Here's why our therapy can help you change your drinking

Monument connects you to a therapist specialized in helping people change their relationship with alcohol. Here’s how our therapy program can empower you to cut back or stop drinking altogether.

It’s personalized to you and your needs.

You’ll work with your therapist to align on what success means to you. Then they will build a curriculum of therapy sessions that aligns with your unique needs and goals.

For example, unhealthy drinking is often accompanied by conditions like anxiety or depression, and can be intensified by trauma, stress, and other factors. The right combination of treatment methods tailored to your specific needs can alleviate and resolve multiple issues at once.

“The most challenging part of my journey thus far wasn’t actually getting sober... what’s been harder for me to manage are the emotions and changes that have surfaced in my sobriety. No one told me about the anxiety, anger, and impulses that might come with getting sober, and now I work through that with therapy...”

Mike Russell, CEO & Co-Founder of Monument

It’s based in industry-leading methods and research.

Your therapist will use treatment methods that have been proven to help people change their drinking behaviors. These methods include:

Motivational Interviewing

Helps people resolve uncertain or indecisive feelings and insecurities and find the internal motivation they need to make a change

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Explores patterns of behavior leading to self-destructive actions and thoughts, and helps people build coping mechanisms and positive behaviors

Contingency Management

Enforces positive behaviors and helps people obtain and maintain their goals through motivational incentives

It’s designed to produce real results in a set amount of time.

You deserve results. Your therapy program will include phases of treatment that build upon each other until you reach your goal. While everyone is different, here’s an example of what phases of a therapy program might look like:

  • Orientation
  • Goal setting
  • Identifying negative thoughts and beliefs
  • Challenging negative thoughts and beliefs
  • Behavioral activation
  • Problem solving
  • Relaxation
  • Ending treatment and maintaining (or staying in treatment and maintaining changes)

Each phase can include multiple sessions. While your therapist can recommend the length of your program, that choice is ultimately up to you. The average program is about one year long.

It’s led by therapists with deep expertise and passion.

Our therapists have dedicated their lives and careers to helping people change their relationship with alcohol. They are on your team!

In addition to being vetted and background checked by the Monument Team, they have years of relevant experience, and are all proficient in cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivational enhancement therapy. If you want to meet some of our therapists in a group setting, you can sign up for our therapist-moderated support groups.

You can also read more about them here.

We know it can be challenging, but we’re in this together.

This can be an intimidating process, and we’ll guide you through it. Your therapy sessions won’t begin with “tell me how you’re feeling today.” our therapist will provide structure, guidance, and support.

And it’s okay to feel uncomfortable. The ability to manage uncomfortable emotions is one of the fundamental components of this journey, and your therapist will help you get here.

You got this.

“One of the most useful steps to take during your recovery process is committing to a therapy program that is specifically tailored to you and your needs.”

Laura Diamond, LMHC, EdM, MA

Laura is the Counseling Supervisor of the dual-diagnosis inpatient detox and rehabilitation unit at The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai West Hospital.

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