this isn’t a dramatic story; ive never drunk myself in to divorce, or losing a job, losing kids, losing a life ive built for myself. i never had any of that to begin with. but because of alcohol, i feel like i never will. Being dependant on alcohol has made me feel that i’ll never live the adult life i thought i’d have. I don’t get up early anymore; i don’t do schoolwork. i find it hard to maintain relationships. Alcohol has ruined me because i truly belive that i’ll never be better than this. How i live now is miserbale. to anyone who finds themselves down this path at a young age; i don’t reccomend it. Infact, i wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Get help now, even if you think its embarassing, even if you think you can handle it. It’s a disease; it’ll grow, so quickly you don’t even notice, and soon it’ll be uncontrollable. It’s no way to live. Save what you have while you still can. please. take it from me.
I am a Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in both New York (LMHC) and North Carolina (LCMHC). I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2015. I have worked in a residential setting, an outpatient program and an inpatient addictions program. I began working in Long Island, NY and then in Guelph, Ontario after moving to Canada. I have since settled in North Carolina. I have experience working with various stages of addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, stages of life concerns and relationship concerns.
I tend to use a person-centered approach which simply means that I meet you where you are and work collaboratively to help you identify and work towards accomplishing goals. I will often pull from CBT when appropriate. I do encourage use of mindfulness and meditation and practice these skills in my own life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion.
I recognize that reaching out for help is hard and commend you for taking the first step. We have professionals available who would be happy to help you move closer to reaching your goals related to your drinking concerns. You may reach these professionals by calling 877-322-2694.