Glen Bowman, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2300 Commonwealth Dr Ste 100, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Each one of us has vices in our lives that we wish would just vanish. For some people these struggles and addictions may manifest in simple, seemingly insignificant ways, but others don’t have it so easy. We understand that there are people in the Charlottesville community struggling, some secretly, others openly, with addictions that they’ve fought and battled against for what may seem like an eternity. Thriveworks Charlottesville’s team of highly trained and passionate counselors are ready to fight with you, to help you identify what triggers you may have that can bring on your addiction, and to teach you coping skills to use when you need them. Call us today & see a counselor right away!
Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
406 Chatham Square Office Park #102, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
Addiction patterns of behavior are those habits that are viewed as harmful and that we want to stop (or loved ones ask us to stop)—yet cannot. The primary goals of treatment are to help persons acknowledge and accept own addiction patterns as problematic, recognize the high costs and consequences, and accept complete responsibility for restoring key relationships harmed by the problem behaviors. Another key goal is the development of honesty and authentic relations, with self and others, as a means of restoring balance and harmony, and increasing understanding and knowledge of self. To do so, the process involves building awareness, practicing presence, self-acceptance and self-love.