“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk to blossom.”
– Anais Nin
Susan believes that an addiction (substance abuse) is a complex, multi-layered dynamic that results in maladaptive coping strategies used by individuals seeking to control or regulate their internal emotional states.
Who it’s for:
Addiction therapy can apply to:
- Individuals dealing with a substance-use/abuse issue
- unaware that the substance is negatively affecting their life
- needing assistance in entering a treatment program
- on completion of treatment (to examine underlying issues).
How Susan can help:
Susan’s top priority in every situation is ensuring the safety and well-being of the client. She approaches addiction therapy from a perspective of reducing the harm the individual is causing to themselves and others, and seeks to foster a greater degree of self-care. As needed, Susan can refer clients to suitable organizations and treatment centres.
The aim is to help the user understand and successfully deal with the underlying issues such that the addictive behaviour is no longer required as a coping mechanism.