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Having questions and uncertainty about receiving professional support for your mental health issues or addiction is completely normal. It can feel scary or overwhelming just thinking about having to open up to a complete stranger. One thing you may be wondering about is what exactly will be covered or focused on during treatment.

If you are seeking help for an addiction, do you have to open up about your mental health? The therapy and support you receive are intended to help you as a whole person. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind as you learn what to expect from treatment.

Understanding Trauma

Any trauma you have experienced in the past has probably impacted both your mental health issues and your addiction. It can often be challenging to notice the connection that past trauma has on the present. Your mental health professional will help you make those connections and work through that trauma.

Intertwined Connection

Your addiction is heavily connected to your mental health. That is why it is current practice to receive treatment for both your mental health issues and your addiction at the same time. As you work through therapy, you will begin to better understand the connection between the two.

Goal Building

Goals are an essential part of recovery and overall well-being. Your goals will probably involve both working through your mental health issues and overcoming your addiction. Think of where you want to be in the years to come. What do you need to work on to be able to achieve those goals?

Therapy for You as a Whole Person

You are a complete person, far beyond your addiction or your mental health issues. A diagnosis of a mental health disorder or an addiction does not define you as a person. The therapy you receive will focus on both your strengths and your weaknesses. Therapy will help you to grow as a person and begin to live the life that you want to lead.

Being nervous or uncertain about receiving professional support is normal. Learning what to expect can help you calm your nerves and feel ready for therapy. Therapy will help you focus on yourself as an entire person. You will work on both your strengths and weaknesses as you focus on your mental health and addiction. Here at The Guest House, we are trained to help you understand your addiction and mental health issues. We are ready to support your healing journey. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.