Counseling

Counseling Programs

There are many different types of counseling techniques that may be employed during the recovery process.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thoughts. Unlike traditional methods, CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognition and change destructive patterns of behavior.


Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based treatment that addresses ambivalence to change. MI is a conversational approach designed to help people to discover their own interest in considering and/or making a change in their life (e.g., diet, exercise, managing symptoms of physical or mental illness, reducing and eliminating the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs). It also helps to express in their own words their desire for change, plan for and begin the process of change and increase their confidence in taking action and noticing that even small, changes are important.


Family Systems Therapy has been used to treat many mental and behavioral health concerns. In general, it may be considered a successful approach for those concerns that appear to relate to or manifest within the family of origin. Family systems therapy has been shown to be effective with families, couples and individuals.


Twelve-Step Programs have long been an important part of the recovery process and the basis for many recovery programs. Developed over 65 years ago by a small group of alcoholics, the AA program provides simple tools for living based on a set of spiritual principles and a reliance on the fellowship of men and women who share their experience and offer support as part of a lifelong process of recovery.

To learn more about the counseling options available at Iris Healing Center,
contact our staff at (844) 663-4747