Addictions & Family Counseling

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Whatever your reasons for coming to counselling, we will guide you through the process of acceptance and understanding, necessary to make effective and lasting change. We will explore the root causes that influence the desire to use in the first place. In addition, we will work towards forming effective coping strategies to support the desired goals for recovery.

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Hello! I’m Rita Soman MA, CADC III

Licensed Therapist & Addictions Counsellor

It has been my privilege to turn around the lives of countless people. Using a combination of psychotherapy and various processes, I help my clients experience a sense of freedom and self-confidence by overcoming the subconscious causes of their problems.

The joy I feel when I help my clients reach their highest potential warms my heart and soul. The sense of fulfilment I get from my job keeps me motivated daily. I can guide you to your goals using humour, compassion, and inspiration. In this way, you’ll find the whole process effortless and enjoyable.

Clients looking for addiction counseling for family members, addiction counseling for spouses, addiction counseling for couples, group counseling addictions, addiction counseling oregon, addictions counseling programs, addiction counseling services, addiction counseling training online can contact me immediately for a life-changing experience.

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There are two forms of addiction:

An individual with addiction can experience psychological reactions such as anxiety, depression, irritability/anger, mood swings, obsessive thinking, or poor judgement if they cannot access their addictive substance or engage in their addictive behaviour.

In physical addiction, the body relies upon drugs, alcohol, medications, glue, or other substances.

Addiction therapy or addiction counselling is focused on treating psychological addiction. A person may be actively engaging in addictive behaviour when they start therapy or trying to “stay clean”. Addiction may present as substance abuse, such as alcohol or drug, as an impulse control issue, such as theft or gambling, or as a process or behaviour pattern like over-exercising.

What are the signs of addiction?

Most people aren’t aware that they have an addiction until they have lived through one or know someone who has. Since many addicts become experts at hiding or minimising their addiction, it is much easier to spot the signs after the fact. An addict may deny they have a problem even if asked directly, either because they fear retribution or don’t see the problem. It is common for addicts to assert that they do not have a problem but that you do (or are the problem). Although addicts often blame everyone but themselves for the problems associated with addiction, they may still refuse to acknowledge that they might be at fault.

Lack of personal or career success
Emotional / psychological distress
Loss of access to children
Risk of / job loss
Health issues / fear of dying
Desire for change
Low self-esteem
Regular contact with peers with addictions
Constantly have let others down
Tired of hiding / lying
Feeling or acting out of control
Loss of friends
Ultimatums by friends or family
Social isolation / ostracised
Mental health issue (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.)
Prior history of addictions

When Is Addiction Counselling Appropriate?

In counselling, the aim is to help you identify the issues that are getting in the way of your recovery and help you move forward. Rather than providing answers, counselors guide you in finding your own answers and challenge negative or unhelpful thought patterns.

The most appropriate time to receive addiction counselling is when someone has managed to stop using their addiction substance or process. The program assists in preventing relapse and staying abstinent.

Your counselor and you will discuss how therapy should proceed. We will talk about your goals, whether it is to stop completely or to learn how to manage alcohol and drugs better. We will then decide what type of therapy approach is best for you based on your goals.

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