Initially, Individual therapy is heavily directed by the clinician in the determination of frequency of services, recommended approaches, and treatment goals.  The client’s ability to maintain a sober self is paramount for him/her to explore the origin of the symptoms that brought him/her to treatment.  Once this stability is developed and the structure is established to maintain a healthy and persistent recovery process, the individual is guided to deconstruct past constructs in a manner that allows for growth and change in managing emotional dysregulation and outward reactions to negative impulses.  The therapy provides an opportunity to understand new perspectives and identify new skills and supports for addressing stressors.