While no two clients are alike, she spends a lot of time and energy cultivating the authenticity and openness that her clients need in order to benefit most from group and one-on-one sessions.
Eagleville Hospital | Graduate Profiles
At 71, Greg B. Proves it’s Never Too Late to Confront Alcoholism. In hindsight, Greg B. believes his downward spiral was inevitable.
Q&A with a Therapist: Andrew Lightfoot on Using Data to Refine Treatment
Andrew Lightfoot joined Eagleville Hospital in 2015 as an intern. Today, he’s a therapist in the men’s co-occurring disorders unit. Andrew sees drug and alcohol counseling as a science and he considers himself a “data scientist” as well as a clinician. We asked Andrew to explain the ways that data shapes his approach to treatment.
Q&A with a Therapist: Heather Hudock on the Role of Family in Inpatient Treatment
Family members of individuals in recovery are often given advice on how to help their loved one after discharge from an inpatient treatment facility; however, family often plays a role in determining what happens before discharge, too.
How Group Therapy Works
One of the first lifelines for someone in recovery often comes in the form of group therapy. While the idea of opening up about substance use to a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, the group therapy setting provides easy camaraderie that can help to relieve feelings of isolation.
Training Tomorrow’s Therapists at Eagleville Hospital
Eagleville Hospital is one of the largest non-profit, in-patient addiction and behavioral health treatment organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. That translates into a uniquely intensive practicum experience for the next generation of clinicians.
How Co-Occurring Disorders Work
A mental health condition such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder does not automatically create a substance use disorder, and vice versa. But for some people, the two are linked.
How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help with Substance Use Disorder
We’re all susceptible to doubts, fear, even a tendency to focus on the negative in life. But this mindset can be especially paralyzing for someone struggling with substance use disorder. It’s compounded even further if the person has an “all-or-nothing” mindset.
Six Ways Recovery Can Be Different for Men
No two people in recovery have the same story, but substance use and mental health issues often affect men and women differently.
Why Social Support Is Crucial in Recovery
Sobriety can be an isolating experience. Though the same can be true of addiction, many who embrace recovery find that they must step away from who they were and even some of their friends and peers.