There are many ways to examine substance abuse and addiction. Clients may not have control over how these life patterns began, yet they cultivate choice in how life will look moving forward.
Science and research have posed many models for understanding what addiction is, and therefore, what it means for people experiencing it. At My Sounding Board, we believe that addiction is as unique to an individual as their fingerprint and that it can be overcome with consistent efforts to evolve. By attending weekly one-on-one sessions, clients engage in the My Sounding Board methods for creating change. Clients will begin understanding how their addiction developed, where their addiction is currently showing up in their lives, and how to move away from addiction behaviors in order to develop a healthier, and more fulfilling lifestyle.
Addiction begins with circumstances that are beyond our control and develops into a learned pattern of behavior that can feel extremely difficult to break. Behavioral patterns develop through early exposure to substances, adverse childhood experiences, non-divergent learning, chronic pain and medication management, or other life circumstances. Throughout our lives, we create ways of getting our needs met: constantly moving toward satisfying experiences and attempting to eradicate unsatisfying experiences. Over-time, our brains and bodies become accustomed to routines that are reinforced by the neuro-chemical and biochemical impacts of substances or processes; making it more and more difficult to break the patterns. Using a thorough plan, and small consistent steps toward change, an individual can move past the neurological loop that drives them to self-destruct.
Success in moving from surviving to thriving is based on individualized efforts, client-therapist rapport, and achieving goals set forth during therapy. It is an intricate process designed for dynamic people. This type of therapy is based on taking power through choice and re-conceptualizing how we understand the world and ourselves within it. Clients must employ willingness, honesty, and genuine desire to stop self-destructive behaviors in order to achieve long-lasting results. Clients may experience discomfort, frustration, or distrust at first. However, the potential for realizing your dreams is highest when we feel most lost. It is in this space that we tap into the most avenues of opportunity and potential.
Open your mind and heart to the possibility of a new life.
Base your addiction treatment on your personal needs.
Choose from multiple techniques to address your stress (i.e. harm reduction models, Rapid Resolution Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing).
Please use the "Find Out More" button to ask questions about treatment modalities, therapeutic approaches, and clinical stances on addiction.
Addiction is an extremely personal experience. It takes time to heal and to develop new ways of understanding yourself in the world. To discuss your unique experience further, book a complimentary 30-minute consultation and find a new way to therapy.
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