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Family Therapy for the Treatment of Mental Health

Family Therapy Dual Diagnosis at Creative Care. Co-occurring substance use disorders can fill a home with anxiety and resentment, straining relationships and forming patterns of dysfunctional behavior. Structure and boundaries break down as well-meaning relatives become codependent or start to enable an individual’s problematic substance use. Children who respond to substance use disorders in the household develop their own unhealthy coping skills and are at high risk of suffering from addiction later in life. Family therapy is a means to offer support to family struggling to cope and identify the roles and behavior patterns that can exacerbate mental health disorders. It’s a collaborative and inclusive process that allows families to productively express thoughts, feelings, and concerns in a safe and supportive environment. Through open dialogue and communication, Creative Care’s clinicians work closely with family members to determine the most effective and appropriate time to integrate family members into the treatment process.

The Purpose of Family Therapy Dual Diagnosis

Substance use disorders have traditionally been viewed as an individual problem and treated in isolation. Creative Care offers a biopsychosocial approach to dual diagnosis treatment. We consider the biological, psychological, and social factors, including the intricate interpersonal dynamics of a family, when treating our clients. Family therapy is a means to unpack and attend to these complex dynamics. Family Therapy Dual Diagnosis for family members get the opportunity to address their concerns regarding the damage caused by an active substance use disorder. They are also able to offer a perspective a therapist may not have access to. Through family therapy, clients and their families are able to repair broken lines of communication, rebuild lost trust, and become more supportive of each other.

Be Heard. Be Nurtured. Be Healed.™

Creative Care blends family therapy and other evidence-based strategies like psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy with holistic healing methods like meditation and yoga into individualized treatment plans for each client. We gently unearth the root causes of clients’ co-occurring substance use difficulties while honoring the experiences and histories of each individual. A completely personalized treatment plan may also include:

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Mindfulness interventions and meditation
  • Activities groups
  • Psychological and diagnostic testing
  • Trauma therapy
  • Attachment-based psychotherapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Art therapy
  • EMDR
  • Yoga

Our fully equipped staff, including a consulting psychiatrist, psychotherapists, registered nurses, counselors, and other highly trained professionals, works as a team to get to the root of each client’s needs. If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health, please give Creative Care a call today.