Therapy and Support

Therapy is an important part of treatment for trauma, mental health concerns and substance use disorders. CODAC's individual, couples, family and group therapy helps members process through current and prior life experiences and learn healthy behaviors and coping skills.

Psychotherapy utilizes specialized techniques conducted by professionals. Your therapy will be enhanced by other general support and skill-building classes also offered at CODAC.

Our Therapeutic Approach:

  • Focus on solutions: You and your therapist will discuss your goals, make a plan to reach your goals and mark your successes along the way. It is important to feel like you are making progress.
  • When it comes to therapy, we recommend short-term individual therapy mixed with participation in ongoing group therapies, skills building and building relationships with the natural supports in your life.
  • It's about your needs. Your therapy plan will be based on your own unique needs and motivations; we do not use a cookie-cutter approach.
  • It's about your independence: Therapy services at CODAC aim to help you be independent and build healthy natural supports.

Group Therapy:

Group Therapy is a form of therapy that is done in small groups of individuals with similar concerns or goals. Group Therapy provides a safe environment to talk with others about problems or concerns, learn from others and better understand yourself.

Group Therapy also helps build relationships and communication skills and often helps participants feel less isolated, depressed or anxious. Some groups are co-ed; some groups are gender-specific, meaning that they are for men or women. Men-only groups allow for a sense of safety and trust that can be helpful in working through challenging situations. You can get support from other men who relate to what you’re going through.

CODAC offers a variety of Therapy Groups at its treatment sites. Here are just a few*:

Discovery: Many Options, Good Decisions
For individuals contemplating change regarding their substance abuse.

Early Recovery
For men learning the basics of recovery from addiction to alcohol and other substances. This group follows the basic 12-step recovery model.

Healthy Relationships
For members interested in enhancing respect and communication in personal relationships. Topics covered include gender roles, intimacy, resolving conflict and personal awareness.

Living with Loss
For individuals experiencing grief and who are having difficulty coping with loss.

For individuals interested in learning how to better handle stress, anxiety and depression.

Power and Control
For men who wish to identify how to have an equal relationship with their partner and release societal conditions that support mens use of power and control tactics.

The Warrior Within
For men who have experienced trauma.

Dark Thoughts
For individuals who are acutely or chronically suicidal.

* These groups are subject to change.