Do people look at you and your life and assume you have it “together?”
Do you sit and wonder how you can have the success you have but the secret problem of not being able to control, manage, or stop your substance use?
I know how baffling and frustrating it can be to sit at your desk planning your exit from work to the bar or your arranging your next bottle of pills instead of doing your work. I know you manage to do enough work to meet your objectives, but you operate under your full potential. In fact, “not living up to potential” might be a running theme in your life.
I know what it’s like to have a family – or to have had a family – and to attend the sports events, parent/teacher conferences, birthday parties, and other expected settings but to be distracted by thoughts on how to manage to get back to interacting with your drug of choice.
I know what it’s like to have sufficient income and other markers of stability but to have that compromised by having to hide transactions or to make decisions that make financial security less stable.
I know what it’s like to live two lives; one that looks like the epitome of success using traditional barometers but to be consumed on the inside with guilt, shame, and terror that you can’t use the same resources that created your external success to conquer the internal battle of substance abuse.
I want to help you be able to use your existing strengths, your proven track record in ways that support recovery from substance over-use, substance abuse, or addiction.
It is my passion to help professionals match their education, training, abilities, and daily habits with their values and integrity and to elevate their lives and transcend the quagmire of substance abuse.