Couples Rehab

What therapies are used in rehab for couples?

Exploring Therapies in Couples’ Rehab at Trinity Behavioral Health


Rehabilitation programs designed for couples experiencing substance use disorders or mental health challenges often employ a range of therapeutic approaches tailored to address the unique dynamics and needs of these relationships. At Trinity Behavioral Health, couples’ rehab integrates various therapies to promote healing, improve communication, rebuild trust, and support long-term sobriety. This article delves into the key therapies used in rehab for couples at Trinity Behavioral Health.

  1. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a cornerstone in couples’ rehab, focusing on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors. In a couples’ context, CBT helps partners recognize triggers, develop coping strategies, and enhance problem-solving skills. By addressing maladaptive behaviors and thought processes, CBT empowers couples to navigate challenges more effectively and sustain positive changes.
  2. Family Therapy: Family therapy sessions involve partners and, if applicable, children or other family members. These sessions aim to improve family dynamics, foster understanding, and address underlying issues contributing to substance use or relationship strain. Family therapy promotes open communication, strengthens familial bonds, and provides a supportive environment for healing as a unit.
  3. Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT): BCT is a specialized form of therapy focusing on improving relationship functioning and reducing substance use. It combines elements of CBT with relationship skills training, emphasizing mutual support, shared goals, and positive reinforcement. BCT helps couples develop strategies to avoid relapse, enhance intimacy, and build a healthier, substance-free lifestyle together.
  4. Individual Counseling: While couples’ therapy is essential, individual counseling is also integrated into the rehab program. Each partner has the opportunity to address personal challenges, trauma, or mental health issues contributing to substance use or relationship difficulties. Individual counseling promotes self-awareness, emotional growth, and empowers individuals to take ownership of their recovery journey.
  5. Mindfulness-Based Therapies: Mindfulness practices, such as mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), are incorporated to help couples cultivate present-moment awareness, manage stress, and regulate emotions. These therapies encourage non-judgmental acceptance and promote self-care, resilience, and emotional balance within the relationship.
  6. Trauma-Informed Therapy: Many couples in rehab have experienced trauma individually or within their relationship. Trauma-informed therapy approaches, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) or trauma-focused CBT, are utilized to address past traumas, reduce triggers, and promote healing. By acknowledging and processing trauma, couples can work towards building a secure and supportive foundation.
  7. 12-Step Facilitation: Incorporating principles from 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 12-step facilitation guides couples through a structured process of self-reflection, accountability, and peer support. This approach emphasizes spirituality, personal responsibility, and ongoing engagement in recovery-oriented activities beyond the rehab setting.
  8. Experiential Therapies: Trinity Behavioral Health integrates experiential therapies such as art therapy, equine therapy, adventure therapy, and mindfulness-based activities. These therapies offer alternative ways for couples to express themselves, process emotions, and strengthen their bond through shared experiences in a supportive environment.
  9. Relapse Prevention Planning: Rehab for couples at Trinity Behavioral Health includes comprehensive relapse prevention planning. Couples work with therapists to identify potential triggers, develop coping strategies, establish support networks, and create personalized relapse prevention plans tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.
  10. Aftercare and Follow-Up Services: Upon completing the rehab program, couples receive ongoing support through aftercare services and follow-up sessions. These services may include individual and couples’ counseling, support groups, alumni programs, and community resources to reinforce skills learned in rehab and promote sustained recovery.


In conclusion, the therapeutic approach in couples’ rehab at Trinity Behavioral Health is holistic, addressing the interconnected aspects of substance use, mental health, and relationship dynamics. By combining evidence-based therapies with personalized care, Trinity supports couples in achieving lasting sobriety, emotional well-being, and thriving relationships.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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The duration of the rehab program varies based on individual needs and treatment plans. Couples can expect programs ranging from several weeks to a few months, with options for extended care and aftercare support to ensure sustained recovery.

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Trinity Behavioral Health understands the importance of family involvement in the recovery process. While policies may vary, accommodations for children are often available, including family-friendly housing, childcare services, and family therapy sessions to support the entire family unit during treatment.

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Trinity Behavioral Health is committed to providing inclusive and affirming care for all couples, including LGBTQ+ individuals. Therapists are trained in cultural competency and sensitivity, creating a safe and supportive environment where LGBTQ+ couples can explore their unique challenges and strengths within the context of their relationship and recovery journey.

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Couples in rehab at Trinity Behavioral Health have access to a range of counseling modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy, behavioral couples therapy (BCT), trauma-informed therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, and individual counseling. These modalities are tailored to address relationship dynamics, substance use issues, mental health concerns, and overall well-being.

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Yes, Trinity Behavioral Health provides comprehensive aftercare support and follow-up services for couples post-rehab. This includes individual and couples’ counseling, support groups, alumni programs, relapse prevention planning, access to community resources, and ongoing support to promote long-term sobriety, relationship health, and emotional wellness.