Addictions come in many forms: alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, love, food and others. There are common threads in how addictions start and how they affects peoples lives. As a supplement or alternative to 12-step support, I can work with you to consider options to address your difficulties. In addition to working with those struggling with addiction, I can also offer support to spouses or family members who want a resource to manage their feelings.
Behavioral approaches help engage people in treatment, provide incentives for them to remain abstinent, modify their attitudes and behaviors related to addiction, and increase their life skills to handle stressful circumstances and environmental cues that may trigger intense craving or prompt another cycle of compulsive acting out.
I have done focused training in both assessment and treatment of sex and love addiction through IITAP.