Substance Abuse


Does Your Life Feel Out Of Control?


Are you stressed out? Tired of trying to fill a void? Do you wish you could curb your use of marijuana, alcohol or prescription painkillers enough to feel clear-headed? Maybe you’re tired of people telling you what you “should” do and all the oh-so-helpful suggestions on how you could 

improve your life. Possibly you’ve tried to follow some of these suggestions and, for a while, were able to quit or cut back. But then life starts to feel unmanageable, and you find yourself drinking, smoking or using again. Living with a constant craving can be tiresome, lonely and overwhelming.

Do you often wake up hung-over—needing a little something just to feel normal again? Are you missing days at work—or calling in late—as a result of your substance use? Maybe you spend most of the day high or drunk, or spend a lot of time and money procuring your drug of choice. Possibly you’ve lost some friendships recently and your parents are no longer willing to help you. Have you been caught lying or stealing, which has left you carrying around even more guilt and shame?

Does it feel like the hole you’re in keeps getting deeper? Like nothing you do is ever good enough, and life is never going to become any easier? Do you wish you could just feel better—why is it so hard to feel normal?


Drug Use Is Very Common In The United States


Most people try drugs or alcohol at some point in their lives. For some people, it’s simply a recreational activity—pass around a joint at a party or have a glass of wine on a Saturday night. For others, substance use can become an escape that begins to rule their lives. If you worry that your use has 

become a habit rather than a hobby, you are not alone. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates 21.5 million people met the criteria for substance use disorder in 2016.

Depression, anxiety and ADHD—along with many other factors—can increase one’s chances of abusing drugs. Possibly you started using chemical substances in an attempt to lessen your pain or feel more confident. But no matter what your situation, your reliance on drugs isn’t your fault, and there’s no reason to be ashamed. With the help of a skilled therapist, you can gain control of your life.


Substance Abuse Counseling Can Help You Learn To Believe In Yourself


If you’re feeling exhausted and anxious most days, you might wonder how it’s possible to make changes in your lifestyle. The truth is there’s a reason for all behaviors, and with therapy, it’s possible to discover why you think, act and feel the way you do. I can help you figure out how you relate to the world and what role substances might be playing in your life right now. We can develop techniques to lower your stress, discuss modifying your substance use, or anything else that’s on your mind. As you begin to figure out how you see yourself, we can find unique solutions that apply specifically to your situation.

If you’re willing to show up and do the work, I will meet you wherever you are, no matter how stuck or overwhelmed you might feel. Sometimes the first step in alcohol and drug counseling is verbalizing a problem or a feeling—this simple step can begin the healing process. If you’re willing to name it, then we can talk openly about what’s going on—discuss how you got to this point in your life—and figure out how you can move forward. If you have an open mind, and a willingness to be vulnerable, I can help you create a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life.

I’m a compassionate, laid back and personable substance abuse therapist. Sessions with me are not drudgery—after a few sessions, our conversations may feel more like checking in with a good friend than seeing your therapist. The environment I create is safe—there’s no judgment here. I like all my clients, and it’s rewarding to help them improve their lives.

Throughout our work together, we will focus on the here and now, exploring solutions you can take into the real world. If you learn to think differently, you can apply these newfound skills to your current life challenges and see some definite improvements. I may gently nudge you out of your comfort zone, because that’s where growth occurs. And I’m there with you every step of the way—I know change isn’t easy.

Coming into therapy shows that you’re motivated to do something different. This first step can begin your journey back to feeling like yourself. Where you’re currently at is extremely challenging—I get it. You can feel better—you can gain control of your life.


I’d like to try substance abuse counseling, but…


It’s not bad enough to require therapy…

Although you may question whether or not your drinking or drug use is really out of the ordinary, something brought you to this page. If you were considering making the call, I encourage you to reach out. A qualified therapist can offer you a new perspective. I’m not your parents, or your employer—I’m trained to offer honest, impartial, confidential advice.

I’m not sure I want to share all my secrets.

When you’re in my office, you share only what you’re comfortable with. That said, I welcome anything and everything you might want to talk about. Drug counseling can help you to work through stuff you’ve been carrying around for a long time. You may be amazed at the huge weight that’s lifted off your shoulders.

I can’t afford therapy.

This is not a life-long commitment. Many of my clients see improvements in a relatively short time. Consider therapy an investment in yourself and your life—your wellbeing is a priority.Take control of your future—because you’re worth it.

 

You Can Feel Better—Take The First Step

If you’re ready to start taking back control of your life, I look forward to talking with you about your situation, my approach and substance abuse counseling in Centennial, Colorado.

Please contact me to discuss how I might provide you with help.
I offer a free initial phone consultation (click on the link below).

 

Free Initial Phone Consultation

I offer interested clients a free 30-minute individual phone consultation. This allows the interested person to make sure I am the best fit for their preferred therapy style. Feel free to contact me to discuss this further.

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