- Medication Management
I am a Licensed Nurse / Clinical Social Worker / Psychotherapist with 30 years experience working in mental health and addictions.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Springfield, MA
Motivational interviewing is designed to enhance the level of commitment to the planned change process and is the crux of our substance abuse treatment process. Relapse prevention is covered, developing assertive behavioral responses directed towards health and recovery. The treatment is delivered in a non judgmental fashion and I promise to call you out on your dysfunctional patterns.
The focus of this type of family therapy is tp help people heal therapeutically with active support from their families. Emotions are involved in almost all aspects of human interactions and these emotions are more or less influenced by family; therefore, it is the family’s impact that helps heal the most. There are basically 8 different types of interdependence that can describe the emotional bonds of a family. Application of this model is available in a time limited frame (Brief Therapy).
Psychodynamic theory is actually a collection of psychological theories which emphasize the importance of drives and other forces in human functioning, especially unconscious drives. The approach holds that childhood experience is the basis for adult personality and relationships. Establishing connections between the past & present leads to language and perspective leaving us with a better understanding of what we must be feeling in order to make us act like that.
Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? Do these thoughts often enter your mind? I am worthless and can’t do anything about it. I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep and be alone. I hate who I am these days. I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others. I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands. My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it. For a Professional evaluation and treatment consult Email me.
More often than not, drug / alcohol addictions start with experimental use of a drug in social situations. And for some people, the drug use becomes more frequent. As time passes, the disease progresses and the consequences are felt in every aspect of your world. Does this sound like you or someone you love ? Free 15 Minute consult available.
Learning how to react to stress , gain distance and perspective and avoid the traps takes practice. With some effort and guidance anyone can make significant improvements their ability to manage emotions and increase inter-personal effectiveness. Medication assistance is also available if needed.
Anger Management “Why can’t I forgive those who have hurt me? Why can’t I let this go? When we suffer an intensely painful feeling, the body releases hormones into the blood. These hormones turn our experience of the painful emotional event into strong memories. These memories are strong to ensure we do not forget such an episode and promote our survival. However in our modern world, threats to our physical safety are rare, but threats to our emotional safety are everywhere.