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I believe each client is unique and should be treated as so. I provide a non-judgmental, client centered point of view, and believe it is important for every client to have input on the level of care that would be most beneficial to them.
I believe it is when we are willing to face our challenges and struggles that one can experience the most growth and change regarding lifestyles and our way of thinking.
Recovery is possible!
Our paths are unique that take twists and turns by choice or by happenstance. Making sense of who we are, our personal experiences, and the connections between the two can be a tough job. My goal is to build a relationship that allows exploration, a change to increase self-awareness, and opportunities to work towards a desired change. Come as you are! It is a privilege to share your path.
I believe everyone deserves a chance to live their life to their fullest potential.
I believe that substance dependency is a treatable disease with treatment and support groups in the community.
As a therapist, I see the client as the expert in their own life and see myself as a coach who can guide and offer support along the way.
Over the past 39 years in working with substance abuse clients, families, programs, funders, licensors, and developers I have held true to a few themes. Substance abuse is a biopsychosocial concern and recovery is an inside job. It is my first duty to make you feel as comfortable as quickly as possible.
My passion is to help liberate individuals from the grip of their addictions and mental health symptoms; providing them with the opportunity for hope in a new lifestyle through acceptance, education, support, and faith.
My counseling approach is derived from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and feminist theories. It is a privilege to walk alongside my clients, utilizing evidence based practices to help guide them on their journeys of recovery.
It is my philosophy that people should be treated as a whole, and not be seen simply as their addiction.
I believe that each person is an individual, should be treated as such and understand that substance use is only a portion of the individual.
I concentrate on focusing the client’s treatment using his or her own personal inner wisdom to establish a balance in the client’s psychological, physical, social, and spiritual well-being to promote change.
I believe in helping clients establish a personal foundation of where they are with there addictions.
I have been an adolescent counselor for over thirty years. I believe that young people are the future and I try to improve on their future. I have an eclectic philosophy and try and use every evidence based tool at my disposal. At the heart of this is my belief that every child should have a chance at success.
I believe that every client is unique with their own set of needs, strengths, and goals. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and helping them gain the skills to reach their goals.
People deserve the chance to become aware of stumbling blocks in their life, and be given the opportunity to resolve those issues.
Anyone can recover from substance abuse/addiction when given the tools and coping skills to manage life without drugs or alcohol.
Recovery is achievable when you set your mind to it.
I help people get over their ambivalence about making changes in their lives.