Addiction and Recovery
Addictions, physical or psychological, can have a devastating effect on one's life. Addictions come in many forms: while most people think of addictions as those related to alcohol, drugs, and/or cigarettes; there are a variety of other addictions.
Many people today live hectic lives, often with the goal of avoiding dealing with their true feelings. Individuals may be addicted to gambling, excessive spending, food, internet addiction, pornography, and even rage. They may use these methods to cope with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.
Whether you or person you care about may have problems with addictions or compulsions, the counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling can help you understand what addiction and compulsive behaviors are all about. Having a knowledgeable and supportive counselor, available to you at any time of day or night, can be not only a comfort, but may prevent you from engaging in unhealthy behaviors. To be able to discuss your concerns with a non-judgmental counselor can help you to understand what and how addiction affects you or those you care about.
Whether you are struggling in this area or in a relationship with someone who struggles with this issue, help is a phone call away. Learn how to identify triggers, avoid triggers, learn coping strategies, and learn how to break free from the cycle of self-abuse.
A strong, well-developed Treatment Plan, with a well-thought out Relapse Prevention Plan, can be completed with you and your Healing Telephone Counselling counselor, to ensure the right path to overcoming your addictions and compulsions. One of the most noteworthy sayings in Recovery is If you fail to plan, You plan to fail. So start the journey of recovery today and learn the skills you need to have a healthy lifestyle and a sense of inner peace.
What can you expect from telephone counseling?
Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.
You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.
We have many professionals available to help you.
The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.
We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you. It all starts with learning about your needs.
Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.
You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.