An addiction is a chronic disorder in which an individual is blinded by a substance, or engages in an activity, that gives them an immense amount of pleasure but has become detrimental to their everyday life, the behavior may not stop until the root of the problem is addressed.
Common addictions that I provide treatment for include:
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Sexual addiction / Pornography
- Food / Eating Disorders
- Other chronic compulsive behaviors
Professional Expert Assistance
As a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), I provide a specific set of expertise in the field of addiction assessment and treatment. I monitor the latest developments in the area of addiction to ensure you receive the most effective treatment available. I work closely with patients to define specific treatment goals, tailor an appropriate treatment plan, and monitor progress to ensure goals are achieved. As an experienced addictions specialist my intention is to guide you through the process of recovery and long-term sobriety, I view addiction as a human process as well as recovery, and should be treated by someone with extensive understanding and experience.
Assessment & Evaluation:
I provide drug and alcohol assessment and evaluations specific to legal problems related to use, such as parole and probation or attorney requested assessments. My evaluations satisfy court mandate requirements both for adult and juvenile systems. I provide self-referral assessments and employer referred assessments to determine treatment, treatment recommendations and referrals as needed.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders:
A co-occurring disorder is a mental health disorder that occurs alongside a substance use disorder, such as drug abuse or alcoholism. Examples of co-occurring disorders include:
- Depression - (e.g., moderate to severe depression)
- Anxiety disorders - (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.)
- Personality Disorders - (e.g., narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, etc.)