Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, and craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.
The addiction can be drug related, gambling, sexual, work, crime, eating, smoking, video game, computer, money and others.
Treatment is often difficult when the addict is not yet accepted their dependency and may display anger, anxiety and denial when help of offered.
Finding a therapist that you feel safe and comfortable with is of the utmost importance. Take the time to evaluate how you feel with any therapist you meet. Remember that this is for you and your healing.
Credentails & Contacts
Alice’s goal is to help her client’s learn to make conscious choices rather than repeating the same old behavior and expecting a different outcome.
Years in Practice: 20+ Years
School: Philips Graduate Institute
Year Graduate: 1989
License and State: MFC30340 California
Cost Per Session: $120 – $130
Accepted Insurance Plans: All PPO’s