“Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again.” – Shane Niemeyere
Drug and alcohol use and binge eating can interfere in people’s lives and cause problems in relationships, work and school. They can also affect your sense of self and self esteem. I see people interested in making changes in their lives, this can mean moderating use or abstaining. I work with my clients to come to understand how the substance or over eating affects their lives, what function it serves – whether it's a source of comfort or reward, a coping strategy, or a means of avoidance – and what life might be like without the behavior. Overcoming addiction and binge eating requires adopting new habits, learning new coping skills and finding new means of support. I will work with you to identify both your strengths and vulnerabilities and together we will develop strategies for achieving and maintaining your goals.
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus