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Therapy is a powerful means of addressing all types of mental health concerns and should be part of any long-term mental health or addiction treatment plan. At 2nd Chance Treatment Center throughout the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, a team of experienced and caring psychiatrists and other mental health professionals work to help you manage your symptoms and live your best possible life. If you’re curious about the role that therapy can play in your mental health or addiction treatment plan, book a visit online or over the phone to learn more.

Therapy Q & A

What is therapy?

Therapy, also called psychotherapy, is a process that focuses on improving your skill set and addressing trauma or mental health issues. There are many different ways to perform therapy, and some approaches may work better for you than others.

Above all else, therapy is a process of self-improvement that yields measurable results in many aspects of your life. At 2nd Chance Treatment Center, an emphasis is placed on two types of therapy: motivational interviewing and supportive therapy.

What is motivational interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic approach that helps you identify your specific insecurities and ambivalent feelings. Once you clearly recognize those thought patterns, you can work to overcome them and develop intrinsic motivation to seek meaningful changes.

This approach is often a critical first step for those who logically understand that changes are needed but aren’t sure how to sustain the motivation required to create a plan and follow through.

What is supportive therapy?

Supportive therapy seeks to help you manage emotional distress in a way that feels supportive and comforting. It might involve giving advice, encouragement, reassurance, or validation.

Supportive therapy involves attentive and sympathetic listening. That alone goes a long way toward helping you feel supported in your therapeutic path.

Part of supportive therapy involves the therapist taking an advocacy role. That might mean helping you communicate with your family and manage their expectations for your treatment. In some cases, it means communicating with social agencies or court workers to guide outcomes and certify compliance.

Can therapy truly create demonstrable results?

The team at 2nd Chance Treatment Center is passionate about using science-based techniques to improve the lives of the men and women who turn to the practice for care. Therapy is a cornerstone of that care, and leads to astounding outcomes for those who are committed to giving therapy their full effort.

Therapy is often part of a combination approach that incorporates medication to assist in the treatment process. By leveraging the power of the latest advancements in medication and the power of talk therapy, measurable improvements in quality of life are possible.

If you’re ready to begin that process, call or visit the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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