Recovery-Focused Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Individual Sessions

An addiction is a complex disease that has biological, psychological, physiological, social and spiritual roots. A person with an addiction uses a substance (i.e. alcohol, opiates) or repeats a process (i.e. sex, gambling) despite negative consequences and may find it extremely difficult to stop without professional intervention. The presence of an addiction can be devastating for not only the life of the client, but to his or her loved ones who often feel helpless in their attempts to intervene. Unfortunately, misinformation combined with a destructive social stigma about addiction prevents many people from seeking the help they need.

Substance abuse and addiction has a special place in my heart and in my clinical work. I have advanced training in addiction and recovery, having completed a post-baccleaureate certificate in addiction counseling from Loma Linda University. I have provided addiction-focused treatment in various levels of care and settings. I understand that addiction requires specialized training and education in order to deliver effective therapeutic care.

My approach to addiction treatment is recovery-oriented and emotionally focused to support a foundation for long lasting recovery. There is an emphasis on exploring the client's addiction cycle and underlying thoughts and emotions that contribute to the unhelpful cycle. I like to incorporate a client's most significant relationships and to support the client in creating safe and supportive connections. 

My speciality is supporting families who are hurting and grieving over the impact of an addiction. 

Below are some of the services you can expect:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Relapse prevention planning and education
  • Individual psychotherapy (1-2 times weekly)
  • Family therapy
  • Coping skills and strategies
  • Relationship skills
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Emotionally-focused therapy
  • Trauma informed care
  • Integration of the 12-step approach 
  • Community referrals

I warmly invite your inquiries and look forward to joining you on your journey to recovery.

 

 

 
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