Curative Behavioral Therapy and Counseling Services

At Curative Behavioral, we believe growth and mental wellness is a journey that never stops. Modern life presents many difficulties that are both common and treatable. In fact, mental health issues are so common in the United States that the National Institute of Mental Health has determined nearly 1 in 5 adults suffer from mental illnesses that vary from mild to severe. It’s safe to say you’re not alone, and our licensed mental health counselors at Curative Behavioral are here to help.

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Mental Health Therapy and Counseling

Therapy or counseling refers to the many different healing methods and strategies that take place between a licensed therapist and a client. In this private setting, many patients find that with the help of their therapist, they’re able to make substantial progress and breakthroughs on a wide range of issues including drug and alcohol addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and many other conditions.

During counseling, clients will work with a dedicated and licensed therapist who will guide them through whatever mental health issues they’re facing. If they’re suffering from substance use issues, our therapists at Curative Behavioral can steer them through the process of reaching and maintaining sobriety. 

An important part of this process includes identifying any underlying mental health issues that may have led to substance use in the first place. Another goal is to identify the triggers that lead to substance use and teach coping strategies. By identifying these two issues, this process allows clients to understand the contributing factors that initially led to drug or alcohol use so they can be avoided in the future.

After identifying any mental health issues and roadblocks to recovery, our skilled therapists then work with the client to address each one of them. Our therapists help clients create realistic goals in recovery. After making progress toward these goals, our clients often tend to feel less and less of a desire to use drugs or alcohol.

As another significant part of the recovery process, our therapists encourage clients to honestly identify and assess their own positive traits. When this brand new perspective takes effect, our clients find a much more positive internal dialogue begins to emerge. 

Methods Used in Counseling Services at Curative Behavioral 

Here at Curative Behavioral, our compassionate mental health professionals use a wide variety of different evidence-based psychological strategies to help get you on the path toward recovery.

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Some of these methods and strategies include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

One form of individual counseling that is effective for treating drug and alcohol addiction is cognitive behavioral therapy. This approach was developed in the 1960s by noted psychiatrist Aaron Beck. He found a common thread among his patients who suffered from depression: They had persistent negative thoughts about themselves and the world around them. He referred to these gloomy tendencies as “automatic thoughts.”

In many cases, his patients didn’t realize these automatic thoughts were influencing their emotions. This could be compared to a mental and emotional “operating system” such as those found in computers. The “operating system” was programmed to operate a certain way, perhaps through negative past experiences. In order to change the results of the operating system, changes to the programming needed to be made in order to influence the outcomes

Beck created CBT to help people identify these automatic thoughts and the behavior they trigger. Once the unbalanced and often unrealistic nature of automatic thinking became clear to the patients, they had a pathway out of the self-defeating cycle of destructive actions. They gained the ability to identify the root cause of their self-destructive nature.

This approach has been successfully used for decades to treat substance use. If this therapy method is right for you, our compassionate therapists will guide you through your automatic thought processes to help you understand your actions and behaviors, which can eventually allow you to change them.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Another counseling approach that can be very effective is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Some people react very strongly to certain situations and can have a hard time regaining their emotional balance. For these people, DBT can be very effective for learning to regulate their emotions and responses.

Collaboration between the client and the therapist is a key component of DBT. It takes ongoing work to break free from lifelong patterns of negative thinking that may have led to substance use. 

There are essentially four skills taught to our clients in Arizona who are undergoing DBT: emotional regulation, balanced reactions to stressful situations, enhanced communication abilities, and introspection.

DBT was developed to give people the tools they need to recognize tendencies to react strongly and make the necessary adjustments in order to decrease the intensity of their behaviors. This can be accomplished through acceptance and change, which complement and balance each other in all aspects of life.

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EMDR Therapy and Counseling

The acronym EMDR stands for “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.” In some cases, the mindset that may underlie addiction stems from a traumatic experience or series of experiences. In the past, it was sometimes difficult for healthcare professionals to help clients get past this obstacle. However, EMDR has been developed over the past several decades and has been found to be very effective for treating people who have experienced traumatic events such as physical abuse, rape, a terrible accident, combat, etc.

People who’ve gone through traumatic experiences often relive the events throughout their lives. The mere recollection of an incident can be nearly as emotionally devastating as the actual event. EMDR allows you to set aside these memories so they reappear less frequently and with less intensity. We can use this therapy at our facilities in Arizona to help you or your loved one overcome traumatic memories that could have led to self-medicating with drugs or alcohol.

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Curative Behavioral Intake Specialist

If you or someone you care about is in need of mental health treatment, our doors are wide open and our team of compassionate therapists is ready to help you start changing your life. We will gain an understanding of your unique situation and work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses any mental health and substance use issue you may be dealing with.

When you connect with our center, you’ll work with a highly trained, caring intake specialist who will listen to your problems and offer guidance to help you toward your goal of mental wellness. We have a thorough understanding of many different approaches to mental health counseling, and we will work with you to find the most appropriate methods.

Call us today at 877-781-5821 to speak with one of our mental health professionals.


What is the difference between counseling and therapy?

While many mental health professionals use these terms interchangeably, they are technically different. Counseling is usually a more short term type of treatment to help a person cope with a specific issue or event. Therapy is a long-term treatment that aims to change ways of thinking and negative patterns.

What do counseling services offer?

Generally, counseling services are able to offer people different strategies to address and cope with mental health issues. Some issues a counselor may help a person address include depression, addiction, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health ailments.

What is a counseling service?

At Curative Behavioral, we accept most major health insurance plans. We believe treatment should be available to everyone, so we accept insurance from providers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, AmeriBen, Beacon Health, and ComPsych.

Do you accept self-pay?

There are many different types of counseling that address issues related to mental health, substance use, marriage and relationship issues, career guidance, and educational counseling. Curative Behavioral is able to provide compassionate counseling for substance use and mental health disorders for both individuals and families.

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