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Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.
The most effective is a combination of counseling and medication.
It is encouraged to have a support system involved in patients' treatment.
18 years or older
The length of time in treatment varies from person to person; the longer in treatment the better the results.
Each facility has different rates. Would need to contact the facility to inquire.
Realized the need for change and the want to change my current lifestyle.
Addiction is treatable with a combination of medication and counseling.
Forcing people into treatment can put people in the wrong direction. A person has to be willing to want to stop.
Evidence-based, Medication-assisted treatment utilizing FDA medications- methadone, buprenorphine products, or Vivitrol.
Varies per individual as each person's success is different after 1 year in medication-assisted treatment 83% of patients in treatment were free of illicit opiates.
A program will work; understand that medication and counseling are effective if participating in both, it is a process not an event; support is key.
A genetic inheritance, mental health, social influences, stress relief, trauma, and experimentation.
Understand that addiction is a disease that is treatable, AMS staff are there to empower and equip patients to take charge of their recovery; It may take time.
Once a person identifies that they have an opioid use disorder you can't keep running from it- it will not just go away; be patient and determined; take it slow and gradual; concentrate on what achieved while in treatment and set achievable goals.
When first beginning will meet with the doctor, nurse, and counselor to complete admission which includes intake, and assessment; will be assigned a primary counselor to attend regularly scheduled counseling and develop an individualized treatment plan; attend daily to receive services- medication and counseling and able to lessen the frequency of attendance.
Treatment is voluntary and patients are free to discontinue treatment. It is best to discuss the plan with the doctor and counselor to develop an appropriate plan that is safe.
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