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Things To Consider When Seeking Addiction Treatment and Counseling

Finding treatment for your Addiction Disorder is a serious commitment. As such, it is important to start your Mental Health and Addiction Treatment with the appropriate Licensed Clinical Psychologist who will help you through the recovery process. Working with an experienced, skilled, and compassionate mental health professional gives you the expertise and support you need to achieve Mental Health and Addiction Recovery. When you choose the right treatment and counseling options, you choose a brighter, healthier future for yourself and your loved ones. 

But how do you know which treatment options are right for you? The appropriate questions and considerations will help you make an informed decision about Addiction Treatment or Substance Abuse Therapy. Find the help you deserve with this list of things to consider when seeking Addiction Treatment and Counseling. 

Look for Evidence-Based Treatment Options 

Addiction Disorders are a clinical condition, so they deserve professional, evidence-based interventions, and treatment. You would not try to fix a broken arm without a licensed orthopedic professional, so why would you try to treat a Mental Health Disorder or Addiction Disorder on your own? 

It is crucial to find treatment options that incorporate evidence-based therapy models supported by psychological literature and studies that are relevant for patients with Substance Abuse Disorders or other Addiction Disorders. These scientific treatment modalities specifically address Addiction Disorders at their source rather than simply trying to help patients manage symptoms. The result is effective, long-lasting treatment that allows patients to work through negative thoughts, maladaptive associations, and detrimental behavioral patterns associated with Addiction Disorders and other Mental Health Conditions. 

Common evidence-based treatments for Addiction Disorders include therapies such as:  

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Psychodynamic Therapy 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) 
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) 
  • Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) 

Before committing to a treatment plan with a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, see what types of treatment modalities they can offer you. This step will help you find effective evidence-based treatment for your Addiction Disorder.  

Find Treatment Plans Tailored to You 

No two Addiction Disorders are the same. Everyone’s circumstances, background, history, childhood, family dynamics, work demands, and individual needs are unique, so the symptoms and challenges they face with their Mental Health Disorders are remarkedly different, too. Because of this, the most effective treatment plans involve customized care that fits each client’s individual needs. 

Personalized treatment plans allow Licensed Clinical Psychologists to combine different therapy models and create the most effective care possible for their clients. This customized, tailored, and fluid approach allows doctors and patients to address the root of the Addiction Disorder and all resulting symptoms in the most effective and productive ways possible. 

Moreover, a tailored plan makes it easier to adapt your individualized treatment needs as time goes on during the course of your treatment. This ensures that the care you receive remains effective and suitable as your circumstances and your Addiction Disorder change over time. 

Look for Concierge-Style Care 

One of the best ways to find tailored Addiction Treatment is through Concierge-Style Care. Concierge Psychology creates a customized approach to Mental Health treatment, offering room for personalization of care, flexibility in treatment approach, and convenience.  

One of the key features of Concierge-Style Psychology is its separation from insurance providers. Paying for Addiction Treatment out of pocket gives you more flexibility, confidentiality, and privacy than you would receive if you paid with the help of an insurance company. There are no limitations to what kind of care you can receive, which means your Licensed Clinical Psychologist is free to create the most effective treatment plans possible without restrictions and limitations imposed by insurance companies or third-party payors. Furthermore, you can continue treatment for as long as you need to rather than following pre-set treatment durations that might not be adequate for you and your situation. 

Consider Comorbid Disorders 

Like many Mental Health Disorders, Addiction does not manifest in clinical settings without concomitant Mood Disorders or Personality Disorders. An Addiction Disorder can lead to the development or exacerbation of comorbid conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, childhood Attachment Disorder, and more.  

The key to overcoming co-occurring Mental Health Disorders is to address them as intertwined disorders that affect one another. As such, you must treat comorbid disorders simultaneously. That is why it is important to look for a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has experience in treating comorbid Mental Health Disorders, Addiction Issues, and Personality Disorders. They will be able to create a customized treatment plan that takes all your specific needs, background, history, family dynamics, current demands, and individual attributes into consideration to deliver evidence-based treatment modalities and effective care. 

Choose Someone with Experience and Accreditations 

When you pursue mental health treatment, you want to work with someone you trust. It is important to look for a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has experience with Substance Abuse, Mental Health Disorders, Mood Disorders, and other Addiction Disorder Treatment Modalities.  

Furthermore, you want to look for a doctor or practice that has relevant accreditations and certifications. These include LegitScript certification and more. Prioritizing experience and necessary accreditations will help you find expert care and a seasoned provider who has the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to give you the treatment and necessary interventions you deserve. 

Look for Treatment That Targets You 

Different demographics often face unique challenges when it comes to Mental Health Disorders. Your gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and other factors can influence how Addiction affects your life, work, and relationships. That is why you should look for treatment that takes your unique circumstances and personal demands into account. 

Finding a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has experience treating people like you makes it easier to obtain the specific, effective care you are looking for.  

Consider Location and Accessibility 

One of the most important things to consider when seeking Addiction Treatment and Counseling is how you will contact and access your treatment facility. Consider accessibility and other factors such as office hours, how long the commute is, and what kind of after-hours services are available should also be part of your decision-making process. 

Because Blair Wellness Group offers Concierge-Style Care, we are available for weekend and evening appointments, making it easier to fit in with your busy schedule. At Blair Wellness Group, we offer teletherapy including telephone appointments for our Concierge clients. Teletherapy and telephone sessions also help make Addiction Treatment more convenient and accessible wherever you are. 

Blair Wellness Group has experience offering effective Substance Abuse Therapy in Orange County, Beverly Hills, and its surrounding areas. Learn more about our expert, comprehensive services and schedule your consultation with us today. 

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