Self-Directed Care and Recovery

Individual-Drug-Alcohol-CounselingOur chemical dependency professionals work one-on-one with clients to help them identify the underlying causes and conditions contributing to their emotional and physical dependence on alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, we help clients identify what they would like to personally achieve through recovery.

Throughout the therapeutic process, our chemical dependency counselors help individuals focus on their strengths and identify what “works” for them. Expanding on these solutions, the counselor-client team will work together to create a solid foundation for achieving both long and short-term goals.

Since each person will have a unique set of goals, with change happening quickly and other times incrementally, our interdisciplinary team will keep in constant communication to recognize, develop and maximize key strengths. This technique is a refinement process that boosts engagement and supports the individual through self-directed care and recovery.

Individual work with a chemical dependency counselor includes:

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a research-based practice grounded in respect for a person’s values and beliefs, strong collaboration, and focus on change. Our expert counselors will work with each individual to:

  • Identify and draw out ambivalence
  • Set achievable goals
  • Foster strengths and assets

Client autonomy is highly valued within this form of therapy, and Olympia House will enable each individual to move toward the changes they’ve identified with confidence.

Relapse Prevention

Working with each person to build capacity, so they can deal with real-life, high-stress situations while remaining sober, is the goal of this therapy. Building a set of new behaviors that become second-nature is an important step toward successful relapse prevention and long-term sobriety.

We offer relapse prevention therapy to aid each person after they leave our care. This intensive work helps individuals identify and prevent high-risk situations, focus on strengths, and connect with social or support networks beyond Olympia House.

Relapse prevention strategies include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Craving management
  • Compassion and tolerance
  • Meditation
  • Avoidance of high-risk environments and situations

Because you can learn from others about thoughts and feelings that could potentially trigger a relapse, we also offer Relapse Prevention Group Therapy.

Exit Planning

Our chemical dependency counselors will help clients to identify their skills, abilities and external resources. Through communication and practice, clients can realize an inner strength that they may have thought was lost.