Counseling Services

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” ~ Carl Jung

I offer the following addiction counseling services to help you become a better you:

Addiction/Trauma:  Early in my career, I found working with alcoholics and addicts to be an extremely rewarding calling.  In the ensuing decades, I earned a reputation in the community for successfully treating these survivors, and caring for them became the focus of my practice. I have great respect and reverence for those who have the courage to live on the path of recovery. About ten years ago, I began to recognize the pervasive influence of trauma in the lives of addicts. I pursued additional training in the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I continually update my knowledge of science-based practices related to trauma recovery.

Mandatory Evaluations and Treatment: For those of you who know about addiction, it will come as no surprise that life can include legal or employment problems. For 20 years, I have worked with local, state and out-of-state probation departments. I also provide workplace evaluations. I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I help folks navigate this process and get on with their lives.

Adolescent Substance Misuse:  For ten years, I have evaluated and made recommendations for children who are involved with the Department of Children and Families. This work has given me insight into the special challenges of parenting an adolescent who is acting out in destructive ways. In my private practice, I help restore family relationships and empower kids to make better decisions.

The apostle Paul encouraged us to “bear one another’s burdens,” and I believe this is part of the role of a counselor. Two and a half decades after I began, I start each day with enthusiasm and profound gratitude. Therapy is an exquisite amalgam of art and science, and I am honored to help people who chose that path.