Are you on the fence about seeking help for behavior, mood, or other issues that are impacting your life? Maybe you’re not sure that looking into a therapeutic wilderness program is the right step for you? Feeling wary or being cautious is understandable and normal. It is a big step to reach out for help, especially when we’re not sure of the outcome.  Before you make any decisions, here are some things you should know about the many benefits of therapy. Research has shown that participating in psychotherapy often brings about increased peace of mind and clarity to individuals affected by difficult, stressful life events.


Taking the opportunity to explore negative emotions and thoughts can result in a sense of catharsis or release. Additionally, confronting negative thoughts and emotions allows us to explore alternate, healthier ways of thinking and feeling. Professional feedback can be invaluable when you’re trying to set and work toward goals. Have you ever lost motivation halfway through a project, and wished you knew how to get it back? Experts can help with learning how to self-motivate. Moreover, mental health experts have the knowledge and tools that you can use to make positive changes and learn how to make them stick. Research has demonstrated that participating in just one therapy session has the power to significantly reduce symptomatic behavior. One study revealed that up to 65% of individuals who participated in one to seven psychotherapeutic sessions experienced significant symptom relief.


There are as many ways to self-treat as there are people in the world. Unfortunately, too often the ways in which we seek to alleviate stress or manage our mood is not only unhelpful, it can serve to make our situation even worse. In the end, you don’t have to go it alone if you are looking for help in dealing with life’s challenges. In this case, the wise saying, “No man is an island,” really a true sentiment.


At Alta Loma Transformational Living, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  Alta Loma uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, where you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 866-457-3843.