How Counselling Can Support Recovery from Illicit Drug Use

Embarking on a recovery journey from illicit drug use is a courageous step
towards reclaiming control of one’s life. At Creating Your Balance Counselling
Therapy, we recognize the complexities involved in this transformative process.
That’s why we offer a range of counselling modalities—online, in-person, and
telephone—to accommodate the diverse needs and preferences of our clients.

Tailored Counseling Modalities for Enhanced Support
Flexibility and Accessibility: Whether it’s the ease of connecting online, the
personal touch of an in-person session, or the convenience of a telephone call,
our counselling services are designed to meet you where you are. This flexibility
ensures that no matter your situation or location in Dartmouth, NS, or beyond,
support is always within reach.
Comfort and Privacy: We understand that starting therapy can be daunting. By
offering various counselling formats, we aim to make this process as comfortable
as possible. Choose the environment in which you feel safest—be it from your
home via a virtual session or at our welcoming office in Dartmouth. Each setting
offers privacy and fosters openness, crucial elements in the journey to recovery.
Consistency in Care: Recovery demands consistency. Our varied counselling
options facilitate regular and ongoing support, vital for effective addiction
treatment. This continuity helps build a strong therapeutic relationship, providing
a stable foundation for the challenging work of recovery.

Effective Therapeutic Approaches in Diverse Formats
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Available across all counselling formats,
CBT is instrumental in addressing the negative thought patterns that often
underlie addiction. By challenging and reshaping these thoughts, clients develop
healthier cognitive habits that support long-term recovery.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT helps manage emotions and reduce
conflict in relationships, which is particularly beneficial for those whose substance
use is linked to emotional turmoil or interpersonal difficulties. DBT strategies are
taught in-person, online, or over the phone, ensuring comprehensive

Motivational Interviewing: This technique is effective across all modalities and is
crucial for enhancing motivation to change. It helps clients navigate ambivalence
towards recovery, empowering them to make positive life changes.
Support Groups and Workshops: We also offer group sessions and workshops
that can be attended online or in-person. These groups provide a supportive
community atmosphere where individuals can share experiences and strategies,
fostering a sense of solidarity and communal healing.

There is Help!
Recovery from illicit drug use is a deeply personal journey that benefits
significantly from professional support. At Creating Your Balance Counseling
Therapy, we are committed to providing a compassionate, comprehensive, and
confidential therapeutic experience. Our multi-modality approach ensures that
everyone who seeks help can receive it in the way that best suits their needs.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, reach out to us. We’re
here to support you every step of the way, offering guidance tailored to your
personal path to recovery.

Creating Your Balance Counselling Therapy
25 Wentworth St., Unit 102
Dartmouth, NS
B2Y 2S7

T: (902) 420-6934



Neal Henderson

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