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.
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), ....