Addiction should be understood as a chronic, progressive, recurring illness that requires treatment. There are many steps to the recovery process, which can begin with identifying an addiction problem and learning about the treatment options that are available.
Isaiah 61 announces the reasons for and results of the Lord's coming:
“…to heal the brokenhearted; to proclaim freedom for the captives; to comfort those who mourn; to replace the spirit of despair with the garment of joyous praise; to rebuild the ruined cities and restore the devastated, desolate areas.”
I greatly appreciate the courage required to seek support for a more fulfilling life. Change can be scary but is also wonderfully empowering and freeing offering a new perspective on all aspects of your existence. If you are ready to explore what has held you from experiencing this freedom, I am here to support and empower your efforts and I look forward to working with you!
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families on issues related to difficult, complicated, or strained family relationships, including marital issues. I am a Master Addictions Counselor and a Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist and am adept at dealing with all types of issues related to addictions, alcoholism, delinquency, domestic violence, and other compulsive behaviors. As a National Trainer for the “Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teen” program from Savannah, Georgia I implemented the original pilot study working with over 100 families with Difficult Teens.
Like many modern counselors, I take a holistic and integrative approach to therapy which involves integrating various elements of different theories and practice. I lean most heavily on cognitive behavioral approaches focused on how people’s thinking can change feelings and behaviors and a Humanistic approach focused on helping clients achieve their highest potential. Instead of energy spent on the past or on negative behaviors, I emphasize the goodness in clients and work toward each person’s growth and self-actualization. I have also integrated Solution Focused Therapy and Brief Strategic Family Therapy into my approach making my therapeutic relationships generally briefer in nature, oriented toward problem-solving, and focused on a client’s present situation and distorted thinking rather than on dwelling past failures and hurts.
Every teenager rebels against authority at some point - talks back, breaks curfew, or disobeys. But literally millions of teens go beyond normal adolescent rebellion to engage in out-of-control or dangerous behavior. If one of those teens is yours, you've probably lived through years of conflicting advice and pat solutions that haven't led to lasting change.
All relationships have difficult patches. Relationship counseling can help individuals and couples grow and heal and the relationship growth will continue to serve each person for much longer than the counseling itself. counseling is worth considering for any couple committed to having a positive relationship.
E-Therapy Online Counseling provides efficient, effective, and accessible online therapy from a Licensed Therapist. This modality not only broadens the accessibility of services, but also provides an evidence-based approach with a wider variety of cost-effective options for those with more limited resources.