If you or a loved one is struggling with the use of drugs or alcohol, I will provide you with a safe, supportive and totally judgment free space to brainstorm. Collaboratively, we will figure out how to proceed based on what makes sense for you and your family's particular circumstances, beliefs, feelings and resources. If you want me as the expert to take the lead and provide more concrete direction and pointed recommendations, I can do that too.
I maintain a wide network of recovery professionals (addiction psychiatrists, sober housing managers, sober coaches, inpatient/outpatient facilities and programs) and will provide a customized treatment plan. This can be done with the family as a group or solely with the family member who is suffering with addiction. I am committed to breaking the cycle of addiction in families through education, counseling and recovery.
My approach to treatment and recovery is tailored for each patient individually with the goal of creating a life where using drugs and alcohol is no longer necessary -- use/abuse becomes unnecessary because patients come to understand they CAN create a life they love.
The opioid epidemic has been a catalyst for me to be more open about my own recovery journey. I have been in recovery for over 18 years with a 12-step abstinence based program as my primary foundation. However, professionally I use a variety of treatment modalities with my patients including harm reduction; medication based treatment (naltraxone, suboxone, naloxone); 12-step programs and any combination of these that can help alleviate suffering.