HOW WE TREAT Therapies

Individual, group, and family counseling
and therapy sessions help you learn about
yourself and develop the core skills you need
for lifelong recovery.

Call: 1 (831) 372-4366


Weekly one-one-one sessions give you the time to identify and explore the factors in your life that brought you to treatment for your alcohol or substance use disorder. An authentic, personal connection with a counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist creates a safe, confidential space where you can discuss relationships, emotions, past trauma, and any other issues that affect your wellbeing.

Types of evidence-based individual therapy at Beacon House include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

These private sessions allow you to set personal goals, learn specific techniques, and build the confidence required to make positive and lasting behavioral change. You collaborate with your treatment team to determine the combination of therapies and techniques that work for you. Regular check-ins keep you on track and make adjustments – if needed – as you grow in recovery.


Group sessions are powerful. Meeting and listening to people who share common experiences with alcohol and drug addiction teaches you an important lesson: you’re not alone. Things you struggle with in isolation look different when you learn – maybe for the first time – that others have struggled with those same issues. When you learn about the obstacles they’ve overcome in their lives, you begin to feel hope for the future. Obstacles that feel insurmountable lose their power, and you realize that with the right support, you can change, too.

Your group therapy sessions at Beacon House will include a combination of some, but not all, of the following clinical and educational topics:

  • Relapse Prevention
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • The Science of Addiction
  • The Science of Recovery
  • Codependency
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anger Management
  • Meditation
  • Relationships
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Positive Communication
  • Trigger Identification/Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Processing Guilt and Shame
  • Understanding Denial
  • Hope and Recovery
  • Acceptance and Recovery
  • Spirituality
  • Seeking Safety

All group therapy sessions at Beacon House are facilitated by members of our treatment team. Some may be highly structured and involve exercises or activities designed to teach a skill, achieve a specific recovery goal, or work toward a predetermined therapeutic outcome. Others may be less structured, peer-driven, and focus on sharing, connection, and establishing a positive group dynamic that promotes healing and growth.


We encourage your family to participate in your treatment. In this context, you decide what family means. It might mean your biological family, your spouse, or your close friends. You get to decide who participates and to what extent they participate. If they’re important to you, they’re important to us. If they’re part of your daily life, they’re even more important. Evidence shows that when the people around you – family, friends, or peers – understand what you’re going through, they’re better able to support you on your recovery journey. The more support you have, the better your chances at achieving sustainable lifelong recovery.

The core of family therapy at Beacon House is our Saturday Family Workshop. Our patients say this is one of the most effective components of their treatment. It’s often a turning point in their journey. During the intensive, families participate in exercises and educational activities facilitated by our expert staff that include:

  • Communication skills
  • The science of addiction
  • The purpose and process of treatment and recovery
  • Codependency
  • How to maximize the value of 12-step meetings
  • How to set healthy boundaries
  • How to support a loved one in recovery

The goal of our family Saturdays is to get the people in your support system on the same page as you. When you enter treatment, you make the decision to move past your problems with alcohol and drugs and live in the solution. We ask your family live in the solution, too – and help you live a life free from addiction.