Individual Therapy

Individual therapy at Next Chapter consists of one-on-one meetings with the patient’s primary therapist, family therapist, EMDR therapist, or vocational therapist.

Individual therapy is a personal experience between the patient and primary therapist and is an important element of the treatment process. Individual therapy allows for patients to explore issues in an intimate and confidential setting. Quiet often, when patients and their primary therapist address issues during Individual therapy, it creates a more successful experience in other aspects of treatment for the patient.

At Next Chapter, each patient is assigned a primary therapist that will meet with them regularly for individual therapy. Individual therapy is an opportunity for patients to work collaboratively with their therapist to create an individualized treatment plan. Our therapists provide a level of privacy that offers the best setting for addressing individual needs. During individual therapy, therapists will aid in conducting strategies for achieving the goals outlined in the patient’s treatment plan.



We offer an extensively well-rounded treatment program and therefore make certain that our therapists do not have more than five patients on their case load. We believe this allows greater focus for all our patients and their individual needs. We also understand that each patient is unique with different traits, backgrounds, issues, values, strengths and weaknesses, and therefore not every therapist provides the same individual therapy method to every patient.

Therapists will work to help patients identify their unique needs and formulate individual treatment plans to address those needs. Our therapists will perform intensive Individual therapy sessions to address not only the substance abuse disorder, but the underlying root causes. Our therapists will assess each patient for a variety of conditions including alcohol, drug, gambling, work, internet, sex and love addictions as well as PTSD and all forms of trauma, and co-dependency. Every patient receives professional individual therapy personalized to them because we at Next Chapter know every patient has specific needs.

Next Chapter clinicians are master’s degree level or above and most are licensed by the State of Florida in their individual specialties. Our clinicians are professionals with years of experience in treating a variety of conditions surrounding addiction and trauma.

Various Evidenced Based Therapies Utilized at Next Chapter



  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    Originally used to treat depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a form of psychotherapy that is based on the importance of thought processes in dealing with emotions and behaviors. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy emphasizes that thoughts influence feelings and behaviors, rather than external things such as people, situations or circumstances. CBT is considered to be very effective in the time-limited format it is practiced under in terms of results. Our clinicians provide positive and confidential relationships between therapist and patient, but also help patients change by learning to think differently and thus act based on what is learned.


  • Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET)
    Rational-Emotive Therapy or RET is also referred to as Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy or REBT and is centered in the belief that certain belief-systems and attitudes can affect one’s ability to experience a personally satisfying and fulfilling life. During Rational-Emotive Therapy, our therapists guide patients in identifying negative emotions that are destructive and overwhelming to the point of impacting their overall sense of well-being. Furthermore, therapists will also help patients learn how to achieve healthy emotional balance through transforming irrational belief-systems.


  • Motivational Interviewing
    Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered counseling style for provoking behavior changes by guiding patients to explore and resolve uncertainty, indecision, and ambivalence to change. Motivational Interviewing was formed out of treating problem drinkers in the 1980s and is still widely used in treating those with substance abuse as well as other mental health issues today. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based counseling method our therapists use to help patients discover interests involving positive life changes, express their desire to change, recognize ambivalence to change, plan and begin the process of change, strengthen the commitment to change, and boost confidence in taking the action to change.


  • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
    Each patient has the opportunity to participate in regular EMDR sessions in addition to their individual sessions they receive from their primary therapist. EMDR is a safe and remarkably effective method for healing the long-term psychological impacts and damage caused from traumatic experiences. Psychological trauma affects one’s ability to successfully process, accept, and move on from an overwhelming experience in life and can be absolutely debilitating. EMDR therapy changes the way the brain responds to external stimuli by using specific procedural steps including sensory input through visual, auditory, and tangible stimulation to recall, access, and reprocess information on a traumatic experience. Many studies have been done on EMDR, and it is highly regarded as a safe and effective approach when administered by trained professionals. At Next Chapter, our clinicians are not only qualified, but we specialize in treating trauma survivors though incorporating the use of proven therapy techniques such as the Pia Mellody PIT Trauma model and EMDR.


Next Chapter treats patients from all over the United States and in our back yard of Delray, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, FL.

My journey (and growth!) of these last several months has been tremendous, and I could not be more grateful to Next Chapter and all involved for your part in helping me to open my eyes and heart to a self-awareness I have not had in a very, very long time. I took your suggestions from our first initial conversations of getting back to 12 step meetings, counseling and my own inward continued journey. I express genuine, true heartfelt thanks for that
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