Lori Carpenos, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Life Coach
81 South Main Street, Suite 7, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
My therapy approach is particularly well suited to help you understand your addictive behaviors. I will guide you to exprience your own insights about the nature of thought and how your thinking contributes to your experience of life, moment by moment. I also provide a variety of resources for you so that you feel supported while you go through the process.
David Russell, Ph.D.
1001 Farmington Ave, Suite 304, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
For some people addictions and compulsions are just a way to get rid of bad feelings. The problem is that the bad feelings always come back. Compulsive and addictive behaviors - like obsessive and compulsive disorder, gambling, sexual addictions, eating disorders, cutting, etc. - can work very much like alcohol and substance abuse. They are ways of controlling strong emotional reactions of anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness or guilt. I use 90-minute and 3-HOUR SESSIONS to identify and fully resolve the roots of your emotional reactions so that they no longer trigger the urge to self-medicate.
Michael MacMunn, LICSW, LADC
Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor
30 Court Street, Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
Addiction is a broad based term. When I use it, I include alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, food, and the internet. These addictions are all characterized by obsessions about use, compulsive acting out, and downward progression in the individuals's life. Treatment begins with the person seeing that they have a problem, which is not always easy. The next step is developing a plan to help the person stop the addiction. Much care has to be taken to address the issues of staying stopped. These include triggers and lifestyle changes. The addict also has to develop or re-engage with support systems. I help someone with all of these steps.