incredible-marketing Arrow

Treatment can be an amazing time filled with exploration, education, and growth. It can also be a time filled with worries and questions. Some people in treatment may be wondering whether or not their family can come and visit. Others may be wondering if they have to let their family members come and see them.

Your treatment is a personal experience tailored to you and your needs. Your therapist or other mental health professional is there to help you every step of the way. Here are a few suggestions to consider if you are concerned about your family wanting to come and visit you during your treatment stay.

Set Your Boundaries 

Setting boundaries is a significant part of treatment and recovery. As you move through your treatment program, you will set boundaries with your loved ones to help keep you safe and on your personal path of healing and recovery. Work to establish your boundaries as you enter treatment. If loved ones visit you, create boundaries that keep you emotionally safe and moving forward with your recovery.

Talk With Your Therapist

Talk with your therapist about any concerns that you have. The fears you hold about your family members visiting you during treatment may be a topic to explore more deeply with your therapist. Your therapist is there to support and help you. Try to be as open and honest as possible about any concerns you may have.

Establish Your Goals

Work to establish your relationship goals. How are your relationships currently? Are they strained? Healthy? Unhealthy? How would you like to see your relationships change after treatment? Work with your therapist to establish your goals and begin to work towards them.

Practice Expressing Your Desires

Work to express your desires effectively and assertively. If you do not want certain people in your life or to visit during treatment, work on finding the courage to speak up and say so. Having the ability to speak up will help you in many different areas of your life.

Deciding to go to treatment is a huge choice, one that will impact every area of your life. Deciding whether or not you want loved ones to visit you can be a considerable choice as well. Work with your therapist to determine what decision will be the healthiest choice for your recovery and well-being. Here at The Guest House, we are a group of trained professionals ready to help and support you through your recovery journey. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.