Steven Hand, MA, CAC
Psychologist, Certified Addictions Counselor
304 Frankstown Rd., Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
I am a Certified Addictions Counselor. I have been treating people with addictions for over 25 years. Although I respect the traditions and teachings of AA, I do not ordinarily use AA philosophy in my practice. Rather, I use Smart Recovery and Rational Recovery techniques. I believe that we all can learn new ways of thinking, feeling, and doing...and that includes engaging in addictive behaviors.
Lisa Reed, MA, NCC, LPC, CAADC
Licensed Professional Counselor
342 South Richards Street, Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522
People can have many addictions, from drugs and alcohol, to gambling, caffeine, sex and nicotene, etc. We can have addictive and controling personalities as well. I help people identify these traits in themselves through personality inventories, then identifying areas to make changes. Being empathetic, understanding, caring and patient, I believe I can help people overcome these addictions and live happy and normal lives. It requires the client to want to change, seek strength from others and maybe a higher power, and strong desire to make changes in their lives. I use mostly cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered, solution and realty therapies, give weekly assignments, etc.