After the intake process, clients are assigned a primary therapist and a case manager who they will meet with on a weekly basis to begin facing the challenges of how the world looks through their new sober lens. Individual sessions are also available on an as needed basis in addition to the weekly session. Individual therapy helps a person to get in touch with and express his/her deepest feelings with the secure knowledge that he/she will not be rejected, criticized, or expected to be different. Case management is an integral part to recovery and provides additional day to day structure and is very goal directed and clear.
Soon after intake, clients will be participating in our outpatient group therapy program, which runs from early afternoon into the evening. Group therapy provides a safe, trusting environment to gain support with the help of peers. Many feel they are alone because of their problems, and it is comforting to hear others share similar difficulties. In the climate of trust provided by the group, individuals are encouraged to share their struggles and help each other.Group therapy involves active participation, persistence, self-reflection, accepting help, making mistakes and learning from them, and building inner strength.
Family Intensive Therapy
At CAST we understand that when an individual develops a substance abuse problem, the issues and problems that arise affect not only that individual, but the entire family unit as well.
The CAST Recovery Family Intensive Sessions can reengage the family again as a working, protective unit. Boundary formation can pick up where it might have been stalled. In our family intensive sessions you will learn flexibility in welcoming and tolerating the needed emotional expressions of family members. The ultimate goal of the family intensive group is to improve family dynamics and communication in order to strengthen the relationships within each family. Families engage in a discussion together and are encouraged to share and identify with one another in order to ultimately strategize and implement healthy coping skills.
Family intensive sessions occur soon in the recovery process and can take the form of a day session, or a more intensive weekend session.
Bringing both parties together can make an enormous difference in addressing the problems in a relationship. Couples therapy reduces aggression, often heals and halts any violence, and offers the promise of restoring families and partnerships. At CAST we believe a good therapeutic relationship involves an empathic connection to each person--without that nothing happens and no change takes place. Couples therapy is available throughout treatment and ongoing for continued support.