Types of Treatment

Types of Treatment

Compass Recovery provides therapy from master-level licensed therapists.

Types of Therapy Used for Treating Addiction

Compass Recovery uses a variety of therapies to facilitate the recovery process. Using a variety of therapies results in a cohesive delivery of pertinent recovery tools and skillsets. These tools and skillsets are practiced in an exciting, real-world environment leaving our clients feeling fulfilled and purposeful. One of the most integral parts of participating in treatment is remaining in the process as long as possible, and Compass Recovery is successful in providing the best environment for that to occur! Therapies used include:

Therapy Definitions

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – This is a form of counseling to help individuals learn to accept what is out of their personal control and commit to an action that improves and is healthy for their lives.  The goal of therapy is to assist the individual in a meaningful life.

Art Therapy – Professionally taught therapeutic group therapy using creative methods for healing and life-enhancing.

Biofeedback Therapy – Biofeedback is a non-drug technique and a therapy used to help control certain bodily functions such as heart rate and response to different sensations.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Psychotherapy that is goal-oriented and evidence-based helps individuals improve their thought processes from negative distorted views to positive healthy thinking.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based practice developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., and was originally designed for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder who had suicidal tendencies. Research has found DBT to be effective for addictions and a wide range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

DBT is an effective treatment for individuals who have difficulty controlling their emotions and behaviors. By teaching a set of skills that help individuals learn how to regulate emotions, modulate moods, tolerate distress, and build meaningful relationships with others, a balanced and healthy life can be developed.  This process is done in groups and individually with an intensively trained therapist.

Exposure and response prevention (ERP or EX/RP) is a method of cognitive-behavioral therapy and a form of exposure therapy in which individuals confront their fears and discontinue their escape response or resist any behaviors previously used to relieve distress.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – A form of therapy used for treating Traumas.  The individual will focus on emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on therapist-directed lateral eye movements or other set external stimuli.

Guided Imagery & Mindfulness – Through the use of universal symbols and metaphors, the unconscious is brought forth to conscious awareness to dis-identify with all that is not the self and allow one to connect with their true identity.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), and behaviors that drive them to do something over and over (compulsions). Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts.

Positive Therapy – Enables our clients to look at new possibilities, reevaluate their personal strengths, and how to apply those strengths in relating to others and the world around them. This gives the opportunity to seize the beautiful life they have created with the solidarity of inner peace for lasting wellness.

Psycho Drama – An experiential form of action method therapy where clients process in a safe, clinical environment unresolved issues of abuse, neglect, and abandonment that interfere with their recovery. Clients re-enact specific scenes from their past, current conflicts, or future apprehensions that can sabotage their stability and sobriety. The goal is to gain new insights, resolve problems, and practice new healthier life skills and behaviors.

Trauma Therapy – We understand that substance abuse can be a result of painful life experiences. Post-traumatic stress is the psychological reaction to a severely stressful and physically threatening event that often results in anxiety, irritability, phobias, flashbacks, sleep disturbances, and depression. These symptoms can last for years and we are here to help.


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