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An Alternative to Quitting & Anonymous Groups (AA, NA, etc.)

My treatment approach is based on "harm reduction" principles and utilizes evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.  In keeping with the principles of such, patients struggling with an addiction do not have to practice or achieve abstinence.  While this certainly can be the goal, significant progress and relief can be accomplished without abstinence!

  1. Addiction
    A psychological dependency usually on some type of substance (i.e., alcohol, heroin/opiates, cocaine, benzodiazepines, etc.) that can sometimes be physical as well.
  2. Behavioral Dependency
    Behavioral Dependency
    Any pattern that one feels compelled to repeat (i.e., binge eating, gaming, sex, gambling, etc.), including substance addictions, despite its adverse impact on an area of his or her life.
Are you working and/or living here in the Big Apple and struggling with compulsive substance use, addiction, or any other type of behavioral dependency (i.e., compulsive overeating, gambling, gaming, sex, etc.)? Are you not sure if abstinence is right for you but still want drastic relief from your behavioral dependency?  You've come to the right place!  Conveniently located near the Q train in New York City.
What is unique about my treatment approach is how I integrate various therapeutic strategies to effectively help a person make progress in one area, such as an addiction, in order to gain leverage to successfully and more effectively make progress in other areas: work performance, social activity, academic success, etc., and vice versa
  1. Prioritizing Problems
    Prioritizing Problems
    We start with the problem area that we may be able to make the most progress in initially. We might start making progress by focusing on another area of need that is related to your addiction, such as your emotional difficulties, work performance, social life, that may be the most susceptible to change.
  2. Gaining Leverage
    Gaining Leverage
    Once you are coping better, achieving more competence on the job, or feeling fulfilled socially, then we have leverage to help you make better choices regarding your compulsive behavior: alcohol/drug use, gambling, overeating, sexual practices, etc., and thus we can carry out a plan of action for greater success.
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  3. Take Back Control
    Take Back Control
    Feeling more in control of your addiction and compulsive behavior gives us leverage for you to start making even more progress on the job, in school, or in your social life. This ultimately leads to you starting to feel more in control of your life!
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... In other words, if you are feeling more fulfilled in your social life, for example, this will undermine the need to rely on and compulsively use drugs. My specialty is treating addictions and other behavioral dependencies with a flexible but highly effective approach for those people in seeking an alternative to traditional addiction treatments 
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