For those of you who are trying to start or continue in your journey to recovery from an addiction, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, or another mental health symptom/ diagnosis, you know how hard it is to do it alone. Yes, some of you are lucky enough to have supportive family members. Most of the time, however, they don’t know what to do either. Family members often end up feeling just as hopeless as the person struggling as they watch you spiral further downward.

How many times have you said to your therapist, “I wish you could just come home with me!”? I know those words came out of my mouth countless times when I was on my journey to recovery from an eating disorder. I always felt like it was easy enough for my treatment team to say what I should do from an office. However, I just couldn’t manage to do it on my own at home. I suffered countless relapses, lost hope, became even more depressed, anxious, and scared, and my quality of life was practically non-existent.

Your life doesn’t happen in an office and neither does our solution. We’re bringing recovery home to you. We have home-based services which include: counseling, fitness, nutrition, recovery coaching, and in-home coaching. Our in-home coaches can be with you anywhere from one hour up to twenty-four hours a day to help you during the times you need them the most.

Here are five reasons why an in-home coach can change the course of recovery:

Reason 1: Empathy

Most of our in-home coaches know what it’s like to be in your position. They’ve walked in your footsteps and come out the other end. After stabilizing their own recovery, they’ve gone through specialized training to teach other people how to navigate the rocky roads of recovery.

Reason 2: Family Training

Our in-home coaches are not just there to help the client who is struggling. Our in-home coaches teach the family the skills they need to successfully help the client navigate triggering moments.

Reason 3: 24 hour support

Triggers occur outside of the box of one hour in an outpatient office. Our in-home coaches are there to help you navigate real life situations in a successful way. You will be able to lean on them twenty-four hours a day and reach out to them rather than your eating disorder, addiction, or other behavior that isn’t serving you in your life.

Reason 4: They’re not a part of your family system

In the beginning, it can be hard to reach out to family members or friends and be honest about how you’re feeling, especially when they think you’re getting better. Having thoughts and feelings related to your eating disorder, addiction, depression, and anxiety are a normal part of recovery. It might be easier to reach out to a trained stranger who has no judgment or attached feelings regarding where you’re at in your journey

Reason 5: You’re not alone

The beginning of recovery, especially coming out of treatment and landing right back into your old environment can be incredibly anxiety provoking. Your family members may not understand your anxiety about coming home and may not understand how to help you get connected to a new community of people and how to deal with the people you may need to cut ties with in your previous life. The in-home coach can be the initial support who helps bridge that gap and be with you while you connect with a new recovery community.