Sometimes when dealing with difficult emotions and situations we turn to coping skills that can quickly turn into unhealthy habits. Using substances, like alcohol and drugs or behaviors, like shopping or sex can overwhelm our lives and disconnect us from our loved ones.
My approach with substance use is simple: we all have an opportunity to change when we are ready. I have found that when working with clients to overcome their substance use I work at your pace to challenge and understand what this coping skill serves you. Without judgement or discrimination I am here to walk that journey with you.