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Counseling for Addictive Behavior

I offer vital alternatives and additions to the traditional mundane "rehab" atmosphere.

 

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Soften the Shame and Stigmas Associated with Problems of Addiction.

Problems of Impulse Control and Self Regulation:

“Addictive Behavior” could be said to represent any unwanted or self-defeating habit that one impulsively continues to repeat even when this clearly leads to unwanted negative consequences.

This refers to those irritating and persistent actions that one continues take, even though such actions clearly lead to — or will likely create — profoundly negative outcomes. One may complain of being somehow “stuck” with such repetitive, irrational, and high-risk habits. One may engage in such actions over and above other priorities (financial, medical, marital, occupational, and social), impulsively acting out such habits to one’s own detriment or causing harm to others.

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Do You Seek Freedom from Your Addictive Behavior?

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Step Forward and Explore Your Options.

If You Keep Doing What You are Doing . . .
. . . . . Can You Predict What Will Happen?

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The Process-Learning Model: Outgrowing the Disease Concept!

Addiction Counselor: Working compassionately with clients who struggle with unwanted habits or suffer from addictive behavior problems, I specialize with private assessment and personalized behavior change strategies. If you seek individualized help with the resolution of unwanted and self-defeating habits, struggles with chemicals, or other life-defeating actions – give me a call. I help people find personal solutions to all manner of unwanted conduct they struggle to control: computer gaming, pornography, binge eating, chat rooms or gambling.

  • Are you struggling with unwanted and life defeating habits?
  • Have you been unsuccessful at resolving these habits alone?
  • Do you habits seem to be controlling you . . .

The Stages of Change Model:
Establish Your Personal Readiness for Behavior Change.

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Learn Lasting Coping Skills and Useful Behavior Change Strategies. For people who are struggling with addictive behavior, drug abuse, or chemical dependency and “perpetually getting ready to quit” my practice offers Motivational Enhancement Counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Relapse Prevention methods. I warmly assist ambivalent, confused, or frightened drug users to effectively learn to escape the often fatal grip of addictive behavior patterns that start with simple substance abuse. Hopefully, you will take action before simple chemical dependency translates into a full blown addictive disorder with physical withdrawal which requires medically monitored detox or inpatient hospitalization.

Drug Rehab Alternatives & Treatment Matching
Personal Skills Based Cognitive Behavioral Counseling:

Learn to take charge of unwanted habits and choose your life-style! Persevere in caring for and preserving your behavioral health.

Problems Related to Internet Technology

  • Online Massively Multipalyer Online Role Play Games
  • Sex or Porn Addiction: Chat Rooms and Cyber Affairs
  • Internet Pornography Addiction: Are You and Addict?
  • Instant Messenger and Text Messaging
  • Compulsive Gambling or Casino Games
  • Compulsive Shopping or Internet Auction

Cognitive behavioral methods help you learn to accomplish personal skills for desired change. Such methods help people resolve “process addictions” that involve no drug abuse or ingestion of mind-altering chemicals. The Hart Center Seattle Mental Health Counseling offers you skills-based solutions to resolve compulsive conduct that involves pornography, online chat rooms, computer role play games, online gambling and similar personal issues.

Compulsive Use of Internet Technology

The terms "Cyber Addiction and Internet Addiction Disorder" has been recently coined to describe compulsive problems related to computer use, console games, and various forms of online technology. Such “clean addictions” have been highlighted as reflecting non-chemical dependencies. A virtual wave of popularity has found game consoles like the X Box, PlayStation, and Nintendo Wii, to be common entertainment in American households. This wave of virtual entertainment has revealed in its wake some alarming consequences.

The “cyber addict” has emerged. Compulsive gamers are grafting themselves to game consoles as their life vitality virtually deteriorates and washes away in cyber-reality. The pattern of life compromises parallels the pattern of symptoms found in those who suffer chemical dependency: occupations are squandered, marriages are destroyed, mental and behavioral health becomes disorganized, much like the symptoms associated with narcotic addiction.

  • If your are struggling in Seattle I'll help . . .

Scheduled Phone Assessment | Candid Clinical Consultation

Is Drug Rehab for You? Helping you find the right kind of help!
If you are seeking residential inpatient treatment, many options exist!

Private and Personal Counseling and Treatment Matching: Explore alternatives to traditional residential rehabilitation centers.Treatment matching for drug rehab Seattle. If residential inpatient treatment is too cost restrictive to meet your needs, please know that a broad range of treatment options exist. Numerous free peer-support groups are available to provide remedies for substance abuse.

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