Paula Cherry, MA, LPC, LCAS
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction
6809 Fairview Road, Charlotte, SC
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.
Robert Bushorn, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
120 Greenwich Road, Charlotte, SC
Tobacco dependence is a form of addiction that is lethal and often difficult to kick. Most smokers who are ready to quit can be successful using a combination of nicotine patches, social support, willpower and medications available through their primary physician. However, some find that they have tried to quit many times and were unsuccessful using orthodox methods. I can help those who have tried and failed to quit using the usual methods of smoking cessation. The protocol I recommend adds a behavioral method called RS prior to the quit date and hypnosis on and just after the quit date to minimize the power of craving. (Note: I do not treat other types of addiction.)
Blake Clemmons, MA, LPCA
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
2124 Crown Centre Dr. Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28, Charlotte, SC
My aim as an addictions counselor is to offer a compassionate and non judgmental environment where my clients feel free to learn and grow and experience healing. My perspective is to provide those struggling with addictions effective coping tools and skills and instill hope that will help them eliminate their addiction, improve their relationships and live in the freedom of long term sobriety. These skills include distraction, self soothing, understanding triggers to use, creating an action plan, increasing ones support group, and challenging the negative core permissive beliefs that allow the addiction to continue.
Lonnie Mullet, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1905 JN Pease Pl, Suite 101, Charlotte, SC
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, SC
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.
Kimberly Leppert, MSW, LCSW, CSAT-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1923 J N Pease Place Suite 104, Charlotte, SC
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.