All over the world, people of differing ages and backgrounds feel caught in the trap of addiction. If you are suffering with alcohol and/or drug use, you are more than familiar with this trap. It can make you feel alone in your battle, even if you are surrounded by people. It’s a trap that works to ensnare every part of your life, your money, your relationships, your work, even your own view of self. Even the strongest of people struggle every day against this trap. Whether you have been facing this battle for weeks, months, or even years, you don’t have to keep doing it alone.
Our counselors are here to provide a safe and supportive environment for you as you begin to face the destruction that addiction has caused in your life. We will be here to listen and offer encouragement as well as challenge the beliefs you may have about your addiction and your own capabilities. Your time in therapy will push you, but from this challenge comes growth and change. With the practice of different tools and therapeutic modalities, we will help teach you how to recognize truths versus lies, even ones you may have been telling yourself since your addiction began. We will also teach you how to avoid, resist, and redirect thoughts leading to poor choices, taking the control away from your addiction and placing it back in your own hands. Our counselors will also help you begin the process of healing relationships that were damaged by addictive behaviors. While the road to recovery and peace is bumpy, having a safe unbiased space to unload your burdens can be the very place for healing to begin.
You may feel that your situation is a little more complex, as often addiction can mask other mental disorders. Mental disorders commonly found with substance abuse are Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. There are also mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, that can be triggered by the overuse of substances. Seeing a counselor would help you to not only work on your addiction, but also to process any other mental health needs you may have. Each person facing addiction, especially when other disorders are present, needs a specialized treatment plan to ensure that all of their needs are being met. We will be able to evaluate you to determine what treatment should be implemented to produce the most beneficial therapeutic experience.
At Water’s Edge Counseling, we want to help everyone suffering under the weight of addiction. This includes not only helping you, but also helping those around you who have been affected by your addiction. Often entire families feel shaken and in a place of unfamiliarity when addiction enters their lives. You may have noticed your own family feeling vulnerable or starting to lose hope. While working through your own therapy, if you feel that helping those around you will help facilitate your healing, our counselors will be available to help your loved ones as well.
Our team is a safe place that desires to bring you freedom from a lifestyle that feels out of control. Our counselors will push you to achieve your goals and offer encouragement in both the good and the bad times. We know it can be hard to admit that you need help, but we are here to help you take those steps down a difficult, but rewarding path.