Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Utah

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At Steps Recovery Center, there is always hope. Taking the first step down the path to recovery can be challenging, but with the right support on their side, many people can overcome those challenges, break through addiction, and move forward with sober living and better overall mental health. 

Steps Recovery Center uses a variety of therapy options, including cognitive behavioral therapy, to help clients achieve better overall mental health and wellness as they move toward sobriety. 

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Utah

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapy method that focuses on addressing negative thought cycles, including patterns that increase the risk of addictive behaviors. This talk therapy style can help patients manage symptoms of mental illness, address conflict, overcome emotional trauma, and learn new ways to handle emotions, including anger. 

During cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, patients have the chance to learn about their mental health conditions and develop more positive coping mechanisms. 

Our Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program

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In-depth Initial Assessment

Cognitive-behavioral therapy starts with an initial assessment of the patient’s symptoms and how they impact everyday life. For example, patients might discuss symptoms of anxiety or depression, addiction, or other challenges they may face. Those early sessions are a chance for both the therapist and the patient to determine whether cognitive behavioral therapy is the right solution and to give patients a better idea of what to expect as they move forward with treatment.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Utah

One-on-one Individual Therapy

Next, patients will work with their therapists to break down the specific challenges they’re dealing with. For example, if a patient suffers from a high level of anxiety, the patient and therapist might cover what thoughts are most likely to cause anxiety and when they are most likely to crop up. The therapist will then work with patients to develop healthier thought problems that are less likely to cause a damaging reaction.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Utah

Necessary Self-Reflection

Once the therapist and patient have developed new coping mechanisms, the therapist will ask the patient to start to put those practices into play. That may begin with questioning upsetting thoughts when they come up. 

For example, a patient who believes that things will never go their way or that they are not “allowed” to have nice things may replace that thought with the one that they can take control of his life. The therapist might also ask the patient to work toward making things better, rather than taking steps, like giving in to an addiction, that could make those thought patterns or those issues worse.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Utah

Daily Application of Lessons Learned

Over time, patients will work with their therapists to determine how they are putting those new practices into effect in their lives and how they are working. The principles learned in cognitive behavioral therapy can be applied years after the initial sessions. Over time, patients learn how to utilize those coping mechanisms in everyday life, without relying on a therapist.

Benefits of Our Utah Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Working at improving one’s self is a major step in the recovery process. After working hard with one of our therapists, patients can expect the following benefits.

Improved Coping Skills

Cognitive behavioral therapy can go a long way toward helping patients build the coping skills they may need to handle the challenges they may face as part of everyday life. During cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, patients often have the chance to address triggers, discuss problems they may deal with, and learn new strategies for dealing with them.

Reducing Symptoms of Mental Illness

Many types of mental illness, including depression and anxiety, are impacted significantly by the patient’s thought patterns and habits. During cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, patients can identify problematic thought patterns, address trauma, and address common symptoms of mental illness.

Learning Strategies for Handling Emotions

Many people simply never learn how to cope with emotions, especially strong ones. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, on the other hand, patients can learn how to more effectively cope with those feelings, address them, and move forward. 

Developing Communication Skills

During cognitive behavioral therapy, many patients do not only learn how to cope with their feelings and challenges. They also learn how to talk about them, including communicating their needs and desires more effectively with other people. Enhanced communication skills can help avoid conflict and restore relationships.

Decreasing the Risk of Relapse

For patients suffering from drug addiction, relapse is a real risk. Sober living brings with it its own set of difficulties and challenges. Often, patients fall back into their old habits when they leave residential treatment and return to their normal patterns and lives. However, with cognitive behavioral therapy, patients learn coping mechanisms and how to change thought patterns that may increase the risk of relapse, allowing them to live a more sober lifestyle long-term.

Addictions We Treat

CBT helps patients with emotional regulation which helps prevent patients from self-medicating. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy people struggling with substance use disorder learn healthy coping skills to manage their addictions. 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be used to treat several substance abuse issues, including:

Why Choose Steps Recovery Centers

At Steps Recovery Centers, we offer treatment and recovery strategies that can aid patients at every stage of the rehabilitation process. We help address both addiction and the underlying challenges and mental health concerns that can lead to it, providing patients with the tools they need to live a healthier, happier, sober lifestyle.

Our comprehensive treatment plans are specifically designed for the needs of each patient. Our CBT therapists work with patients to determine what healthy coping strategies will help support them in their recovery. See what others have said about our services:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at All Levels of Care

At Steps Recovery Centers, we provide treatment for those struggling with addiction at any level of care. This means we can help those who need to go through a medical detox. We can provide support with residential housing, or we can accommodate outpatient treatment. 

Our cognitive-behavioral therapy program benefits patients at each stage of the recovery process and all levels of care. Whether patients are checking in for our residential treatment program, attending a day treatment program that allows them to head home at night, or going through intensive outpatient treatment, they can benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Find Healing in Utah with Steps

Patients struggling with addiction can find help and recovery at Steps Recovery Centers in Utah. We offer a wide range of treatment options for mental and behavioral health concerns. Our treatment team has proven experience in supporting patients as they start their road to recovery. 

Contact us today to learn more about our services and the support we can offer.

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