Reco Intensive is a reputable addiction treatment centre located in Delray Beach, Florida specializing in the treatment of all types of addiction. Their intensive outpatient services offer a comprehensive treatment program including scientifically-backed therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and rational existential therapy as well as a diverse array of holistic options including yoga, adventure therapy, equine-facilitated psychotherapy, and creative and expressive arts therapy.
Because of the safety precautions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Reco was prompted by the occasion to expand its services to offer virtual teletherapy services in addition to its regular roster of therapeutic programming.
But even as the acute threat of pre-vaccine times is slowly fading to an atmosphere in which COVID’s proliferation is instead the “new normal,” there still exist many meaningful reasons that experts expect the advent of more readily available virtual services to outlast their current moment in time, which is why Reco intends on continuing their virtual programming indefinitely.
For instance, teletherapy makes mental health services in general and addiction treatment, in particular, more accessible to people who may not have the resources to seriously consider an intensive rehabilitation program otherwise. (1)
Parents of young children, people with disabilities, or anyone who has a job that otherwise limits their ability to spend extensive amounts of time outside the home may benefit from intensive treatment that they can engage in right from their comfort zone.
While lack of adequate transportation or childcare can make the prospect of attending in-person therapy daunting, all you need for teletherapy is a camera, microphone, a relatively stable internet connection, and a quiet room of your own.
Teletherapy may also be more psychologically accessible for patients who suffer from disorders like agoraphobia or severe social anxiety, which can sometimes present concurrently with substance abuse.
And, though some may scoff at the idea that a virtual therapy session could possibly be as meaningful as an in-person visit, research has indicated that over 90 per cent of teletherapy patients feel satisfied with their sessions.
Other patients have remarked that the barrier of a screen actually made it easier to open up about painful thoughts and feelings than if they were also dealing with the intensity of a face to face connection. The ease of attending teletherapy sessions has also made even patients who could theoretically stick with an in-person plan more likely to stick to their scheduled appointments, with therapists reporting fewer cancellations.
Especially for those in early recovery from substance use disorders, the process of checking in with a real person in real-time can be incredibly beneficial in providing accountability, as can the powerful connections built in their healing group therapy programs.
Depending on whether a patient chooses their most intensive Partial Hospitalization Program, their Intensive Outpatient Program, or lower-level outpatient therapy, they can expect to spend as many as thirty or as few as two hours per week in teletherapy.
All of their therapists are licensed professionals educated at the Master’s level, and patients will also have access to their staff psychologist and medical doctor. Therapy is also provided via a secure, encrypted platform to ensure their privacy and compliance with HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) national guidelines. (2)
To learn more about teletherapy at Reco Intensive and everything else their holistic treatment program has to offer, check out their website at https://recointensive.com/ or call them anytime at 844.955.3042!
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