Renee Willis, NCC, LPC, RPT, CAMS
Holy Spirit led Psychotherapist
109 Central Avenue, Cartersville, GA
Education is extremely important. I will provide you will knowledge, because knowledge is power. You will learn the different stages of addiction and what you do and feel in each one. We will explore your family and loved ones role in this process and how they can help and hurt you. You will learn the tools necessary to fight your addiction and overcome it, moment by moment.
Julia Kelly, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Certified Christian Counselor
1300 Ridenour Blvd, Kennesaw, GA
When reading about the addiction process and the progression of addiction, I was reminded that addiction and dependence on drugs, alcohol or any other object is more than drug tolerance and more than physical dependence. Studies have shown that the defining condition for addiction includes a psychological dependence. “Addicts…have no life without their drugs” (p.59). The alcoholic does not drink only because his body has developed a craving for it; he or she also drinks for the emotional support that the alcohol gives. The solution to most of the addict’s life problems becomes the drug. The need to use for pleasure is of course one of the reasons addicts continue to use.
Lawrence A. Whitmire, MSW, BSC
Master of Clinical Social Work with Mental Health Speciality
4595 Towne Lake Parkway, Building 300, Suite 100 Woodstock GA 30189, Woodstock, GA
Georgia Appalachian Professional Services (GAPS) has a staff that has thousands of hours of experience in working with addictions and substance abuse. GAPS professionals understand the ravages addiction can have in yours and your family's life. Using the most tried and true practices, GAPS can help you find victory over the disease of addiction. With no judgment or condemnation and only support, GAPS can provide answers for those addicted and those affected by addiction. Let GAPS extend a healing hand over the GAPS of addiction to you or your loved one.
Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Career Coach, Certified EMDR Therapist
Addictions (substance or behavioral) are often coping mechanisms you developed early in life to help you deal with anxiety, sadness, feeling like you don't fit in, feeling you don't matter, feeling powerless, or for numbing the pain of being criticized, abandoned, neglected, abused or traumatized in some other way. Traumatic events or a life time of upsetting events are often the root cause of addiction. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist with extensive experience in helping adults heal from and put in the past the upsetting events that contribute to their addiction. EMDR Therapy is highly effective and is offered at all the leading residential treatment programs for addiction recovery.
Kelly Cave, MA, LAPC
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
2655 Dallas Hwy, Suite 240, Marietta, GA
Being stuck in your addiction can feel like being locked in prison. You feel out of control, unable to stop using despite the many losses that you might be suffering from. No matter how much you try or how desperate you are to change, you often find yourself slipping right back into your same patterns of addiction. I can help. Together we will begin working toward healing and recovery. Whether your addiction is to drugs and alcohol or pornography and sex, I will gently walk through the stages of change with you to a place of sobriety and peace.