Counseling is a central focus of what we do at Mindful Recovery of East Tennessee. Through the guidance of a professional addiction specialist, individuals can choose to partake in different types of counseling as part of the program, including:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Family counseling

There are many benefits to counseling and it is key to achieving long lasting success. Counseling helps patients understand the nature of addiction as a disease, the effects of the disease on the brain and their behaviors. Through counseling, individuals explore why they became addicted, what triggers are associated with addiction and ways to develop long lasting plans that will make improvements across all areas of their lives.

Counselors help patients learn how to better cope with stress, handle setbacks and loss and find new ways of making progress. Patients who invest time in counseling reap great benefits. Similar to exercise in combination with diet delivers the best results for weight loss, patients see better results for long term success when they dedicate the appropriate amount of time to counseling in addition to medication-assisted treatment.