Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA Certified
Licensed Professional Counselor
100 5th Street, Suite 310, Bristol, Tennessee 37620
At the root of addiction is deep emotional pain. With that kind of pain, of course a person wants to "numb out" or forget for a little while. Others with that kind of pain distract themselves with busy-ness, taking care of everyone else (codependency), overworking, doing computer games excessively, gambling, viewing pornography, and countless other compulsive behaviors. Without treating the root cause-- deep emotional pain-- people with addictions will relapse again and again. Work with a therapist trained in EMDR trauma therapy to resolve the root cause. Nothing else works to resolve emotional trauma like EMDR therapy. Visit EMDRIA's website or give me a call to explain how it works.
Michael Rivest, Ph.D., D.S.T.
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
A simple definition for an addiction is: something you cannot stop on your own that is hurting you and those around you. Most of my clients are sexual addicts that are hooked on internet pornography/ masturbation, or sexually inappropriate relationships. I can help you not only stop the addition and help you to develop good healthy relationships with others. Counseling does not take forever and you can walk away from it liking yourself and being a better problem solver. www.SexCounselors.org