If you said yes to even two of these questions, substance abuse counseling could help you.
Substance abuse counseling starts with a thorough assessment. All the clinicians at Fourth Dimension Counseling & Coaching have been in long term recovery from substance abuse. Both Heidi Kinsella and Rebecca Waterston are licensed in the state of Washington as Substance Use Providers and can administer substance use assessments. Once the assessment is done, the client will be referred to the appropriate level of treatment than can vary from psychoeducation all the way up to residential inpatient treatment with different levels of outpatient options in-between.
It is our experience that it is exceedingly difficult to get sober alone. It normally takes a combination of residential inpatient or an intensive outpatient program and a community support group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Sometimes, people can become sober by going to see an individual therapist if they immerse themselves into a 12-step program, but for this to work, they must be willing to take initiative and be willing to follow the suggestions of the 12-step program.
What if you have been sober for a while, but life does not seem to be getting better. Have you worked the steps and still find yourself depressed or experiencing high levels of anxiety? Are you wondering what is wrong with you and why you are not experiencing a new freedom and new happiness? Have you worked the steps thoroughly and find yourself finding other ways to self-medicate like binge eating, gambling, overworking or acting out sexually? Does your life feel like the game of whack-a-mole?
Many of us in recovery have been raised in dysfunctional families or have experienced trauma in our lives, either in childhood or even as adults. Some of us have other issues going on such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, or even personality disorders. Many of us have developed other behaviors that have become addictive as we have tried to cope with emotional pain without medicating without drugs and alcohol. Working the steps has helped us get sober, but something is still wrong. AA literature tells us there may be times when we may need to seek outside help from a professional.
All of the therapists and coaches at Fourth Dimension Counseling & Coaching are in recovery, and we too have gotten outside help as part of our journey. We understand the power of working the steps and also understand the importance of proper therapy to address childhood or adult trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, grief, codependency, enmeshment, and the list goes on. These are issues that are outside of the scope of a sponsor. Because we are in recovery ourselves, we are perfectly suited to come up alongside the program and the steps and help you address those outside issues that can only be processed with a trained therapist or counselor.
If you are ready to peel back the next layer of the onion give us a call!
Fourth Dimension Counseling & Coaching provides solutions for substance abuse and substance use disorder at our offices in Seattle, Kirkland and Tacoma serving the Puget Sound including
Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Sammamish, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Renton, Maple Valley, Kent, Auburn, Sumner, Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Buckley, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Tacoma, Olympia, Gig Harbor, Covington, Federal Way, Edgewood, Milton, Des Moines, Seatac, Burien, West Seattle, Ballard, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Everett, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe and more.
Give Fourth Dimension Counseling & Coaching a call if we can be of assistance. 425.652.9797