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Addiction Counseling in California and Wisconsin

Chronic relational trauma is overwhelming and often unbearable. In order to cope, we move further away from the pain as a means to escape. Sometimes, our attempts to escape lead to unmanageable habits and loss of control. Substance abuse and addictions are unsuccessful attempts at healing pain.

Most people who start Addiction Counseling feel trapped in a life they don’t love. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe your days start to blur together or you know you’d be happier if you made changes but it feels safer and more comfortable to stay the same.

Stuck in negativity and feeling out of control, you may feel like life is overwhelming, like it’s too much.

​Life comes with a lot of constant worries and concerns. Most people who start Therapy for Relational Trauma feel stuck repeating the same painful patterns. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you’re noticing that you complain a lot about feeling stressed, tired, and unfulfilled or you feel like you’re missing something, but can’t figure out what it is. Stuck in negativity and feeling disconnected, you may feel like life isolating and disconnected.

Do You Feel Miserable, Numb, Ashamed? Do any of the following resonate with you?


You feel like you lack motivation to do anything.


You feel unable to do your day-to-day responsibilities.


You lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life.


You wake up every morning feeling overwhelmed and depressed.


You feel like you are wandering through life, feeling like something is missing or your balance is “off.”

If these sound true for you, we want you to know that you’re not “crazy.” And even though you might feel alone in your struggle, what you are going through is common and it’s okay to ask for help. Even if you don’t believe you deserve care, you do. You deserve to take care of yourself.

Build The Loving Relationships You’ve Always Wanted

Addiction Counseling Can Help You Get Your Life Back It’s possible to feel better. Imagine a life where you could…


Shift into a more positive and hopeful outlook on life.


Create a more meaningful life based on who you are and what you desire.


Get to the root problems and solve those instead of using band-aids.


Change your life for the better.

Navigate Life’s Challenges With Ease

Addiction Counseling helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less less suffering and more fulfillment. You will get you the effective skills you need to discover ways to cope with difficult life stuff and finally resolve things from your past. Even if you are not sure how a therapist could help you, Addiction Counseling may be able to help.

We’ve helped people who feel lost and broken find their meaning and purpose again. With a collaborative effort, we help you live the life you deserve to live.

How Addiction Counseling Works

Addiction Counseling consists of 55-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, we will share thoughts when it’s helpful and share what the science tells us about what’s going on for you, we play an active role. Research shows that Addiction Counseling can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.


Feel Comfortable

First, we provide a safe, accepting space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me.


Your Story

Through hearing your story, we will start to get a picture of what your challenges are.



We will start with helping you with immediate concerns like managing difficult emotions and challenging life situations



We will also work to discover what your goals are in therapy and in life.



Keeping your unique goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them



Over the course of our sessions, you will start making progress towards the life you desire.

Research shows that Therapy for Relational Trauma can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.

Let’s Get Started Today

Ready to start feeling better? If you feel stuck repeating the same painful patterns, Therapy for Relational Trauma could help.


Psychotherapy Telehealth Practice
Licensed Psychologist
CA: PSY27888
WI: 3912-57

During your FREE phone consultation you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how we can help.

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Start now and build your confidence and ability to trust others.

(626) 509-9546

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