Addiction

A significant percentage of my practice is comprised of individuals struggling with alcoholism and addiction.  For most of these individuals, shame and guilt are pervasive, chronic, and destructive.  Many individuals struggling with alcoholism and ...

When Eating Becomes a Problem

When Eating Becomes a Problem   An eating disorder might seem humorous. Have you ever joked that you could “eat everything on this table?” For some people, though, overeating is no laughing matter. Overeating and binge eating disorders are complex ...

Why is Sugar so Addictive? It seems so simple and unthreatening, doesn’t it? A spoonful of sugar on your morning breakfast cereal, a candy bar for an afternoon pick-me-up, or a soda for a little extra energy…they all seem harmless enough. But, when looked at...

  What you need to know about Food Addiction   I  provide therapy to patients who are dealing with eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, as well as disordered eating styles that do not meet criteria for an eating ...

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” —Viktor Frankl In Man’s Search for Meaning, Dr. Frankl wrote about the psychological impacts of life as a...

Drug addiction is a brain disease because it leads to permanent changes in the structure and function of brain (NIDA, 2008). Alcohol Addiction Back <<<  Navigation  >>> Forward  Gambling Addiction

Alcoholism and addiction are tricky diseases. They are very complicated to understand, and many people who have never been through them might never understand them. For people suffering from alcoholism and addiction, there are resources in Santa Barbara and ...

Santa Barbara has plenty of resources for alcohol addiction, drug therapy, and other treatment programs. You will have to take the time to check out what’s available and make sure that you get the treatment that you need, no matter what that means. There are...

When you decide to see a Santa Barbara therapist, you will have to make sure that you choose the right provider. Everyone has different needs and ideas of what they expect from therapy, so it will be up to you to determine which criteria matter...