C. Samuel Verghese, M.A., N.D., Ph.D., BCIA-EEG, DAPA
Pastoral Counselor, Naturopath
813 East Gate Drive, Suite B, Mount Laurel, NJ
Addiction is involuntary servitude to a substance or behavior, a vicious and tenacious kind of habit. Habitual thought or action establishes a neural pathway in the brain. The more the habit is reinforced by repetition, the more the neural pathway amplified: what begins as an indistinct footpath can develop into a neural superhighway. The additional insult of a mind-stressing substance distorts brain function and chemistry, and inflicts a wide variety of deleterious effects on virtually all body systems. Our advanced, time-tested services include the importance of designing specific individualized treatments to balance brain biochemical deficits and rise above the magnetic pull of addiction.
Colleen Fitzpatrick, MSW, LCSW, Counselor
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Addiction has a very emotional component that needs to be processed in order to become stable. I can assist you in identifying emotions and behaviors and how they relate to your addiction. I utilize a compassion based approach in combination with cognitive therapy. I have specific experience in assisting professionals with addiction challenges and how to build coping skills.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
While most treatment approaches to addiction include 12 step programs, rehabs, and now sober living houses, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides a wildly successful alternative to traditional models of addiction treatment----that keeps the brain in mind. That is, talking to the conscious brain while the primal brain is deciding things even before you are consciously aware? Well, that is the problem to solve in addiction. We have the solution utilizing a new cutting edge neuroscience-centered brain rebalancing system. Contact email@example.com or call 877-606-6161.
Eugene Devers, D.Min, ACSW, AAMFT, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Marriage &Family Therapist
Grant Ave & Krewstown Road, Philadelphia, NJ
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....
Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
1 Sheppard Rd Sheppard Office Park - Suite 703, Voorhees, NJ
Addiction: Alcohol, Drugs, Porn, Sexual, Gambling, & Over Spending Do you really believe that your addiction is ruining your life then you are ready for us to work together. However, having said that, if you are addicted, you need more than will power. To “beat your addiction” you need new strategies and tools, and you also have to develop a practical plan to be able to combat your addiction that would involve additional techniques. To learn about 7 different therapies that can be used to treat addiction go to: http://drmartytashman.com/a-note-to-the-person-struggling-with-addiction
Maura Farrell, MSS, LSW
110 N State Street, Newtown, NJ
Addiction is a brain disease that requires treatment to offer the best results in achieving long term recovery. I have over 15 years of experience treating individuals and supporting their efforts in seeking and maintaining long term recovery. Addiction often co occurs with other mood and anxiety disorders and individuals can significantly benefit from ongoing therapy to support abstinence and recovery.
Jeffrey Carter, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
119 Easton Rd. #104, Glenside, NJ
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.
Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.
Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street, Suite 401, Philadelphia, NJ
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, NJ
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.
Mary Van Everbroeck, Licensed Individual, Marriage
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
310 Davisville Rd., Warminster, NJ
All forms of addiction are 'methods' used to prevent ourselves from doing very important work; that is becoming aware of why we need to do what we do, and take the necessary steps to 'choose ourselves'. Happiness is the result of becoming aware of ourselves to the extent that we like, and respect ourselves. This process instills within us a desire to want to take care of ourselves, to nurture ourselves which also means making choices that will help, not hurt us. While my style of counseling respects the pain, and trauma that a client experiences due to addiction the major thrust of my work is to assist the client create and cross the bridge from addiction to living life to its fullest.