Many therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, can benefit people suffering from addiction. Addiction therapy helps clients to overcome their addiction and find healthy ways to cope with the problems. Addiction therapy will also treat any underlying issues that may be contributing to an addiction. Addiction therapy can help people suffering from many types of addiction, including drug addiction, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, sexual addiction, and Internet addiction.
Local Experts in Addiction Therapy
I have a specialized practice with a focus on sexual addiction
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist under the Board of the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals . Over 15 years of training and experience as a drug and alcohol counselor.
I work with folks in all stages of addiction recovery.
Addiction is one of my main specialties. Addictions are complex and are not all the same. There is no 1 way to treat addiction. We will talk about your needs and wants, and we will find a way out for you. Recovery can be tailored to each person's needs/life. The main focus here is emotional regulation and calming the entire body down while increasing some level of social support.
I am a licensed Addiction Therapist
Specialized training and experience with TCU Node Mapping substance use treatment
I have worked as an outpatient drug and alcohol counselor for adults, adolescents, and families. As a harm reduction specialist, I help my clients to create healthy relationships with the substances, behaviors, and people they engage with in their lives. This compassionate approach to recovery emphasizes self-awareness, self-acceptance, and the cultivation of healthy habits.
I have walked the walk, and I have the tool kit to support your deep and long lasting recovery from addiction! I have thirty years personal experience and five years clinical experience in addiction recovery, and offer a 30 minute complimentary session to see if our work together is a good fit.
'Falling in love with inanimate objects i.e.: drugs, alcohol, love, gambling, sex, spending, is never the solution.' When in the middle of desire and want common sense and self control have left the stage. We need to institute an intervention of values that support your mental well being and give faulty desires the door.
I have been studying and working with clients with addiction problems for 20 years. I believe in a medical theory of addiction that explains addiction as a disease that is progressive, genetic, incurable but treatable. I also have studied extensively about recovery from addiction and worked with multiples of clients that are trying to live life clean and sober with purpose and honesty.
I will utilize the disease concept of addiction, psychoeducation, exploration/assessment of your emotional and spiritual life, behavioral tools, and experiential methods to assist you in your recovery. I will meet you where you are and help you find your way to a sense of hope and freedom.
11 years experience treating substance use disorders and process addictions.
I am comfortable co-creating an approach that takes into account the complicated people we are and the lifestyles we need. I am comfortable and familiar with 12 step models, harm-reduction approaches, mindfulness and skills building. I do not believe in removing a coping mechanism without replacing it with something better. I also work to reduce shame associated with addictive behaviors.
I believe that addictive behaviors are often a (sometimes unhelpful) solution to a much sticker problem and I look at addiction within the context of your life. I have a non-judgmental stance to substance use and recognize it has both benefits as well as costs. I have a CADC-I.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Addiction Studies. Member of National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Member of National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
Substance abuse treatment services include: substance use disorders related to benzodiazepines, opiates, alcohol . Specific treatments include: Maintenance/ Prevention with buprenorphine (Suboxone) for opiate use disorder , naloxone/narcan rescue kits as well as disulfiram, acamprosate , naltrexone for alcohol use disorder.
studies, professional experience, personal experience
Many people are caught up in some destructive patterns that can be very difficult to change. Understanding other options to intervene on our habits that have us rather than us having them is necessary to being able to act in our own best interest. Learn with me what it takes!
Our brain wants us to do things that feel good, regardless of the consequences or whether doing so is appropriate or functional for us. Understanding how our brain works for and also against us in these processes is key to understanding our addictive habits. We then need to learn how to make other wise choices that do work in our daily lives. Can you change your relationship with substances?
I have had a major focus on treating addictions and codependency issues in the 20 years I have been doing psychotherapy. I enjoy supporting clients to assess thei rown behaviors to determine what is a problem for them and what may not be to develop treatment particularly suited to them , their environment and facing the situations they are dealing with.
Addiction can cause destructive patterns in life, and cause a person to lose sight of goals in life. I use my years of professional and personal experience in Addiction Therapy to guide our work together. I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to challenge negative self-beliefs that can impede us, and replace with healthy and supportive beliefs that facilitate growth and self-love.
My addiction therapy is a combination of motivational interviewing, solutions focused, CBT, ACT, DBT and trauma focused therapy. The goal of addictions therapy is change, at a very deep level, using any resource necessary.
I have 5 years experience working at a local Drug and Alcohol treatment center, where I have supported individuals in successfully quitting drugs and alcohol, as well as helped them to maintain that change over time through development of recovery skills, creation of a relapse prevention plan, and regular access to a supportive group of peers.