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Change Can be Uncomfortable and Rewarding....Two Things Can Be True At The Same Time!

The ideal female client for KO Skills Training & Therapy would be one struggling with addiction, chronic relapse, opiate addiction, disordered eating, volatile relationships, abandonment issues, loss of friendships and/or relationships, maintaining employment, over the top emotions expressed inappropriately causing guilt, shame and embarrassment, depression, difficulty accepting underlying mental health conditions, loneliness, co-dependency, trauma, rape & emotionally invalidating parents and partners.      

The ideal male client would be one struggling with addiction, chronic relapse despite multiple treatment attempts, loss of relationships, frequent intimate relationships with those they often consider "crazy", inability to remain faithful, frequent dishonesty, difficulty accepting underlying mental health conditions, loneliness, co-dependency, trauma, rape & emotionally invalidating parents and partners.      

One of my goals is to help you function independently. To help you identify the best version of yourself & work towards becoming this. Knowledge is power & by providing you with new skills, tools & insights, you will be able to change the lens through which you are viewing life & people. This in turn will positively change the way you relate. When one person changes the way they relate to their environment it forces the environment in which they exist to change the way it relates to them.                                          

For those seeking addiction counseling my Addiction Treatment philosophy is unique and NOT Sobercentric; one definition of sober only!   Sobercentric treatment and thinking mimics that of concrete, rigid, black and white, all or nothing and extreme patterns of thinking and behaving...the quintessential traits of personality disorders. This sobercentric treatment has less than a 5% success rate.  I will work to help you define what sober means for you!  I support all modes of recovery and if the 12 steps work for you I am all for helping you work the steps.

I am a master's level therapist in recovery for five years with various life experiences.  I believe in treatment that works with you and not against you!  For all clients regardless of gender....If your perception of yourself and others perceptions of you are not congruent this is a problem and I can help!!      

"What these massage-like therapists know is that the relationship has got to be comforting and it has to feel safe. That’s not therapy and that’s not what’s therapeutic, and if you keep people in this position for too long you do them great damage.  You drain off their power.  You make them dependent on you.”~Frank Pittman