Therapy & Peer Support
Care for Your Mental Health
Therapy is an important part of treatment for trauma, mental health concerns and substance use disorders. CODAC’s compassionate team of therapists is prepared to help you work through complex issues when you need extra support and to talk with someone.
CODAC’s individual, couples, family and group therapy helps members process life experiences and learn healthy behaviors and coping skills. Your therapy will be complemented by other general support and skill-building classes also offered at CODAC.
We provide support on the topics of self-esteem and body image, women’s health concerns, trauma, stress and much more.
Our Therapeutic Approach
- Focus on solutions. You and your therapist will discuss your goals, make a plan to reach them and mark your successes along the way. It is important you feel like you are making progress.
- It’s about your plan. When it comes to therapy, we recommend short-term individual therapy mixed with participation in ongoing group therapies, skill-building and developing supportive relationships 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 support systems.
When to Seek Support
CODAC provides counseling, therapy and support for a variety of issues that can impact individuals, couples and families:
- Changes in family structure
- Drug or alcohol use
- DCS and court-involved families
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Arguing and frustration
- Grief and loss
- Sexual abuse and assault
- Suicide and self-harm
- General parenting stress
Without the groups, I probably wouldn't have gotten clean.
- Brendan B., Peer Support Specialist. Sober since Feb. 2015
We can help you recognize areas of conflict in your relationship and work towards healthy ways of resolving them. When difficulties in marriages and relationships aren’t addressed, they can turn into much larger problems that impact more than just the couple.
You don’t have to struggle through these frustrating times alone. Our therapists will identify unhealthy patterns to create a sustainable and healthy relationship.
We can help you identify issues and work towards solutions within your family system. We know that with support and guidance, families can get back on the right rack to being resilient and healthy.
Whether family by blood or by choice, family members can attend therapy sessions with a trained professional who is experienced in helping improve family relationships and reinforce positive family development.
Group therapy is a form of therapy held in small groups of individuals with similar concerns or goals. In a group setting, you can build relationships and improve your communication skills without feeling isolated or stressed. Group therapy provides a safe environment to join with others to talk about problems or concerns, learn from others and better understand yourself.
Some groups are gender specific, based on an individual’s gender identity (not sex assigned at birth).
- Women-only groups allow members to gather strength from other women who have experienced similar challenges and issues in their life.
- Men-only groups allow for a sense of safety and trust that can be helpful in working through challenging situations.
CODAC offers a variety of therapy groups at its treatment sites and via video conferencing.
Sometimes, it’s helpful to have extra support during your recovery from people that are also in recovery.
At CODAC, we have a special team of Peer Support Specialists, well-known for their important role in promoting personal growth, self-motivation and wellness for our members.
A Peer Support Specialist is someone employed in the behavioral health field with first-hand knowledge of recovery from addiction or mental illness.
There are Peer Support Specialists at each of our treatment centers to meet help you meet your goals and
- Provide peer support through your recovery journey
- Help you navigate Tucson’s transportation systems
- Go to primary care appointments with you
- Show you how to best use your CODAC treatment site
- Support you in Adult Recovery Team meetings
- Help you locate 12-step support groups and healthy activities
- Help answer questions about housing
- Provide guidance on how you can stretch your food budget
- Help you complete documents and paperwork
- Connect you with help to gain recovery- and employment-related skills
- Support you at behavioral health appointments