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Personal Growth Through Individual Therapy in California

Individual One-On-One Therapy For Addiction And Mental Health

Recovery is about healing yourself and bringing about positive change in your life. With individual therapy, you’re given the opportunity to unload your challenges and worries to a professional who can offer tools and advice to help you.

What Is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is when a patient has one-on-one sessions with a licensed therapist to work on personal growth in various areas. In 2021, more than 40 million adults participated in therapy in the U.S. Therapy is an effective treatment tool when you’re struggling with substance abuse or mental health disorders and feel like you’re unable to manage the effects of these problems.

Our Approach to Utilizing Individual Therapy to Treat Substance Use and Mental Disorders

Therapy is an essential part of our recovery process at Harmony Junction Recovery. Whether you’re taking part in inpatient or outpatient treatment, individual therapy must be a part of your personal plan. Individual therapy comes in many forms, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and holistic therapies. 

There are numerous benefits of individual therapy. It’s designed to minimize harmful thoughts and behaviors associated with addiction or mental illness and bring about positive change in your daily life. When you’re no longer indulging in the actions that contribute to your problem, the problem is no longer being fueled and can begin to be replaced with healthy coping and lifestyle changes.

How Does Individual Therapy Work In An Addiction Treatment Center?

Individual therapy is typically paired with group therapy sessions to provide a comprehensive approach to recovery. At a treatment center for addiction, you’ll likely take part in a few different forms of therapy. The most common individual therapy used in treating addiction is cognitive behavioral therapy, which works to change harmful thought patterns and behaviors linked to the addiction. 

Therapy does more than just look at the addiction alone; it treats the underlying problems, such as co-existing mental health conditions, trauma, and poor self-esteem. Therapy’s ability to touch on all areas of a person’s life is what makes it so essential in the treatment of substance use disorders and other addictions.

What Conditions Does Individual Therapy Help Treat?

One of the reasons why individual therapy is so popular and utilized is because it can used to treat any type of mental health condition or addiction. There are so many different types of individual therapy and room for customizing techniques and formats that it can be helpful for any patient, regardless of their challenges or unique situation.

Some of the most common conditions and problems that are treated through individual therapy include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • Academic
  • Personal and professional growth

Not all forms of therapy are “talk therapy.” You can participate in therapies, such as writing therapy, music therapy, and yoga, promoting a greater connection between the mind, body, and spirit, commonly called holistic therapies.

Getting Started with Individualized Addiction Therapy at Harmony Junction

Never minimize or hide your challenges, allowing them to fester and grow. No problem is too big or too small for our professional therapists at Harmony Junction Recovery. We specialize in various substance use disorder and addiction treatments using personalized plans that fit your needs. Learn more today about how to get started by giving us a call or filling out a form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you.


The actual sessions that take place in individual therapy are designed to be between you, the patient, and a professional. That said, having friends or family be a part of your therapeutic journey is still possible by keeping them updated on your progress or complementing individual therapy with family or group sessions.

You can take part in individual therapy during any stage of addiction. The idea that you must first be sober can deter a person from reaching out for help. By starting therapy despite feeling at your lowest, you gain support from mental health professionals who can teach you valuable coping mechanisms.

Individual therapy is typically just referred to as “therapy” but may also fall under the names of individual psychotherapy, talk therapy, counseling, and treatment.

Evidence-based studies have shown individual and group therapy to be equally effective in treating substance abuse and mental health conditions. Some individuals may find the social aspects of group therapy to be more beneficial in treating interpersonal problems. In contrast, others may discover one-on-one conversations to work better to break down past experiences. Likewise, a combination of the two can provide a comprehensive treatment approach.

Contact Harmony Junction Recovery to Get Started with Your Own Intensive Outpatient Program

IOPs are a highly effective way to transition away from substance abuse. They offer extensive opportunities to receive professional care, build a recovery support system, and work towards your long-term recovery goals.

When you’re ready to start an intensive outpatient program, Harmony Junction Recovery has you covered. We provide personalized programs at our Southern California location that can meet your every need. Call us at (855) 906-4088 to learn more.