Experienced mental health counselor in New Jersey
I have more than 20 years experience offering effective treatment for alcohol & substance abuse, sexual & process addiction counseling & mental health services. I also specialize in forensic psychology, clinical legal services and interventions for professionals.
My story: struggles and success
“From the ashes comes new life.” I closely identify with that phrase. At one point I thought that my life was over with no one to guide me and no reason to live. I felt hopelessly trapped by addiction, depression and anxiety until I was able to set aside my pride and ask for help. I received the assistance I needed through counseling and self help communities. I clearly remember my isolation, loneliness and despair.
I have never forgotten those who guided me and instilled me with the passion “to play it forward” and assist others.
My work and passion has always and continues to be focused on assisting individuals, couples and families to address, cope with and have acceptance with life’s challenges. It is my belief that “pain shared is pain lessened.”
Addiction can manifest in the abuse of alcohol or other substances, or as a process addiction such as compulsive gambling, work, shopping or sex addiction.
Treatment involves one-on-one counseling for those who experience episodes of anger that are disturbing because of their frequency, intensity or duration and are considered unhealthy for the individual or those with whom he interacts.
These evaluation and consultation services are used in civil, family and criminal court matters. Tests require specific measurement strategies, that produce a more in-depth account of information than is normally captured during a typical clinical evaluation.
Intervention preparation and action is a fluid, ongoing plan of action to address and resolve crisis situations that have overwhelmed family and friends. Intervention services cover the New Jersey and tri-state area.
On the Blog
As a clinician and a person in long-term recovery, I have been involved in this “War on Drugs.” Those of us in the trenches see the ongoing tragedy first hand, and it can definitely feel like we are losing the “war.”
Treatment professionals have only recently recognized that substance-abuse treatment programs for adolescents cannot simply be scaled-down versions of adult programs.
A common misconception is that if an addict relapses, they lack the self-control needed for abstinence. Some people believe addicts are lost causes who are never going to maintain their recovery.
New Jersey counseling and mental health services
Updated on 2016-07-31T14:37:28+00:00, by .