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Over 20 years of experience working with adults, couples, teens and families to rebuild lives left broken from the aftermath of addiction. Using an eclectic approach involving motivation, encouragement, reality and compassion. I build a safe, trusting environment enabling individuals to embrace forgiveness, empowerment and hope which is the fuel for change. I often see how negative behaviors are used to cope with the stress of life and responsibilities, those behaviors become habitual, and then addictive. Dependency counseling helps to identify those habitual or addictive behaviors. The treatment process is a creative strategic plan to identify healthy skills buried within, while also creating new strength to handle unexpected challenges we will encounter tomorrow. I believe we create our own cure for the disease of addiction through the humble process of learning and implementing positive changes. If we can incorporate specific recovery tools into our lifestyle it will create a buffer to protect us from repeating the traumatic mistakes from our past. Since addictions also effects family and loved ones, it is often important to include those relationships in counseling. Without realizing it, loved ones can enable the addictive behaviors and foster environments for relapse. Everyone is affected by addictions, creating depression, anger, resentments, impulsive and compulsive behaviors to name just a few, which is why it is critical that everyone involved is educated as a team to rebuild a healthy positive environment. I believe anyone who is willing has the ability to change regardless of how many times you have failed in the past. I never give up hoping that this time will be the day things finally start to fall into place and I'll be there waiting for that day to come.

Briefs
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Hiding from our History and Running from our Destiny...

Hiding from our History part 1 3 little boys lay amongst the briar bushes barely breathing in the woods. They have made a hidey hole in the middle of the unkempt jungle in the allotment that was nicknamed “Little Africa” because of the African Americans that lived in this suburban territory. Me ...
Being Human...

I’m sitting in JD Shucker’s finishing a salad pre-empted by onion rings feeling really good as the gnawing pains of hunger subside with the satisfaction of a warm tummy. I slide my head phones on and hit my favorite playlist. I love being in the middle of people but in my own little world of ...
How Desperate Are You For The Real Thing....

A man finishes his 45 minute session with his favorite escort, smiling with a feeling of partial satisfaction as the lingering touch of her practiced passion leaves him feeling curiously empty and calm. The cocaine and alcohol which were the remnants of last night’s lust sends a pang of regret ...
Smiles that Hide the Sadness Inside...

When I had heard that Robin Williams, died I immediately thought about my favorite movies with him playing Mrs. Doubtfire, running around putting the “F” in frumpy. I remember Peter Pan and how he was able to pull off being the childlike man at heart who had never grown up. But my absolute ...
Does He Really Hear Me...

There was a woman in the corner of a crack house, disheveled, discouraged and depressed. She has scrubbed the floors clean of the last crumbs of her poison already feeling the burning hunger for more. Her muscles ache, her eyeballs hurt and her spirit is sick with shame. She has lost track of ...