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Therapy can be an extreme benefit to our residents. Sometimes the 12 steps, fitness and employment will only get us so far.  We may have lingering personal issues or traumas of our past that need to be dealt with. And the only way to properly diagnose our internal issues may be to meet with a licensed therapist. Whether our residents need individual or group therapy, we are here to help. 

Therapy can uncover deep and dark personal issues

At Real Deal we will schedule your meeting with a therapist, take care of the logistics and make sure you find one that is the right fit. The difficult part is finding the perfect form of therapy for you. Nevertheless, there are many options and one is bound to be a perfect fit. 

Different Kinds Of Therapy

There are many different kinds of therapy available. And not one one kind of therapy is necessarily better than the other. So, we must understand that everyone is unique and approach each therapeutic assessment differently. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression or general substance use, therapy can you help. In fact, it is one of the best ways to do deal with anxiety, depression and social isolation. So, check out the list of therapies below!   


CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) was established in the 1960’s by Dr. Beck. CBT is a type of talk therapy and is one of the most common forms of therapy known today. CBT is based on a cognitive model. Meaning its idealistic approach is that people focus on reactions more than the situations themselves. CBT is a longer, time-sensitive approach to therapy. 


Psychoanalytic Therapy is another form of talk therapy. It’s main objective is to bring our unconscious beliefs to light and examine them. Psychoanalysis was founded in the late 1800’s by the great Sigmund Freud. Freud believed (Among many other things) that the only way to cure people was to make the unconscious conscious. Today psychoanalysis is fundamental in therapy and Freud is known as the modern father of therapy.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a great therapeutic approach to deal with sever anxiety, PTSD and trauma. Founded in the late 1980’s, EMDR was built to specifically reprogram the brain. And in a very short time. EMDR is not meant to last years like other talk therapy. 

EMDR has been known to prove extremely beneficial in a very short span of time. According to “some of the studies on this type of therapy show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions.” That is outrageously great results from therapy!

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a common form of therapy. Especially in recovery communities. Because of its collective approach, group therapy can be beneficial to people in community styled living facilities (like sober living). We love group therapy, and try to incorporate it clinically. A lot of our residents benefit from group therapy in intensive outpatient and PHP programs. 

With IOP (Intensive Outpatient) groups happening between 6-30 hours per week, it may be necessary to have the structure of our program with IOP treatment. Click here to learn more about IOP.

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