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Individual Therapy

If you struggle with

substance use

People are often drawn to a particular substance or a combination because of the way it makes them feel. 


Sometimes individuals are looking to minimize a feeling, such as emotional pain, physical pain or they just need things “turned down”.  Other times people want to add something—more excitement, more energy, feel more social. 


For many, substance use begins quite logically—you do it because it feels better than when you don’t.  That’s the upside.  The downside is that it often leaves other issues unresolved. 


In many cases, the substance use itself stops being helpful and begins to create new issues.

Mental health issues you may want to address in therapy:


  • Anger

  • Grief

  • Loneliness

  • Gambling

  • Trauma

  • Depression​

  • Anxiety

  • Numbness, or not feeling like yourself

  • LGBTQ+ issues or concerns

  • Relationship or family issues 

  • Burnout

  • Divorce

  • General unhappiness

  • Problems with work or school

  • Health problems


For any treatment to have the best possible change of being effective, addressing all of your concerns holistically is crucial.  Where we start will be determined collaboratively, while continually having honest conversations about potential harm associated with continued use.

If someone you care about

struggles with substance use


Seeing someone you care about bring harm to themselves can be incredibly painful.  You are likely to feel grief, sadness, or anger.  More often than not you will feel some combination of these.

It is common to feel helpless

You may feel as though you do not know how to help, or perhaps you feel as though you have tried everything and it hasn't made the situation better.  


Counseling can help you manage the chaos, prevent burn-out and learn effective tools for supporting the one you care about.

In addition to the stress of caring for someone struggling, you likely have other areas of your life that you would like to focus on.


Mental health issues you may want to address in therapy: 


Exploring ways to get your own needs met, while supporting your loved one in a way that respects your beliefs and boundaries is something we can work on together.

Schedule your consultation at our South Austin therapy office to get the support you deserve today.  You don't have to do this alone.

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