You will play an essential role in designing your own recovery program in a way that best addresses your particular needs. I work with both those who choose abstinence, as well as those who are want to moderate their use.
I integrate traditional addiction treatment methods with psychotherapy, in order to address your addictive behaviors alongside other issues you may have. For many people, their addictive tendencies are closely tied to states of anxiety and stress, including panic, phobias, social anxiety, and general states of anxiety. Mood behaviors are also closely connected to both addiction and anxiety states.
I offer treatment in an individual, outpatient setting. If you chose, you may include your family or friends in your treatment. I encourage a non-confrontive approach to the involvement of concerned significant others.
For those who need or prefer more intensive or comprehensive treatment services, I can help you put together a clinical team that will suit your particular needs. This team could include a psychologist, psychiatrist, addiction counselor, case manager, and others depending on your needs.
Treatment methods used are those supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, including Cognitive-behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, and Relapse Prevention. I also include those treatment modalities best suited to address underlying issues of anxiety and mood.