I am able to treat substance abuse and addiction, along with the family issues that commonly accompany these maladies. I am able to assist individuals with dual diagnoses, anxiety, grief, depression, PTSD, phobias, and developmental issues (including childhood abuse and adults raised in alcoholic or dysfunctional families).
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions counselor. Please note my areas of practice listed in my Bio. In addition to the many issues I treat, I am also an alcohol/drug interventionist and support the idea that sobriety is possible with treatment and desire to change. I treat alcoholics and addicts during early sobriety with respect and the belief they can change. I believe strongly that long term sobriety is based on personal awareness and friendly support. I integrate twelve step philosophy as part of a larger perspective related to what it takes to remain sober.
I can help deal with family issues related to substance misuse. I am a communications specialist in both marital and pre marital situations. I believe that many relationship issues can be solved by having a professional assist in identifying issues and then guiding conversations between the couple. I am able to work with couples of alternate lifestyles. I have treated both combat and trauma related PTSD. I am able to help with anxiety and depression by identifying the central theme and guiding individuals through supportive therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral tasks. I have an excellent referral source if medication is felt to be necessary, but it is not my first choice.
Patrick Neeser ReachesBoise ID