Are you struggling to understand why you can’t quit alcohol or other substance even though you’ve had significant success in other areas of your life? Would you describe yourself as a “functional alcoholic?” Would your peers, coworkers, and even some family members be stunned to discover the lengths you’ve gone to secure pills, coke, or some other drug?

You’ve had success with your career, romantic relationships, material comfort, and financial stability. If intelligence, hard work, meaningful relationships, or strength “worked”, you wouldn’t have this substance abuse problem.

I work with professionals who want to understand the nature of their substance abuse problem and develop a discreet treatment plan. It’s common for persons to worry that when they give up the drug, they will lose a benefit or effect that was desirable. You may be worried about stress relief, sleep, or productivity. Working together we’ll discover how the drug “works” for you and find ways to create the same benefits without the use.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
– Robert Collier

It’s important to treat you; the whole person. While the suggestion that you attend Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous (also known as 12 Step settings) is one that has worked for millions, it is not “the” only nor the best answer for everyone. There are many reasons that developing a holistic care plan is needed; to respond to your unique genetics, past, specific struggles and to identify and utilize the skill set that is productive and positive and use this as a part of your treatment.

If you’d like, I can provide support, guidance, complementary and supplementary care to persons in the 12 Step community. I am careful, however, to ensure that professional treatment is empirically supported and not simply a regurgitation of cliché suggestions.

I work with professionals who are seeking holistic care for their substance abuse problem, to help with relapse prevention, and assist the family members and loved ones of those persons.

Learn More About Who I Am

Hi, I’m Joanne.

It breaks my heart when individuals are stuck, and families are broken and stability is threatened due to the illness of substance abuse. I want you to be able to access discreet and qualified help so that your life can make sense again. Continue Reading



Hi, I am Clara.

My experience includes working collaboratively with teens and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings, helping people find ways to effect positive change. It is my passion to help you overcome the challenges you are facing and be the whole, confident person you’re meant to be.

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Hi, I am Victoria Cravens.

I help people who are stuck, depressed, anxious, or experiencing disconnect because of a life event in their past.

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Here Are Some Places to Get Started


Is your life successful, except for your use of alcohol or drugs?

Do people look at you and your life and assume you have it “together?”

It’s likely you’ve tried to cut back or stop and can’t. We can help you evaluate the nature of your substance use problem and using that evaluation, develop a treatment plan for sustained change.

Click here for more on discreet and professional substance abuse treatment.

Family Members and Loved Ones

Do you feel like you are living a lie?

Do you wonder if it’s all going to collapse over you?

Do you wonder where YOU have gone and if YOU are going crazy?

We can help you reclaim your life.

Click here to read more about treatment for the family and loved ones of addicted professionals.

Relapse Prevention

Have you been to treatment more than once?

Have you tried various methods and keep returning to alcohol or drugs?

Addiction is an illness and the treatment for the illness needs to match the aggressiveness of the disease as you experience it.

Relapse is not a character or strength issue. It’s an issue of an aggressive illness.

Read here to learn how Chrysalis Counseling can help address chronic relapse.

Employment or Board Requirements

Are you required to undergo an evaluation or substance abuse treatment for work?

We can develop a treatment plan that meets your employment or board stipulations.

Read more about how Chrysalis Counseling cooperates with professional accountability and helps you with successful resolution.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Have you been clean and sober but still…something is missing?

Are you clean and sober but still feel anxious, depressed, out of sorts?

Making sure to treat both the substance use and the underlying mental health concern is vital. Click here to learn more about those services at Chrysalis Counseling.

Trauma and Grief Resolution

Are you unable to sleep?
Are your current relationships suffering because of past relationships?
Do you feel disconnected and out of sorts?

Chrysalis Counseling can help you sort through the past in a beneficial way and help you sleep, rest, build relationships and even access joy.

Click here to learn how Chrysalis Counseling can help.


Are you in early recovery from substance abuse, and struggling with the demands of real life? Have you tried to quit but can’t stop, or been too overwhelmed to maintain sobriety?

Life in early recovery is challenging, and I can help. We can work together in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere, developing a plan to change patterns and habits that make you feel stuck, dark, or unproductive. We can reach the goals that make your life more satisfying and hopeful.

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