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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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The Adaptation of Disappointing Expectations:

So I’m sitting here on vacation in the warm sunny lands of Ohio (LOL) it’s actually 30 degrees and dropping with the wind chill. I’m in my parent’s working on my psych homework and other necessary paperwork that has to be done. I laugh as my fingers are the only thing that is warm at the moment ...
Not My Will...

Do we even know what a willing sacrifice is these days? Or did selflessness die on the cross with that guy? In the rooms of A/A my most unfavorite phrase I hear people say is “It’s not all about you!” I hear those words and my guts clench in irritation. I know the words intention is to bring ...
Chance of a Lifetime...

A good friend of mine walked into my office a couple of years ago. He was in town visiting and plopped down on my couch with a deep sigh. I asked him what’s up and noticed how his foot began tapping rapidly. His words were fragmented and frustrated as he admitted and expressed his true feelings ...
Courage Under Fire...

Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is get out of bed and walk out that door. Personal experiences are an exotic mix of agony and victory. The struggles we go through at times can take the polish off the most confident person, especially if the trial is a series instead of an episode. These ...
The Struggle to Smile...

I remember not so long ago being in Church hurting from the lack of sleep due to sleeping in the cold. The preacher man was talking about Joy being our strength, no that’s not right, it was “The Joy of the Lord is our strength. I struggled during the service distracted with analyzing this ...