Christy Cole, MA, LPCA
Professional Counseling Associate
18805 W. Catawba Ave. , Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
Addiction involves more than a physical dependency on a drug. Even upon completion of treatment, you are at high risk of relapse when you are reintroduced to the stressors of the outside world including psychological and social factors that have a powerful effect. If you seek support/recovery and are searching for a non judgmental environment, contact me.
Brian Scott, MA, LPC/MHSP,NCC
licensed professional counselor
600 e. unaka ave, johnson city, Tennessee 37601
Addictions can be a very complicated and distructive problem both for the individual and for the family but there is great hope. I will coordinate a plan of care with you that meets your need to overcome and manage the addiction. I will help you identify necessary and relevant resources in order to maximize results. We will discuss and identify the level of care that best meets your needs. Ultimately, i will seek to help you find ways to live life in balance and to take back your life from the clutches of addiction.
Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA Certified
Licensed Professional Counselor
Piney Flats, Tennessee 37686
At the root of addiction is deep emotional pain. With that kind of pain, of course a person wants to "numb out" or forget for a little while. Others with that kind of pain distract themselves with busy-ness, taking care of everyone else (codependency), overworking, doing computer games excessively, gambling, viewing pornography, and countless other compulsive behaviors. Without treating the root cause-- deep emotional pain-- people with addictions will relapse again and again. Work with a therapist trained in EMDR trauma therapy to resolve the root cause. Nothing else works to resolve emotional trauma like EMDR therapy. Visit EMDRIA's website or give me a call to explain how it works.
Kimberly Leppert, MSW, LCSW, CSAT-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1923 J N Pease Place Suite 104, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
Sex addiction differs from any other addiction. Overcoming it is not as simple as going "cold turkey". It is about understanding where it originated for you and about learning to have a meaningful relationship with "sex". Most sex addicts enter treatment due to the fatigue of leading a "double life" or due to being caught by their loved one(s). This "bottom" is a fantastic motivator to change. Don't lose sight of what it can mean to be the person you know you want to be. Myself and the staff at Healing Solutions Counseling Center can provide the supportive services you need to heal from the inside out.
Lonnie Mullet, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1905 JN Pease Pl, Suite 101, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
My approach to the treatment of addictions is unorthodox. I begin with the assumption that addictions originate with a person's attempt at solving a problem. Initially the addiction is only a small part of the puzzle until it grows to cause serious side effects. Underneath the addiction lies the root causes (e.g. stress, relationship issues, career challenges) and addictions are the way people cope. At some point, the addiction dominates; however, treatment should spend a significant time focusing on the underlying factors as well as the addiction cycle.
Greg Preston, L.P.C.
LPC. Licensed Professional Counselor.
1945 J.N. Pease Place. Ste. 202, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
Greg Preston has over 20 years experience helping client's with various addictions. He has taught classes on substance abuse, chemical dependence, and other addictive tendencies. Greg has counseled thousands on how to have a better, freer life! Learn how to overcome your negative relationship with substances, or behaviors. This could include spending, work, exercise, food, sex, gambling, internet/video games, and more. Learn why you use, what you can do instead, and how to make change last.
Paula Cherry, MA, LPC, LCAS
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction
6809 Fairview Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
Addiction can be very destructive for individuals and families, children and adults. It knows no demographic boundaries and therefore anyone is at risk. It is my professional opinion that individuals who struggle with addiction should not be expected to change any differently than those individuals struggling with any other issue. That is, change is a process and doesn't come overnight. Therefore providing a non-judgmental, non-confrontational, and non-adversarial therapeutic environment is paramount to achieving stated goals since shame and guilt play a key role in the cycle of addiction. Clients should be held accountable for their actions, however not shamed by their clinician.