The first task of recovery is for alcoholics/addicts to recognize that they have a debilitating, life-threatening disease associated with the use of alcohol or other mood-altering substances.
“The first time I reached out for help, I felt humiliated because no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t seem to get a handle on my problems. I look back now and recognize how scared I was of quitting. Today, I don’t live in that fear.”
I offer traditional talk therapy, which typically consists of one hour-long face-to-face or virtual sessions where we will begin to look at current issues related to a substance use disorder and the accompanying relational dysfunction.
Once you have reached out to me, I will work with you to schedule our first appointment. I typically try to maintain regular business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm M-F, although in certain circumstances I can make exceptions.
Upon meeting for the first time, there are certain disclosures I am required to make as required by the Department of Regulatory Authority in the State of Colorado. These consist of your rights as a client of a Certified Addiction Counselor, the types of therapy I use, and the cost of each type of session.
The first session also allows me time to get to understand you and your problem. I will typically ask a variety of general questions in my efforts to better understand how I can help you. As our sessions progress the topics of discussion will become much more in depth.
I am able to meet in person in my office, virtually via video enabled calling (Zoom), or audio only calling.