Congratulations on your recovery journey! Whether you are just considering getting help for your substance use or are already in recovery; individualized therapy with an addiction specialist who truly understands the process can help. Some people have what is called a “dual diagnosis”, this means that along with their addiction, they have an underlying mental health issue. For example you might be a person who has used alcohol as a way to self medicate for your life long anxiety problems. Or you might be a person who has developed a mood disorder as a result of substance use. And some people have never had underlying mental health problems, but because of their substance use have noticed a distinct personality change. Seeing a therapist who specializes in addiction is a wonderful thing to do for yourself.
I have experience working in a wide variety of recovery settings, some of the best really — like the Betty Ford Center in California and Gosnold on Cape Cod. I have worked extensively to help clients overcome the cycle of chronic relapse and enjoy the beauty of recovery.
I can help you:
- Build a strong recovery support network
- Identify relapse triggers
- Manage family expectations
- Adapt to sober lifestyle changes
- Cope with cravings
- Manage new emotions
And if you are dealing with a dual diagnosis — I can create a treatment plan designed specifically to address underlying mental health issues while helping you to thrive in recovery!