient. One-on-one talk therapy, also called individual therapy, allows patients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and supportive environment. Group talk therapy can provide additional benefits by connecting patients with others who may be experiencing similar struggles. 

At Honey Lake Clinic, talk therapy is an integral part of our approach to treatment. In sessions, patients work with a licensed therapist to identify and address underlying issues related to their addiction or mental health condition. While sessions will be led by a therapist, having things to talk about in therapy can help patients get the most out of their time and feel more comfortable opening up.  

We’re passionate about helping patients reclaim their stories through faith-based treatment at our resort-style facility. Call 888.428.0562 today to discover how an individual therapy program can help you or your loved one start the journey to lasting recovery. 

Types of Talk Therapy 

There are many different types of talk therapy, each with its own approach and techniques. Some common forms of talk therapy used in addiction and mental health treatment include: 

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – This type of therapy focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to mental health conditions or addictive behaviors. 
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) – CPT is a form of talk therapy specifically designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It helps patients challenge and reframe thoughts related to trauma to reduce symptoms. 
  • Rapid resolution therapy (RRT) – RRT is a form of talk therapy that uses guided imagery and visualization to help patients process and release negative emotions related to past traumas or experiences. 
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – DBT combines elements of CBT with mindfulness practices to help patients manage intense emotions, improve relationships, and develop healthy coping skills. 

At Honey Lake Clinic, our team of therapists may use one or more of these approaches in individual therapy sessions, tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient. We place an emphasis on decision-making skills in therapy, an approach that encourages patients to actively participate in their recovery journey and make choices that align with their values and beliefs. 

What to Expect in a Talk Therapy Session 

During individual therapy sessions, patients can talk openly and honestly about their struggles, challenges, and successes. Sessions typically last around 50 minutes, with the frequency of sessions varying based on individual needs and treatment plans. Patients may spend time discussing specific events or patterns in their lives, exploring emotions and thought processes, and setting goals for their recovery. 

While therapists may offer guidance and support, talk therapy is a collaborative process. Patients are encouraged to take an active role in their sessions by openly sharing their thoughts and feelings and actively participating in setting treatment goals. This helps patients feel empowered in their recovery journey and can lead to more successful outcomes. 

Things to Talk About in Therapy 

Individual therapy sessions are meant to be a safe and non-judgmental space for patients to discuss anything that is on their minds. There is no specific list of things to talk about in therapy, as each person’s journey will be unique. However, some topics that may come up during individual therapy include: 

  • Past traumas or experiences 
  • Family dynamics and relationships 
  • Coping skills and strategies 
  • Emotions and thought patterns  
  • Personal values and beliefs 

Patients are encouraged to be open and honest in their sessions, as this can help therapists gain a better understanding of the underlying causes of their struggles and tailor treatment accordingly. 

Contact Honey Lake Clinic Today 

At Honey Lake Clinic, we believe that talk therapy is an essential component of addiction and mental health treatment. Our individual therapy program, along with other evidence-based therapies and a faith-based approach, can help patients reclaim their stories. Call 888.428.0562 or reach out online today to learn more about our approach to treatment and how we can help you or your loved one start the journey to recovery.