Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center believes in a comprehensive approach to treating mental health conditions. We truly see every client as an individual and do everything in our power to customize their treatment to meet their specific needs. Part of our UHELP (Understand, Heal, Educate, Love, and Practice) approach to treatment means involving the family in helping our clients find a path forward. Learning to cope with stress, manage medications, and interact appropriately with family members takes time. Our family therapy program is an essential element of our recovery therapy programs, many of which focus on dual diagnosis treatment.
Family therapy helps our clients work through any underlying co-occurring disorders that can potentially fuel unhealthy behaviors. It helps them focus on repairing the dysfunctional family dynamics that typically crop up when working through substance abuse and mental health problems.
We apply the same philosophy to family therapy as we do our treatment programs. There is no one-size-fits-all category of family therapy that works for everyone. Our team takes the time to understand the unique dynamics that apply to your family relationships. From there, we focus on helping you and other family members work through lingering hurt, anger, and resentment. Family support after leaving treatment is crucial in helping clients stay focused and clear-headed in fighting temptations on the outside. We craft our family therapy programs toward helping everyone find healthier ways of communicating and supporting each other.
Reshaping Relationships with Family Therapy
Many family members end up feeling trapped in the cycle of their loved one’s substance abuse and/or mental health condition. They must continuously confront the fear that a lack of effort on their part could lead to the death or severe injury of their loved one. One thing we look to do with our family counseling program is to help family units break unhealthy relationship patterns holding them back from true healing.
While everyone must be able to address their frustrations around past issues, we try to steer each session toward a healing outcome for everyone. Our family therapy program is not a quick fix. It gets everyone on the same page in helping, not enabling, their loved one as they work through their addiction and mental health problems.
Some approaches we take with clients engaged in family therapy include:
- Breaking the fugitive/detective dynamic, where the family member feels like they must regularly check up on the deceptive behavior of their loved one
- Understanding codependency
- Setting healthy boundaries
- How to support your loved one
- Highlighting ways in which each family member may act in ways detrimental to their loved one’s recovery
- Channeling feelings of anger and fear into more positive interactions
- Rebuilding bonds that were torn down by past behaviors by different parties
- Teaching clients and family members more constructive communication methods
Family therapy can serve as the foundation for building a reliable support system for clients once they complete a treatment program. Continuing with Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center’s family therapy program on an outpatient basis can also be beneficial.
Take Part in Our Family Counseling Program
Working to repair bonds between family members is an essential step in recovery. However, this is just one of many programs offered at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center. Our professional treatment facility also offers our clients the chance to take part in other programs, such as:
- Equine therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
- Relapse prevention
- Vocational development
- Sober living
These services and treatments assist our clients in treating underlying mental disorders that also affect their family relationships, such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
Learn more about our family therapy program by contacting Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center at 855.746.3633. Taking part in family therapy could be vital in helping your whole family heal and grow.