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Therapeutic Modalities In Los Angeles

Throughout your treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, you will likely undergo some type of psychotherapy. While on the outside, therapy might look the same for everyone, your therapist can use a different approach, or modality, best suited to your needs. At Launch Centers, we offer a variety of therapeutic modalities in Los Angeles, CA, for young adults in recovery from addiction and mental health concerns.

Clinical Therapeutic Modalities

Launch provides a variety of services to address the individual needs of each client, from mental health struggles to substance abuse, and life skills development. Our therapeutic modalities provide Launch clients with the best possible chance at long term success of living a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. Our counseling team consists of highly skilled professionals who use effective techniques, current evidence-based modalities, and we provide a drug and alcohol-free environment to promote healthy and productive learning in a structured setting. Each young adult is assigned a personal therapist who works directly with them through the duration of the program.

Additionally, every young adult will be given support and guidance from our Director of Education & Career on plans for pursuing education or finding a career that really sparks a passion within them.

Creating Long-Term Success

In our experience, we have found that clients who leave treatment with a sense of passion and purpose tend to stay sober longer and leave with a higher sense of self-esteem. It’s easier to stay on the path of recovery when you have found something that really speaks to you. Our attention to life skills development also lends itself to long-term recovery. Day to day activities such as tracking bills, looking for an apartment, or trying to find a job can seem intensely overwhelming for the average person, so it is understandable that people struggling to succeed struggle with these day to day tasks as well. We believe learning these simple life skills are just as important to a client’s treatment plan. It helps them reenter the world more confident and prepared.

Coupled with life skills, the following are examples of the types of therapy we offer at Launch Centers:

What Are The 3 Types of Therapeutic Modalities?

Therapeutic modalities refer to the different approaches or methods used in therapy to help individuals with mental health issues, emotional difficulties, and behavioral problems. There are three main types of therapeutic modalities used in addiction recovery: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Experiential Therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is the most widely used therapeutic modality because of its extreme effectiveness in treating depression and anxiety disorders in adults and adolescents. In cases of mild to moderate depression, some patients may benefit from CBT alone and not need to take antidepressant drugs. Studies have found that alone, CBT is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression. For severe cases, a combination of CBT and medication is most effective. In depressed patients, CBT helps reduce relapse rates in patients who have experienced multiple relapses despite completing other forms of treatment.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

One of the unique aspects of DBT is that it focuses on accepting the patient’s experiences in life. For people who struggle with self-destructive behaviors and suicidal thoughts, invalidation of their struggles is harmful. Unfortunately, having one’s experiences, emotions, and perceptions invalidated is all too common. In DBT, a therapist will try to validate the patient by accepting their experiences, which reassures them and gives them confidence with the treatment. More importantly, the therapy helps patients learn how to accept their feelings on their own, which helps with long-term recovery.

Experiential Therapy

When it comes to mental health and substance abuse treatment, clinical and behavioral therapy aren’t the only options. Instead of relying on medication and talk therapy alone, many addiction and mental health professionals incorporate experiential therapy into their treatment programs. Experiential therapy is an evidenced-based modality proven to be effective throughout the addiction recovery process and can help individuals obtain long-term sobriety. 

Trauma-Informed Therapies

Operating within Launch Centers’ therapeutic modalities in Los Angeles is trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care accounts for clients’ traumatic experiences and the impact these experiences have on their mental health.

Trauma-informed CBT or DBT is therapy that operates on the assumption that the client has experienced trauma in their past and takes pains to avoid re-traumatizing or “triggering” the client while in treatment. Some common traumatic experiences include:

  • Physical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Natural disasters (tornado, hurricane, fire, or flood)
  • The witnessing of physical or sexual assault on another person
  • Sudden death of a loved one or trusted caregiver
  • Hospitalization

Trauma can mean different things to different people. A person’s experience of, and response to, a traumatic event cannot be predicted. However, when done well, trauma-informed therapy empowers clients to collaborate in their treatment, helping them feel safe, comfortable, and respected. Launch Centers considers trauma-informed care to be an essential component across all its therapeutic modalities in Los Angeles.

Therapeutic Modalities in Los Angeles, CA

Each treatment program must be client-centered for the best outcomes in recovery. At Launch Centers of Los Angeles, CA, we offer several types of therapeutic modalities for young adults with mental health and substance use disorders. Our clinical team will set you on the right course of treatment to manage the unique issues important to you. Visit our admissions page today and start your next steps in recovery.

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Our Testimonials

Clients and Professionals Share Their Experience

  • Conner H.

    Launch Centers Treatment was a major help to me. The therapists and staff genuinely cared about me and truly helped me to make a plan for my future. My personal therapists helped me to discover where some of my deeper issues came from. All of the staff worked tirelessly with me to talk through my issues, or just about life, and offered realistic solutions to my current problems and situation. All of the staff went above and beyond and advocated relentlessly for me.

  • Nicole Y.

    This place changed my life! I’ve had good laughs, good cries, shared a lot of heart to heart moments and grew a loving bond with everyone at Launch Centers. I will always be grateful! I really do miss it time to time. I highly recommend Launch Centers!

  • Jenna S.

    Launch changed our lives. Our family had been battling for years to breakthrough to our brother. No amount of rehab or detox had made a difference. He was listless, lifeless and helpless. We feared for his life everyday. The spirit of, repetition in, core values, appreciation of life and dignity and respect that we found through Launch are unparalleled. I can say with full confidence that we never would have seen my “real” brother again if not for this truly magical combination. We were and still are especially grateful for his over-the-top therapist. Her commitment to his privacy and success coupled with her unwavering contact with any and all of us is what bridged our 3,000 mile separation from him.


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