Jeffrey Kauffman, M.A., M.S.S., L.C.S.W., B.C.D., F.T
licensed clinical social worker/ psychotherapist
303 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA
Addiction is way of escaping from life, escaping from yourself, escaping from pain. The addict is a slave to his or her addiction. Whatever the problem is you are escaping from gets worse and more complicated. Often the addict losses his/her sense of self and self esteem, relationships are damaged, and other losses occur. The addict tends to becomes self centered in their addiction and hurts people close to him/her. The addict may become less present with self & other. Recovery involves first & foremost getting sober and working to stay sober. It also means coming to terms with the pain that you are fleeing from and repairing the damage done. I work with drug, alcohol, sex and love addiction
Lisa Silk, MSW, LCSW
Addiction Therapist, Family Therapist
119 Coulter Avenue Suite 211, Ardmore, PA
Addiction is an insidious disease; substances promise solace. but provide utter wreckage. This is often difficult to see, and even when a person has acceptance of the nature of his or her illness, change can be more than difficult. I provide empathic, direct therapy to clients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. This is my personal and professional passion, I too was once in your seat. Hope is here.
Katey Moody, BSc., MBACP(Accred)
237 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 231, Devon, PA
I do not specialize in addictions, however I do work successfully with those who are in recovery, helping them to work on their relationships and building on the foundational skills learnt in rehab or alongside 12 step programs. I combine practical coaching skills with therapeutic exploration of family patterns and how these have played into addictive behaviors.
Valerie Anne Davis, Mrs
AD Specialst Life Coach Behavior Modification Counselor LLC
Phila Upper Darby Springfield Landsdowne Yeadon, PA
I provide Behavior Modification for Addiction after first determining what caused the behavior by means of a assessment. This means that I will ask questions based on what happened during childhood to determine if childhood experiences had played a part in the in the addicts behavior. I also provide Grief Counseling if it is determined after providing the assessment that the client's addiction is based on factors that have taken place during childhood or some other circumstance that has occurred.
Jeffrey Carter, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
119 Easton Rd. #104, Glenside, PA
Most counseling sessions are conducted outdoors while walking on the Pennypack, Neshaminy or Core Creek hike & bike trail. Scientists have long known a workout can temporarily boost serotonin levels and improve mood, the latest research shows that exercise can have a deeper and more lasting effect, and thus allows me another avenue in which to provide a unique experience for my clients.
Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Problems with mood altering chemicals (e.g., alcohol, heroin) or behaviors (e.g., gambling, sex) are still not well understood by scientists. Explanations for compulsive use which claim the cause is a disease or brain disorder lack supporting evidence. Counseling an individual with such problems requires taking into consideration a wide variety of contributing environmental, biological, psychological (e.g., mental health problems) factors. Treatment is typically tailored to the client and will usually involve addressing motivational factors, the client's goals, and educating the family on how they can exert a reinforcing and supportive role in the client's resolution of their problem(s).
Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.
Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street, Suite 401, Philadelphia, PA
I show people who are misusing substances that overcoming an addiction is quite possible. I emphasize work and practice at coping skills. I first help the individual to judge only their self-defeating behavior but never to put themselves down as a person for being addicted. This helps reduce guilt, shame, anxiety and denial. We focus on developing coping skills to handle problems and change behavior. I show the individual how to develop emotional and behavioral control even when life is difficult and stressful. I teach how to increase frustration tolerance. I lay out a specific plan for coping with temptation. I build and maintain motivation for staying with the recovery process.
Ariel Stern, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1500 Walnut Street Suite 700 North, Philadelphia, PA
Due to widespread stigmas about addiction, individuals struggling with drug or alcohol dependence often suffer alone. Luckily, with my support, that isolation can be eliminated entirely. I have spent many years working with teens and adults in varying stages of addiction and recovery, as well as their families. I use a combination of motivational interviewing, insight oriented therapies and a warm and nonjudgmental environment to support all recovery goals.
Jennifer McCarron, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist
418 Stump Road, Suite 207, Montgomeryville, PA
Although not an addictions counselor, I help clients who struggle with others in their lives that struggle with an addiction. I often instruct clients on way to identify unhealthy vs. healthy boundaries in relating to their addicted loved one. I teach clients about codependency and specific techniques on handling the "traps" of being close to someone with an addiction. If help clients determine if they have an addiction and give them resources on best treatment options. Family therapy helps client families better relate to one another and deal with addiction in a more healthy way.
Eugene Devers, D.Min, ACSW, AAMFT, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Marriage &Family Therapist
Grant Ave & Krewstown Road, Philadelphia, PA
I understand addiction to be both an individual and a family problem. I have successful experience working with individuals and families. I integrate 12-step, disease, spirituality, learning, trauma, communication, and attachment models to aid individuals and family members to successfully move forward in their recovery process and diminish the probability of relapse. You are encouraged to visit me at www.PhillyFamilyLifeCounseling.com. I hope that my web pages provide you with encouragement and support. If so, I urge you take your next step boldly, contact me to schedule your initial appointment. I promote the concept that recovery “is something that we alone can do, and we cannot do it alon....