Addiction Counseling

Don’t let addiction control your life. I can help you deal with your urges and cravings, so you can manage them and lead a productive life.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction affects your ability to control the use of substances and can lead to destructive behaviors. People with addictive disorders continue using the substances despite negative consequences. It has a significant impact on your daily functioning. I can assist you in developing coping techniques to overcome your addiction and lead a healthy life.

Different Types of Addiction

I specialize in providing therapy for the following addictions:

Signs of Addiction

There are many symptoms of addiction. They vary depending on the person and the substance they are addicted to.

Find Your Passion, Regain Your Power, and Know Your Purpose with Addiction Counseling

I am here to help you persevere through the hardest stages of addiction, regardless of what behavior or substance you are addicted to. I provide a safe and secure place where you can share your vulnerabilities and explore your thoughts and feelings. If you need someone to talk to, I’m always ready to listen and help you on your way to recovery.

Stages of Addiction

There are four stages of addiction that progress as you continue to consume a specific substance or perform a certain activity.



– uses a substance or engages in an activity out of curiosity or peer pressure.


Regular Use

– uses a substance or engages in a specific activity regularly.


Extreme Use

– consumes a substance or engages in an activity in an extreme way without thinking about the negative effects or consequences.



– consumes a specific substance or performs a certain behavior or activity every day or several times per day regardless of the adverse effects on their life or body.

If you believe that you are suffering from a type of addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for help. I’m here to help you without bias and judgment. Let’s talk and find out how to deal with your current situation and find lasting solutions for your recovery.

How I Can Help with Addiction

Addiction is a complex issue. There are many factors that can contribute to developing an addiction. Some may be out of a person’s control, such as genetics or exposure to drugs or alcohol at an early age. Other factors, such as stress or trauma, can increase the risk of developing an addiction.

As a licensed psychotherapist and Certified Addiction Professional, I can help you address the underlying issues that have contributed to your addiction. We will work together to identify and address any trauma that may have occurred in your life. I will help you develop coping and problem-solving skills to deal with stressors in your life. We can work together to develop a relapse prevention plan; to avoid future slips and relapses.

Certified Addiction Professional in Sarasota, Florida

I have been practicing addiction counseling for more than three decades. In my extensive experience as a psychotherapist, I’ve helped many people suffering from different types of addiction, and assisted them along their journey to recovery. I’ve attended numerous trainings to further enhance my knowledge and techniques when it comes to addiction counseling. Give me a call or send me a message, and let’s talk about your condition and how I can help you.