It can often be helpful to explore past wounds that have left their scars as far back as our childhoods. However, sometimes the goal of therapy is to solve an immediate problem. If you prefer, I can work with you in a brief, solution-focused approach that gathers your strengths to overcome obstacles in your life.
I believe that you are the expert when it comes to your lived experience. I see my role as a co-author, helping you develop an alternate—yet perhaps truer—personal history so that you may move forward with courage and confidence.
Are you tired of being told “just say no”? Are you tired of being called weak-willed or defective? Have you grown tired of being treated like a problem and not a person? Do you keep drinking or using in spite of the negative ways those habits affect your life? Having counseled people troubled by addiction for the past 10 years, I feel confident that recovery is possible.