What Is Psychotherapy / Counseling?
The experience you have in counseling will differ from one counselor to another. We all have similar training and are versed in a multitude of theories, so that we can adapt our approach to the individual client and their individual needs. There is no One Best Way to do therapy.
I can only speak for myself when I describe my version of therapy. Each therapist is unique just as each client is her/his own kaleidoscope of personality and needs.
That said, here is the foundation that underlies how I view each person I meet. READ MORE
More Steps to Overcoming Addiction
According to SAMHSA, 9% of American adults (aged 26-65), 16% of young adults (18-25), 5% of adolescents (12-17), and 15% of elderly persons (65+)suffer from a substance abuse disorder.
Recovery from active addiction one year post-treatment is 10-30%. Fifty to ninety percent of those who recover will suffer a relapse. READ MORE