Chronic Relapse Program

Marital Therapy

MARITAL THERAPY FOR ADDICTION IN DALLAS

The purpose of marital therapy as part of alcohol and substance addiction treatment is that rehabilitation has a greater chance of success when there is support, especially from the partner. The difficulty faced by the remaining partner, and addressed in therapy, is how to best to assist the recovering partner, and how to adjust to the changes that will accompany recovery.

Substance use and marital problems generate a destructive cycle in which each induces the other.

Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

In addition to substance abuse treatment for both members, marital therapy is also an important therapeutic process for those relationships in which one member suffers from addiction and decides to enter therapy.
A SIMPLISTIC VIEW IS THAT ENDING ADDICTION RETURNS LIFE TO NORMAL
Unfortunately, in many situations, the addiction problems have existed for so long that what is “normal” has become distorted. Marital therapy or couples therapy is designed to prevent a relapse into the life patterns of both the addict and the addict’s partner. Treatment helps the participants reconnect to a long forgotten way of life.
Dawn Wilson
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I believe that aftercare makes the difference for so many who have been unable to stay sober in previous attempts at sobriety.”

~ Dawn Wilson, Director of Transition Services

IN A RELATIONSHIP WHERE ONE OF THE PARTNERS SUFFERS FROM ADDICTION

Roles shift and power structures change. While entry into recovery programs begins to restore balance, this power redistribution has the potential for problems and threatens the support network that must be in place when the patient leaves treatment. Some of the roles of therapy are to help partners adapt to the challenges and changing responsibilities brought by this power shift and to help build a strong foundation for recovery.

IN ADDITION TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED JOINT THERAPY SESSIONS

The partner not in rehab is encouraged to participate in support programs, such as Al-Anon, to help with the transition. Since the underlying goal is the recovery of the addict, marital therapy targets helping both people in the relationship. Contact Burning Tree Ranch at (877) 389-0500 to learn about marital/couples.

Our Chronic relapse therapies

Burning Tree Ranch utilizes addiction medicine to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of persons with the disease of addiction.

Patients learn new behaviors that replace their drug use. They confront what has led to their addictions and come free from those triggers.

DBT involves looking at what drives people toward substance use and how these substances are reintroduced as coping mechanisms.

It is a unique treatment that allows patients to process their traumatic memories. Despite its value, few people know about it.

Horse therapy goes beyond a mere stress-reducing technique. Patients learn several skills while interacting with horses.

Helps individuals clarify their values and connect with their authentic selves, leading to a greater sense of self-worth and empowerment.

Gestalt Therapy is used to confront irrational thought patterns that can lead to disruptive or destructive behaviors.

Group therapy is a therapeutic intervention that helps our clients develop improved communication skills, boundaries, and self-awareness.

A holistic approach offers comprehensive treatments to cover a range of medical problems.

The goal of individual therapy is to motivate the client to explore certain behaviors that may interfere with, delay, or sabotage the opportunity to find recovery.

Helps our clients re-build relationships with loved ones, and establish new relationships with a healthy support group of peers.

Neurofeedback Therapy is a non-invasive treatment designed to instruct patients as to how to control brainwave activity in order to change behaviors.

The Twelve Steps teach our clients how to live by a set of spiritual principles that are taught in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

KRISTINA ROBERTSON, LMSW, LCDC

KRISTINA ROBERTSON

LMSW, LCDC | Counselor
Kristina Robertson serves as Counselor at Burning Tree Ranch. Holding both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work, Kristina’s greatest joy is “watching our clients learn to love themselves again.” An avid equestrian, mother to twenty-one horses, and all-around animal lover, Kristina serves as a bright shining example of long-term recovery in action. Her commitment to whole person health: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual makes her an invaluable member of the Burning Tree Ranch clinical team. As a distinguished Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Zeta member, Kristina believes deeply in each client’s pursuit of becoming their best selves.

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