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.
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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 am a certified alcohol and drug counselor, and I love supporting clients find new coping skills as they build a life free of addiction.
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!
I favor SMART Recovery methods, based in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, for identifying and addressing your urges and self talk that keeps you immersed in the addictions that are damaging to the life you truly desire.
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.
Addiction is one of my main specialties. I use years of experience in the field and in my own life to guide our work together. 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.
Whether you are working towards recovery from addiction or looking to establish a more functional relationship with substance use, work is required and better outcomes await. Approaching this with an open mind allows you to determine what your goals/needs are and how my experience, insight, and skills can assist you in being better.
'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.
I am a licensed Addiction Therapist
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.
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.