Substance Abuse Counseling
The effects of substance abuse do not stay at an individual level but extend out to family, friendships, and employment.
For people with addiction, finding yourself mired in shame, resentment and feelings of helplessness can be a barrier to treatment. Starting at an outpatient level allows someone to gradually explore the life events and factors which have led to such a painful time in life.
While I agree with the disease concept of addiction, I believe that it is always fueled by painful events both past and current.
Seeking help to heal this is best done in a therapeutic setting.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
How long will it take?
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I have been practicing for over 20 years. I work with people struggling with both mental health and substance abuse problems.