Posts tagged addiction therapists nyc
When A Loved One Is Addicted

Parents and loved ones often feel shame and get blamed and pained in the addiction community for "enabling" behaviors, which are really done out of love, sheer terror and other complicated reasons -- but not helpful for the user. Learning the difference between helpful, supportive behaviors and efforts that reinforce the problem is a crucial educational piece in the process of helping someone recover. The hardest thing to have to do is cut-off funds for substance abusers in an effort to protect them and reel them in. This bold move of using that as leverage is not for sissies. But we know that the use of therapeutic leverage or pressure, can be a very effective tool to get someone into treatment and help them remain compliant with the recommendations of their rehab or treatment team. Using therapeutic leverage may include limiting access to funds, but may also involve using things the addicted person values, such as relationships, activities, employment or other resources. The fundamental concept is about using external motivation for period of time until an individual develops their own internal motivation to turn their lives around. That goal often happens with a sustained period of abstinence and the discovery that life is better without the habit.

In the same way that someone with a medical disease needs resourced, informed and

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NYC + Santa Fe Psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Relationship Expert + Stress/Anxiety Coach who provides Psychological Consultations in-person and online psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. Specialties include: trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, creative, VIP + high-profile clients. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, travel and pie. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal website www.kimseelbrede.com or blog.

About Addictions Compulsions Treatment

Addictions and compulsions refer to those instances where these problem behaviors disrupt an individual’s ability to function and lead a normal life. In fact, compulsions and addictions can be debilitating or become destructive if left untreated, for the individual as well as his/her family, friends, and others. Addictions are not limited to biochemical substances such as alcohol, cocaine or nicotine. In fact, people may experience behavioral addictions that reduce the capacity for a healthy life such as eating, pornography, masturbation, video games, texting, shopping and gambling.  These behaviors are particularly problematic because they provide the opportunity for immediate reward with a fast feedback that reinforces the problem behavior. Gambling is an example of a potential activity that can quickly turn from a fun pastime into a compulsive pursuit of reward. The result is the individual becomes increasingly unable to disengage from the activity. The consequences of problem gambling can

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NYC + Santa Fe Psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Relationship Expert + Stress/Anxiety Coach who provides Psychological Consultations in-person and online psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. Specialties include: trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, creative, VIP + high-profile clients. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, travel and pie. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal website www.kimseelbrede.com or blog.

Mindfulness in Every Bite

If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, have completed ED treatment or are open to getting help, the practice of Mindfulness may be a supportive, healing addition to your recovery process. Mindfulness is being used by many in the mental health field including eating disorder treatment centers, rehabs, therapists, psychologists and MD's to treat physical and emotional symptoms including: anxiety, stress, depression, chronic pain, borderline personality disorder (BPD) and addictions and substance abuse. Therapists who work with complicated disorders such as ED's using psychotherapy

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NYC + Santa Fe Psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Relationship Expert + Stress/Anxiety Coach who provides Psychological Consultations in-person and online psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. Specialties include: trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, creative, VIP + high-profile clients. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, travel and pie. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal website www.kimseelbrede.com or blog.

About Treatment For Addictions and Substance Abuse: Healing From The Inside Out

The problem of addiction and excessive substance use can affect people from all walks of life. Therapists, psychologists, researchers and addiction experts are often at odds about the nature of addiction. Whether you believe it is genetic, trauma, poor coping skills or some combination, effective treatment is available for individuals and their families. Addiction counseling is a form of therapy designed to help an "addicted" individual recover from his/her problem, and adapt to a new life of abstinence or harm-reduction. Counseling and psychotherapy can be done in a rehabilitation center or in an outpatient program.  Many choose to enter personal therapy to get to the root of their reliance on substances and addictive behaviors and find solutions. Healing from the inside out may be one way to look at this approach as its focus is less on stopping the behavior, or putting a bandaid on the wound, and more about identifying underlying causes and healing the traumas that have led to the poor coping. 

Addiction experts have a broad knowledge of the challenges individuals face early in recovery and long-term when recovering from a substance abuse problem. Depending on the substance(s) or behavior, specialized treatment may use a multi-disciplinary approach and often requires the safety provided by a professionally-staffed rehabilitation facility. Inpatient detox and rehab gives the individual adequate time to clear the body of harmful substances while being medically monitored, and learn new behaviors and coping mechanisms

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NYC + Santa Fe Psychotherapist, Kim Seelbrede, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Relationship Expert + Stress/Anxiety Coach who provides Psychological Consultations in-person and online psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. Specialties include: trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, creative, VIP + high-profile clients. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, travel and pie. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal website www.kimseelbrede.com or blog.