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I provide counseling for anyone who feels that their alcohol or drug consumption is affecting them negatively.  Utilizing a licensed recovery counselor offers individuals and families help to develop plans for reaching recovery goals and making positive changes.

I have over twelve years experience working in non-profit, private, and medication assisted substance abuse recovery field. I am licensed and certified through, California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).

I specialize in working with addicts in the recovery process and with their families. Understanding the changes that are required, every step of way, is key to learning how to reach out and support each other. I provide education about both addiction, recovery and the biochemistry of substance abuse.

I personal understand that addiction doesn’t just affect one area in a person’s life, but that it affects multiple areas. I offer a client-centered approach where we explore those areas and support the individual in tapping into their inner strengths and applying them to their recovery goals.

Its important to remember that removing substances is only a first step in making this important life change; behaviors, fears and habits are harder to change. As a licensed addiction counselor, I will help you identify these aspects that need to be changed and the direction that will work best for your individual recovery process.

Q Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.

Q What is therapy like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

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  • Monday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Issues

  • Addiction & Substance Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Therapy

Languages

  • English

Insurance

  • No Insurance Accepted

Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing