Helping people help themselves
dedicated to strengthening the spiritual journey and restoring emotional wellness
New York Christian Counseling Center
Have you tried to quit using drugs or alcohol but haven’t been successful? Science indicates that addiction is a chronic disease, such as diabetes and is not a moral failing. Drugs and alcohol actually hijack the brain causing cravings and irrational thinking that perpetuates the addiction. The most alarming aspect of addiction is that it reaches deep into your life negatively impacting your relationships, career, health and your connection to God. It also weighs heavily on the ones you love. It is extremely hard to beat addiction alone. But there is hope and change is possible.
Therapy to treat addictive behaviors focuses on: a) identifying and addressing the underlying causes for why you started to use drugs/alcohol, b) learning strategies that have been proven to effectively work to attain and sustain recovery, c) using stress management and emotional regulation techniques and d) strengthening your connection to God.
Cognitive behavior therapy is used to treat addiction to substances and behaviors such as
Opiates (e.g. vicodin, oxycontin, oxycodone, percocet)
Benzodiazepines (e.g. valium, ativan, xanax)
Ambivalence about giving up drugs/alcohol is a normal part of the recovery process but once you’ve made a committed decision to change and to get help your journey to wellness has begun. Therapy will provide you with the motivation, support, accountability and compassion to enable you to feel good about yourself and liberate you from the shackles of addiction.
If you answer yes to more than one of these questions it is probable that you are dependent on drugs or alcohol. Please take that step and call for an appointment
1. Have you ever felt you ought to cut down on your drinking or drug use?
2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?
3. Have you felt bad or guilty about your drinking or drug use?
4. Have you ever had a drink or drugs first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
Our objective is to provide the most professional and spiritual direction for our clients in a manner that brings them greater comfort and growth. We are privileged to serve as a referral network for hundreds of local churches and look forward to assisting through theses new changes.
We will taylor sessions to meet the individual problems of the client. Our general objective is to prove 6 to 10 sessions but longer care is offered if the client and therapist believe it would be helpful.
While we do not take insurance directly, we continue to operate as an out of network provider and will provide all forms for submission to your insurance company. We accept Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, check or cash for payment. See Questions and Answers for full fee schedule
If these critical characteristics of conscious focus are missing, the interaction between partners will focus on how each person can capture that sorely needed piece. An argument will not be about the unresolved difficulty, but rather a place to regain the sense of priority, significance or respect. To accomplish this focus, each partner must ask themselves in a conscious manner, how can I let my partner know they are a priority to me, that they are significant in my life and are respected by me. When this takes place as an active behavior, the atmosphere in the relationship is safe and open for growth. Click here for more information and handouts.
Relationships are dependent on a sense of feeling safe and a conscious level of communication. In relationship therapy we explore the issues being presented in light of family of origin understanding as well as current verbal and non-verbal communication between individual issues. In general, our focus centers in on the following: Three aspects of conscious focus in relationship will allow for a sense of safety between partners. They are:
During the last few years, through counseling sessions on the Internet we provided our clients with a broader choice for meeting their personal needs. The Internet Video Counseling Sessions are a very productive source for healing and insight as they are a convenient and comfortable way to analyze problems and find suitable solutions.
We researched the various programs and determined that SKYPE.COM provided asecure and easy method for those who desired to use their computer as a networkfor counseling and therapy. We have used the new system and the following were some of the client comments: