The problem of addiction and excessive substance use can impact people from all walks of life, including: teachers, doctors, students, parents, spouses, your child. 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 of these factors, effective treatment is available for individuals and their families. Addiction counseling is a form of therapy designed to help an "addicted" individual detox and recover from his/her problem, develop healthier coping mechanisms and adapt to a new life of abstinence or harm-reduction.
How do people recover from addictions? Effective addiction and substance abuse counseling and psychotherapy can be done with a private therapist, 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 beyond just stopping the substance. Healing from the inside out takes time,Read More
Kimberly Seelbrede, LCSW is a New York City Psychotherapist + Consultant who splits her time between Manhattan and Santa Fe, providing online therapy to individuals and couples. With extensive training and experience, she provides psychological consultation, psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and executive coaching to a range of clients including VIP's + high-profile clients. As a women's emotional health + relationship expert, her specialties include: anxiety, depression, trauma resolution, addictions, relationship, intimacy and sexual concerns, health + autoimmune issues, loss + grief and women's mentoring. She enjoys writing, photography, yoga, meditation, travel and really good key lime pie. She lives with her husband, psychologist, scholar and mindfulness expert John Chambers Christopher. For more, subscribe to her newsletter or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Psychology Today, EMDRIA and her personal websites KimSeelbrede.com, Santa Fe Integrative Psychotherapy or Well+Being Blog.