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Mental Health Therapy

MERIT offers mental health therapy as an essential part of our comprehensive addiction recovery services. Mental health counseling ensures those with co-occurring disorders like PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia get the additional support they need during rehabilitation. In sessions led by our experienced therapists, you’ll discover more about yourself, learning new ways to modify behaviors and attitudes to successfully cope with daily challenges, gaining the skills you need to achieve your drug and alcohol rehabilitation goals.

What to Expect During Mental Health Therapy

It’s normal to be nervous during the drug rehabilitation intake process when you discuss your mental health and drug use history. Rest assured, MERIT offers a friendly, judgement-free zone to confide your hopes and concerns. Our therapists will begin by asking what you hope to gain from mental health counseling and how they can ensure you have the addiction support you need to overcome substance use disorder. We’ll describe the types of techniques we may use to help you achieve your drug and alcohol rehabilitation objectives.

Throughout your therapy program, we welcome any questions and encourage you to let us know anytime you feel uncomfortable. After counseling, you may feel sad, angry, or relieved. These normal responses are an important part of the addiction therapy process. Your MERIT treatment team will be here alongside you as you make positive changes and develop healthier coping skills, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible on your journey.

How Does Mental Health Therapy Work?

During mental health therapy for  substance misuse, you’ll set your own goals and pace. If you’re not ready to address past emotional trauma or confront difficult issues you’ve been holding inside, that’s okay. Our experienced mental health counselors know it takes time to earn your trust. We’ll work with you, encouraging you to open up little by little. When you’re ready, we’ll provide the guidance and tools you need to heal and achieve your objectives.

Mental health therapy involves more than talking about your feelings. During treatment, expect assignments like keeping a daily journal about your feelings, making lifestyle changes, trying new things, meeting new people, taking medication, or joining another addiction support group. Along the way, we’ll discuss your experiences, question your responses to things that happen in your life, and identify negative behaviors so you can form new, healthier ways to navigate recovery. Overall, therapy will get easier over time.

Benefits of Mental Health Therapy

Mental health counseling offers a lifetime of benefits:

  • Improved feeling of overall well-being and security
  • Greater self-confidence and self-acceptance
  • Ability to identify triggers that lead to unhealthy behaviors
  • Better decision-making abilities
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Improved relationships
  • More effective stress management
  • Greater capacity to manage emotions and responses to daily challenges
  • Relief from depression and anxiety

Though achieving your goals may take months or years, the destination is worth the journey.

Ensure Addiction Recovery Success

Manage your comprehensive addiction treatment needs with mental health therapy at MERIT. Contact us at 877-789-3344 to schedule a consultation at our Ellensburg, Wapato, Kennewick, Pasco, Sunnyside, Toppenish, or Yakima drug rehabilitation center today.