Addiction is often the result of the avoidance of painful and unwanted thoughts or feelings. Having a few drinks to ease social anxiety, using heroin to ease the pain of failure or trauma, or using gambling to avoid boredom or loneliness are examples of experiential avoidance. Addiction adds another layer of complexity because shame, guilt, self-contempt, and withdrawal become feelings people also try to avoid — sometimes desperately.
We can help you handle difficult thoughts and feelings so they have less impact and influence over you thus allowing you to take action to solve problems and do the things that make life better.
Session are available in person, by phone or virtually depending on your preference and comfort.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Addictions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got"
-Jackie "Moms" Mabley
** At The Life Balance, we do not provide therapy for issues related to Fluevog shoe addiction. If you require this service, we will be happy to connect you to other skilled but less fashionable therapists in your community**