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    Why can’t my loved one just quit using alcohol or drugs on their own?

    Addiction is disease that once it grabs hold of someone it’s difficult to stop on one’s own. The body becomes chemically dependent and the wiring of the brain chemistry can be altered making it more difficult to quit.

    When is intervention appropriate?

    Intervention is appropriate when your loved one’s negative behavior and patterns of using substances or mental health has affected their ability to function and caused adverse consequences. This is when reaching out to an interventionist to perform an intervention is so crucial. This alone can help save lives.

    What if my loved one struggles with other addictions, not substances?

    That’s a great question! Often, loved ones can struggle with other compulsive behavior addictions such as gambling, shopping, sex, video, food addiction, etc. And I provide interventions for each of these listed above. Reach out today for more information via the contact page or 858-304-0757.

    What separates ER Interventions and Therapy Services from other intervention professionals?

    I am not only a Professional Board-Certified Interventionist, but I’m also clinically trained in mental health and behavioral services as well. I am also a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Masters Level, and a Certified Case Manager Interventionist Masters Level.

    How do we start the process of planning an intervention?

    Contact me today to see if an intervention is appropriate and we’ll discuss the next steps for you and your loved one.

    What areas of the country do you perform interventions?

    I perform interventions all over the U.S. and globally as well.

    I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

    Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

    Why should I reach out to a Mental Health Professional who provides therapy, counseling, and intervention services?

    A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. Therapy provides a safe and welcoming environment for one to be their true authentic self.

    How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

    Because each person has different struggles and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I meet the client where they’re at, and figure out what specific modalities and therapeutic approaches best fit the client’s needs and personality.

    How long will it take?

    Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time can vary based on each client’s clinical needs and individual treatment plan.

    I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

    Thanks for reaching out. Having the courage to reach out is the best first step, being honest and open is the best to get the most out of our services. Your willingness to share and trust the process is the most important thing you can do!