Struggling with substance abuse can have devastating consequences on the lives of individuals and their families involved. Through my work as a licensed Therapist in Orange County treating thousands of addicts and alcoholics, I have a clear understanding of what’s needed (and what’s not needed) for individuals and families to recover from the devastation of drugs and alcohol. If you’re tired of the short-term successes you’ve achieved in sobriety, only to relapse again, please contact me. I truly believe freedom from addiction is very achievable with the right tools and the right process.
Therapy is Not Drug & Alcohol Counseling
Maintaining sobriety and recovering from drugs and alcohol is an extremely complex treatment process and needs to be treated as such for the best hope of sustained sobriety and recovery. Drug and Alcohol counseling can be an important part in the early stages of the recovery process where people are looking for first-steps & basic tools to maintain sobriety, but should never be the end of the recovery process. Therapy is a much deeper, and richer process that can have true, life-long change for people struggling with any form of addiction.
My philosophy on AA…
I am an advocate for AA – for the right person, and believe the tenants of AA (community, spirituality, honesty, mentorship) are beautiful, life-giving ideas. I also believe that for some people, AA is not the right avenue and other resources need to be explored. Addiction is not what it once was during the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in the mid-20th century. Addiction now is far more complex, and our clinical understanding of addiction can be incredibly important as we look at factors such as attachment issues, emotional intelligence, interpersonal relationships, cognitive distortions, and a myriad of family-of-origin dynamics. The young adults of our modern generations are not the traditional alcoholics that AA was founded upon, and as such, that traditional model of help is not viable for some. Therapy can be a critical adjunct for people recovering from drug & alcohol addiction.
My work history..
I have been treating people struggling with addiction issues for many years. In addition to private practice, I have worked at inpatient, and outpatient drug & alcohol facilities where I have had the privilege to get to know thousands of struggling people and their families. If you, or someone you know is struggling with any from of addiction; alcoholism, heroin, sex, or love addiction, I would be honored to meet with you and hear your story. I approach therapy with a fundamental belief that true, lasting change happens in the context of a trusting relationship, and that is what I hope to gain with all my clients.
Orange County Addiction Therapist
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