Heather Bone, LMFT
Licensed Clinical Counselor
Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA
Addiction shows up in a variety of ways and not only affects the person struggling with a substance or activity but it also impacts everyone around them. At it's basic level, your addiction is your solution to reducing some level of pain or discomfort and increasing pleasure. I will help you look at the role your addiction plays in your life and help you reduce it's powerful hold on you while reconnecting with your loved ones and making amends.
David Jacobs, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, B214-1, La Jolla, CA
The core issue in addiction treatment is the tacit conviction that there is more comfort and support, and as paradoxical as this may sound less danger, in the addiction than from other people. Addiction is an effort to be self sufficient. Psychotherapy is the correct treatment for addiction because psychotherapy can clarify (through dialogue) how "basic trust" was injured in the formative years growing up in the family and provide a "corrective emotional experience" in virtue of the therapist's acceptance, interest, understanding, and empathy. I provide unconditional understanding, compassion, etc. so client's can feel safe to move toward greater intimacy and away harmful addictive patterns.