There is no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to treating mental health issues or addiction. Each individual struggling with their mental wellness presents with different causes and experiences and therefore requires a treatment program that addresses their particular needs. Because both mental health issues and addiction are the result of a combination of environmental and genetic factors and result in both physical and psychological symptoms, treatment must address a range of factors. When it comes to addressing the psychological, psychosocial, and emotional aspects of these issues, we rely on a variety of psychotherapeutic interventions explicitly designed with each patient’s treatment in mind.
At GIA Miami, we pride ourselves on the quality of our medical care across the board. We are particularly proud, however, of the experienced, compassionate clinical team that facilitates our psychotherapy programming. If you or someone you care about is struggling with their mental health or with substance use issues, it is worth learning more about our psychotherapeutic interventions in our FL facility.
Psychotherapeutic Interventions at GIA Miami
The goal of our psychotherapeutic interventions is to identify and address the underlying causes and triggers of your mental health issues. We do this to help you deal with the everyday stresses and triggers that you are likely to encounter throughout the healing process, as well as to address any co-occurring disorders that may be contributing to your problems, such as when depression, trauma, or PTSD underpin and fuel an addiction. Examples of the psychotherapeutic interventions you will find at GIA are:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common types of psychotherapeutic interventions. The specific goals of CBT are, naturally, different for every patient. However, the basic idea is that by discussing your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, and analyzing your responses to problems, you can better develop strategies for problem-solving and meeting personal goals. By giving you the time and space to reflect on the way you think about problems, CBT allows you to act on these issues in a constructive and empowering manner.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has been one of the most widely used psychotherapeutic interventions since the late 1980s. As a form of targetted cognitive-behavioral therapy, DBT involves talking through issues that may be getting in the way of your mental well-being. What sets DBT apart is its focus on bringing together contradictory or opposing ideas in order to effect positive behavioral change. In addition to treating substance use disorders, we use DBT to treat a broad range of other psychological issues, including depression and anxiety, as well as difficulties with managing interpersonal conflict and communication.
The psychotherapeutic interventions mentioned above are beneficial in that they both allow patients to work with a therapist one-on-one. But addiction and mental health specialists agree that individual therapy works best in conjunction with group therapy. One of the benefits of group therapy is that it allows patients to work through issues in the presence of peers who have had similar experiences and have similar wellness goals. But it also allows you to work on communication skills and build a strong support network, which is crucial to long-term healing.
In some senses, managing the stress that accompanies mental health issues or addiction is one of the most challenging aspects of regaining mental and physical well-being. This is in part because the healing process itself is a naturally stressful one. If you are mentally unwell you are dealing with a specific set of stressors, and if you are battling addiction, the physical cravings and environmental triggers you encounter outside of our facility can make the healing process especially difficult. To combat these stressors, the clinical team at GIA has developed a comprehensive stress management program based on the science of mindfulness, aimed at helping you develop the coping skills you need to navigate your journey to good mental health effectively.
Learn More About the Psychotherapeutic Interventions Available at GIA Miami Today
When it comes to mental wellness and addiction therapy, healing the mind is just as important as healing the body. At GIA, our experienced clinical staff is ready to assist with your therapeutic needs. If you or someone you care about is struggling with mental health issues or battling addiction, don’t hesitate. Learn more about the psychotherapeutic interventions in our FL facility today when you contact GIA Miami at 833.713.0828.