“I am a psychotherapist and Coordinator of Integrative Dual Diagnosis treatment at NWMHC. I have degrees in both education and social work. I have worked in a psychiatric hospital facilitating treatment for adults and adolescents, including those receiving chemical health services.
Life can be a real roller coaster at times. Anyone who has a family, or a job, or friends, knows that things can stress us out. From all kinds of losses, financial and relationship problems, to watching those we love experience pain. When we are under stress we all seek relief. There are times we self-medicate, maybe with a behavior or even a substance that brings us some comfort. AT times, seeking that relief can become compulsive and even addictive. Addiction was once thought of as a moral failing. More recently, it has been considered a disease. Treatment for addiction often considers behaviors. So let’s journey together reflecting on what drives us to self-medicate, healthier skills we can use to cope, and discuss a path to recovery for addictive and compulsive behaviors."
Education: MSW, University of North Dakota
Primary Ages Served: Children, Adolescents and Adults
Interest Areas/Therapeutic Approaches: Addictive behaviors; Individuals, Couples and Groups
Figuring out if mental health treatment is right for you can seem daunting, and we are here to help. Do you often feel overwhelmed? Disconnected? Sad or hopeless? These are emotions we experience from time to time. However, when these feelings become the norm, it may be time to seek help from a professional.
Remember, you are not alone. No matter who you are or what problems you are struggling with, we have a caring team of people ready to support you with guidance and treatment that only skilled behavioral health professionals can give. Call us today!