Therapy, in simple terms, is when you speak privately with a professional who has been trained in specific areas to guide you to resolving problematic behaviors or to dive into your feelings to get to the root of the problem.
How can therapy help me?
Should you have self destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, repetitive DUI's, anger management issues, therapy can help you recognize these behaviors and together we devise a plan to eliminate those issues.
What kind of licensing does comprehensive counselors hold?
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What is your specialty?
Our specialty is Intervention and Rehabilitation therapy. Our backgrounds afford us a wealth of knowledge in these areas and we hold compassion and empathy for what the families of those afflicted with addictions go through during the process. It is not an easy cycle and it takes determination on everyone's part, but in the end, the results are far more rewarding than the struggle.
Is it over once an addict stops partaking in the addiction?
Unfortunately, when the addict quits drinking, or using drugs, or whatever the addiction may be, the process to a healthy mindset is just beginning. Any addict needs at minimum 90 days sober before their thinking process even begins to be normal. The worse the addiction, the harder the struggle to find freedom.
For an addicts mindset, he/she will go through stages, much like the stages of death. If the addict does not work through these stages, they become angry and bitter, despite giving up the substance. This is why follow up treatment is essential for every recovery. Most addicts didn't walk in the woods over night and it takes just as long to walk out. A healthy, peaceful mindset with a client realizing their value to society is what we strive for.
What role does the family play in recovery?
Family and loved ones play a huge role in the recovery of an addict. One of the last things an individual needs during the recovery process is added guilt. More often than not, family and loved ones find themselves resentful, despite the fact they are overjoyed their loved one no longer uses. That is another step we assist with in recovery. As we stated, the addiction affected everyone while the user was in it and the recovery affects everyone after they stop using. Our theory is akin to Hospice. The death of an addict has occurred and we are here to make certain every member of the family is engaged and in the proper emotional mindset for the addict's recovery. Appropriate support increases the addict's odds by volumes!