D Charles Williams, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist
1751 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA
Addictions manifest themselves in many ways through alcohol use, drug use, workaholism, gambling, codependency, pornography, internet usage and sexual acting out. The constant attempt to fill the void, numb the pain or feel alive, loved or significant leads to the excesses that promise but rarely deliver the desired outcome. Isn't time to discover what you really need, and work toward that end?
Tiffany Derrick, MS, LPC
623 Green Street NW, Gaineville, GA
I work with clients with addiction to help understand and process the initial problems that lead to the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol. I educate clients on healthier skills to replace the use of drugs and alcohol. I also emphasize the use of a recovery community in terms of having a strong support for the individual as they work in recovery. Family support is an important aspect of recovery that is included when available.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
4411 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 440, Suwanee, GA
I work a lot with clients who are dealing with addictions - whether it be to a substance, food, work, or relationships. While the specific content of an addiction might be a mystery to friends and family (they might have never used heroine) the experience of addiction is common to us all. We all, from time to time, have tried to use something or someone to make us feel better. At the core, that is what an addiction is. However, the problem it that it only works in the short run - in the long run when we use substances or people to distract us from our problems or pain, we end up crashing. I help people deal with the core issue so that they can live a purposeful, meaningful, joyful life.
Sarah Bryan, Board Certified Christian Counselor
Board Cert. Christian Counselor, CTC
Johns Creek, GA
Conard Peacock and Robert Gillette, therapists at North Georgia Counseling Group have served in many different capacities with clients relating to additions. Their caring personality and knowledge have led them to be some of the very best in the surrounding areas. If you are required by the court system to receive anger management counseling, or own your own have decided to get some help in this area, Conard or Robert at North Georgia Counseling Group are ready to help.
Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Career Coach, Certified EMDR Therapist
Johns Creek, GA
Addictions (substance or behavioral) are often coping mechanisms you developed early in life to help you deal with anxiety, sadness, feeling like you don't fit in, feeling you don't matter, feeling powerless, or for numbing the pain of being criticized, abandoned, neglected, abused or traumatized in some other way. Traumatic events or a life time of upsetting events are often the root cause of addiction. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist with extensive experience in helping adults heal from and put in the past the upsetting events that contribute to their addiction. EMDR Therapy is highly effective and is offered at all the leading residential treatment programs for addiction recovery.