Jonathan Gerard, DMin
208 Sunset Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
I do not do addition counseling. It is outside my area of expertise. But I will say that I often see someone is a couple who denies being an alcoholic despite reporting behavior that surely sounds like an addiction. The way I approach this is to ask him to "prove to me" that he or she is not addicted by not drinking for a full week (or two). If they can do this, then I conclude that we are not dealing with an addiction, but rather with something else.
Tammy Holcomb, LPCS, CEDS, NBCCH
Licensed Professional Counselor
5001 S Miami Blvd. Ste 325, Durham, North Carolina 27703
I work from a biopsychosocial model of addiction. I have clients who have benefited tremendously from a twelve step based abstinence model and those who have found other models that suited them better. I have had clients come into therapy to work on issues related to substance abuse, sexual addiction, co-dependency, eating disorders, compulsive self harm, shoplifting, and other process addictions. I use a trauma informed approach to help them develop a plan of action to decrease these addictive behaviors and learn to live a more mindful self aware lifestyle. Frequently, families cannot get the addicted loved one into treatment. I enjoy working with families to plan ways to intervene.
Tina Lepage, Psy.D.
Group Psychology & Psychiatry Practice Serving the Triangle for Over 15 Years
LEPAGE ASSOCIATES PSYCHOLOGICAL & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 5842 Fayetteville Road, Suite 106, Durham, North Carolina 27713
Addiction therapy is a sub-specialty area in psychology, and thus many therapists do not treat addiction. At Lepage Associates we have psychologists who specialize in addiction therapy. In addition, one of our psychologists also works as a research psychologist in the field of addiction, researching which therapeutic interventions are most effective in treating substance abuse. As an active international research scientist, she has authored numerous journal articles, scholarly papers, and book chapters on the assessment and treatment of substance abuse, trauma, risky sexual behaviors, and violence, and increasing motivation for self-care and self-improvement. CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ....
Carla MooreMcNeil, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Hypnotist
502 East Cornwallis Dr, Suite N, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
When you think about addiction you may look to the normal list of alcohol, drugs and gambling. I work with those who find a high from shopping. If you have items in your closet with the tags still attached, hide the items you purchase from loved ones, spend more time and money than you have on items that you do not need and have packages delievered numerous times of the week then you may have a shopping addiction. The other spectrum is that you may not spend all your time shopping but when you do shop, you spend more money than you intended. I have helped numerous client's learn how to be "normal" shoppers. I can help you too.