David Russell, Ph.D.
1001 Farmington Ave, Suite 304, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
For some people addictions and compulsions are just a way to get rid of bad feelings. The problem is that the bad feelings always come back. Compulsive and addictive behaviors - like obsessive and compulsive disorder, gambling, sexual addictions, eating disorders, cutting, etc. - can work very much like alcohol and substance abuse. They are ways of controlling strong emotional reactions of anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness or guilt. I use 90-minute and 3-HOUR SESSIONS to identify and fully resolve the roots of your emotional reactions so that they no longer trigger the urge to self-medicate.
Lori Carpenos, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Life Coach
81 South Main Street, Suite 7, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
My therapy approach is particularly well suited to help you understand your addictive behaviors. I will guide you to exprience your own insights about the nature of thought and how your thinking contributes to your experience of life, moment by moment. I also provide a variety of resources for you so that you feel supported while you go through the process.
Christopher Carlin, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
415 Killingworth Road, Higganum, Connecticut 06441
We have a wonderful clinician who has 35 years experience with addiction and can assist through supportive discussion, education and linking you with other supports so that you can be clean and stay clean! We support the idea of sober living and agree with the idea that no one can do it alone. If you want someone who goes the extra mile to support your sobriety come visit us at ASD Center for Therapeutic Services
Matthew Bastiaanse, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family therapist
29 Windham Rd., Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Like most people, therapist have their own set of addictions, and I must admit, I would probably classify myself as a "coffee addict." However, when addictions interfere with life including work, employment, and close relationships, there may be something more that needs to be addressed such as family history or patterns of addiction via therapy. I work with clients to help them establish different lifestyle choices, and how one lifestyle change can bring about a healthy "domino" effect in other aspects of their life.
Robert Salinger, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
385 South Eagle, Terryville, Connecticut 06786
The compulsion to repeat destructive habits brings shame, damages relationships, and controls our ability to live freely. It is possible to learn new coping, change habits and rewire your brain through a combination of personal work, hypnosis, and mindfulness. Freedom from self defeating and outdated coping habits is possible when you participate in a healing theraputic relationship. This is what I offer.