I have a background in individual and group counseling. I received a master's degree in mental health counseling and have a master level certification in addictions counseling. Much of my career I worked with people who got side tracked by their addiction and found themselves in treatment centers within the jail and prisons. Most find themselves abusing substances, acting impulsively or shutting down as a method of coping when they lack sufficient skills to deal with stress, anger, frustration, anxiety and depression. Everyone has dreams of changing their life in some way. I help people learn to play the cards they are dealt; overcome addictive behaviors, get unstuck, to reach a lifestyle only dreamed about. Living life on life's terms is more than a 12-step slogan. Having a balanced lifestyle and support are crucial to staying focused on making changing no matter what your goals are.