Ellen Israel, Ph.D.
licensed psychologistReady for change? Let's Get Started
20 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
My approach to treatment for addiction is within the context of a disordered attachment history. Unaddressed childhood trauma, neglect and dysfunctional caregiving often manifest in forms including addiction, depression, domestic violence, and homelessness. Use of a substance becomes a means to cope with the fear, rage, and worthlessness experienced within adverse childhood experiences. Effective treatment for addiction must address the underlying emotional components and restore a sense of trust and self worth.
Jim Mastrich, Ed.D., L.C.A.D.C.
Psychologist, Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Certified Sport Psychology ConsultantReady for change? Let's Get Started
4475 Route 27, P.O. Box 564, Kingston, New Jersey 08528
In order to recover from compulsive disorders or substance abuse and addiction, a person must stop their dysfunctional behavior. While recovery may be that simple, it is certainly not easy. Substance abuse is at least a psychological habit and may also be a physiological one as well. People often use and abuse substances in an attempt to address an internal disturbance or upset, and mask feelings of inadequacy or other issues. Nevertheless, with a commitment to the process of recovery, and a willingness to take an honest look at oneself, it is amazing the progress people can make. I take a very direct, but supportive approach in helping individuals to make their lives more manageable.