GateHouse Treatment uses a variety of group and individual therapy methods to treat addiction, including Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). GateHouse is perhaps the only addiction treatment center in New Hampshire with therapists certified in ART. As its name implies, Accelerated Resolution Therapy can address issues like PTSD in a short timeframe.
Individuals interested in a non-intrusive method of coping with their problems and triggers should heavily consider ART.
What Is Accelerated Resolution Therapy?
Accelerated resolution therapy is an evidence-based treatment method for various conditions and mental health issues. Multiple studies have shown that ART is more effective and less intrusive than other therapy forms while helping clients experience results quicker than other methods. ART is effective against trauma and PTSD but can also help those struggling with addiction and potential underlying issues.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy incorporates visualization exercises and other aspects of therapy to help clients manage the triggering and distressing memories. Many individuals see results in as little as five sessions and applaud how comfortable and non-intrusive this form of therapy is. There’s no homework, and clients are not required to share or go into great detail about their traumatic experiences with their counselor.
ART was developed by Laney Rosenzweig, LMFT, and features components of a variety of other types of therapy, such as gestalt therapy, exposure therapy, EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and guided imagery.
ART and Addiction
Individuals struggling with addiction commonly have underlying mental health issues contributing to this struggle, and research has shown a connection between addiction and PTSD. It isn’t uncommon to hear about a military veteran struggling with PTSD and being forced to self-medicate due to an inability to get the help they need.
Military and combat can bring about traumatic events that dramatically alter a person’s psychological condition. It can be highly complex to process unsettling experiences and the emotions accompanying them, but it’s important to know there is hope. Treatment programs such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy help veterans and others struggling with PTSD, trauma, and addiction.
While no form of therapy should be seen as a one-size-fits-all solution, ART works for a wide variety of clients. No two traumas are alike, and regardless of your walk of life, there is a chance Accelerated Resolution Therapy could be the treatment plan that helps you finally overcome the problems that have been plaguing you for so long.
ART helps clients experience quick results because it focuses on one problem at a time. You are encouraged to focus on a singular thought or event during your exercises. After only a handful of sessions, clients can typically move on to their next phase of therapy. And though a certified therapist will be on hand to guide you and administer certain tests and exercises, you are in control of your process. You’ll be motivated but never rushed.
GateHouse Treatment and Accelerated Resolution Therapy
It’s not uncommon for individuals to feel like the thought of therapy is too much for them. It can feel overwhelming to meet a stranger and immediately have to share distressing events or thoughts with them or in front of a group of your peers. Because of this, some people struggle with committing to counseling and rehabilitation.
Accelerated resolution therapy is an excellent way for clients to begin their healing. Addiction is not a choice; it’s a disease that must be treated before it wreaks havoc on day-to-day life. ART helps clients treat their addiction and underlying mental conditions that may directly contribute to their sobriety struggles.
GateHouse is here to help you begin your journey toward lifelong sobriety. Regardless of where you are in your addiction, our programs, therapists, and housing facilities all contribute to a structured, safe environment that gives you the space you need to grow. For more information on how we can help you or someone you know, contact us at 855-448-3588 to speak to a representative.