Our self-esteem is the deciding factor to our achieving sustainable contentment. It impacts every corner of our lives, how we feel in our bodies and amongst others. Everyone deserves esteem but often people feel lost as to how to esteem themselves effectively. Together we work to learn proper ways of esteeming ourselves, as well to uncover and heal all that blocks esteem.
The foundation of my training is in substance use disorders and my work and passion grew from there into other addiction related issues such as trauma. Whether the goal be abstinence or moderation management, I meet clients where they are to navigate a road of recovery and/or build a healthy, enjoyable sober life. I take a straightforward but compassionate approach as we address relapse prevention and the issues underlying ones addictive behaviors.
Many people only have a vague understanding of Codependency, and yet it is an issue that may be extremely impacting on one's functioning : the ability to set boundaries, to feel self love, identify reality and experiences, and modulate emotional responses. Codependency is often endemic in families impacted by addiction but it is a widespread issue that extends beyond the presence of usual addictions. Clients gain clarity about what this disorder is, what it means for them and how to heal.