Individual and group therapy are both essential components of the comprehensive program at Building Bridges. These two therapeutic modalities complement each other and work in tandem to enhance long-term recovery outcomes for our students.
The personalized approach that individual sessions offer in addressing the unique needs of a student allows a young man the opportunity to receive direct and specific guidance. In one-on-one sessions, clients can explore their personal history, triggers, and coping mechanisms in a safe and confidential space. This allows for a deep dive into the root causes of addiction, helping students gain insight into their behaviors and develop strategies to build successful outcomes. Individual therapy also facilitates the development of a strong therapeutic alliance between our students and therapists, which is crucial for building trust and encouraging open communication.
Group settings,on the other hand, play a pivotal role by fostering a sense of community and support among residents. Our group therapy sessions provide a platform for individuals to share their experiences, struggles, and successes with peers who are facing similar challenges. This peer support can be incredibly empowering, as it builds a strong sense of camaraderie and support among the students. Our group sessions focus on accountability, peer support, and developing skills that apply to every student.
The highly enmeshed nature of individual and group therapies at Building Bridges means both are greater than the sum of their parts. In individual sessions, students will often learn new ways to interact with the group, and use that skill to improve the group sessions they are a part of. Topics brought up in individual sessions will often inform and shape group sessions and vice versa. In this way, the students themselves can become a new positive driving force in the long-term outcomes of the entire group.
Each week, our students will experience:
- Up to four group sessions every week
- Five morning meditations
- At least one formal one-on-one session
- Family therapeutic session as needed
- Numerous impromptu one-on-one sessions
- An untold number of spontaneous student-led group sessions