John Kuna, Psy.D.
327 North Washington Street Suite 104, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503
Substance abuse and addiction therapy goes well beyond mere physical dependence. Sudden life stress, environmental cues, and social networks can all combine to create powerful agents for relapse. Our approach to addictions therapy focuses on the strengths of the individual, using those strengths to live without substances, leading to a fully authentic life. We individually tailor treatment plans based on each person’s strengths.
Patricia Krenitsky, MS, LPC, NCC,CAMS-1
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified, Associate of John G. Kuna & Associates
327 N. Washington Ave. Suite 104, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503
It has been said that addiction of any kind will destroy you. Sadly a person with an addiction may find themselves in jail, a mental institution or dying. There is help available and I am available to assist you. The first step is admitting you have a problem and if you are reading this chances are you need to explore this further. I offer a safe, non judgmental place to discuss your concerns and assist you on the road to recovery.
Harlene Arenberg, MS, LPC
6 Pen Y Bryn Drive, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505
Addiction is a complicated illness that requires a client to address the issues (whatever they are) behind the addiction. Unless approached from this perspective, relapse is a major concern. Scranton, Pennsylvania (18505) counselor and therapist Harlene Arenberg is available to help you work on the issues underlying the substance dependence, while supporting and helping maintain recovery.
Douglas Goldschmidt, LCSWR
Clinical Social Worker
50 Presidential Plaza, LL5, Syracuse, New York 13057
I believe that chemical addictions generally require specialized treatment first to end the chemical addiction. I then can work with the addictive behaviors and thoughts. Chemical and behavioral addictions, such as sexual and Internet addictions, require that the therapist offer a compassionate space where the client can face the addiction's origins, its meanings, and its effects on their lives. As therapist, I help the client sit with their pain and often shame, working to see the addictions for what they are, and then moving towards new emotional and behavioral coping behaviors that offer the possibility of a healthy future.
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
528 Oak St., Syracuse, New York 13203
Sexual addiction can consume your life...whether you are the addicted person or the person who loves them. I have worked with people struggling with sex addiction for many years, and know the steps needed to begin the path of healing, or move further on that path. Sexual feelings are inescapable for most people, which is why it requires a different approach than standard addiction treatment based on AA. We will work together to heal the wound underneath your addiction and create a healthy relationship for you with your sexuality. If you are the partner of a sexually addicted person, we will work towards healthy boundaries that will help you handle your loved one's addiction.
David Gallick, MSW, LSW, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
480 Pierce Street, Suite 300, Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704
While I am not a Certified Addictions Counselor, I am willing to work with people struggling with addictions as long as they are taking seriously the need for help through a 12 step program, or outpatient and group therapy. I can work with the couple or family to cope with the dynamics of addiction and the need for a systemic approach to dealing with the disease. If the person is not engaged in any recovery program, I can assist him/her in finding the necessary resources to begin his/her recovery process. Addiction is never an individual issue, it is always a marital and family issues. Helping the family to understand addictions and their role can give them insight and understanding.