Tag Archives: Therapy

Treatments for Substance Use Disorders


Treating substance abuse disorders can be challenging but, with the right treatment methods, sobriety is possible. Finding the right treatment is one of the most important decisions you will make during your recovery. There are several programs and methods to choose from, and you must choose a treatment program that is the most beneficial for […]

How Emotional Landscaping Can Help You


If you could picture your emotion as a landscape, what would you draw? Where would you be? If you could place yourself in the image, where would you place yourself? Mapping out your feelings can be a helpful exercise to sit with discomfort and embrace the message your emotion is trying to send. This is an […]

What is Solution-Focused Therapy?

solution based therapy

Solution-focused therapy is an evidence-based practice to assist people of all age ranges in dealing with a wide variety of complex challenges. To date, there are over 150 randomized controlled trials supporting the benefits of this practice. It is often a brief intervention to help manage complex situations in a short time frame. This technique focuses on […]

How to Use Socratic Questioning in Therapy


You can learn about a person and help them come to realizations about themselves by asking them a series of questions. Named for the Greek philosopher Socrates, this method of conversing helps people get to the heart of the matter. Questions, in this theory, have a particular direction and follow a logical path. Therapists use […]

March Madness: The Game of Basketball As a Metaphor for Therapy

March Madness

Typically during this time of year, we gear up for the famous National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) basketball tournament: March Madness. The tournament this year will take place entirely in Indiana from the dates of March 18 through April 3-5. Players, coaches, and staff will all be routinely tested for coronavirus. There will be no […]

Is There Science Behind Holistic Medicine?

Holistic therapy and alternative healing methods are often considered one and the same. These two healing practices are deemed similar because they are outside of pharmaceutical or surgical practices. Some other terms for holistic therapy are alternative medicine, natural healthcare, or integrative medicine. They include practices such as acupuncture, chiropractic work, yoga, massage, meditation, mindfulness, […]

Esteemable Acts: Keeping Up with Your Therapy

Esteemable Acts: Keeping Up with Your Therapy

Taking care of yourself through esteemable acts is an important concept for your upkeep in recovery. Esteemable acts are the actions that create or recreate the self-esteem that you may have lost during the chaos of your addiction. Continuing to do the things that helped you to get sober in the first place, such as […]

How Long Do I Have to Go to Therapy?

How Long Do I Have to Go to Therapy?

A recovery modality often promotes a few different aspects as part of an equation to help someone learn how to stay sober. Support, education, and therapy are all beneficial elements to further a person’s road to recovery. Although sobriety is supposed to be viewed with the one day at a time perspective, the truth is […]

Am I Really a Victim or Am I Just Acting Like One?

Someone who has been through any trauma, abuse, illness, or crisis can be considered a victim. Having to deal with the aftermath of the circumstances that are hurtful physically, mentally, and emotionally can be difficult to manage. Without any support, these situations can come out in other negative ways because victimhood is no joke. Victimhood […]