Addictions are driven by emotions or past experiences that haven’t been dealt with completely.
Many people have recovered from addictions through self-help groups, which focus on accountability and changing behaviors.
Therapy approaches addiction from a different perspective, delving deeper into individual history and psychology.
Both ways are good - the choice is yours.
If you are not interested in, or comfortable with the self-help group structure, I can work with you individually in therapy. I will incorporate the knowledge I have of addictions recovery into a more personalized approach tailored to your needs.
Therapy and Self-Help
I have extensive experience with all stages of recovery, having worked in rehabilitation centers in the years before beginning my private practice.
If you are in a 12-step program, your work with me will enhance and accelerate what the Program offers. I am very skillful at integrating my work with the 12-step principles and practices.
Whether you are new to recovery, or an “old-timer,” therapy can give you a confidential and safe space to explore painful feelings that may otherwise seem intolerable. From that secure base you can make better choices in your life now.