Jennifer McDermott, M.A., R.S.W., Counselling Services can help if you have an addiction or are unsure if this is a problem in your life. Addictions are a devastating disease & are common as it effects millions of people around the world. Addictions do not just effect the addict, but it can have a huge impact in the lives of loved ones as well.
Addictive behaviour generally involves activities that provide an 'escape' from worries or pain, such as shopping, drinking, gambling, sexual activity, eating, prescribed drugs or spending. It is through these perceived escapes that a person may develop long-lasting habits that, in some cases, impede on their every-day lives.
It is widely believed that there is also a strong genetic link to addiction. That people who suffers from addictions experience more elevated physical &/or psychological cravings. Although everybody has habit-forming tendencies to a certain extent, some people are clearly more susceptible. Although a small amount of addicts are capable of breaking their habits, most need some form of treatment &/or therapy to help them break their addictive behaviour.
Jennifer McDermott, M.A., R.S.W., Counselling Services provide support & assistance around addictions, as well as help family members whose lives have been adversely impacted by a loved one’s addiction. Jennifer's addictions therapy services consists of a number of approaches that may be helpful for people with addictive behaviour. Behavioural therapy for example, places emphasis on changing negative behaviour patterns - this approach can be highly effective at addressing the issue of addiction. Integrative therapy is another option that Jennifer employs in her practice, which fuses a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques, thereby providing more flexibility when treating her clients.
If you are not sure that you may have a problem, need support around your addiction or substance abuse, or are part of a family / in relationship with an addict, Jennifer McDermott Counselling Services can help address & support you around this challenge in your life.