As you start on the road to recovery, sobriety’s decision brings mixed emotions and unique struggles. Although they are standard parts of the recovery process, they are incredibly challenging to navigate alone. With the help of skilled therapists at Berkshire Mountain Detox in Great Barrington, you can explore your feelings and share your thoughts or frustrations. Learning how to recognize and deal with your emotions through therapy will help you work toward the healing that you deserve. Individual therapy during detox is essential for overcoming stressors, environmental influences, and social influences that may lead to relapse. [1]

Types of Therapy Programs

At Berkshire Mountain Detox, we offer multiple types of individual therapies. Our goal is to develop a plan that you are comfortable with, and that meets each of your needs. A Master Level Therapist conducts individual therapy sessions and explains them to you first.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

This therapy can help you overcome psychological pain and trauma. To better understand how it works, think of it like the human body healing from wounds. When you develop a wound from stepping on glass, the wound will not heal unless you remove the glass. It can get infected and worsen the injury. With psychological traumas that relate to addiction, mental blockages work much like the piece of glass in the example. They can prevent proper healing.

EMDR helps cleanse your mind from these harmful blockages and promotes recovery. It also helps many people reduce the symptoms and feelings of depression. [2] Our medical professionals are trained in proper EMDR protocols, and they help many patients find relief with this therapy. Once you overcome those challenges, you can avoid repeated mental injuries that would otherwise hinder healing.


This psychotherapy strategy helps change your mind on a subconscious level. As humans, our subconscious affects our feelings, attitudes, and behaviors more than we realize. A trained professional can help alter negative emotions during hypnotherapy sessions. Hypnotherapy can also help improve sleep quality and reduce some types of pain. [3]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

When a relapse happens, it can delay or completely stop the recovery process. CBT is a powerful tool for preventing relapse. Using short-term approaches with hands-on methods, your therapist helps you adjust the behavior patterns that can lead to relapse. Once you complete detox and leave our facility, you will have the tools to move forward in recovery. With CBT, these are some skills that you learn:

  • How to deal with environmental triggers
  • How to deal with social triggers
  • How to develop powerful coping mechanisms
  • How to handle cravings

Life Coaching

At Berkshire Mountain Detox, we understand the impact that choosing addiction has on the lives of patients. If you need help in your life, we have coaching options to guide you in multiple areas. These are a few examples:

  • Financial planning and budget management
  • Assistance in finding employment
  • Help in pursuing an academic degree
  • Assistance for legal matters

A life coach will walk you through the right steps and be your advocate. With the help of your coach, you will feel more confident about having a stable future.

Get Customized Individual Therapy During Detox

If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment from a compassionate facility in Great Barrington, please contact us. We welcome local residents and those from Eastern Massachusetts as well. Our professionals are ready to help you break the cycle of addiction. Contact us today to get started on your path of recovery.