Michael Clay, MA, DMin
Independently Licensed/Board Certified Counselor
The Word House, Inc. - 401 10th Street, Suite 320, Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Addiction is a universal dynamic, with everyone having an ingrained tendency to the formation of habit. Yet not all habits are self-destructive and as maladaptive as others. When coupled with fear, even those most adaptive of habits, in extreme also turn out bad. Counseling/psychotherapy assists in breaking the bad habits through a combination of moderation, as well even more adaptive alternatives.
David E. Frederick, PhD, NCTC-1
1218 5th Ave. – Suite 14, Huntington, West Virginia 25701
It has been said that addictions such as severe gambling, overeating, alcohol and other drug abuse, sexual acting out, working hundred and 10 hours per week,… are nonprescription medications used to cope with unmet essential needs; e.g., for good relationships, satisfying employment, and healthy social outlets. Dr. Frederick aids the client in discovering the unmet need(s), pains from the long-ago which linger on, and unhealthy ways of being learned in childhood. For example, being told one will never amount to anything when one grows to adulthood, or one must be perfect to be appreciated. When the needs are discerned by the client with the aid of Dr. Frederick, and the blocks to fulfillment ....