Behavioral Therapy & Counseling, Bridgeport, CT
Dealing with a mental health problem can be hard and exhausting. Accepting that you may need help not only dealing with such a problem but also overcoming it can be just as hard and exhausting. The main difference, though, is when you try to do it alone, you’re doing it alone. As a result, you may end up quitting, failing, and even feeling hopelessness.
Such a cycle is common. But, with the proper care and help you’ll receive at New Era Rehabilitation in Bridgeport, CT, you’ll learn and understand the tools needed to cope with the negative thoughts and feelings that may have led to negative behaviors. You’ll learn to stop the vicious cycle from repeating through cognitive behaviour therapy and counseling.
Our team of professionally licensed mental health and substance abuse experts understands what you’re dealing with. They also understand how to help identify those critical moments, those negative thoughts and feelings, that have led to past negative or self-destructive behavior. And they will be there for you with the knowledge of how to overcome those moments by teaching you to replace the negativity and old habits with new, healthy behavior that will restore hope.
If you’re ready to get the help you need for a mental health or substance abuse problem, call our direct number – 203-372-3333 – to speak with a behavior counseling and therapy specialist in Bridgeport, CT, to start getting the care you deserve.
What Is Behavioral Therapy?
Behavior therapy or counseling is a common, widely accepted, and powerful treatment for substance abuse and mental health problems. If it’s recommended as part of your treatment plan, remember it’s recommended because our professionals believe it will be a positive part of your ultimate success story.
Some things to remember as you begin the behavioral therapy process:
- Be Patient. Only some people respond immediately to therapy or a specific type of therapy. Remember to be patient and receptive to the techniques and tools provided.
- Treatment is Hard Work. Therapy requires commitment and effort. The more comfortable you become in therapy; however, the more motivation you’ll discover. As your behavior changes, you’ll also find you’re more engaged with those around you. Ultimately, your hard work will pay off with re-established control of a healthier, more productive life.
- Reluctance is Normal. It takes work to open up or participate in behavioral therapy or any other therapy at the beginning. It’s normal to become guarded, especially if you fear being judged. The more you master behavioral therapy tools, however, the more you’ll eliminate negative thoughts and feelings and replace them with positive, healthier coping strategies.
It’s important to note that a single treatment approach isn’t always the case for most people that come to New Era Rehabilitation. Our treatment plans often combine therapeutic techniques, support group participation, and sometimes medication-assisted treatment. These approaches are all patient-focused, though. Your personalized treatment plan will be designed for your specific needs to realize optimal results.
Behavior Therapy at New Era Rehabilitation Bridgeport, CT
New Era Rehabilitation in Bridgeport, CT, provides a safe place for healing for individuals seeking treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. The therapy provided is specially tailored to each individual’s needs. This specialized treatment plan will more than likely focus on several types of therapy, one of which may include behavior therapy.
Behavior therapy is effective in helping those in need discover, understand, and modify thoughts and emotions that have led to negative behavior in the past. For example, someone may use drugs or alcohol to cope with relentless stress or prior trauma. Behavioral therapy can show that person how to identify negative thoughts and beliefs, which may lead to negative self-talk or self-hate, and develop alternative and more healthy coping strategies. A beneficial coping strategy can be something as simple as meditation in place of negative self-talk or a hike as a replacement for going to the bar.
Behavior therapy also helps those in treatment forge the skills to identify and manage unwanted situations or triggers that often lead to negative reactions. Knowing how to handle such instances is a key component in affirming positive new thoughts and behaviors while avoiding being overwhelmed by the negatives of the past. So, get into our program at Bridgeport, CT.
Disorders Treated with Behavior Rehabilitation
Behavioral therapy has proven highly effective for several disorders, including:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Eating disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Keep an Open Mind And Participate In Your Behaviour Counseling
If behavior therapy is included in your treatment plan, remember to keep an open mind and be willing to participate. Also, remember that treatment takes time, patience, and hard work. With such effort, you’ll discover behavioral therapy or counseling will help you overcome mental health or substance abuse issues and help build a foundation for long-term happiness.
Reach Out Today – Behavioral Rehabilitation in Bridgeport, CT
If you’re ready to discuss treatment options, don’t hesitate to contact us at New Era Rehabilitation in Bridgeport, CT. Our professionals are prepared to help in any way needed.