My Approach to Helping
My approach is positive and I want to accentuate your strengths and abilities and help you see results over a short term of counseling, usually 3-6 sessions. I treat couples and families as well as individuals with emotional or behavioral struggles with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression. I have a special focus on addictions and substance abuse and have directed and supervised an outpatient addiction recovery program at Turning Point Counseling and Rehab Center for over 30 years and have 34 years of personal sobriety. I see many people with addiction or alcoholism concerns. I have been a clinical hypnotherapist for over 28 years. Hypnosis is often helpful to relieve past traumas, but I believe it is not necessary to drag people through painful past experiences to effect beneficial change in the present. Of course, the use of hypnosis is entirely at the discretion of each client.
More Info About My Practice
We provide supportive outpatient programs as a small group, private, and intimate experience. It is custom tailored to the needs of each client. We can help if there are legal issues involved and work with the court and probation system. The program includes skills and tools needed to stay sober and deal with life stresses, emotions, and relapse triggers.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have successfully treated addiction and substance abuse issues for over 30 years. With my own 34 years of personal sobriety to give me a foundation, I have a deep individual understanding of the addiction process. Our supportive outpatient program combines the most effective approaches available in the field to promote successful sobriety. We address relapse prevention, trust issues, honesty, 12-step principles, enabling and codependency, consequences, relationship building, marriage and family issues, anger management, and effective communication. We individualize our approach to address each individual situation and provide random drug testing and ongoing free weekly aftercare for graduates. Call or email for more information.