I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which I work with clients to help them better understand themselves and others as they work to achieve their goals. By becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions, we can all become more compassionate towards ourselves, as well as gain greater control of ourselves and our lives. Reaching out for help is a sign of strength.
I’m quite concerned about the huge and growing opioid crisis America’s now facing. Opioids kill more people in our country than car accidents or guns and the CDC states that opiate addiction now costs America $78.5 billion each year.
These stats are alarming and the prevalence of these pain-killers, often prescribed prophylactically rather than in response to actual pain, poses a huge problem - one that needs to be curtailed before the crisis can be controlled. Most of the physicians involved are probably well intentioned, even protective, as were my parents. But the end result, tragically, is often addiction, and eventually even death.
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