Having struggled with addiction and worked with hundreds of others who have as well, I offer both a clinical and experiential perspective on recovery. While there are several supports in the community, including AA meetings, I believe that many of these resources fail to align with current research and perspectives on addiction treatment.
I view addiction as the human condition, with a spectrum of severity vs a moral issue or simple choice. Every being, including a single-cell amoeba, instinctually moves away from cold and pain and towards warmth and pleasure. Some use facebook and food to distract from boredom while others shop, use drugs or sex to move towards pleasure or push away from pain.
These behaviors become clinical when they interrupt the well-being of our relationships, livelihood, health or harmony.
Our work together involves a compassionate exploration of your past and patterns, triggers and beliefs to clearly understand the nature of your struggle with addiction. We learn self-compassion skills, and the ability to witness our experience with nonjudgment and curiosity vs. habitually reacting to avoid pain or produce pleasure.
Part of the recovery journey involves learning new skills, including Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention and SMART Recovery evidenced-based practices, and cultivating a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle for the mind and body. For more information about our training and nutritional support services, click here.
Understanding that addiction affects the entire family, I also offer support services for parents and loved ones of those struggling with addiction. Please click here to learn more about family support and CRAFT: Community Reinforcement and Family Training services.
55 minute session: $100 (includes Online Skype sessions)
Six, 55 minute sessions paid up front in full: $550
For your convenience, Next Breath Counseling allows you to pay via cash, check or credit card. We also offer online invoicing.
- At this time, Next Breath Counseling does not take any commercial insurance other than Valley View Hospital’s EAP. We are working on getting approved for Anthem, however it’s a process. We recommend that you call your insurance company to see what they cover regarding counseling services. Some offer reimbursements while others only work with providers in their network. We also recommend checking with your employer to see if they have an EAP (employee assistance program) that funds counseling services.
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2-9pm; Wednesdays: 4-9pm