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Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy is a form of treatment that targets negative thoughts and feelings to help end harmful behavioral patterns. The approach promotes behavioral change by providing individuals with effective tools to manage mental health issues like anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, and negative self-talk.

Behavioral therapy is also beneficial for individuals dealing with substance abuse disorders. Its adaptability allows clinicians to tailor the treatment to address each person’s unique thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns, making it an effective and personalized form of recovery. At Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights Detox, our behavioral therapies can help anyone turn their life around and achieve sobriety. 

Behavioral Therapy

What Is Behavioral Therapy?

Behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on understanding and modifying observable behaviors. It is based on the premise that behaviors are learned and can be changed through a process of identification, analysis, and modification. Behavioral therapy is often goal-oriented, aiming to address specific problems and improve overall functioning.

Behavioral therapy can be conducted by various mental health professionals who have specific training in behavioral approaches. Some of the professionals who are able to provide behavioral therapy include:

Each specific type of behavioral therapy may vary, as there are different approaches within the broader category of behavioral therapy. Some common forms include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and behavior modification. The choice of therapist and therapy approach often depends on the individual’s needs and the nature of the presenting issue.

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Types of Behavioral Therapy

Several types of behavioral therapy are proven effective in treating addiction and mental health issues. These therapeutic approaches often focus on modifying unhealthy behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. The forms of behavioral therapy should be conducted by professional mental health therapists like those at Royal Life Centers. 

Some of the most common forms of behavioral therapy include: 

Which form of behavioral therapy will work best depends on the needs of the individual, as well as the nature of the addiction or mental health issue being addressed.

A consultation with the team at Spokane Heights Detox can offer more information about which treatment options are available. 

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How Is Behavioral Therapy Used in Substance Abuse Treatment?

Behavioral therapy is an effective approach in treating addiction by addressing the learned behaviors and thought patterns that contribute to substance abuse. Behavioral treatment helps individuals identify the specific triggers and situations that lead to substance use. By understanding the antecedents and consequences of their behavior, clients can develop awareness of the patterns associated with their addiction. Therapists use positive reinforcement to encourage and reward desirable behaviors. This can involve recognizing and reinforcing efforts toward abstinence, adherence to treatment plans, and the development of healthier coping mechanisms.

In addition to behavioral components, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) integrates cognitive restructuring. This involves identifying and challenging distorted or negative thought patterns related to substance use, helping individuals develop more positive and adaptive thinking. Behavioral therapy equips individuals with relapse prevention strategies to manage and cope with high-risk situations.

Behavioral therapy can address underlying mental health issues or co-occurring disorders that may contribute to substance abuse. By treating the whole person, therapists help individuals build a foundation for lasting recovery. Guests learn to identify warning signs of relapse, implement coping skills, and make healthier choices when faced with triggers.

What To Expect During Behavioral Therapy?

Behavioral therapy sessions involve a structured and goal-oriented approach. The overall goal is to address specific behavioral patterns, thoughts, or emotions that contribute to psychological distress or interfere with a person’s well-being. The specific expectations can vary based on the type of behavioral therapy being used and the individual needs of each guest.

Your therapist will first conduct an initial assessment to understand your concerns, symptoms, and the factors contributing to the issues with addiction you’re facing. Together you set attainable goals and work to reach them. Sessions are structured and collaborative, meaning guests actively participate in the process. Your therapist may use structured exercises, worksheets, or activities to help you gain insights into your thoughts and behaviors.

Some therapists may assign homework or activities to be completed between sessions. These assignments are designed to reinforce what is discussed in therapy and promote skill development. Throughout therapy, there will be ongoing feedback and evaluation of progress toward the established goals.The number of sessions and their frequency can vary depending on the individual’s needs and the goals of therapy. Some forms of behavioral therapy may be relatively short-term, while others may involve longer-term treatment.

Behavioral Therapy at Royal Life Centers

Since 2009, Royal Life Centers dedicates its time as a trusted source of exceptional drug and alcohol addiction treatment with consistent, quality medical care. Over a decade later, Royal Life Centers has upheld our commitment to providing unparalleled services within each of our addiction treatment facilities. Our detox, inpatient, and aftercare programs extend across eight locations in the Pacific Northwest and Prescott Valley in Arizona. 

Behavioral treatment at Royal Life Centers targets negative thoughts and emotions that contribute to established behavioral patterns. This therapeutic approach facilitates behavioral transformation by equipping individuals with the necessary tools to effectively manage issues such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, and negative self-talk.

Our behavioral therapists assist those grappling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Its effectiveness lies in its adaptability, allowing clinicians to tailor the treatment to address the unique thoughts, emotions, and behavioral patterns of each individual. 

Heal From Addiction in Behavioral Therapy

Overcoming addiction is a challenging journey, but with the support of group therapy, you can find hope and healing in a community of understanding peers. Likewise, choosing to attend behavioral therapy can also help others receive the support and guidance they need to believe in themselves.

If you or a loved one has a substance use disorder and is ready to heal surrounded by a supportive, compassionate recovery community, reach out to Royal Life Centers at any time by calling 888-907-0898. Our 24/7 admissions team is available day and night to answer all of your questions.

Looking for Behavioral Therapy in Rehab?

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please reach out to us to find out more about how our therapy services can help. We work with most private insurance policies and offer affordable self-pay rates if you do not have insurance. Give us a call and we will figure out the best treatment plan for you or your loved one.
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