Addiction Therapy

Individual Therapy for Addiction


In Quincy, MA, the Massachusetts Center for Addiction is a place of hope for people facing addiction and alcoholism. Our goal is simple: to provide caring, complete support that helps you recover and heal. Our Individual Therapy Program for Addiction is made to fit your specific needs, giving you the personalized help you need on your path to recovery.

The Importance of Addiction Therapy

Addiction therapy is more than just a way to stop using substances. Therapy is a journey that helps people really understand their addiction, figure out what triggers them, and learn how to deal with challenges without falling back into old habits. This journey is key for anyone who wants to make a lasting change in their life.

Attending therapy sessions for addiction isn’t only about getting rid of the addiction itself. It’s also about healing on the inside. It offers a safe place where people can talk about their problems, work through their feelings, and start to heal. This safe environment enables growth, allowing individuals to face their fears, work on themselves, and rebuild their lives.

Individual Therapy for Addiction Treatment

We know that everyone’s journey to overcome addiction is unique. That’s why we focus on individual therapy for addiction as a key part of our treatment. This type of therapy means you get to work one-on-one with a therapist. It’s a special setup where you can privately share your thoughts and feelings, and your therapist can give you their full attention.

This personal approach lets us tailor the therapy to fit exactly what you need. Whether you’re facing specific challenges, aiming for certain goals, or need help with particular issues, your therapist supports you every step of the way. They’ll listen to you, understand what you’re going through, and work with you to find the best ways to move forward.

In these sessions, it’s just you and your therapist, so everything you discuss stays confidential. This safe space lets you open up about anything and everything without worry. Your therapist’s goal is to help you heal, grow, and make positive changes in your life while respecting your privacy and individual journey.


A male patient sits with his therapist during an individual therapy session.


How is Individual Therapy Used?

Our individual therapy program in Massachusetts is designed with your unique path in mind. You’ll be able to work closely with highly qualified therapists with state licenses and master’s degrees. These sessions are more than just talks; they’re a deep dive into understanding why your addiction started in the first place. Together, you’ll uncover and tackle the emotional and psychological hurdles that stand in your way, making it hard to move forward.

But it’s not just about facing challenges; it’s also about building your personal set of tools and strategies. These tools are tailored to help you deal with the ups and downs of recovery, ensuring you have what you need to stay on track. With our program, you’re not just working through your addiction; you’re learning how to live a healthier, more balanced life beyond it.

Types of Individual Therapy

Our program incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches, ensuring that treatment is as unique as you are. This means we can offer a personalized experience that truly meets your needs and supports your recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT helps identify and challenge negative thought patterns, enabling you to develop healthier behaviors and coping mechanisms. By focusing on how your thoughts affect your feelings and behaviors, CBT empowers you to make positive changes in your life. This approach is particularly effective in addressing the root causes of addiction, providing you with practical skills to manage stress and avoid relapse.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT focuses on emotional regulation and mindfulness, teaching skills to manage stress, emotions, and relationships more effectively. It encourages acceptance of your current situation while working towards change, blending acceptance and change strategies to improve your overall well-being.

Through DBT, you’ll learn how to:

  • Stay present in the moment
  • Understand and control your emotions
  • Navigate interpersonal relationships in a healthier way

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT encourages acceptance of your experiences and commitment to personal values as a pathway to change. This therapy helps you to embrace your thoughts and feelings rather than fighting against them, promoting psychological flexibility. By focusing on what’s truly important to you, ACT guides you in taking meaningful actions that align with your core values, facilitating a more fulfilling life beyond addiction.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

This approach boosts your motivation and commitment to change, helping to enhance your recovery process. It works by engaging you in a collaborative effort with your therapist to explore your own reasons for change. It also reinforces your internal desire to move towards a healthier lifestyle.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative conversation style that strengthens your motivation for and commitment to a targeted goal, such as sobriety. This technique respects your autonomy and acknowledges that you are the expert in your life. It creates a supportive space to explore your ambivalence about change.

By focusing on your own reasons for wanting to change, motivational interviewing helps you uncover your innate strengths and resources for achieving sobriety and maintaining long-term recovery.

Benefits of Individual Therapy for Addiction

Choosing individual therapy for addiction in Massachusetts sets you on a personalized path to recovery. This approach is designed to meet your unique needs and objectives. It ensures that the therapy aligns with your personal journey toward wellness. The benefits of this tailored approach are significant and multifaceted:

  • You gain insights into the root causes of your addiction, helping you understand the why behind your behaviors. This deep self-awareness is crucial for lasting change.
  • Through therapy, you’ll learn practical skills to manage triggers and stress, reducing the risk of relapse and strengthening your ability to cope with life’s challenges.
  • Building a trusting relationship with your therapist provides a foundation of support. Knowing someone believes in your ability to recover can be incredibly empowering.
  • Your therapy plan is customized to fit your specific situation, whether it involves addressing co-occurring disorders, improving emotional regulation, or enhancing interpersonal skills.
  • As you progress, you’ll develop a stronger belief in your own ability to make positive changes, boosting your confidence and motivation to stay on the path to recovery.

Our Admissions Process for Addiction Treatment

We believe financial barriers should not prevent anyone from accessing the help they need. That’s why we accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with Cigna, Aetna, and Tricare health insurance plans. Our admissions process is designed to be as smooth and stress-free as possible. Contact us at 1-844-486-0671 for a free and confidential phone assessment, and we’ll guide you through scheduling treatment and admission into our program.

Get The Help You Need for Addiction Today

Taking the first step toward recovery can be intimidating. Remember, you don’t have to do it alone. At the Massachusetts Center for Addiction, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, reach out to us today. Together, we can embark on a journey towards healing and recovery.