Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help you address problematic beliefs, thought patterns and attitudes. You’ll learn how emotions, thoughts and behaviors intersect and how to self-regulate these processes. Research shows that CBT is a highly effective addiction therapy for the treatment of mental health issues and addictive disorders.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps you identify and change destructive thoughts and behaviors, with an emphasis on mindfulness, regulating emotions, improving interpersonal skills and managing distress. DBT has been found to be particularly effective addiction therapy in the treatment of substance abuse and borderline personality disorder.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) utilizes dual stimulation exercises to help heal the brain’s information processing system and promote emotional stability. EMDR is based on the discovery that rapid movements of the eye while recalling certain events can reduce anxiety associated with trauma.


Hypnotherapy can supplement psychotherapy as a way to help clients uncover and work through painful memories or experiences and reduce stress and anxiety.

Family Therapy

Understanding that loved ones play an important role in the lives of our clients, we offer both family therapy opportunities and programs designed specifically for the friends and family members. Family addiction therapy sessions and family support programs are offered so that friends and family members can come to understand what their loved one is going through, develop a greater understanding of the treatment experience, and learn how they can best support the person they care about during and after treatment is complete.

Mindfulness Meditation

People suffering from addiction often feel disconnected from their minds and bodies. Years of focusing on and abusing drugs or alcohol may have left you feeling detached from life. Mindfulness practices can help you “land” in your body again and reconnect with yourself and the world around you. Mindfulness can also serve as a valuable recovery tool you can incorporate into your life after drug and alcohol rehab. Types of mindfulness practices include:

  • Body scanning – This approach encourages you to pay attention to your body, noticing any parts that are holding tension or stress. You’ll breathe into tight muscles with the intention of releasing stress
  • Guided meditation – A specially trained therapist will guide you through meditation, sometimes using imagery or music and incorporating relaxation techniques
  • Meditation – Traditional meditation involves focusing on your breath while in a meditative posture. You’re encouraged to not judge thoughts as they arise, but to simply acknowledge them in an accepting space

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

MET is a directive, person-centered approach to therapy that focuses on improving an individual’s motivation to change. It helps individuals resolve their ambivalence about engaging in treatment and stopping their drug use. This addiction therapy approach aims to evoke rapid and internally motivated change, rather than guide the patient stepwise through the recovery process.

Process Groups

In group addiction therapy, you become part of a community of people on the same journey to healing. Our groups are goal-oriented, with specific tasks designed to move each participant forward in recovery. You’ll engage in a number of process-oriented groups that focus on different aspects of recovery such as spirituality, relapse prevention, intimacy and relationships and communication skills. Issues that arise in group are then discussed in-depth in individual sessions.

Getting Started with Addiction Therapy

If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, we can help. Our caring staff is equipped to facilitate assessment, treatment planning, and clinical recommendations. To learn more about Clearpoint and determine if our outpatient addiction treatment services are right for you or a family member, professional admissions counselors are available to speak with you today.