Tammy Holcomb, LPCS, CEDS, NBCCH
Licensed Professional Counselor
5001 S Miami Blvd. Ste 325, Durham, NC
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.
CEO of Group Psychology & Psychiatry Practice Serving the Triangle for Over 10 Years; Licensed Psychologist
LEPAGE ASSOCIATES SOLUTION-BASED PSYCHOLOGICAL & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 5842 Fayetteville Road, Suite 106, Durham, NC
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), ....
Laurie Watson, MA, LMFT, LPC
Licensed Marriage Counselor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
9205 Baileywick Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC
Sexual and porn addictions mean that these behaviors are getting in the way of your full potential or disrupting your relationship. Your work or career may even be in jeopardy if you have been caught at the office. Often, we see porn use result in sexual dysfunctions like erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation or delayed ejaculation. Recovery mean discovery the emptiness inside that is filled with the temporarily exciting behavior or thinking through why sexual autonomy feels safer. We also run support groups for spouses of addicts to deal with shame and isolation and help discover healthy ways of relating.
Donna Boni, LCSW, LCAS, CCI, CCTP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor
5318 Highgate Drive #131, Durham, NC
People use drugs and alcohol, most often, because they don't want to think about things, feel emotions, or have memories that are painful and distressing. And drugs and alcohol work to numb us and keep that pain at bay. Porn, sex, shopping, gaming, gambling can all work too. But the life that results is barren. Sobriety is just the first step of recovery. My goal for all my clients is that they move on with their lives and resolve the issues that resulted in addiction so that they can create meaningful and productive lives with intimacy, joy and serenity.