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Psychoeducation Therapy

Psychoeducation provides education and information about mental health and addiction to patients. Psychoeducation can be provided to both individuals and family members to understand the diagnosis of their loved ones. 

Health professionals can even offer it at the community level to increase mental health awareness, reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction. 

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The Purpose of Psychoeducation

The goal of psychoeducation, or talk therapy, at our Tarzana residential treatment center is to help patients understand their mental health conditions and is essential in all therapy programs. 

It helps patients better understand the challenges they face due to their mental illness. Patients can then develop coping skills, understand internal and external resources, and find the strength to address difficulties as they arise. 

As a result, patients learn to take control of their conditions and can work towards enhanced mental and emotional well-being. 

Psychoeducation can be provided individually or in a group setting. It benefits patients and their families, improving their quality of life. Family members learn not only how to best support their loved ones but how to protect their mental health. 

Understanding the Psychoeducation Process

Psychoeducation can be provided in a number of ways. Popular techniques include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). 

There are generally four goals:

  • Education on mental health and addiction
  • Medication and treatment support
  • Training and support in self-help and care 
  • Safe skills to vent emotional frustrations

At our inpatient drug & alcohol rehab in Los Angeles, psychotherapy can be provided by either a therapist or a psychiatrist, teaching patients how their illness can impact their lives. They can learn to counteract symptoms and learn strategies to use in the future to manage their condition. 

Self-help and support groups are also essential adjuncts to psychotherapy. They provide a place for patients to share strategies and information for managing the addictions that accompany their mental health conditions. 

How Can Psychoeducation Help?

Psychoeducation helps to increase compliance and participation in treatment. Once patients understand their mental health conditions, they can see them as manageable and treatable. It reduces shame and stigma, especially when the family is also involved. Support and understanding are key to successful treatment outcomes. 

With an understanding of mental health conditions, there is acceptance. Also, psychoeducation plays a vital role in reducing the stigma of addiction and mental health. 

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Learn more about our Los Angeles residential treatment program 

Here at NorthStar Detox & Rehab Center, we treat various forms of addiction, including 

Serving the Los Angeles area, we offer the best residential addiction treatment in Tarzana. 

Northstar detox and rehab is different than other treatment centers as it is owned and operated by a licensed medical doctor, so patients receive high-quality care. Whether the patient needs detox services, inpatient, or residential treatment, our Tarzana Treatment Center Detox  provides care across the spectrum. 

Do you or your loved one need help with addiction and mental health services? We can help you safely start the treatment process and bridge your or your loved one to the appropriate level of care when it is safe. 

Our inpatient and residential treatment center provides psychotherapy for our patients to manage their symptoms and prepare for life outside of treatment safely and effectively. 

Call our admissions line at 323-577-4500 Monday to Sunday between 8 am and 6 pm or complete our contact form, and a professional will reach out to you within 24hrs.

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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