Families of those with Addictions
Are you frustrated and exhausted dealing with the effects of addiction in your family? You may feel overwhelmed or anxious because you don’t know what to do to help. Caring for someone with an addiction can cause your own health and wellbeing to suffer.
Addiction is a family disease and affects everyone, not just the one with addiction. There are many resources available to help those with addictions, but often family members are brought in just to support their loved one. I am here to help you as the spouse, parent, sibling, child, or other family member of those with addictions. I can help you cope with the stress and trauma that addiction can bring. I will assist with understanding the difference between enabling and empowering, help with boundary setting, and help you care for yourself.
Do you struggle with flashbacks or vivid memories of past traumatic events? Are you unable to engage fully in healthy relationships with others due to fears and anxieties? You may experience guilt and shame as a result of traumatic events. You don’t have to keep living this way. There is help for those who have suffered traumatic experiences in the past. Whether it is a single incident, traumatic grief, or multiple traumas, there are tools and techniques we can utilize to help you appropriately process the trauma and alleviate the pain and negative effects the trauma is causing in your life.
We can work together to address the underlying emotions, thoughts, and images that perpetuate your struggles. I am able to utilize multiple treatment modalities to address your past so you can enjoy your future.
Video Gaming Addiction
Are you or someone you love struggling with a video gaming addiction?
You may be tired of fighting with your child or spouse over the time they are spending playing video games or engaging in other online activities. Maybe you are finding that you prioritize gaming over other life interests or daily activities. Your gaming habits are causing problems with school, work, relationships, or other social functioning. Your sleep may be suffering due to gaming habits as well.
These are signs that you or someone you love has a possible gaming addiction. In 2018 the World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time recognized “gaming disorder”. I have experience treating gaming addictions with both adolescents and adults. I can help you find balance again by boundary setting, gaining healthy coping skills, and addressing any relational and social issues that have resulted from use.
Women struggling with compulsive behaviors
You may be struggling with turning to food, alcohol, sexual behaviors, or other unwanted means to cope with stress. These behaviors are interfering with your personal and social life. You may feel guilt or shame about these behaviors.
If you are a woman who is struggling with compulsive behaviors you don't have to keep suffering. I can help you identify and set boundaries for yourself in regard to your struggles. We can work together to address the underlying emotions and thoughts that perpetuate your behaviors. There may be underlying anxiety, depression, or trauma that needs to addressed in order to heal. I will provide you coping skills to replace the unwanted behaviors so you no longer feel trapped by them.