Should I Get a Therapist after Treatment?



For many of those who are enrolling in a substance abuse treatment program for the first time, this will also be your first encounter with a licensed therapist. All reputable addiction treatment programs include one on one sessions with a therapist for clients, giving you an opportunity to identify and begin working through any repressed emotional or psychological trauma which led to your developing a substance abuse disorder. However, most inpatient residential treatment programs are under time constraints. Most everyone can benefit from extended work with a therapist, but for some enlisting the help of a professional after treatment is important for their success in sobriety.


Our lives are as unique and varied as the DNA which determines who we are, and some experience more traumatic events than others. For those who have had an especially damaging childhood and adolescence, the limited time you are able to spend with a therapist in residential substance abuse treatment wil