I have been working in the field of behavioral health for the past 17 years. I have a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and extensive experience in providing therapy for adults with a variety of mental health and substance use disorders (i.e. trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and anger management). I am also able to effectively utilize...
I have been working in the field of behavioral health for the past 17 years. I have a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and extensive experience in providing therapy for adults with a variety of mental health and substance use disorders (i.e. trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and anger management). I am also able to effectively utilize Christian/faith-based principles as requested by clients, integrating scripture with standard therapy practices of CBT and DBT.
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Cognitive Restructuring Tools to Help Overcome Addiction

In the second article (Changing Thinking) of this series on learning to change our thinking, some of the tools for this process were introduced.  This article will present more details of each th...

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The Words I Say vs. The Words He Says - Spiritual Truth to Negative Talk

When you can’t choose or control your circumstances, you can still decide how you’ll respond to them. Paul was in prison when he wrote,

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Changing Thinking - The Missing Piece To Change The Way You Think

A common theme for individuals working towards long-term recovery is learning to avoid people, places and things that were related to their active addiction. These are considered to have great relapse...

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"Whatever!" - When Our Good Intentions and Optimism Take A Nosedive

At some point or other in our human existence we all experience some varying degree or intensity of the following thought process:  'whatever', 'I quit', 'I give up', 'f@#$ it', 'I'm done', ...

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