If you struggle with your mental health, you’re not alone. 1 in 5 Americans experiences mental illness each year, and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Moreover, approximately 10% of Americans have a substance use disorder at some point during their lives.
Most people never receive the treatment they need for their conditions. And those who do seek treatment often feel disappointed by their lackluster results. If you need professional help, you want to position yourself for success. After all, who wants to waste their time or money on subpar treatment?
Integrative treatment provides high-quality care to people who need it the most. Let’s get into how it works and what benefits you need to know.
What Exactly Is Integrative Treatment?
Integrative treatment incorporates your physical, mental, spiritual, and financial health into one, comprehensive growth process. Rather than treating each issue separately, you tackle them together.
As a result, you might work with a variety of professionals at a given time. These professionals may include:
Holistic professionals (acupuncturists, yogis, reiki instructors)
At first glance, all these professionals may seem overwhelming. You may not feel ready to dive into such intense work. However, many people find that the additional support boosts their confidence. It also increases their odds of success in recovery.
Integrative treatment professionals understand that clients benefit from this multifaceted approach. They recognize that it’s not about “one person” providing all the tools and resources for change. Instead, they work together to create dynamic results with the client.
Why Is Integrative Treatment Important?
When a potential homebuyer shows interest in a property, they usually request a home inspection report. This report highlights all the issues present in the property. Sometimes, the inspector will sit down with you to indicate which areas are most important for you to address. This information allows you to decide if you want to move forward with the purchase.
When you first enter treatment, your intake process is similar to a home inspection report. You receive a baseline for the work you intend to do. And while some issues may be more critical than others, you don’t want to ignore anything. After all, it’s always easier to treat a slight issue before it escalates into a more serious problem.
If you struggle with co-occurring issues, integrative treatment does prioritize crisis issues first. After all, you wouldn’t repair a doorknob first if the entire bathroom was flooded. That said, integrative treatment includes having an entire crew to help you with the entire house! Different professionals focus on different parts. And just like you may value building a dream house, the integrative treatment allows you to build a dream life.
What Should You Expect With Integrative Treatment?
Integrative treatment is somewhat of an abstract concept. That’s because each person’s treatment will differ depending on their individual needs. You should always be wary of any organization that has rigid guidelines for how clients will progress. Such guidelines often disregard the need for customized care.
That said, integrative treatment usually starts with an extensive assessment of your mental health history, current needs, and future goals. You will learn about your triggers. You will also gain insight into healthy coping skills to manage these triggers when they arise.
Integrative treatment sometimes entails including loved ones into your care. Many mental health and substance issues stem from generational problems. Additionally, these conditions are often considered “family diseases.” Therefore, you might benefit from couples or family therapy.
When you include loved ones into your treatment, you open yourself to the possibility of additional support and encouragement. Loved ones are often desperate to help. They just don’t know how to go about doing it. Many of them fear saying or doing the wrong thing, so they pull back. Therapy can teach all of you to communicate more effectively.
Finally, you should also expect to be collaborative within your care. This isn’t about being a passive bystander. Effective treatment isn’t a professional telling you what to do. It’s more about having ongoing communication about what is and isn’t working. After all, other people can offer you the tools, but you need to be willing to use them!
Regardless of your condition, integrative treatment can help cultivate your chances for a successful recovery. Individualized care is essential for your well-being. You deserve an organization that values your inherent uniqueness.
At The Resurface Group, we understand no two clients are exactly alike. Therefore, we know that treatment can’t look alike, either. We pride ourselves in adapting to what you need for your success. Are you interested in learning more about how we can help you? Contact us today.