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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.

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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 ...
Can The Truth Really Set Me Free?

What is truth; can it free you, hurt you or possibly destroy you? Is truth a hammer that crushes illusions and lies or a hug that heals restoring hope? Does truth require faith, facts or authoritative opinion? Is truth stagnant and stable or does it evolve with the environment we live in? I ...
Ultimate Surrender.....

I sit in church watching witnesses and parishioners come to the Alter for prayer, hope and forgiveness. Some fall, some cry, some dance and some simply smile. You see the sense of relief pour over them as the music ministry accentuates the atmosphere with peace and hope. You really can’t help ...
The Curse of Codependency!

Warning this article will step on just about every one of your toes… John sits at the table rigid and tight, his stomach muscles unconsciously contracting into a hard knot of frustration as he reviews the household bills. His wife approaches and tearfully expresses her new need for a sports ...
Paralyzed by Pain & Procrastination....

He sits silently alone, feeling the rain from the burst pipes in the house he was miraculously given by friends and family. He doesn’t move as the air barely crawls through his lungs while the water mixes with his tears. The minutes pass, feeling like an eternity as the voice of common sense ...