Treating a person’s physical symptoms is not always enough. To beat an addiction, one’s psychological needs must also be identified and addressed early in the treatment process.
What are Psychological Services?
Psychological needs are related to the mental and emotional well-being of a patient. According to the self-determination theory, humans have three basic psychological needs:
- Autonomy, which involves behaving with a sense of willingness and choice
- Competence, or being able to master one’s own environment
- Relatedness, which is the feeling of being related to others in some way
The psychological services we provide here at North Coast Recovery are designed to address an individual’s psychological needs, so he or she will be in a better frame of mind to receive treatment. Many of the psychological services we offer include testing and evaluations to determine one’s level of addiction, as well as any co-occurring disorders. Personality assessments are sometimes recommended in order to diagnose personality disorders that may have been previously undiagnosed. These tools help our team better understand a patient’s needs so that we can tailor a recovery program accordingly.
Benefits of Psychological Services
Unless a person’s basic psychological needs are met, any attempts at therapy are often unsuccessful, or short-lived at best. Our psychological services are designed to treat the whole person, addressing any underlying concerns that may be contributing to an addiction and preventing future relapses. They may also help people in several other areas of their lives that may have also suffered due to an addiction, such as:
- Personal relationships
How are Psychological Services Performed?
Here at North Coast Recovery, our psychological services are offered in a controlled, caring environment where patients are made to feel as comfortable as possible in expressing their concerns. Our well-trained staff members are highly focused on providing patients with the best care possible and will use every avenue available to ensure their treatment plan is structured to meet their needs.
How North Coast Recovery Can Help
North Coast Recovery is an outpatient treatment rehab center in the Pacific Northwest serving the Portland Metro Area, Hillsboro, Beaverton and surrounding areas in Oregon as well as Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and the I-5 corridor in Washington and Oregon. Contact us for more information and to learn how North Coast Recovery can help you or a family member.
North Coast Recovery, a place of healing…a place of hope.