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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 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.
I believe in helping clients establish a personal foundation of where they are with there addictions.
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.
People deserve the chance to become aware of stumbling blocks in their life, and be given the opportunity to resolve those issues.
I believe that substance dependency is a treatable disease with treatment and support groups in the community.
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.
It is my philosophy that people should be treated as a whole, and not be seen simply as their addiction.
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.
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.
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.
Substance Use Therapist
Recovery is possible!
I believe everyone deserves a chance to live their life to their fullest potential.
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.
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.
Recovery is achievable when you set your mind to it.