Understanding that every client will have different needs, especially in terms of support and the exploration of addiction, A Forever Recovery strives to provide many options in counseling. Apart from the core foundation offered through AFR’s Moral Reconation Therapy approach, this facility offers clients counseling that can put them on the path they need to achieve recovery. For instance, clients may experience that they will benefit from:
- Faith-based counseling, such as support coming from those who have worked in the Christian environment.
- Progressive, structured counseling, such as those who offer guidance in relation to 12-step modalities.
- Indigenous treatment counseling, a model that is tailored for those with unique spiritual needs and cultures, most notably those within the Native American community.
- Cognitive-based counseling for those who wish to take a more internal, mental approach to their recovery.
- Holistic counseling is available for those who wish to partake in a comprehensive method of recovery. AFR’s holistic track is one that involves addressing addiction from many perspectives, both of the mind and of the body. While individuals may benefit under direct counseling in holistic treatment, they may also seek out less commonplace forms of guidance such as through yoga and meditation classes, lectures from guests and Martial Arts instruction.
Large Variety of Counselors
The counselors found at A Forever Recovery do not all follow the same methods when it comes to how they help their clients move towards recovery. Seeing as how the AFR counselors come from a variety of backgrounds and modality education, the client has greater options when it comes to which approach will work best for them. Counselors often have a strong background in working in rehabilitation environments, such as those who have assisted in 12-step treatment centers, as well as faith-based facilities. Other counselors, who have experienced the damage of addiction and the promise of recovery firsthand, can offer personal insight to those clients who need support from one that they can relate to.
One-on-one counseling in a private setting is essential to helping therapists uncover the underlying factors that may have prompted a client’s addiction. While it may take some time, these counselors strive to establish trust and provide a comfortable atmosphere in which a client can become honest and discuss a variety of issues they have endured in life in connection to his or her addiction. With this knowledge and developing relationship, the therapist can assess the individual qualities that are most relevant to the client’s recovery. As such, individual therapy can provide a client with the tools and understanding of how they can avoid falling down the same path they did before.
Although it may seem like a contradiction, many can pursue self-help treatment through the guidance of others in group counseling environments. Group counseling is available to AFR clients who wish to develop a strong support system in which they can participate in guided discussions with others who suffer from similar issues. Under the guidance of a designated therapist, groups in counseling can tackle difficult issues, achieve immense breakthroughs in recovery, as well as learn how to express their emotions and restore communication skills with others. These environments not only help one learn from the experiences of peers, but also help display that these individuals do not have to face recovery alone.