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.