Hello! My name is Scott Bragg. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Paoli, PA
I am a certified drug and alcohol counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have helped adults deal with addiction, co-dependency, and co-occurring mental health disorders for over a decade. My belief is that addiction is a diseases and recovery looks different for each individual. Abstinence is a desire long-term goal for treatment as harm-reduction (the practice of reducing the risks involved with substance use) is often the first step.
I have enjoyed working with men from the ages of 22-65. In particular, a passion of mine has been working with new dads. Men who become new fathers often experience depression, anxiety/OCD, issues with anger along with substance use. We have been enduring difficult times of late and it is okay for men to seek help with their mental health.
I have made it a point to utilize various therapy styles (ie. DBT, CBT, and Motivational Interviewing) to provide people with tools for managing anxiety.
Explores our core beliefs (view of the world) and how they contribute to feelings and behavior.
A manualized approach that aims to help us 'have a life worth living' by staying in the moment, tolerating uncomfortable feelings, improving relationships, and managing emotions.
This approach is best suited towards those looking to make changes. I help the individual own the arguments for change, address mixed feelings and look at pros and cons to making changes. Generally, this method is geared towards those I help with substance use issues. However, the concept can be applied to many areas of life that we want to improve.