Whether you’re currently struggling with an addiction, starting to question the impact substances are having on your life or, are currently sober but are still learning how to live without the use of alcohol or drugs, I work with clients at all levels along this continuum. What people often don’t tell you is that although getting sober is extremely challenging, what is often equally or more difficult is learning how to live in a new and sometimes unfamiliar way.
With over 7 years experience working in the Los Angeles recovery community and almost 10 years as a sober man, I know first hand that unless the underlying issues that lead to the substance use are addressed (depression, anxiety, tragedy, trauma, loneliness etc), and new and healthier coping mechanisms, new habits and utilizing new tools for living, it is tempting to return to familiar and unhealthy patterns.
Whether it’s engaging in a 12-step program, attending a rehab, being part of a less-traditional recovery program or, just engaging in therapy sessions with me, , I want to meet you where you are at. I use a strengths-based recovery model, where we focus on what you’re already good at, where you’ve been successful in the past and where you want to go in the future. We often don’t have to reinvent the wheel - we just have to create a new wheel, with new functions and new improvements, and use that wheel to move forward.
If you are the spouse, partner, parent, child [or adult child] of an alcoholic or addict, then you too have been affected. The damaging effects can be long lasting so think about help for yourself. I work with numerous loved ones of those struggling with addiction to create and incorporate new ways of living to help you establish and implement new ways of engaging in a healthy relationship (whatever that may look like), so you can live the life you desire and deserve.