Individualized Therapy For Mental Health Disorders

Individuals experience mental illnesses in unique ways, which is why individualized treatment yields better results that "one-size fits all" approaches.

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Individualized therapy for mental health disorders is an approach that tailors a person’s treatment to their specific needs and characteristics.

This personalized approach recognizes that individuals may experience mental health disorders differently, and what works for one person may not be as effective for another.

Why Individualized Therapy For Mental Illness Matters

Individuals experience mental illnesses in unique ways. Factors such as personal history, trauma, and environmental influences can contribute to the manifestation of mental health disorders.

Furthermore, mental health disorders vary widely, and the type of treatment strategy that works for one person may not be effective for another.

Individualized psychotherapy uses an initial health assessment to create a personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of therapeutic approaches, modalities, and interventions.

Studies have shown that tailoring therapy to a person’s unique characteristics in this way increases the effectiveness of treatment.

This is because when a therapist is able to address the specific symptoms, triggers, and underlying issues contributing to a person’s mental health disorder, they can help the person more directly.

How Does Bedrock Create Individualized Treatment Plans?

At Bedrock Recovery Center, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for mental health, and that personalized care is essential for meaningful recovery.

We create individualized treatment plans using a collaborative process between our mental health professionals and the client seeking treatment.

Initial Assessment

During a client’s initial mental health assessment, our clinicians gather information about the individual’s history, current symptoms, and relevant life experiences.

Depending on the nature and severity of the mental health concerns, we may use psychological assessments to gather additional information.

Based on this assessment, our professionals formulate a diagnosis. This involves identifying specific symptoms, underlying issues, and factors that have contributed to the person’s illness.

Treatment Goals

Once the initial assessment is complete, our therapists work together with clients and their families to establish treatment goals.

Examples of goals may include:

  • manage mental illness symptoms
  • prevent a return of mental illness symptoms
  • treat the mental illness without medication, if possible
  • learn strategies for handling stressful situations
  • identify ways to manage feelings
  • resolve relationship conflicts
  • learn better ways to communicate
  • cope with grief or loss
  • overcome trauma related to abuse or violence
  • cope with a medical illness
  • manage chronic physical symptoms

If there are immediate safety concerns, our staff prioritizes these issues first. Ensuring the individual’s wellbeing takes precedence before focusing on longer-term goals.

From there, goals are often categorized as short-term and long-term, allowing for a phased and achievable approach to treatment.

Regular Adjustments

At Bedrock, we use regularly scheduled assessments to evaluate each of our clients’ progress toward their goals.

If medication is part of the treatment plan, our mental health professionals also survey our clients’ symptoms and their response to the medication.

All of our treatment plans are dynamic, allowing for adjustments based on each person’s response to therapy, changes in circumstances, and evolving needs.

This dynamic structure enables us to make timely adjustments as needed.

What Treatment Modalities Does Bedrock Offer For Mental Health Care?

Bedrock offers several evidence-based treatment modalities led by trained professionals.

Examples of the evidence-based therapies we provide include:

We integrate these evidence-based therapies in both our inpatient and outpatient services.

This ensures that our clients benefit from approaches that have been scientifically validated and proven to contribute to better quality of life.

Ask About Mental Health Treatment At Bedrock Recovery Center

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health condition, individual counseling can help. Contact our Bedrock Recovery Center specialists today to learn more.

  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  3. National Library of Medicine: Bookshelf
  4. National Library of Medicine: Bookshelf
  5. National Library of Medicine: PubMed

Written by Bedrock Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: January 18, 2024

© 2024 Bedrock Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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