Addictions, whether it be to food, alcohol, drugs, sex, etc… can consume and alter a person’s life in very self-destructive ways. I look at the type of addiction and the severity to assess the treatment. Often times, a physician and other community support like a 12-step program are part of a person’s treatment. As the person knows and may have already experienced, addictions can ruin marriages, relationships with family and friends, threaten employment, cause health problems, and lead the person to feel very isolated and alone. Therapy includes, looking at the underlying psychological pain that drives the addiction. My goal is for the person to be free from the chains of their addiction, so they can go on to have a life of restored relationships and freedom to create the life that they desire.