I offer addictions treatment to the people of Palm Beach County, including Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. There is no one size fits all. I customize my treatment to each individual and work collaboratively. If you’re tired of who you’ve become and want to reengage in life in a meaningful way, the time is now!
What IS IT? AM I AN ADDICT?
An addiction is a DISEASE in which there is a physical and psychological dependence on a drug or alcohol. The first stage of addiction is dependency, at which time the search for the drug or alcohol dominates the person’s life. Eventually, the person develops a tolerance, which forces them to consume larger quantities in order to get the same effect. Changes in mood, behavior, personal hygiene, moral and ethical changes are dramatic. ADDICTION IS A FATAL DISEASE. You’ve taken the first step though in reclaiming your life and the person you hope to be.
HOW I TREAT ADDICTIONS?
In collaboration with you and the necessary steps to help you recover, I address the most life threatening aspect first. In recovery, we will uncover the underlying core issues and overwhelming problems that drew you to use in the first place. While I use a variety of modalities I find Somatic Experiencing offers the best understanding. When a person’s physiology is very dysregulated, substances are a way to attempt to regulate, chemically. But you can learn to regulate without substances. Psychiatrists prescribe medications when the amygdala in your brain is kindled or lit up. It down regulates the amygdale and the person feels better. The goal in Somatic Experiencing, which works with the Autonomic Nervous System, is identical, but through your own understanding of your physiology and how it works.