Substance Use Counseling
When it comes to substance use, your thoughts about it could be anywhere right now. Perhaps you struggle with even knowing if your drug or alcohol use is a problem at all. Maybe you’ve been trying to quit and you’ve relapsed for the first or 20th time. Or maybe you’ve been to multiple inpatient and outpatient treatments, and it’s just not working for you. Regardless, I want you to know that I’ve been where you are right now. I’m in recovery myself, and I know what it’s like in your head right now.
I also want you to know that there is a way out, and together we can find it and make it happen. Our plan will take a harm reduction path, learning of the pitfalls and how to navigate them. We’ll put together an individualized plan – tailored just for you.
We’ll work together on:
- Learning about substances and how they affect the brain and body
- Medication assisted therapy
- Harm reduction
- Relapse prevention
- Improving relationships
- Establishing a support system
- Assessments for legal or employment issues
You’ll also learn skills to improve self-awareness and the fundamental ways our minds and bodies work together to provide enriching mental and physical health.
Our time together?
Our sessions together will last 50 minutes.
The first session will be a time for us to get to know a little about each other, and complete any remaining paperwork. We’ll also get a detailed idea of where we want to go, and how to achieve your goals in therapy. I’ll explain my process, and we’ll put together a plan that works best, knowing that it is flexible and open to change.
As we proceed in on-going sessions we will develop an alliance and a connection that will provide us with the insight we need to do the work.
How often should we meet?
It is important to meet as often as we can, a minimum of weekly if possible. Eventually we may decide to meet less frequently as you’re able to put into practice what you learn, and check in periodically for assessment of progress.