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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!
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.
I believe in the power of an eclectic approach, treating everyone with unconditional positive regard, working from a client-centered base and assisting my clients in finding answers within themselves. I tend toward CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction as my go-to philosophies, unless otherwise indicated.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
I believe recovery is a unique and complex process of transformation that significantly impacts the lives of individuals and their loved ones. Seeing this transformation first-hand is a privilege of working in this field. With proper treatment and support, recovery is possible for anyone.
I help people get over their ambivalence about making changes in their lives.