Freedom Now offers a variety of individual and group therapy options for each client. During your times of struggle and recovery, it is important that you receive care outside of specialized medical or clinical treatment. Individual sessions with our certified psychiatrist or with one of our staff counselors is a great way to begin and maintain a sustained recovery. Guidance and support during your treatment can be a defining aspect of your recovery.

Group therapy is a viable source of comfort and support throughout your recovery as well. At Freedom Now one of our primary goals is to help our clients understand that they are not alone in their journey toward freedom from  mental health issues and addiction. Group therapy aids in emotional support through multiple shared experiences and relatability within a community. This is commonly called group psychotherapy: receiving emotional support through a community who understands and relates to individual struggles through shared experiences.

Why Community Matters in Therapy & Treatment

Human beings are capable of achieving incredible things when surrounded by supportive friends and family members. When within a supportive and proactive community of people who listen, empathize with them, give wise advice, and commiserate with them about the immensity of the life challenges they face, the results are astounding. Individual and group therapy can help build unifying bonds that inspire, motivate, and energize those who’ve been isolated by shame and fear for far too long.

Community means active participation in society not only within therapy and treatment but also when medical and clinical treatment ends. Community implies furthered care and support during and after recovery. Communities are more than just aggregates of individual people; they are alliances built on trust, camaraderie, and optimism about the future. When people gather together in any setting to converse, reflect, or offer fellowship, they do so understanding that their relationships with each other and their shared experiences can help them overcome their own individual obstacles, while assisting others who are struggling as well.

Fostering a sense of community and shared purpose is a vital element Freedom Now and our rehabilitation process. Communities by their very nature promote success and human connections aid in the physical and spiritual journeys of all group members.

Individual Therapy vs Group Therapy

There are many debates as to what is better: individual therapy or group therapy. However, it is difficult to determine precisely which is better overall. Therapy, in general, is designed for those seeking to get help for various issues such as: mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders, and any other underlying ailments. Therapy may not look the same for each and every person. However, support groups are often found to lead to further support and help those in recovery maintain treatment and abstinence even when their time enrolled at Freedom Now has passed.

Below we will discuss the unique benefits both group and individual therapy offer to our clients.

Benefits of Individual Therapy

Individual therapy offers unique and specialized care for each person. Individual therapy takes place between the client and the psychiatrist qualified to meet their specific needs: both mentally and/or substance abuse-related. Individual therapy is designed to be strictly confidential between the person being treated and the professional staff members taking part in their recovery.

Some of the benefits of individual therapy can be summarized here:

  • Individual sessions promise greater confidentiality between client and therapist
  • Individualized care based on the client’s specific needs
  • One-on-one attention provides opportunities for comprehensive and intensive treatment that gets at the heart of the issue more quickly
  • Pace is tailored to the client (time, frequency, etc.)
  • Relationship between client and therapist is strongest in individual therapy
  • Encourages self-awareness and the development of communication skills through active discussion

 

Although there are many benefits to individual therapy, there are some disadvantages.

A few disadvantages to individual therapy are:

  • Possibility of a price increase due to specialized care
  • Lesser application of relatability needs in clients if there is a necessity for shared problems/issues in the treatment
  • Requires greater motivation in treatment and dedication to participating in therapy which can be difficult if the client is the center of attention in individual therapy.

 

Despite some of the disadvantages of individual therapy, there is great strength and reliability in its process and how it is addressed. Some people may find that individual therapy is exactly what they needed to kick-start their recovery process and get them the specialized care they need in order to be well. However, group therapy is another viable source of support and strength during proactive treatment and care for suffering people.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy offers a different kind of unique care for those seeking to get help with their various struggles and addictions. In a group therapy setting, there is the possibility of being a part of a counseling session that involves 6 – 12 people along with either one or two therapists taking charge of the group. Group sessions are incredibly helpful for those struggling with mental health issues as well as substance abuse struggles.

Several benefits to group therapy sessions are:

  • Group sessions ensure that individuals realize they are not alone on their journey to recovery
  • Offers opportunities to receive support from the counselors/therapists as well as those participating
  • The therapeutic alliance between individuals allows for multiple views and ways of thinking about various situations
  • Helps strengthen communication and social skills through communication with multiple people within the session
  • It offers a stronger safety net between individuals that can be a lasting and continued aspect of recovery once treatment has been completed.
  • Experience of others’ success and behavioral changes may help those struggling in the group to mimic the beneficial practices of those who have undergone similar circumstances and struggles
  • Group therapy tends to be slightly less expensive than individual therapy

 

Group therapy, however, like one-on-one therapy, poses its own disadvantages.

  • The care is not client-specific but addresses the general needs of all those participating
  • Confidentiality, although present, is not as secure as that of individual therapy.
  • Groups may create opportunities for laxed progress and motivation for change
  • Fewer opportunities for schedule sensitive meeting times
  • Group therapy is not for everyone: especially those dealing with sensitive trauma experiences or those struggling with psychopathic tendencies.

 

Groups often pose a resourceful opportunity for healing within a community and maybe a better option for certain people. Yet, it is not necessarily an option for everyone. Some people find greater comfort in the camaraderie and mutual journey in group therapy sessions while others find greater strength and privacy in one-on-one sessions. What may work for one person may not work for another.

That is why when it comes to therapy and which type works best for promoting motivation and diligence in recovery is a choice that is left for the client to decide under a psychiatrist’s care.

Mental Health Therapy

For those struggling with mental health issues and trauma, Freedom Now offers specialized treatment and care. We understand how crippling and destructive internal battles can be. There are a variety of programs within our facility that can help address any of the issues you may be struggling with.

We offer group therapy and one-on-one programs for people struggling with:

    • OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorders)
    • Anxiety (Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorders)

 

  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • PTSD

 

  • Substance Use Disorder (opiates, benzodiazepines, alcohol, and other substances)

As a community of people who have struggled and suffered alongside others as well as recovering from issues of our own, we understand the necessity and importance of being a part of a group of people who relate and care immensely for our well-being. Freedom Now offerst that to you and desires for you to receive the help and support you need to a sustained recovery.

Substance Dependence Therapy

Battling addiction alone is a battle wrapped in isolation, shame, and self-degradation. Whether you are suffering from opioid addiction, alcohol dependence, benzodiazepine reliance, or any other form of substance dependence, Freedom Now is here to provide extensive care through our MAT program as well as group therapy programs for you to become a part of.

In order to give you the best care possible, Freedom Now offers medical and clinical care that encompasses:

  • Medical & clinical evaluations/assessments
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Unique Clinical Programs
  • Therapy Sessions
  • Social and Life Skills Services
  • Medication management
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Laboratory Testing and Services
  • Telehealth Options Available

Both the options listed above for psychological care and those regarding physiological care are open to anyone who comes through our door or sets up an appointment via phone or email. Freedom Now desires to provide the best care available at an affordable price to ensure people are treated and cared for through their own various trials.

Contact us today to learn more about our various treatment and counseling options and let us know if you are interested in enrolling into one of our programs. Know that you are not alone in your suffering and that there are people who are able to relate to your situations in life.

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