Stephen Ricco MS, LCDP, CCS is a Certified Advanced Chemical Dependency Professional licensed in Massachusetts.
Addictions Counselor in Massachusetts
As a person in long term recovery, I incorporate the 12 step principles in my therapy. I have 7 years of experience in treating substance use disorders, and how depression and anxiety are often underlying mental health conditions that affect achieving long term recovery.
Motivational Interviewing helps empower people to change by drawing out their own meaning, importance, and capacity to change unwanted behaviors.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims to help identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and learn practical self-help strategies.
Addiction counseling focuses on the 4 "C"s of addiction which are: compulsion, cravings, consequence, and control. Sessions will focus on why the addiction happened and the motivations of the person affected. The goal is that once aware of their actions the gain is a better understanding of themselves which assists in promoting recovery.