Individual counseling sessions provide a safe environment to identify and explore issues that may be obstacles to recovery. At Origins of Hope, each client receives treatment customized to meet her specific needs. Since many women suffering from depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, domestic violence, or post-partum stress often become chemically dependent, we provide an approach that recognizes and treats these co-occurring issues. Individual therapy is a crucial component of treatment since it provides clients with the support, encouragement, and motivation they need to maintain sobriety. The primary therapist supports the client in reaching their goals, uncovers barriers to change, and empowers the client to learn and implement necessary skills to maintain long-term sobriety.
Relationships are central in women’s lives - as part of their identities, as sources for self-esteem, as the context for decision-making, and as support through day-to-day living and growth. Healthy connections with other human beings are mutual, creative, energy-releasing and empowering for all participating, and are fundamental to women’s psychological well-being. Research indicates that for women, often, the primary motivation throughout life is establishing a basic sense of connection to others. At Origins of Hope, women will be offered the opportunity to experience mutual, empathic, and healthy relationships with their counselors and one another while repairing relationships with loved ones that were impacted by addiction.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the premise that if people change their self-defeating beliefs and thoughts, they can change their problematic feelings and behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been extensively research and proven effective for various psychological issues including, but not limited to, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, low-self-esteem and post-traumatic stress disorder.
More than half of women seeking substance abuse treatment have experienced one or more lifetime traumas. Since the experience of trauma-related symptoms can limit progress in substance abuse recovery, increase the potential for relapse, and complicate a client’s ability to achieve success in various life areas, both addiction and trauma need to be assessed and treated if the individual is to have a full recovery.
At Origins of Hope, we have integrated the following evidence-based trauma-specific services:
- Psychoeducation to aid client’s with understanding the effects and symptoms of trauma.
- Seeking Safety Group Therapy to teach skills to manage symptoms of traumatic stress and co-occurring addiction symptoms.
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), one of the most widely used therapies for trauma and PTSD, uses a client's own rapid and rhythmic eye movements to reduce the power of emotionally charged memories of past traumatic events leading to a decrease or elimination of emotional distress related to the trauma.
Everyone experiences ambivalence when facing a life change. Through motivational interviewing, the therapist will help the client explore and resolve their ambivalence and ultimately commit to maintaining sobriety.