About My Clients
I’m the kind of therapist who believes you are more than your substance abuse and/or your diagnoses. Substance use may be a label over your life that defines how you think about yourself; how other people think about you and even what some therapists focus on in session, but I believe you deserve to have a voice in your life and in your relationships. Your therapy can revolve around what’s important to you as we look beyond the labels and stigmas that have held you back.
My Background and Approach
My commitment is to offer clients an alternative to typical substance use disorder treatment. I support clients in reaching their goals, which might be to abstain from all substances, some but not others, or simply to moderate their substance use. I also take the view that problematic substance use is a response to a clients needs, and that addressing the whole person is likely to lead to better results. My goal is to improve a client's quality of life. This may mean focusing on depression, anxiety, major life changes, or interpersonal relationships. I believe in the importance of interpersonal relationships and the impact that they have on our mental health. Often individuals with a history of mental health/substance use disorders struggle with relationships. To support clients in their recovery I also offer couples/family counseling.